The Dean's Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award is among the most prestigious and celebratory honors that the School of Medicine can bestow on a faculty member. It carries not only the honor and title but also a substantial financial award for the faculty member. The occasion is meant to be one in which faculty from throughout the School come together to honor the recipient and express appreciation for his or her contributions.
Faculty are nominated by their peers, and judged by a School of Medicine selection committee that makes a final recommendation to the Dean. Nominees are judged on the significance and impact of the scholarly work, the academic ideals embodied by their careers, and their ability to deliver an exemplary lecture with broad appeal.
Note that awardee titles are accurate as of the date of award receipt.
Donald G. Stein, Ph.D.
Dr. Donald Stein, Asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine and Distinguished Professor, is the recipient of the 2013 Dean's Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award, not only for his professional achievements, but for the ideals and values embodied by his career. Dr. Stein's pioneering research established the field of central nervous plasticity. He made the exciting discovery that progesterone treatment has beneficial effects on recovery from traumatic brain injury and potentially stroke and neuroblastoma.
Dr. Stein is the founding editor of two journals: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience and Brain Injury Professional. Dr. Stein is a highly regarded mentor and teacher, having guided over 100 undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty during his venerable career. He has published over 250 research articles and 17 books and monographs, a vibrant research program that has advanced our treatment options for devastating brain injury. Dr. Stein came to Emory in 1995 as Professor of Psychology and Neurology and Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He served in these roles until 2000, when he became the Asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Psychology.
Max D. Cooper, M.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Eminent Scholar, Georgia Research Alliance
Member, Emory Vaccine Center
Steven Warren, Ph.D.
William P. Timmie Professor and Chair
Department of Human Genetics
Kathy Griendling, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Faculty Development
Department of Medicine
Christian P. Larsen, M.D., D.Phil.
Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Raymond Schinazi, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Chemistry
Director of the Laboratory of Biomedical Pharmacology
Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Emory Vaccine Center
Harriet Robinson, Ph.D.
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Chief Division of Microbiology and Immunology
Mahlon DeLong, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Former Chair, Department of Neurology