Faculty Senate Awards

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Faculty Senate Awards

The annual awards sponsored by the USU Faculty Senate include the Carol J. Johns Medal, the Henry C. Wu Award for Excellence in Basic Research, the James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, the Llewellyn J. Legters Award for Excellence in Population Health Research, the Innovation in Education Awards, and the Outstanding Staff Award.

 

The Carol J. Johns Medal

Carol J. Johns, MD, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, was a long-time enthusiastic and effective supporter of the University. Dr. Johns worked for the health and survival of the University in numerous ways and served as a member of the USU Board of Regents from 1985 until her death in 2000. A warm and gifted woman with remarkable personal humility and gentleness, Dr. Johns achieved the highest honors in academic medicine as a nationally recognized clinician, academician, and teacher. The University established an annual award in her name, the Carol J. Johns Medal. The Medal will honor the faculty member whose accomplishments emulate Dr. Johns' spirit in the following: furthering the welfare and excellence of the USU faculty, promoting outstanding educational programs for the students, and advancing the reputation of the University locally, nationally, and internationally. The Carol J. Johns Medal was presented for the first time during the 2001 USU Commencement Ceremonies.

  • 2001 Louis Pangaro, MD, Colonel, MC, USA (Retired), Professor, USU SOM Department of Medicine
  • 2002 Rosemary Borke, PhD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics
  • 2002 Val Hemming, MD, Colonel, USAF, MC (Retired), Professor and Dean Emeritus, USU SOM
  • 2003 Norman Rich, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair, USU SOM Department of Surgery
  • 2004 Cinda Helke, PhD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Pharmacology, Associate Dean of Graduate Education
  • 2005 Eric Marks, MD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Medicine, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
  • 2006 Alison O'Brien, PhD, Professor and Chair, USU SOM Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • 2007 Neil Grunberg, PhD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology
  • 2008 Merrily Poth, MD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Pediatrics
  • 2009 Brian Cox, PhD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Pharmacology
  • 2010 Paul Hemmer, MD, MPH, Colonel, USAF, MC, Professor, USU SOM Department of Medicine
  • 2011 Sheila Muldoon, MB, BCh, BAO, Professor, USU SOM Department of Anesthesiology
  • 2012 Eleanor Metcalf, PhD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Microbiology, Associate Dean of Graduate Education
  • 2013 Mark Haigney, MD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Medicine
  • 2014 David McLeod, MD, JD, Colonel, MC, USA (Retired), Professor, USU SOM Department of Surgery
  • 2015 Gerald Quinnan Jr., MD, Professor & Chair, USU SOM Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
  • 2016 Stephen Durning, MD, PhD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Medicine
  • 2017 Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, MD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Pathology
  • 2018 Brian Reamy, MD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Family Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • 2019 Lisa Moores, MD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Medicine, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • 2020 Martin Ottolini, MD, Professor, USU SOM Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics, Assistant Dean for Capstone Projects

 

The Henry C. Wu Award for Excellence in Basic Research

This award recognizes USU faculty members and AFRRI scientists who, in the estimation of their peers, have made the most significant published scientific contribution to basic biomedical research during the past three years. Henry C. Wu was a professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the second chair of the department. Dr. Wu was a staunch supporter of doctoral programs in the basic sciences and his enthusiasm for science inspired both colleagues and students. The recipient of the Wu award presents an Award Lecture during USU Research Week at the eponymous Symposium. The award includes a memento and $2500.

  • 2003 Ignacio Provencio, PhD
  • 2004 Michael Daly, PhD
  • 2005 Anthony Maurelli, PhD
  • 2006 Teresa Dunn, PhD
  • 2007 Chou-Zen Giam, PhD
  • 2008 Christopher Broder, PhD
  • 2009 Alison O'Brien, PhD
  • 2010 Ann Jerse, PhD
  • 2011 Sharon Juliano, PhD
  • 2012 Clifford Snapper, MD
  • 2013 Galina Petukhova, PhD
  • 2014 (not awarded)
  • 2015 Michael Daly, PhD
  • 2016 Brian Schaefer, PhD
  • 2017 Xin Xiang, PhD
  • 2018 David Scott, PhD
  • 2019 Fereshteh Nugent, PhD
  • 2020 Robert L Kortum, MD, PhD

 

The James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Clinical Research

This award recognizes USU faculty members and AFRRI scientists who, in the estimation of their peers, have made the most significant published scientific contribution to translational/clinical research during the past three years. James J. Leonard was the founding chair of the Department of Medicine and was instrumental in establishing undergraduate clinical education at USU and graduate medical education programs at affiliated hospitals. Dr. Leonard's approach to medicine and his accessibility endeared him to students and colleagues. The recipient of the Leonard award presents an Award Lecture during USU Research Week at the eponymous Symposium. The award includes a memento and $2500.

