2017 BSD Distinguished Faculty Award Winners

May 25, 2017

Dr. Kenneth Polonsky, Dean of BSD and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, hasannounced the 2017 BSD Distinguished Faculty Award Winners. The group of award winners was selected from amongst many outstanding nominees in each of these categories by the members of the Faculty Advisory Committee, who carefully reviewed nominations and voted to honor these individuals for their records of accomplishment at the University of Chicago. The awards recognize these faculty members for their distinguished records of accomplishment in research, education, mentorship, clinical service, community advocacy and program innovation here at the University of Chicago. All will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on June 27, 2017 at 4:30pm in the DCAM.

Congratulations to the 11 members of the Department of Medicine faculty who are recipients of these awards:

Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion:

Sonia Kupfer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Junior Award

Monica Vela, MD
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, Pritzker School of Medicine
Senior Award

Distinguished Clinician:

Kamala Cotts, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Junior Award

Edward Garrity, MD
Professor of Medicine
Senior Award

Wendy Stock, MD
Professor of Medicine
Senior Award

Distinguished Leader in Program Innovation:

Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD and Katherine Thompson, MD
Assistant Professors of Medicine
Junior Award

Distinguished Educator/Mentor:

Dorothy Hanck, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Basic Sciences Award

Distinguished Leader in Community Service and Advocacy:

Anna Volerman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Junior Award

Francis Straus Mentorship Award 
John Kress, MD
Professor of Medicine

Matthew Brady, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine