May 2011 Awards

KAELBER RECEIVED THE AMDIS INFORMATICS AWARD
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and chief medical informatics officer of MetroHealth System was one of six individuals to be awarded the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (ADMIS) for outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics. MetroHealth was one of two healthcare organizations to win the same award. AMDIS President Dr. William Bria said the winners this year reflect the advances in the use of data gathered by health information technology to improve direct patient care. In years past, he said, winners were often chosen for championing the successful implementation of health IT systems. The awards will be presented at the 20th annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection from July 12-15 in Ojai, Calif.

SILA NAMED THE HEDWIG VAN AMERINGEN ELAM PROGRAM FOR WOMEN FELLOW
Cathy Sila, MD, professor of neurology has received The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women Fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine. Each year, the fellowship prepares senior women faculty for positions of leadership at academic health centers. ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of PA, the nation’s first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine. To be accepted into the program each Fellow must be nominated and supported by the dean or other senior official at her institution and conduct an Institutional Action Project developed in collaboration with the dean or other senior official. Fellows will have online assignments and community building activities. The program runs May 2011 to April 2012.

DUERK RECEIVES ISMRM SILVER MEDAL
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has selected Jeffrey L. Duerk, chairman and professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, director, Case Center for Imaging Research, as a recipient of its Silver Medal. The award is conferred to individuals for outstanding service. The Silver Metal is awarded at such time the Board of Trustees feels particularly notable service achievements have been demonstrated and is presented at the ISMRM annual meeting. Professor Duerk’s selection as a recipient of the Silver Medal comes with the recognition of his unprecedented contributions to the Society.

PONSKY RECEIVES 2011 LEONARD TOW HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD
Lee Ponsky, MD, associate professor of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine received the 2011 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The award is given annually to one faculty member and one graduating medical student for exemplifying outstanding humanism in medicine and scientific excellence.

DEAN DAVIS RECEIVES YWCA WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The YWCA provides sponsors with a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of exceptional women within their organization through the Women of Achievement Awards. The award honors women who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities, as well as excellence, accomplishment and commitment in their careers and communities. Pamela B. Davis, Dean of the School of Medicine was selected for her professionalism and commitment to helping other women achieve. Dean Davis was recognized at the YWCA Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon held May 16, 2011 at the Renaissance Cleveland Grand Ballroom.

ABBOTT IS RECEPIENT OF CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS HEALTHCARE HERO AWARD FOR ADVANCEMENT IN HEALTHCARE
Derek Abbott, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology Awarded by Crain's Cleveland Business for his leadership approach to health care and philanthropy/community service and advancement in the categories of health care, allied health, health care advocate, nurse, physician and volunteer. Awardees are selected by a panel of independent judges. Winners and finalists were honored and received their awards on May 18th. Dr. Abbott is recognized for his work on the NOD2 gene found to be responsible for regulating the body's immune responses, potentially allowing for more target treatment of Crohn’s and sarcodosis.

GRIMBERG RECEIVES SCHOLAR AWARD FOR CYTOMETRY LEADERSHIP
Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of General Medicine and the International Health- Center for Global Health and Diseases has received a scholar award from the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). This award recognizes the world's emerging leaders in the field of cytometry for their scientific skills and leadership potential while enhancing their knowledge and experience over a 5-year term. The awardees receive five years full membership to ISAC, registration to CYTO conferences and up to $1,000 in travel support.

KAISER-PERMANENTE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
Each year, the Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award is given at commencement to faculty members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the education of medical students. The winners of the award are chosen by the students and the award is given to two pre-clinical and two clinical faculty members from the University and College Tracks. This prestigious award reflects the importance of teaching at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

The recipients of 2010-2011 awards are:
Pre-clinical (University Track): Sue Wish-Baratz, PhD; Anatomy
Pre-clinical (College Track): Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD; Pathology
Clinical (University Track): Michael J. Katz, MD, PhD; Anatomy
Clinical (College Track): Kristin Englund, MD; Medicine

Posted by: Alma Martin, May 31, 2011 02:47 PM | News Topics: Awards

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