Faculty and Student Awards

 

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Tenth Annual GUMC Fall Convocation will bring together Georgetown University Medical Center students, faculty, and staff in a unified celebration recognizing unique and outstanding achievements in research, education and service. As part of our Convocation, GUMC faculty nominate colleagues who are actively engaged in research pursuits for special recognition in two categories: the GUMC Leadership in Research Award and the GUMC Research Recognition Award.

For previous years' awardees, please click here.

For Outstanding Achievement in Research:

GUMC Leadership in Research Award:

John VanMeter, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

GUMC Research Recognition Award: 

Patrick Forcelli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

For outstanding achievement in service:

GUMC Outstanding Service Award:
Barbara M. Bayer, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience

FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION:

Faculty Achievement in Education, School of Nursing & Health Studies:

Ted M. Nelson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Science

Robert Carr, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration

Christopher J. King, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration

THE 2017 MAGIS HONOREES

The Magis Society of Master Teachers honors physicians and biomedical scientists dedicated to the care of others and society. Magis, Latin for “more greatly,” is a shortened form of ad majorem Dei gloriam or “towards the greater glory of God.” The 2017 honorees are:

Mary Beth Martin, PhD
Professor, Department of Oncology

John Pahira, MD
Professor, Department of Urology

THE KAISER PERMANENTE AWARD

Each year two new professors are selected to receive the Kaiser-Permanente Award for teaching. The 2017 honorees are:

Jessica Jones, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

Deborah Topol, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

THE 2017 LEONARD TOW HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD

Sarah Kureshi, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

MOTHER OF PEARL AWARD                              

Joseph Ferguson, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

2017 CIRCLE GRANT RECIPIENTS 

“Build & Belong: Interventions for Reducing Georgetown Medical Students’ Perceptions of Isolation & Stress by Improving A Sense of Belonging”
Susan Cheng, EdLD, MPP; David Taylor, MEd; Kristi Graves, PhD

“Pediatric Resuscitation Reinforcement with a Cognitive Aid”
Sangeeta Wood, MD; Autumn Graham, MD; JV Nable, MD

“Literature and Medicine Track Enhancement and Evaluation: Decreasing Burnout and Increasing Cognitive Empathy in Medical Students”
Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA; Mary Furlong, MD, MSc; Dennis Murphy, MD

CENTILE - DIstinguished Educators 

​The GUMC ​Teaching Academy for the Health Sciences, a component of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE)​,​ has determined two 
members for the “Distinguished Educator” designation.
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Designation is determined after both internal and external peer-review of the applicants' application portfolios including documentation of evidence of outstanding performance and achievements in three of five education domains: direct teaching, advising and mentoring; instructional design/curriculum development; educational scholarship, and educational leadership.

​2017 Distinguished Educator

Yumi Shitama Jarris, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine

FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT:

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Jack Penner M'18
Leah Downey M'18

SCHOOL OF NURSING & HEALTH STUDIES 

Taylor Franklin NHS'18
Grace Wenzel NHS'18

BIOMEDICAL GRADUATE EDUCATION

Dr. Zofia Zukowska Award for Excellence in Thesis Research:

Mackenzie Fama, PhD Candidate
Interdisciplinary Program for Neuroscience 

Dr. Mark Smulson Award for Excellence in Thesis Research:|

Stephen DeVito, PhD Candidate
​Tumor Biology Program

FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO GUMC:

Richard A. Gillis, PhD
Professor Emeritus Pharmacology & Physiology