Faculty, Staff and Students Honored

Released on 10.18.2019

The Planning and Knowledge Management team: Leslie Marchand, Michelle Terescenko, Lucia Schweitzer, Diana Chavez, Bill Barker and Paul Sturgis.

College of Medicine team members and students were recognized for their academic excellence, service and commitment at the medical school’s annual Faculty, Staff and Student Awards Ceremony held October 16.

“I want to honor and say thank you to all of you,” said Dr. Deborah German, vice president for health affairs and dean as she opened the ceremony. “You are the heart and soul of this medical school, this university and this community. Thank you for everything you do every day to teach our students, care for our patients and discover tomorrow’s medical treatments and cures.

Student Awards

Fifteen students in the Class of 2021 were awarded for demonstrating the highest standards of academic excellence throughout their M1 and M2 years. They are:

 

Three students received the Excellence in Clinical Skills Award for demonstrating the highest standards of excellence in clinical performance over the 1st 2 years of the curriculum. They are:

 

Kyle Sanchez received the Faculty Choice Award for the student who exemplifies the utmost in professionalism, medical knowledge, and a caring and compassionate attitude towards patient care.

Chavi Rehani received the Distinguished Service Award which recognizes a student who has provided exceptional service to the local community, as chosen by both their peers and faculty.

Yunfai Ng received the International Medical Service Award, recognizing a student who has performed outstanding service to our international community, as chosen by both their peers and faculty.

 

Staff Awards

Laura Patterson, administrative assistant in our Graduate Medical Education Department received the Medical Education USPS Award as well as the College of Medicine USPS Employee of the Year award. Laboratory Teaching Specialist Kathleen Janda received the Burnett School USPS Award. For the second time, Anthony Dearman received the UCF Health/Health Arch USPS Award. Professional Development Coordinator Alaina West received the A&P Award.

The Team of the Year Award went to the Planning and Knowledge Management team: Leslie Marchand, Michelle Terescenko, Lucia Schweitzer, Diana Chavez, Bill Barker and Paul Sturgis.

 

Faculty Awards

College of Medicine core faculty were recognized for their various contributions as follows:

The Clinical Achievement Award – Dr. Sowmya Surya

The Educational Leadership Award – Drs. Latha Ganti and Denise Kay

The College of Medicine Service Award – Dr. Caridad Hernandez

The Outstanding Peer Mentorship Award – Dr. Jonathan Kibble

The Early Career Educator Award – Drs. Olga Karasik and Dr. Tracy MacIntosh

The Excellence in Medical Librarianship Award – Natasha Williams

The Innovative Teaching Award – Drs. Bernard Gros and Ayanna Walker

The Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award –  Dr. Emily Bradshaw

The Outstanding Graduate Educator Award – Dr. Kai McKinstry

 

Golden Apple Award awards were given to educators who have demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in teaching.

 

The Practice of Medicine Preceptor Excellence Award was given to preceptors who have demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching in the Practice of Medicine modules.

The awardees are:

 

Valuable Contributions Awards were given to individuals for their significant contributions to programs in the College of Medicine and its students.

 

The Clerkship Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award was given to preceptors who have demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching in their respective clerkship. The awardees are:

 

The Resident Excellence in Teaching Award was given to resident educators who have demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching in their respective clerkship.

The awardees are:

 

The Richard B. Hornick, M.D. Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and a strong commitment to the educational program in the College of Medicine, was awarded to Dr. William DeCampli.

 

The most prestigious faculty award, the Dean’s Award, given for outstanding support of the College of Medicine was awarded to assistant dean for students, Dr. Heather Fagan.

 

Photos from the event are available from the Flickr album below:

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