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Celebration of Faculty Excellence

In 2014, Dean Larsen convened the Emory Medicine Recognitions Committee to expand and consolidate the awards and recognitions program as well as to track national award opportunities and coordinate the nomination process. The 3rd Annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence Ceremony and Reception was held on December 1, 2016 and honored over 250 faculty members throughout the School of Medicine. Faculty were recognized for 2016 senior promotions, outstanding clinical service as well as awards and accomplishments on the regional, national and international levels. Congratulations!

2016 SOM Recognitions Week

2015 Promotions and Honorees

Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award

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. 

2016 Awardee: Richard W. Compans, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology


Evangeline T. Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award

The Evangeline Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes excellence in the teaching of medical education and honors the legacy of Dr. Evangeline Papageorge 29G 37M. This award has become one of the most prestigious awards presented by the School of Medicine or Emory University.

2016 Awardee: Dr. Stacy Higgins


Dean’s Teaching Award

Recipients are nominated by colleagues and students and chosen by the Teaching Awards Committee for their dedication to medical student teaching and their many contributions as course directors and mentors.

2016 Awardees:
Sierra Beck, MD
Martha Burdette, BA, MA, PhD 
Edward Morgan, PhD
Mark Mullins, MD
Gaurav Patel, MD 
Jeffrey Rakofsky, MD 
Eva Rimler, MD 
Phillip Rogers, MD 


Alumni Awards

  • The Award of Honor is conferred upon a medical alumna/alumnus who has demonstrated distinguished service to the Medical Alumni Association, to the Emory School of Medicine, to Emory University, or to the profession of medicine.

2014 Recipient: Carter Smith, Jr., MD

  • The Distinguished Medical Achievement Award is conferred upon an individual who has achieved distinction in research, teaching, medical practice, or administration in an academic or public institution.

2014 Recipient: Leigh R. Hochberg, MD, PhD

  • The Arnall Patz Lifetime Achievement Award honors distinguished alumni from the Emory School of Medicine who display extraordinary leadership and accomplishment in the field of medicine at the national or international level.

2014 Recipient: Thomas E. Whitesides, Jr., MD


Millipub Club

The MilliPub Club honors and recognizes current Emory faculty who have published one or more individual papers throughout their careers that have each garnered more than 1000 citations. Such a paper is commonly considered a “citation classic” and represents high impact scholarship. 

2016 Inductees:
Rafi Ahmed, PhD 
Subra Kugathasan, MD 
Angel Leon, MD 
John Merlino, MD 
Andrew Miller, MD 
Paul Plotsky, PhD
Susan Ray, MD
Raymond Schinazi, PhD 
Jonathan Sevransky, MD
Dong Moon Shin, MD 
Nanette Wenger, MD
Jon Willie, MD, PhD 
William Wood, MD
Chunhui Xu, PhD


Emory 1% Club

The Emory 1% Club honors and recognizes faculty who have received a 1% on an NIH grant.

2016 Inductees:
Gary Bassell, PhD
Christopher Flowers, MD 
Krish Sathian, MD, PhD 
Periasamy Selvaraj, PhD 
Miriam Vos, MD 


Game Changers

Through their research innovations and scientific discoveries, Emory University School of Medicine faculty have profoundly transformed the understanding and practice of medicine across the world. These faculty embody an Emory tradition of service and excellence.


Post-doc Merit Awards (OPE)

2013 Awardees:
Jianxiong Jiang
Raul Andero Gali
Eric Vitriol
Xianofeng Yang

Faculty Mentor Award (GDBBS)

This award recognizes graduate faculty who demonstrate excellence in mentoring, advising and nurturing the careers of younger trainees or colleagues.

2013 Awardee: Dr. Lawrence Boise