Golden Apple Awards 2022: Celebrating the GUSOM Community

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(April 8, 2022) — Georgetown University School of Medicine faculty, students and staff were honored with during the annual Golden Apple Awards ceremony April 8 at the Gaylord National Hotel at National Harbor. Honorees from 2021 and 2020 were also recognized.

The Gaylord National Hotel pictured from the river
This year’s Golden Apple Awards ceremony took place at the Gaylord National Hotel at National Harbor. (Image © MamaGeek / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Congratulations to the 2022 Golden Apple Honorees

The Golden Apple Awards are presented annually by each class to a member of the faculty whose outstanding professional and personal qualities have enhanced the medical education of the members of the class.

Golden Apple Awards

J.V. Nable, MD, MS – Class of 2022

Nancy Hu, MD – Class of 2023

Ann K. Jay, MD – Class of 2024

Joseph Timpone, MD – Class of 2025

Cura Personalis Award

The Cura Personalis Award recognizes exemplary individuals who embody the spirit of professionalism and cura personalis both in and out of the classroom.

Brian Kim – Class of 2024

Aderonke Badewa – Class of 2025

The Stephen Ray Mitchell Award for Outstanding Clinical Mentorship

The Stephen Ray Mitchell Award is presented to a fourth-year student who exemplifies the principles of mentorship, intellectual curiosity, and compassion that Dr. Mitchell embodied throughout his time as both a clinician and Dean for Medical Education.

Rita Malley

John C. Rose Award

The John C. Rose Award is presented annually to a member of the faculty or administration who has demonstrated outstanding service to the school and has contributed to the improvement of medical education and student life.

Stephanie Roberts

Presidential Excellence Award

The Presidential Excellence Award is presented by the class presidents and School of Medicine Executive Council to a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond their role to address the needs of the student body

Dustyn Wright

Geza M. Illes Award

The Geza M. Illes Award honors an outstanding first year teacher who serves as an inspirational role model in the field of gross anatomy.

Elise Orellana, PhD

Doctoring Award

The Doctoring Award recognizes a faculty member, module director, or leader in a Clinical Skills Course whose outstanding teaching, professional, and personal qualities have enhanced the medical education of the members of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Joseph Timpone, MD

Excellence in Teaching at HOYA Clinic Award

The Excellence in Teaching at HOYA Clinic Award recognizes excellence in teaching clinical skills and caring for underserved populations at HOYA Clinic.

Sarah Kureshi, MD, MPH

Lambda Award

The Lambda Award recognizes a GUSOM faculty member’s enduring commitment to the LGBTQ community at Georgetown University.

Lee Jones, MD

Jeanne V. Walther Award

The Jeanne V. Walther Award recognizes an administrator who has displayed outstanding service, chosen by the student leaders on behalf of the entire student body.

Amanda B. Finnell, MS

Physiology Teacher of the Year Award

The Special Masters Program in Physiology students present the Physiology Teacher of the Year Award to a faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional qualities as an educator.

L. Joshua Watson, PhD

Faculty Affiliate Award

The Faculty Affiliate Award is given to a physician, outside of Georgetown, who has made a significant contribution to the clinical medical education and mentorship at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Nancy Barr, MD

The Student Advocacy Award

Inaugural presentation to the faculty or staff member who champions the overall professional, academic and personal wellbeing of each student at the School of Medicine

Amanda B. Finnell, MS

David Leon Taylor, MEd, Award for GEMS

Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) students present this inaugural award to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding service, education and leadership to the GEMS program.

Mfoniso Okon, MD

Golden Orchard

Membership in the Golden Orchard is an honor shared by those individuals whose sustained dedication to teaching has earned them three or more Golden Apple Awards.

Michael Adams, MD, Medicine

William T Beaver, MD, Pharmacology

Daniel H. Connor, MD, Pathology

John S. Dillon, MD, Surgery

Kenneth Dretchen, PhD, Pharmacology

Rebecca Evangelista, MD, Surgery

Stephen R. T. Evans, MD, Surgery

Erin A. Farrish, MD, Medicine

Mary Furlong, MD, Pathology

Richard Gillis, PhD, Pharmacology

Aviad Haramati, PhD, Physiology

Yvonne Hernandez, PhD, Pharmacology

Shiloh Jones, PhD, Biochemistry

Donlad Kerwin, MD, Pathology

Donald M. Knowlan, MD, Medicine

Princy N. Kumar, MD, Infectious Diseases

Clifton A. Leftridge, Jr. MD, Radiology

Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, Medicine

Susan Mulroney, PhD, Physiology & Biophysics

J.V. Nable, MD, MS

Wesley P. Norman, PhD, Anatomy

Arthur Raines, PhD, Pharmacology

Charles Read, MD, Pulmonary

Wolfgang P. Rennert, MD, Pediatrics

Joseph Timpone, MD, Infectious Disease

Carlo Tornatore, MD, Neurology

Aykut Uren, MD, Hematology & Oncology

Branislav Vidic, SD, Anatomy

Russell Wall, MD, Anesthesiology

Sean Whelton, MD, Medicine