From national awards to influential professional organizations, Feinberg faculty are regularly honored for their research, teaching and clinical care achievements. See below for a selection of recent awards and honors.
Rukhsana Mirza, MD, ’06 GME, associate professor of Ophthalmology, has received the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology/Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education Award. Chosen from educators across the country, this national honor is given to one academic ophthalmologist who has had the greatest local and national impact on medical student education in ophthalmology.
Rukhsana has worked in all facets of the Department of Ophthalmology’s medical education program, as well as with other aspects of the Feinberg curriculum. In addition, she is president of the Medical Student Educators Group of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.
Kathleen Green, PhD, Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr., Professor of Pathology and Toxicology, and of Dermatology, has been named chair of the chartered National Institutes of Health study section “Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.” Her two-year term began July 1, 2016.
Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.
Nathaniel Soper, MD, Loyal and Edith Davis Professor of Surgery and chair of Surgery was elected president of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) in May. Soper is past-president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the International Society of Digestive Surgery, the Central Surgical Association and the St. Louis Surgical Society.
The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract is committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease. Its vision is to provide leadership in setting the standards for gastrointestinal surgery and interdisciplinary management of digestive disease, in North America and around the world. Soper will preside over next year’s annual meeting, which will take place in May in Chicago.
Brian Mustanski, PhD, associate professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been awarded the 2016 Advances in Culture and Diversity in Prevention Science Award by the Society for Prevention Research. Mustanski is also a professor in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing and the IMPACT Program and co-director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research. The award is given for contributions to the field of prevention science in the area of community and culture. A central focus of Mustanski’s research is the relationships between mental, behavioral and physical health, particularly as they relate to HIV/AIDS in vulnerable populations.
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine is dedicated to improving care of acutely ill and injured patients by improving research and education. It creates and promotes scientific discovery, advancement of education and the highest professional and ethical standards for clinicians, educators and researchers.
Paul A. Greenberger, MD, ’78 GME, professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy/Immunology, received the 2016 American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Distinguished Clinician Award for outstanding contributions toward clinical care for allergic disease. Recipients of this award have a primary commitment to patient care and clinical investigation focused on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of asthma and allergic disease, as well as a record of substantial clinical research as evidenced by papers published in referenced journals, evidence of scholarship by presentations on the programs of national or international meetings, published books and editorship of supplements to referenced journals.
Demetrios “Jim” Kyriacou, MD, professor of Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine, has been named senior editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This prestigious peer-reviewed journal, published since 1883, is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world.