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Distinguished Faculty, Goldstein honors awarded

Nominated by their peers, School of Medicine faculty were honored for their dedication, talent and wide-ranging achievements

March 2, 2016

Jerry Naunheim Jr.

Several Washington University School of Medicine faculty members recently were honored with Distinguished Faculty Awards for their dedication, talent and wide-ranging achievements.

The recipients were nominated by their peers to recognize achievements in clinical care, community service, research and teaching. They received the awards in a ceremony Feb. 17 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus.

This year’s winners of the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education also were honored at the event. The Goldstein awards recognize outstanding teaching and commitment to medical education. Recipients were selected by a committee of faculty members.

David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, awards Kelly R. Monk, PhD, the Distinguished Investigator Award.Jerry Naunheim Jr.
David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, awards Kelly R. Monk, PhD, the Distinguished Investigator Award.

“This was the first Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony I’ve been involved in since becoming dean, and I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by so many dedicated and talented people,” said David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. “Recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Awards and Goldstein Leadership Awards have made profound contributions to the School of Medicine in patient care, education, research and community service, touching the personal and professional lives of so many people in so many ways. It’s an honor knowing and working with them and seeing what they bring to our academic community.”

This year’s Distinguished Faculty and Goldstein award recipients are:

Distinguished Clinician Award

  • Jeffrey D. Bradley, MD, the S. Lee Kling Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • William D. Middleton, MD, professor of radiology
  • David W. Molter, MD, professor of otolaryngology

Distinguished Investigator Award

  • Daniel Kerschensteiner, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, of anatomy and neurobiology and of biomedical engineering
  • Kelly R. Monk, PhD, assistant professor of developmental biology
  • Jean E. Schaffer, MD, the Virginia Minnich Distinguished Professor of Medicine and professor of developmental biology
  • Gary D. Stormo, PhD, the Joseph Erlanger Professor of Genetics and professor of biomedical engineering and of computer science

Daniel P. Schuster Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical and Translational Science

  • Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD, PhD, the Robert J. Terry Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Distinguished Educator Awards

Clinical Fellow Mentoring

  • Brenda J. Grossman, MD, associate professor of pathology and immunology and of medicine

Graduate Student Teaching

  • Kenneth B. Schechtman, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics and of medicine

House Staff Teaching

  • Muhammad T. Al-Lozi, MD, professor of neurology
Amanda R. Emke, MD, with her family at the Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony Feb. 17, was awarded a Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education.Jerry Naunheim Jr.
Amanda R. Emke, MD, with her family at the Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony Feb. 17, was awarded a Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education.

Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education

  • David B. Clifford, MD, the Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical Neuropharmacology in Neurology and professor of medicine
  • Amanda R. Emke, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics
  • Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, the Sam and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Medicine, professor of pathology and immunology, and Howard Hughes medical Institute Investigator in Medicine

Distinguished Community Service

  • Joaquin Barnoya, MD, associate professor of surgery
  • Susan L. Stark, PhD, assistant professor of occupational therapy, of neurology and of social work.
Joaquin Barnoya, MD, speaks at the Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony. He was awarded a Distinguished Community Service Award at the event.Jerry Naunheim Jr.
Joaquin Barnoya, MD, speaks at the Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony Feb. 17. He was awarded a Distinguished Community Service Award at the event.

Read more information about the award winners.

Washington University School of Medicine‘s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient-care institutions in the nation, currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.