Past Faculty and Student Awards

Each year, Georgetown University Medical Center recognizes faculty members and students for their outstanding achievements in research, education, and service

2017 awardees

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.
​ ​
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

2016 awardees

For Outstanding Achievement in Research:

GUMC Leadership in Research Award:

Guinevere Eden, D.Phil. 
Director, Center for the Study of Learning

GUMC Research Recognition Award: 

Charbel (Charlie) Moussa, MBBS,  PhD 
Department of Neurology 

George Luta, MS, PhD 
Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathmatics 
 

For outstanding achievement in service:

GUMC Outstanding Service Award:

Colleen Norton, PhD, RN, CRRN 
Department of Nursing

FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION:

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

Jan LaRocque, PhD
Department of Human Science 

Myriam Vuckovic, PhD
Department of International Health

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 2016 MAGIS HONOREES ARE:

Bassem Haddad, MD
Professor, Oncology

Joseph Timpone, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine

THE KAISER PERMANENTE AWARD

Each year two new professors are selected to receive the Kaiser-Permanente Award for teaching. The 2016 honorees are:

Aykut Uren, MD
Associate Professor, Oncology

Michael J. Donnelly, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine

THE 2016 LEONARD TOW HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD

Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS
Professor, Family Medicine

MOTHER OF PEARL AWARD                              

John Costello, MD
Resident

2016 CIRCLE GRANT RECIPIENTS 

“Fostering Professional Identity Formation in M1s: Shining Light on Unconscious Bias in Medical Education and Clinical Settings”
Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH; Kim Bullock, MD

“Cadaver Exome Sequencing: Feasibility and Curriculum Development”
Beth Peshkin, MS, CGC; Dean Rosenthal, PhD; Carlos Suarez-Quian, PhD

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.
​ ​
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.

​2016 Distinguished Educators

Aviad Haramati, PhD
Jamie Padmore​, DM

FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT:

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Anna Chichura (M'17) 
Stephen Lockey (M'17

SCHOOL OF NURSING & HEALTH STUDIES 

Audrey Fangmeyer (NHS'17) 
Niki B. Khandheria (NHS'17)

BIOMEDICAL GRADUATE EDUCATION 

Dr. Zofia Zukowska Award for Excellence in Thesis Research:
Summer Rozzi (PhD candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience)

Dr. Mark Smulson Award for Excellence in Thesis Research:
Eric Berens (PhD candidate, Tumor Biology)
 

FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO GUMC:

Victoria Jennings, PhD 
Director, Institute for Reproductive Health

2015 awardees

FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN RESEARCH

GUMC Leadership in Research Award:
Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH
Departments of Oncology and Medicine

GUMC Research Recognition Award:
Irene A. Jillson, PhD
Department of Nursing

Suzanne O’Neill, PhD
Department of Oncology

FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SERVICE

GUMC Outstanding Service Award:
Anna Riegel, PhD, Director for Cancer Research Education and 
Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology

FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATION

Faculty Achievement in Education, School of Nursing & Health Studies:
Carrie Bowman Dalley, MS, CRNA, Department of Nursing
Jason Tilan, PhD, Departments of Nursing and Human Science

FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
School of Medicine:
Mark Connor (M’16)
Anna Howell (M’16)

School of Nursing & Health Studies:
Emma Boone (NHS’16, International Health Major)
Jefferson Haake (NHS’16, Human Science Major)

Biomedical Graduate Education:
Dr. Mark Smulson Award for Excellence in Thesis Research
Tsion Minas (PhD candidate, Tumor Biology)

Dr. Zofia Zukowska Award for Excellence in Thesis Research
Amanda M. DiBattista (PhD candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience)

FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO GUMC

Kenneth L. Dretchen, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

MAGIS SOCIETY OF MASTER TEACHERS
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 2015 MAGIS honorees are:

Carolyn Hurley, PhD, Professor, Oncology and Microbiology & Immunology
Miriam Toporowicz, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics

KAISER PERMANENTE AWARD

Each year, two new professors are selected to receive the Kaiser-Permanente Award for teaching.  The 2015 honorees are:

Aykut Üren, MD, Associate Professor, Oncology 
Michael J. Donnelly, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine 

2015 CIRCLE GRANT RECIPIENTS

Fostering M1 Academic Success: Coaching for Resiliency
Donna Cameron, PhD, MPH

Medical Student Disaster Response Team
Lauren Wiesner, MD, and Eric Glasser, MD

Managing Curricular Change: An Exploration of the Educational Culture at Georgetown University School of Medicine
Jessica Jones, PhD, and William Pluta, PhD

