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2017 Presidential Awards Named

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Author: Office of the President | Category: January 18, 2017

Each year, the Office of the President gives awards in the categories below. Congrats to faculty and staff for winning presidential awards!

Distinguished Senior Research Scholar:

Tyler Curiel, MD, MPH, Professor, Daisy M. Skinner President’s Chair in Cancer Immunology, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine

Distinguished Junior Research Scholar:

Andrew D. J. Meyer, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Distinguished Service to the Institution:

Kimatha Oxford Grice, OTD, OTR, CHT, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions

Teaching Excellence Awards:

Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Sean E. Garcia, MD, FHM, Associate Professor, Division of General and Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Eileen M. Lafer, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Director, Center for Macromolecular Interactions, School of Medicine

James Lechleiter, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, School of Medicine

Mark T. Nadeau, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Professor/Clinical, Residency Program Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

Diane Sullivan, DDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Clinical Excellence Awards:

Gregory Bowling, MD, Associate Professor, Division of General and Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Richard Crownover, MD, PhD, Professor and Residency Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine

Sylvia Leal-Castañon, MD, Associate Professor/Clinical, Department of Pediatrics – Ambulatory Care, School of Medicine

Neela K. Patel, MD, MPH, CMD, Associate Professor, Chief, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine; Medical Director, UT Medicine Senior Health Clinic & Acute Care for Elders & Palliative Care Program, Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in the Medical Center

Employee Excellence Awards:

Herlinda Howard, Business Administrator, Office of the Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, Briscoe Library

Beth Payne, MAEd, C-TAGME, LSSBB, Director, Academic Programs, Associate Program Director, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Leonard Rodriguez, Senior Public Safety Officer, UT Police

Mary Rowe, Associate Administrator, Research Program, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Melanie Stone, MPH, MEd, Assistant Director for Community Service Learning, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, School of Medicine

Christine Trevino, Business Administrator, Barshop Institute, School of Medicine



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