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Pediatrics faculty honored at Spring Meeting 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018
2018 Spring Faculty Awards

On Wednesday, May 9th, faculty and staff gathered at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens for the 2018 Spring Faculty Meeting. Pediatrics faculty were recognized with the following awards.

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Presented by Mary Klotman, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award has been established in honor of Leonard Tow, a lifelong student and teacher, to recognize compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of healthcare. As a role model for many, Leonard has lived his life with great compassion and empathy for others.  

Margarita Bidegain, MD

Henry E. Rice, MD

Leonard Palumbo, Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award

Presented by Mary Klotman, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Leonard Palumbo, Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award has been established in honor of Dr. Palumbo (T’42, M.D.’44, HS’44-50) through a special endowment from his brother, Mr. E. Arthur Palumbo (T’49). It specially honors two exemplary dimensions of Dr. Palumbo's life: compassionate patient care and excellence in the mentoring of young physicians. The Award is given annually to one or more members of the School of Medicine Faculty who best display understanding and dedication to compassionate patient care, and excellence in the teaching and mentoring of young physicians—individuals who have truly made a difference.

William Clayton Bordley, MD

The Ruth and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Faculty Research Prize

Presented by Mary Klotman, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Ruth and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Faculty Research Prize was established in May 2001 by Duke University Trustee Emeritus, A. Morris Williams, Jr., T’62, MA’63, and
his wife Ruth Whitmore Williams, WC’63, to recognize young researchers’ critical needs for project funding.

The Williams prize is presented annually to a faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine who demonstrates the intellectual vigor, dedication, and scientific ingenuity needed to make a critical impact on the future of medical research. The prize provides a personal award and laboratory stipend to a faculty member 45 years
of age or younger to support innovative and high-risk projects. This year’s prize is in the category of clinical science.

William J. Steinbach, MD

Excellence in Professionalism Award

Presented by Mary Klotman, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The School of Medicine Excellence in Professionalism Award recognizes the importance of promoting ethical and professional behavior within our community.  Duke’s success in reaching our goals in research, teaching and patient care depends on our ability to work effectively with each other, to reach across differences, and to actively cultivate a healthy work environment. This award recognizes faculty members who exemplify professionalism and promote such values as honesty, respect, integrity, inclusion, empathy, and compassion.

Allison Kinder Ross, MD

Research Mentoring Awards

Presented by Mary Klotman, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Research Mentoring Awards, established in 2009, recognize faculty members of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing with excellence in research mentoring. Excellence can be demonstrated in many ways such as by the accomplishments of individual mentees, by programs implemented by the mentor, or by exceptional creativity in mentoring.  Winners will be recognized each year in the following categories: clinical science, basic science, and translational research.

Research Mentoring Award for Translational Research

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD

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