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College of Medicine faculty honored by Society of Teaching Scholars

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Published: February 25th, 2014 • Category: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Anesthesiology, Awards, Community Health & Family Medicine, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Faculty Recognition, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology

The Society of Teaching Scholars broke a record this year, a tribute to the talented and dedicated faculty at the UF College of Medicine. Nine faculty inductees were honored at the college’s 14th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education reception and awards ceremony Feb. 19. In previous years, the society inducted up to three per year.

2014 College of Medicine Teachers of the Year

  • Basic Science Teacher of the Year
    Kenneth R. Courington, M.D.
    Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
    L. Chad Hood, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Outstanding Resident Teachers Award

Jacksonville

  • William Bossert, M.D., Department of Neurology
  • Michael Carroll, M.D., Department of Radiology
  • Brandi Gilchrist, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Amy Hammers, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Wassia Khaja, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology
  • Meredith Knofsky, D.O., Department of Surgery
  • Garry McCulloch, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine
  • Kerry Nagee, M.D., Department of Pathology
  • Dylan Nugent, M.D., Department of Orthopedics
  • Emmanuel Peña, D.O., Department of Pediatrics
  • Mary Zoccoli, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology

Gainesville

  • Ajay Antony, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology
  • Alyodeji Alyejoron, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Charya By, M.D., Department of Dermatology
  • Joel Fernandes, M.D., Department of Psychiatry
  • Yanfei Huang, M.D., Department of Pathology
  • Ankur Jain, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine
  • Daniel Kasuga, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology
  • Sonja Kelleher, M.D., Department of Family Medicine
  • Michael Kinson, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Erik Middlebrooks, M.D., Department of Radiology
  • Makesha Miggins, M.D., Department of Surgery
  • Ryan Stokes, M.D., Department of Pediatrics
  • Andrew Waligora, M.D., Department of Orthopedics
  • Graham Whitaker, M.D., Department of Otolaryngology
  • Akira Yamamoto, M.D., Department of Urology

2014 Society of Teaching Scholars Inductees  

  • Erik W. Black, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Educational Technology, Department of Pediatrics
  • Nicole Paradise Black, M.D., M.Ed.
    Residency Director, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • David A. Caro, M.D.
    Residency Director, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Melanie Gross Hagen, M.D., FACP
    Course Director – Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Maria N. Kelly, M.D.
    Clerkship Director, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Margaret C. Lo, M.D., FACP
    Associate Residency Director, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Tom Morrissey, M.D., Ph.D.
    Clerkship Director, Assistant Residency Director, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

2014 Society of Teaching Scholars Honorary Inductees

  • Patricia L. Abbitt, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Lou Ann Cooper, Ph.D.
    Director, Office of Program Evaluation

2014 Kenneth Kellner, M.D., Ph.D. Outstanding Clerkship Director Award

  • Heather Harrell, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Clerkship Director, Department of Medicine

2014 Society of Teaching Scholars Award for Sustained Excellence in Medical Education

  • William E. Winter, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

2014 Society of Teaching Scholars Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Richard A. Davidson, M.D., M.P.H.
    Professor Emeritus Medicine, UF Health Science Center

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