Using Interdisciplinary Learning Circles to Enhance Teaching of Advanced Communication Skills
Stacey Kaltman, PhD, and Joan Riley, MSN, FNP

2014 awardees

For Outstanding Achievement in Research

GUMC Leadership in Research Award:
Albert Fornace, MD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

GUMC Research Recognition Award:
Stephan Menne, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Chunling Yi, PhD
Department of Oncology

For Outstanding Achievement in Service:

GUMC Outstanding Service Award
Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN
Interim Dean and Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies

For Outstanding Achievement in Education:

Faculty Achievement, School of Nursing & Health Studies
Joan Burggraf Riley, MS, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN
Departments of Human Science and Nursing

Carol Taylor, PhD, RN
Department of Nursing

THE 2014 MAGIS HONOREES ARE:

Michael Adams, MD
Department of Medicine

Elliott Crooke, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

Charles Read, MD
Department of Medicine

THE KAISER PERMANENTE AWARD:

Jacqueline Jonklass, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine

Maria L. Marquezr, MD
Department of Pediatrics

FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT:

School of Medicine
Jeffrey Bien (M’15)
Christopher Thomas (M'15)

School of Nursing & Health Studies Blake Meza (NHS’15, Human Science Major)

Marisha Wickremsinhe (NHS’15, International Health Major)(M'15)

Dr. Mark Smulson Award for Excellence in Thesis Research Tara Beth Gelb, PhD candidate, Pharmacology)

Tara Beth Gelb, PhD candidate 
Pharmacology 

Dr. Zofia Zukowska Award for Excellence in Thesis Research Laura Erickson, PhD candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience)

Laura Erickson, PhD candidate
Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
 

FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO GUMC:

Miriam Toporowicz, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics

With great fondness and gratitude, the Georgetown University Medical Center community recognizes Miriam Toporowicz, MD, MPH, as the recipient of an award honoring a career of sustained contribution and service to GUMC. Her leadership in scholarship, teaching and service throughout her career is an inspiration to us all. We honor Dr. Toporowicz and all those who follow her in receiving this distinguished award.

2013 awardees

For Outstanding Achievement in Research

GUMC Leadership in Research Award:
Christopher Wilcox, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine

GUMC Research Recognition Award:
Mark Burns, PhD
Department of Neuroscience

Kathryn L. Taylor, PhD
Department of Oncology

For Outstanding Achievement in Service

GUMC Outstanding Service Award
Lawrence Kromer, PhD
Department of Neuroscience

For Outstanding Achievement in Education

Faculty Achievement, School of Nursing & Health Studies
John Kraemer, JD, MPH
Department of Health Systems Administration

Kelley Anderson, PhD, RN, FNP
Department of Nursing

The MAGIS Society of Master Teachers

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 2013 MAGIS honorees are:
Susan Mulroney, PhD
Department of Pharmacology

Stephen Evans, MD
Department of Surgery

The Kaiser Permanente Award

Each year, two new professors are selected to receive the Kaiser-Permanente Award for teaching.

The 2013 honorees are:
Sean Whelton, MD
Department of Medicine

Lawrence Kromer, PhD
Department of Neuroscience

For Outstanding Student Achievement

School of Medicine
Jenny Van Kirk (M'14)

School of Nursing & Health Studies
Juan Dent (NHS'14)
International Health Major

Alexander Adams (NHS'14)
Human Science Major

The Inaugural Dr. Mark Smulson Award for Excellence in Thesis Research
Lymor Rachel Ringer, PhD
Tumor Biology

The Inaugural Dr. Zofia Zukowska Award for Excellence in Thesis Research
Evan Moss Gordon, PhD
Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience

For Lifetime Contribution to GUMC

Anatoly Dritschilo, MD
Department of Radiation Medicine

With great fondness and gratitude, the Georgetown University Medical Center community recognizes Anatoly Dritschilo, MD, as the recipient of an award honoring a career of sustained contribution and service to the GUMC community. His leadership in scholarship, teaching and service throughout his career is an inspiration to us all. We honor him and all those who follow him in receiving this distinguished award.

2012 Awardees

For Outstanding Achievement in Research

GUMC Leadership in Research Award:
C. richard Schlegel, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology

GUMC Research Recognition Award:
Victoria K. Shanmugma, MBBS
Department of Medicine

GUMC Outstanding Service Award

Shyrl I. Sistrunk, MD
Department of Medicine

For Outstanding Achievement in Education

Laura Anderko, PhD, RN
Department of Nursing

Margaret Baker, PhD
Department of International Health

The MAGIS Society of Master Teachers

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 shoretened form of ad majorem Dei gloriam or "towards the greater glory of God."

