04/20/2010

WVU School of Medicine presents 10th annual Dean’s Awards for Excellence

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – James Brick, M.D., interim dean of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, presented the 10th annual Dean’s Awards for Excellence on Monday.

The awards recognize individuals who have contributed significantly to the school in the areas of clinical service, research, educational innovations, community service and service to the school.

The event also includes the presentation of Distinguished Teacher Awards.

This year’s winners are:

Award for Excellence in Clinical Service
Jame Abraham, M.D., section chief of Hematology and Oncology and the Bonnie Wells Wilson Distinguished Professor and Eminent Scholar in Breast Cancer Research

Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Award for Excellence in Education
Holly G. Ressetar, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Award for Excellence in Research
Robert L. Goodman, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

George A. Kelley, D.A., professor in the Department of Community Medicine

Award for Excellence in Service to the Community
Mark Cucuzzella, M.D., associate professor with Harpers Ferry Family Medicine

Human Performance Laboratory Faculty and Staff

Award for Excellence in Service to the School
Stanley D. Yokota, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Distinguished Teacher
M.D. Degree Program – Senior Level
James E. Coad, M.D., professor in the Department of Pathology
Christopher J. Martin, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine

M.D. Degree Program – Junior Level
H. Wayne Lambert, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Award for Dedication to the Profession of Medicine
Bruce G. Freeman, M.D., former professor in the Department of Surgery (award presented posthumously)

“Each year, it becomes increasingly more difficult to choose the winners for these awards because there are so many dedicated, hard-working individuals here at the WVU School of Medicine,” Dr. Brick said. “This year’s winners are those who really strive to make WVU a world-class healthcare institution through their teaching, research and clinical service to improve the health of the people of West Virginia.”

The awards were presented in the Okey Patteson Auditorium in the WVU Health Sciences Center.
 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
asj: 04-12-10

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