Each year the Duke Department of Pediatrics recognizes the excellence of faculty and staff accomplishments through the presentation of faculty and staff awards. With these awards, we celebrate individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to learning, discovery, engagement, and leadership which are the cornerstones of the department's mission.
William A. Cleland Diversity and Inclusion Award
This award is given to a faculty member, staff member or trainee who excels in promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusiveness as detailed in the department’s mission statement on diversity and inclusion.
- Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Primary Care
Faculty Mentor Award
This award is given to a faculty member who excels as a mentor of faculty and/or trainees in all aspects of faculty or trainee responsibilities, including patient care, teaching, research, leadership and advocacy.
- Laura Schanberg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Rheumatology
Michael M. Frank Research Prize
This award was established by the Duke Children’s National Advisory Board in 2004 and is awarded annually to a member of the Duke University community who has made significant contributions in clinical, basic, translational or educational research that advances child health.
- Genevieve Giny Fouda, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Master Clinician Award
This award recognizes active clinicians in the department who have demonstrated and modeled a commitment to patient well-being and exceptional efforts to improve delivery of care. Awardees are role models who demonstrate excellence in mentorship, clinical reasoning, superior pediatric knowledge, diagnostic skills, and excellence in “bedside” teaching. Awardees also exemplify professional behavior, demonstrate compassion, have excellent communication skills, and are active mentors.
- Ronald Goldberg, MD
Dorothy J. Shaad/Angus M. McBryde, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine
Division of Neonatology
- Edward Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neurology
Diane Crayton Award
This award is given to an administrative professional who demonstrates the qualities exemplified by Diane during her career, including dedication to the department, service to others, and constant pursuit of excellence.
- Angie Ladd
Financial Management Analyst
Unsung Hero Award
This award recognizes a staff member who has consistently provided significant service in support of the department over a period of time. Excellence in the quality of work performed is the standard used for selecting the recipient, but of equal importance is the likelihood that the employee’s work goes unnoticed by much of the department.
- Patsy Chase
Excellence in Leadership Award
This award recognizes a staff member who exhibits outstanding accomplishments in leadership and management.
- Kiana Dailey
Departmental Business Manager
Excellence in Teamwork Award
This award recognizes a group or team that works effectively together to accomplish the mission/goals of the department and whose efforts have significantly impacted the department.
Infectious Diseases Team
- Mary Jo Hassett
- Rachel Dizney
Clinical Social Worker
- Jennie Dougherty
- Betsy Faust
Customer Service Award
This award recognizes an employee who demonstrates outstanding customer service.
- Cherrita McCoy
Children’s Championship Award
This award recognizes individuals who work outside of the department and have crossed reporting barriers to go above and beyond to help patients and improve the work environment.
PDC Legal Team
- Kelly Pollock
- Freddie Zuefelt
- Drew Kifner
- Guy Decarlucci