The 2012 MAGIS honorees are:
Hiroshi Nakai, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

Carmelo S. Tornatore, MD
Department of Neurology

The Kaiser-Permanente Award

Each year, a group of professors, previously honored with the Kaiser Permanente Award, selects two faculty members to receive the teaching award and $1,000 provided by an endowment from Kaiser Permanente.

G. Ian Gallicano, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

For Outstanding Student Achievement

School of Medicine
Jonathan Miller (M'14)
David A. Weiner (M'14)

School of Nursing & Health Studies
Caitlin Koury (NHS'13)
Department of Health Systems Administration

Scott Wisniewski (NHS'13)
Department of Human Science

Biomedical Graduate Research Organization
Sonya Dumanis
Department of Neuroscience

Maureen Thomason
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

For Lifetime Contribution to GUMC

Herbert B. Herscowitz, PhD
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

    2011 Awardees

    For Outstanding Achievement in Research

    GUMC Leadership in Research Award:
    Joseph Verbalis, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    GUMC Research Recognition Award:
    Prosper N'Gouemo, PhD
    Department of Pediatrics

    Vanessa Sheppard, PhD
    Cancer Control Program

    GUMC Outstanding Service Award

    Sister Helen Scarry, RJM, D. Min.
    Campus Ministry

    Russell Wall III, MD
    Department of Anesthesiology

    For Outstanding Achievement in Education

    Kathryn Ellis, DNP
    Department of Nursing

    Bernard Horak, PhD
    Department of Health Systems Administration

    The MAGIS Society of Master Teachers

    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 shoretened form of ad majorem Dei gloriam or "towards the greater glory of God."

    The 2011 MAGIS honorees are:
    Barbara Bayer, PhD
    Department of Neuroscience

    Steven Epstein, MD
    Department of Psychiatry

    Dennis Murphy, MD
    Department of Medicine

    The Kaiser-Permanente Award

    Each year, a group of professors, previously honored with the Kaiser Permanente Award, selects two faculty members to receive the teaching award and $1,000 provided by an endowment from Kaiser Permanente.

    Hiroshi Nakai, PhD
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

    Richard Holt, MD
    Department of Surgery

    For Outstanding Student Achievement

    School of Medicine
    Premal Tivedi (M'12)

    School of Nursing & Health Studies
    James Cervantes (G'12)
    Department of Health Systems Administration

    Nicole Cimbak (NHS'12)
    Department of International Health

    Biomedical Graduate Research Organization
    Deepu Alex
    Department of Microbiology & Immunology

    Megan Janssn Schroeder, PhD
    Department of Pharmacology

    For Lifetime Contribution to GUMC

    Mark Smulson, PhD

      2010 Awardees

      For Outstanding Achievement in Research

      GUMC Leadership in Research Award:
      Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD
      Department of Oncology

      GUMC Research Recognition Award:
      Aykut Uren, MD
      Department of Oncology

      Offie Soldin, PhD
      Department of Oncology

      GUMC Outstanding Service Award

      Judith Baigis, PhD, RN, FAAN
      Department of Nursing

      For Outstanding Achievement in Education

      Zihuan Jennifer Huang, PhD
      Department of International Health

      Alex Theos, PhD
      Department of Human Science

      The MAGIS Society of Master Teachers

      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 shoretened form of ad majorem Dei gloriam or "towards the greater glory of God."

      The 2010 MAGIS honorees are:
      Yvonne Hernandez, PhD
      Department of Pharmacology

      Princy Kumar, MD
      Department of Medicine

      Michael Lumpkin, PhD
      Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

      Jean-Gilles Tchabo, MD
      Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

      The Kaiser-Permanente Award

      Each year, a group of professors, previously honored with the Kaiser Permanente Award, selects two faculty members to receive the teaching award and $1,000 provided by an endowment from Kaiser Permanente.

      Jean Wrathall, PhD
      Department of Neuroscience

      Carlo Tornatore, MD
      Department of Neurology

      For Outstanding Student Achievement

      School of Medicine
      Margaret Gatti (M'11)

      School of Nursing & Health Studies
      Philip Morris (G'11)
      Department of Health Systems Administration

      Karen Jose (G'11)
      Department of Health Systems Administration

      Deanna Jenkins (G'12)
      Department of Health Systems Administration

      Biomedical Graduate Research Organization
      Jason Michael Warfel, PhD
      Department of Microbiology

      Julie Simmerman Lowe, PhD
      Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology

      Hannah Hathaway, PhD
      Department of Pharmacology

      Peter Alexandrov (SMP'10)
      Current MD student

        2009 Awardees

        For Outstanding Achievement in Research

        Michael Cole, PhD
        Department of Microbiology and Immunology

        Kenneth Kellar, PhD
        Department of Pharmacology

        Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH
        Department of Oncology

