Faculty Recognition

Wayne State University School of Medicine annually recognizes outstanding faculty who have made significant contributions in teaching, mentoring, research and leadership.

Nomination forms for next year will be available on the website in Spring of 2019!

Congratulations to the 2018 School of Medicine Awardees! 

Dean's Office Awards
Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching  
Jocelyn Ang, M.D.
Outstanding Research Achievement  
Kenneth Honn, Ph.D.
Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Leadership 
Beena Sood, M.D. 
Kamran S. Moghissi, M.D. Endowed Faculty Award for Excellence in Basic Science 
Paul Walker, Ph.D. 
Outstanding Faculty Mentor
Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D.


Distinguished Faculty Awards 
Fu-Shin Yu, Ph.D. 
Renu Kowluru, Ph.D.


Research Excellence Awards
Asfar Azmi, Ph.D.  Oncology 
Ashok Kumar, Ph.D. Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences
Donal O'Leary, Ph.D. Physiology
Noreen Rossi, M.D.  Internal Medicine 
Jeffrey Tseng, Ph.D. Joint - Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics/Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Jeffrey Withey, Ph.D. Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology


College Teaching Awards
Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Robert Akins, Ph.D. 
Bharati Mitra, Ph.D.
Kevin Theis, Ph.D.
Harley Tse, Ph.D. 
Jeffrey Withey, Ph.D.
Zhe Yang, Ph.D. 
Center Molecular Medicine/Genetics and Internal Medicine
James Granneman, Ph.D. 
Emergency Medicine 
Anne Messman, M.D.
Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, Ph.D. 
Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D.
Kendra Schwartz, M.D.
Internal Medicine 
Graciela Conley, M.D.
Diane Levine, M.D.
Li Li, Ph.D.
Lobelia Samavati, M.D. 
Rohit Marawar, M.D.
Lauren Hamel, Ph.D.
Theresa Hastert, Ph.D.
Kristen Purrington, Ph.D.
Manohar Ratnam, Ph.D.
Nerissa Viola, Ph.D.
Oncology and Center Molecular Medicine/Genetics
Michael Tainsky, Ph.D.
Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences
Rodney Braun, Ph.D.
Dennis Goebel, Ph.D.
Anju Goyal, M.D.
Mark McDermott, M.D.
Rafic Beydoun, M.D.
Salah Ebrahim, M.D.
Rafael Fridman, Ph.D.
Suzanne Jacques, M.D. 
Hyeong-Reh Kim, Ph.D.
Henry Lim, M.D.
Vinod Shidham, M.D.
Michael Callaghan, M.D.
James Galas, M.D.
Peter Karpawich, M.D.
Daisuke Kobayashi, M.D.
Aimee Luat, M.D.
Eric McGrath, M.D.
Anne Mortensen, M.D.
Pavadee Poowuttikul, M.D.
Usha Sethuraman, M.D.
James Rillema, Ph.D.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Victor Ajluni, M.D.
Mark Greenwald, Ph.D.