  • 2003 Andre DuBois, MD, PhD
  • 2004 George Tsokos, MD
  • 2005 Mark Haigney, MD
  • 2006 Carol Fullerton, PhD
  • 2007 Shiv Srivastava, PhD
  • 2008 David Tribble, MD, DrPH
  • 2009 Thomas Darling, MD, PhD
  • 2010 Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, PhD
  • 2011 Michael Feuerstein, PhD, MPH
  • 2012 Diane Seibert, PhD, CNRP, FAANP
  • 2012 Ann Scher, PhD
  • 2013 Michael Xydakis, MD
  • 2014 Robert Ursano, MD
  • 2015 Michael W. Ellis, MD
  • 2016 Christopher C. Broder, PhD
  • 2017 Celia Byrne, PhD
  • 2018 Edward Mitre, MD
  • 2018 Cade Nylund, MD
  • 2019 Daniel Perl, MD
  • 2020 Jasmine Han, MD

 

The Llewellyn J. Legters Award for Excellence in Population Health Research

This award recognizes USU faculty members and AFRRI scientists who, in the estimation of their peers, have made the most significant published scientific contribution to population health research during the past three years. Llewellyn J. Legters was a professor and chair in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics. Dr. Legters helped develop military expertise in disaster response and humanitarian assistance. The recipient of the Legters award presents an Award Lecture during USU Research Week at the eponymous Symposium. The award includes a memento and $2500.

  • 2019 Kangmin Zhu, PhD
  • 2020 Rachel Lee, MD

 

Innovation in Education Awards

The USU Faculty Senate established two awards in 2009 to recognize innovation in preclinical teaching and innovation in clinical teaching. These awards honor faculty who exceeded the standards of teaching to improve the student experience. Each award consists of a certificate and $2500 to be used for future educational innovation. Awardees are selected by the USU Faculty Senate Education Committee from nominations received from faculty. Awards are presented at the annual Education Day event.

  • 2009
    Rosemary Borke, PhD
    James Smirniotopoulos, MD
  • 2010
    Richard M. Conran, MD, PhD
    Jeffrey Goodie, PhD
  • 2011
    Justin Woodson, MD
    Joseph Lopreiato, MD
  • 2012
    James Palma, MD
    Lynn Byars, MD
  • 2013
    Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, MD
    William Kelly, MD
  • 2014
    Craig Goolsby, MD
    Adam Saperstein, MD
    Grant Lattin, MD
  • 2015
    Stephen Rothwell, PhD
    Matthew Eberly, MD
  • 2016
    Virginia Randall, MD
    Mark Stephens, MD
  • 2017
    Edward Jones, MS
    Eric Meyer, MD
  • 2018
    Francesca Cimino, MD
    Laura Taylor, PhD
  • 2019
    Cade Salmon, DDS
    Anita Samuel, PhD
  • 2020
    Sebastian Lara, MD, MA
    David Bradley, RN, MSN

 

Outstanding Staff Award

This award was initiated by the Faculty Senate in 2005 to recognize an exceptional staff member for outstanding faculty support to help USU excel in research, teaching, or patient care, and for maintaining the culture of collegiality and professionalism at USU. A wall plaque that is engraved with the names of the award recipients is displayed in the lobby of Building B. Nominees are solicited from the Faculty Assembly and the recipient is selected by the Faculty Senate. This award can be given annually.

  • 2006 Mr. Stephen Brown, LRC
  • 2007 Mr. George Holborow, MDL
  • 2008 Dr. Joseph Czege, BIC
  • 2009 Ms. Mary Kay Gibbons, OPD and Mr. George Harriss, MDL
  • 2010 Mr. Gary Osier, LOG
  • 2011 1LT Sean Baker, MS, USA, PATH
  • 2012 Ms. Roberta McIntyre, OCR
  • 2013 Ms. Lucille Washington, MIC
  • 2014 Ms. Joan Stearman, ADM
  • 2015 Ms. Maria Smith, PMB
  • 2016 Ms. Patrice Mann, MEE
  • 2017 Ms. NeTina Finley, GEO
  • 2018 Ms. Fatima Bashir, FAM and Ms. Debra Weed, MED
  • 2019 Ms. Prima Tandoc, RAD