04/26/2007

WVU School of Medicine Announces Dean’s Award Recipients

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University School of Medicine Dean John E. Prescott, M.D., presented the Dean’s Awards for Excellence April 23 at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Morgantown.

 Dr. Melanie Fisher receives the Distinguished Teacher Award from West Virginia University School of Medicine Dean Dr. John E. Prescott at the 2007 Dean's Awards for Excellence, April 23  Awards went to faculty who excelled in the areas of education, clinical service, research, service to the community and service to the school.

“These award winners exhibit outstanding dedication to our profession, our school, and our students,” Prescott said. “Our community is the entire State and these individuals are leaders in our commitment to the health issues most important to West Virginians.”

The Distinguished Teacher for 2007 was Melanie Fisher, M.D., professor of medicine, section of infectious diseases and director of the International Health Program.

Harper’s Ferry Family Medicine, the Department of Pathology and John A. DeLuca, M.D., assistant professor, trauma surgeon and residency program director, department of surgery (Charleston Division) were recognized with the Award for Excellence in Education.

The Award for Excellence in Research went to Aina Puce, Ph.D., professor in the department of radiology and director of neuro imaging research, and Uma Sundaram, M.D., professor in the department of medicine and section chief of digestive diseases.

The Gilbert Clinic and Project MUSHROOM took home the Award for Excellence in Service to the Community.

Recognized for Excellence in Clinical Service were the Center for Advanced Imaging, J. Gregory Rosencrance, M.D., professor and chairman, department of internal medicine (Charleston Division) and Richard A. Vaughan, M.D., professor and interim chair of the department of surgery.

The Award for Excellence in Service to the School went to Charles Robert Craig, Ph.D., director of research compliance and professor in the department of neurobiology and anatomy, and Robert E. Stitzel, Ph.D., associate chair and professor in the department of biochemistry.

Robert M. D’Alessandri, vice president for Health Sciences was recognized for Dedication to the Profession of Medicine.

 

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