Faculty Recognition

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

2019 Award winners

  • Dean's Office Awards

    Outstanding Research Achievement  
    Maik Huettemann, Ph.D.

    Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Leadership 
    Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D.

    Kamran S. Moghissi, M.D. Endowed Faculty Award for Excellence in Basic Science 
    Izabela Podgorski, Ph.D. 
    Donald DeGracia, Ph.D.

    Outstanding Faculty Mentor
    Robert Lisak, M.D.

  • Research Excellence Awards

    Basic Science 

    Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics & Obstetics and Gynecology
    Tiffany Cook, PhD

    Pharmacology
    Rodrigo Andrade, PhD
    Tracie Baker, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Clinical Scientist 

    Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
    Deborah Ellis, PH.D.

    Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
    David Ledgerwood, Ph.D.

    Physician Scientist

    Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics & Pathology
    Gerald Feldman, M.D, Ph.D.

    Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
    Arash Javanbakht, M.D.

  • College Teaching Awards
    Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
    Sharon Ackerman, Ph.D. 
     
    Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics/Obstetrics and Gynelcology
    Roger Pique-Regi, Ph.D. 
     
    Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics/Pathology
    Gerald Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Emergency Medicine 
    Cynthia Aaron, M.D.
    Robert Ehrman, M.D.

    Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
    April Carcone, Ph.D.
    Deborah Ellis, Ph.D.
    Samson Jamesdaniel, M.D., Ph.D.
    Elizabeth Towner, Ph.D.

    Internal Medicine 
    Nashat Imran, M.D.
    Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D.

    Neurosurgery 
    Alana Conti, Ph.D.

    Oncology
    Asfar Azmi, Ph.D.
    Michael Dominello, D.O.
    Lance Heilbrun, Ph.D.
    Xiaohong Zhang, Ph.D.

    Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences
    Gary Abrams, M.D.
    Victoria Stover, M.D.

    Pathology
    Marilynn Fairfax, M.D., Ph.D.
    Edi Levi, M.D.
    Kaladhar Reddy, Ph.D.

    Pediatrics 
    Jocelyn Ang, M.D.
    Andrew Fribley, Ph.D.
    Yvonne Friday, M.D.
    Kathleen Meert, M.D.

    Pediatrics & Neurology
    Mitchel Williams, M.D.

    Pharmacology
    Cristina Artalejo, M.D., Ph.D.
    Ellen Tisdale, Ph.D.

    Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
    Arash Javanbakht, M.D.
    Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, M.D.
    Georgia Michalopoulou, Ph.D.

    Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences & Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Steven Ondersma, Ph.D.