        Daniel Merenstein, MD
        Department of Family Medicine

        G. William Rebeck, PhD
        Department of Neuroscience

        Maximilian Risenhuber, PhD
        Department of Neuroscience

        Peter Shields, MD
        Department of Oncology

        Michael Stoto, PhD
        School of Nursing & Health Studies

        Jeffrey Toretsky, MD
        Department of Pathology

        Anton Wellstein, MD, PhD
        Department of Oncology

        GUMC Outstanding Service Award

        Kenneth Dretchen, PhD
        Department of Pharmacology

        For Outstanding Achievement in Education

        Maryanne Lachat, RN, PhD
        Department of Nursing

        Mary Jane Mastorovich, MS
        Department Health Systems Administration

        Craig Ramey, PhD
        Center on Health and Education

        The MAGIS Society of Master Teachers

        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 shoretened form of ad majorem Dei gloriam or "towards the greater glory of God."

        The 2009 MAGIS honorees are:
        John Lynch, MD
        Department of Urology

        Willard Barnes, MD
        Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

        Michael Lumpkin, PhD
        Department of Physiology and Biophysics

        The Kaiser-Permanente Award

        Each year, a group of professors, previously honored with the Kaiser Permanente Award, selects two faculty members to receive the teaching award and $1,000 provided by an endowment from Kaiser Permanente.

        Barbara Bayer, PhD
        Department of Neuroscience

        David Nelson, MD, MS
        Department of Pediatrics

        For Outstanding Student Achievement

        School of Medicine
        Lydia Kuo-Bonde (M'10)
        Shoshana Alenikoff (M'12)

        School of Nursing & Health Studies
        Marie Federowicz (NHS'09) BS
        Health Care Management & Policy

        Michael DeLuca (NHS'09) BS
        International Health

        Biomedical Graduate Research Organization
        Edward Tuan, (G'11)
        Department of Pharmacology

        Jose Antonio Matta, PhD (G'09)
        Department of Pharmacology

          2008 Awardees

          For Outstanding Achievement in Research and Education

          Top five percent of GUMC faculty who received federal research funding in FY07:
          Carolyn Hurley, PhD
          Department of Oncology and Microbiology & Immunology

          Victoria Jennings, PhD
          Institute for Reproductive Health

          Chelsea Kidwell, MD
          Associate Professor of Neurology

          Jennifer Ng, PhD
          Department of Pediatrics

          Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD
          Director of the Center for Health and Education

          Mary Young, MD
          Division of Infectious Disease

          Faculty who received initial federal research grants:
          Chris Albanese, PhD
          Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

          Wenchi Liang, PhD
          Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

          Habtom Ressom, PhD
          Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

          Aykut Uren, MD
          Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

          Two GUMC physician scientists received extraordinary national recognition and support for their scientific work:
          Jeffrey Toretsky, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a 2008 Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). The $750,000 award, one of only 13 given in 2008, is “intended to support established, independent physician-scientists who are dedicated to translational research—the two-way transfer between laboratory research and patient treatment—and mentoring physician-scientist trainees.”

          Zofia Zukowska, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, received a 2008 MERIT award, one of the most prestigious awards given by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute (NHLBI) offers a limited number of Method to Extend Research in Time, or MERIT, Awards to investigators “who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity during their previous research endeavors in areas related to heart, lung, or blood research and who are likely to continue to perform in an outstanding manner in the future.”

          The MAGIS Society of Master Teachers

          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 shoretened form of ad majorem Dei gloriam or "towards the greater glory of God."

          The 2008 MAGIS honorees are:
          William Ayers, MD
          Professor of Emeritus of Medicine

          John Dillon, MD
          Professor of Emeritus of Medicine

          The Kaiser-Permanente Award

          Each year, a group of professors, previously honored with the Kaiser Permanente Award, selects two faculty members to receive the teaching award and $1,000 provided by an endowment from Kaiser Permanente.

          Mary Furlong, MD
          Associate Professor of Pathology

          John Lynch, MD
          Department of Urology

          The Dorothy Brown Undergraduate Education Award

          The Dorothy Brown Undergraduate Education Award is presented by Georgetown University students annually at Georgetown Day to an outstanding member of the faculty who demonstrates a high level of commitment to the educa- tional and extracurricular advancement of students and contributes significantly to the fulfillment of the Catholic and Jesuit mission of Georgetown University, as selflessly exemplified by the legendary namesake of this award. Last year award was presented to:

          Joan Riley, MSN, FNP
          School of Nursing & Health Studies