Department of Internal Medicine Annual Awards Dinner

Each June, the Department of Internal Medicine holds it annual awards dinner. The celebration honors outstanding achievements by Internal Medicine faculty and residents during the past year.   

Chair's Awards

Paul De Kruif Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul De Kruif, PhD

The Paul De Kruif Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2002. This award is named for Paul De Kruif, PhD (1890-1971), who studied bacteriology at the University of Michigan beginning with his BS in 1912 and PhD in 1916. In 1926, Dr. De Kruif published one of the best-selling and most widely read science books of all time, Microbe Hunters, credited with inspiring an entire generation of biological scientists to take up careers in research. The book describes the work of Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Pasteur, Koch, and others, has been translated into 18 languages, and was the first book with a totally scientific theme to sell over a million copies. The purpose of this award is to recognize lifetime achievement in the service of the academic missions of the Department of Internal Medicine.

2017, David Fox, MD
2016, Chung Owyang, MD
2015, Carol Kauffman, MD
2014, Richard Moseley, MD
2013, Timothy Nostrant, MD
2012, Jeffrey Halter, MD
2011, Galen B. Toews, MD
2010, Bertram Pitt, MD
2009, Keith S. Henley, MD
2008, Giles G. Bole, Jr., MD
2007, Stevo Julius, MD, ScD
2007, John G. Weg, MD
2006, Jeoffrey K. Stross, MD
2005, Roger J. Grekin, MD
2004, Richard D. Judge, MD
2004, Roger C. Wiggins, MB, B.Chir.
2003, Stefan S, Fajans, MD
2003, F. Robert Fekety, Jr., MD 

Chairs’ Award for Outstanding Service to the Department

The Chairs' Award for Outstanding Service to the Department of Internal Medicine was first awarded in 1996. This award recognizes a person in the Department who has given significant contributions to the Department that enhances its missions, raises the profile of the Department, and is highly collaborative across the Department.

2017, Powel Kazanjian, MD, PhD
2017, Anna Lok, MD
2016, Frank Brosius III, MD
2015, Masada Habhab
2014, Theodore Standiford, MD
2013, David Pinsky, MD
2012, David Fox, MD
2011, Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
2010, Chung Owyang, MD
2009, Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
2008, Lindsay J. Graham
2007, Richard H. Moseley, MD
2006, Timothy J. Laing, MD
2005, Cyril M. Grum, MD
2004, John Del Valle, MD
2003, Kim A. Eagle, MD
2003, James A. Shayman, MD
2002, Lindsay J. Graham
2001, Laurence F. McMahon, Jr., MD, MPH
1999, Kemp B. Cease, MD
1999, Galen B. Toews, MD
1998, Richard H. Simon, MD
1998, Robert F. Todd III, MD, PhD
1997, Giles G. Bole, MD
1997, Roger J. Grekin, MD
1996, Joseph C. Kolars, MD

Chair's Award For Impact

Dr. John Carethers introduced the Department of Internal Medicine Impact Award in 2015. The idea for this award is the Chair’s Office to recognize a person or persons (faculty or staff) who have performed a function for the Department of Internal Medicine over the preceding one-two years that has or will lead to a significant and lasting impact for any of the tripartite missions for the Department. The function generally will cross more than one divisional discipline within the Department and/or has a positive effect that not only benefits the Department of Internal Medicine, but also may extend to other departments or the institution as a whole.

2017, Rafina Khateeb, MD
2016, Denege Ward, MD
2015, Karen Hall, MD
2015, Jennifer Wyckoff, MD

 

Research Awards

Jerome W. Conn Award for Excellence in Research by a Junior Faculty Member 

Jerome W. Conn, MD

This award honors the memory and research prowess of Jerome W. Conn, MD (1907-1994), who spent his entire professional career at the University of Michigan, and whom is known for the first description of primary hyperaldosteronism in a patient with the surgical finding of a 4-centimeter adrenal gland tumor in 1954. This later became known as Conn syndrome. Dr. Conn graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, did his residency in internal medicine at Michigan, performed extensive research into glucose and other metabolic regulation within the body, and was the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Conn published 284 research articles, and his pioneering observations led to Michigan being the premier place in the world for the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal disease. This award recognizes a junior faculty member of the Department for their developing body of research and research trajectory, their developing independence, and research excellence.

