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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 2nd Annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence Ceremony and Reception was held on October 14, 2015 and honored over 200 faculty members throughout the School of Medicine. Faculty were recognized for 2015 senior promotions, outstanding clinical service as well as awards and accomplishments on the regional, national and international levels. Congratulations!

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.

2015 Awardees:
Bhavin Adhyaru, MD, MS
Kathryn B. Garber, PhD
Karen Law, MD
Judson Miller, MD
David Pallas, PhD
Allan Platt, PA-C, MMSc
Maureen Powers, PhD
Jahnavi K. Srinivasan, 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. 

Fall 2015 Inductees:
Dr. Rafi Ahmed
Dr. John Altman
Dr. Allen Beck
Dr. Lawrence Boise
Dr. Georgia Chen
Dr. Lih-Shen
Dr. Michael Crutcher
Dr. Justin Gallivan
Dr. Murali Kaja
Dr. Lian Li
Dr. Sagar Lonial
Dr. Zixu Mao
Dr. KM Venkat Narayan
Dr. Shuming Nie
Dr. Saad Omer
Dr. Ximei Qian
Dr. Tim Read
Dr. James Rilling
Dr. Mala Shanmugam
Dr. Dong Shin
Dr. Shi-Yong Sun
Dr. May Wang
Dr. Lily Yang


Emory 1% Club

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

Fall 2015 Inductees:
Dr. Kathy Griendling
Dr. Kelli Hall
Dr. Hanjoong Jo
Dr. Hui Mao

Dr. Adam Marcus
Dr. Amir Rezvan
Dr. Cristina Drenkard
Dr. Alejandra San Martin
Dr. Raymond Schinazi
Dr. Stephen Traynelis
Dr. Kate Winskell
Dr. Lily Yang


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