TTUHSC Faculty Honored at Dean’s Faculty Appreciation Dinner

School of Medicine Awardees at the Dean's Faculty Award Dinner

The School of Medicine faculty were honored for their outstanding contributions to medical education, research, patient care and administration at the Dean’s Faculty Appreciation Dinner last month. Faculty awardees have made significant advances to the School of Medicine’s mission, reached incredible professional milestones, and have made personal sacrifices in order to better the health care provided within the community and beyond.

Lubbock Dean’s Awards Recipients

  • Dean's Basic Science Teaching Award - Year 1
     Ion Bobulescu, MD - Cell Biology & Biochemistry
  • Dean's Basic Science Teaching Award - Year 2
     Daniel Webster, PhD - Medical Education
  • Dean's Clinical Teaching Award
     Franklyn Babb, MD - Family & Community Medicine
  • Dean's Clinical Teaching Award
     Edward Yeomans, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dean's Clinical Teaching Award - Covenant Branch Campus
     Jamie Anderson, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Dean's Educational Innovation Award
     Mohammad (Mac) Ansari, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Dean's Douglas M. Stocco Scholarship/Research Award
     Khalid Benamar, PhD - Pharmacology & Neuroscience
  • Dean's Distinguished Faculty Service Award
     Jinesh Lachmansingh, MD - Anesthesiology
  • Dean's Distinguished Faculty Service Award
     Cooper Phillips, MD - Anesthesiology
  • Dean's Distinguished Faculty Service Award
     Fiona Prabhu, MD - Family & Community Medicine
  • Dean's Alpha Omega Alpha Service Award
     Lesley Motheral, MD - Pediatrics

Unsung Hero Recipients

Petar Grozdanov, PhD - Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Jamie Haynes, MD - Family & Community Medicine
Robert Bright, PhD - Immunology & Molecular Microbiology
Camilo Pena, MD - Internal Medicine
Alice Villalobos, PhD - Medical Education
Jannatul Ferdous, MD - Neurology
Roxana Campano, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Catherine Reppa, MD - Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Travis Winston, MD - Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Yusuf Dundar, MD - Otolaryngology
Safaa Labib, MD - Pathology
Tammy Camp, MD - Pediatrics
Igor Ponomarev, PhD - Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Tarrah Mitchell, PhD - Psychiatry
Robyn Richmond, MD - Surgery
Melissa Sanford, MD - Urology

Departmental Awards

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Outstanding Achievement in Teaching
Internal Medicine - Outstanding Achievement in Research
Dermatology - Outstanding Achievement in Patient Satisfaction
Neurology - Outstanding Achievement in Patient Satisfaction
Pediatrics - Outstanding Achievement in Patient Satisfaction

Permian Basin Dean’s Awards Recipients

  • Clinical Teaching Award
     Alejandra Garcia Fernandez, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Educational Innovation Award
     Sarah Kiani, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Douglas M. Stocco Scholarship/Research Award
     Gary Ventolini, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award
     Ramachandra Chemitiganti, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
     Donald Loveman, MD - Internal Medicine

Regional Dean’s Faculty Awards:

Regional Dean’s Teaching Award – Stephanie Villarreal, MD - Pediatrics
Regional Dean’s Research Award – Sarah Kiani, MD - Internal Medicine
Regional Dean’s Patient Care Award – Eileen Sheridan-Shayeb, MD - Pediatrics
Regional Dean’s Community Service Award – Adrian Billings, MD - Family Medicine

Outstanding Faculty Awards

(voted on/chosen by the students)

Family Medicine - Martin Ortega, MD
Internal Medicine - Vijay Eranki, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Christopher Maguire, MD
Pediatrics - Stephanie Villarreal, MD
Psychiatry - Barbara Rila, PhD
Surgery - Shelton Viney, MD

Outstanding Faculty Awards:

(voted on/chosen by the residents)

Family Medicine - Marenda Dent, DO
Internal Medicine - Sia Siva Mungara, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Christopher Enakpene, MD
Psychiatry - Shailesh "Bobby" Jain, MD

Amarillo Dean’s Awards Recipients

  • Dean's Clinical Teaching Award
    Ellen Hampsten, MD
    Walter Bridges, MD
  • Educational Innovation Award
    M. Haris Nazim, MD
  • Dean's Douglas M. Stocco Scholarship/Research Award
    Palika Datta, PhD
    Mark Sigler, MD
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award
    Tarek Naguib, MD

Regional Department Awards:

Surgery

New Faculty Teaching Award - Basem Soliman, MD, PhD
Departmental Service Award - Nathan Kragh, ENP
Clinical Teaching Award - Amy Sappington, ACNP
Outstanding Research Award - Shane Harper, PA-C, DMSC, DFAAPA

Family Medicine

Clinical Teaching Award - Sean Anderson, MD
Departmental Service Award - Nicole Lopez, MD

Internal Medicine

New Faculty Teaching Award - Kelly McMaster, MD
Clinical Teaching Award - Thien Vo, MD
Departmental Service Award - Karen Cutts, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

New Faculty Teaching Award - Brandon Haney, MD
Clinical Teaching Award - David Vineyard, MD
Outstanding Research Award - Robert Kauffman, MD
Unsung Hero Award - Sam Prien, PhD

Pediatrics

New Faculty Award - Anders Leverton, MD
Clinical Teaching Award - Johnnie Faircloth, MD
Departmental Service Award - Janet Meller, MD
Outstanding Research Award - Alison Lunsford, MD

Psychiatry

Clinical Teaching Award - Raja Kiani, MD

Research Awards

Department with the Most Publications - Pediatrics
Most Published Faculty Member - Kaytlin Krutsch, PhD
Most Published Department by Percentage - OB/GYN
Department with Most Resident Presenters - Family Medicine
Department with Most Student Presenters - Pediatrics

 

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