Faculty recognized for outstanding achievements

Eighteen School of Medicine faculty were honored Jan. 29 at the 2009 Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony at the Eric P. Newman Education Center.

This is the second year for the awards, which were created to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical care, community service, research and teaching.

Photo by Robert Boston

Eugene H. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. (left), professor of psychiatry, and Abby S. Hollander, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, congratulate each other after receiving Distinguished Faculty Awards Jan. 29. Rubin and Hollander were among 18 faculty honored for patient care, education, research and community service. More photos from the event can be found at mednews.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/13415.html.

The 18 recipients were selected from 49 nominees.

“These dedicated and talented individuals have made significant and lasting contributions to the School of Medicine,” said Larry J. Shapiro, M.D., executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. “Our awardees’ efforts have touched the personal and professional lives of countless patients, families, colleagues and trainees. In the process, they have enriched our academic community and beyond in immeasurable ways.”

The award recipients are as follows:

Distinguished Clinician Awards

L. Michael Brunt, M.D., professor of surgery

Steven A. Edmundowicz, M.D., professor of medicine

Diane F. Merritt, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Robert J. Rothbaum, M.D., professor of pediatrics

René Tempelhoff, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and of neurological surgery

Distinguished Educator Awards

Clinical Fellow Mentoring

Gerald Medoff, M.D., emeritus professor of medicine and of microbiology

Graduate Student Teaching

Carolyn Baum, Ph.D., the Elias Michael Director of the Program in Occupational Therapy and professor of occupational therapy and of neurology

House Staff Teaching

Eugene H. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry

Postdoctoral Research Mentoring

Andrew C. Heath, D. Phil., the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Psychiatry and associate professor of genetics

Distinguished Community Service Awards

F. Sessions Cole, M.D., the Park J. White, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and professor of cell biology and physiology

David B. Gray, Ph.D., associate professor of occupational therapy and of neurology

Abby S. Hollander, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics

Distinguished Investigator Awards

Maurizio Corbetta, M.D., the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology and professor of radiology and of anatomy and neurobiology

Fanxin Long, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and of developmental biology

Robert P. Mecham, Ph.D., the Alumni Endowed Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and professor of medicine, of pediatrics and of biomedical engineering

Kenneth M. Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and immunology

Joseph H. Steinbach, Ph.D., the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Professor of Anesthesiology and professor of anatomy and neurobiology

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

Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., the Ferring Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Related Disorders and professor of pediatrics, of neurology and of biostatistics