2017, Megan Haymart, MD
2016, Vineet Chopra, MD
2015, Grace Chen, PhD, MD
2014, Liz Speliotes, MD, PhD
2013, Jack Iwashyna, MD
2012, Subramaniam Pennathur, MD
2011, Thomas Duen-Shyr Wang, MD, PhD
2010, Vincent B. Young, MD, PhD
2009, David J. Miller, MD, PhD
2008, Pavan R. Reddy, MD
2007, Mariana Kaplan, MD
2006, Martin G. Myers, MD, PhD
2005, Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD
2004, Theodora S. Ross, MD, PhD
2003, Daniel T. Eitzman, MD
2002, Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD
2001, Thomas M. Glaser, MD, PhD
2000, Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
1999, Leslie J. Crofford, MD
1998, Juanita L. Merchant, MD
1997, Steven J. Katz, MD
1997, Blake J. Roessler, MD
1996, Margaret R. Gyetko, MD
1995, Theodore J. Standiford, MD
1994, John W. Wiley, MD
1993, Laurence A. Turka, MD
1992, Peter G. Traber, MD
1991, James W. Wilson, MD, PhD
1990, Stephen G. Emerson, MD
1989, Craig B. Thompson, MD
1988, David Ginsburg, MD
1987, Richard L. Wahl, MD
1986, Francis S. Collins, MD
1985, G.B. John Mancini, MD
1984, Joel M. Weinberg, MD
1984, Roger C. Wiggins, MB, B. Chir
1983, Max S. Wicha, MD
1982, Stephen J. Weiss, MD
1981, H. David Humes, MD
1980, David Dantzker, MD
1979, Beverly S. Mitchell, MD
1978, Jorge J. Gumucio, MD 

 

Teaching Awards

John G. Frohna Outstanding Teaching in Medicine-Pediatrics Award

John G. Frohna, MD, MPH, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and received his Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan. He did his combined residency at the U-M and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was also a pediatric chief resident at the University of Michigan. His interests include medical education, evidence-based medicine, and managed care.

2016, Rebecca Northway, MD

H. Marvin Pollard Award for Outstanding Teaching of Residents

H. Marvin Pollard, MD

Born in Lamar, Colorado, Dr. Pollard received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan in 1931. Dr. Pollard joined the U-M as an instructor in 1933 and rose through the academic ranks to become a full professor in 1951. He headed the section of gastroenterology from 1940 to 1972 and was named emeritus professor in 1971. Dr. Pollard initiated the Section of Gastroenterology in 1940 and remained as its Head until 1972. At the same time, he conducted a substantial private practice and played a leading role in many aspects of organizational medicine. In 1956, a University of Michigan research team headed by Dr. Pollard invented the fiberoptic gastroscope. The device became the prototype of the instrument now universally used in gastrointestinal diagnostic procedures.

Dr. Pollard was Secretary of the World Congress of Gastroenterology in 1958 and successively presided over what was then the American Gastroscopic Society, The American Gastroenterological Association, The American College of Physicians, The American Cancer Society, and the World Organization of Gastroenterology. Until his death, he continued to serve the Department of Internal Medicine as a special consultant and participated vigorously in its activities.

2017, Robert Dickson, MD
2015, Sarah Hartley, MD
2014, Paul Fine, MD

Special Recognition for Contributions to the House Officer Teaching Program

2017, Subramaniam Pennathur, MD
2016, Hitinder Gurm, MD
2015, Vikas Parekh, MD
2014, Cara McDonagh, MD
2014, Anna Booher, MD
2013, Hari Conjeevaram, MD
2012, Avinash Prabhakar, MD
2011, Davoren A. Chick, MD
2011, Daniel R. Kaul, MD
2010, Grace Li-Chun Su, MD
2009, Brent C. Williams, MD, MPH
2008, Martha L. Buckley, MD
2007, Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD
2006, Sanjay K. Saint, MD, MPH
2005, Debaroti Borschel, MD
2004, Kim A. Eagle, MD
2003, Marc E. Lippman, MD
2002, Kym Orsetti, MD
2001, Robert D. Ernst, MD
2000, H. David Humes, MD
1999, Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
1998, Richard H. Moseley, MD
1998, Theodore J. Standiford, MD
1997, Robert W. Lash, MD
1996, Grace H. Elta, MD
1995, Brent C. Williams, MD
1994, Jeoffrey K. Stross, MD
1993, Rodney A. Hayward, MD
1992, John E. Billi, MD

Richard D. Judge Award - Medical Student Teaching

Richard D. Judge, MD

Dr. Richard D. Judge, renowned cardiologist and pioneer in the development of the pacemaker, began his career at the University of Michigan Medical School in 1951. As a mentor to countless aspiring physicians, he set the standards for cardiovascular patient care.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017, Sarah Hartley, MD
2016, Yeong S. Kwok, MD
2015, Eleanor Sun, MD
2014, Vladimir Ognenovski, MD
2013, Andrew Odden, MD
2012, Sarah Hartley, MD
2011, Seetha U. Monrad, MD
2010, Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD
2009, Brent C. Williams, MD, MPH
2008, Liselle Douyon, MD
2007, N. Cary Engleberg, MD
2006, Rebecca W. Van Dyke, MD
2005, Robert G. Sitrin, MD
2004, Arthur W. Tai, MD
2004, Peter Hagan, MD
2003, Elisa A. Ostafin, MD
2002, Thomas H. Sisson, MD
2002, Danielle Kim Turgeon, MD
2001, Robert D. Ernst, MD
2001, Sean K. Kesterson, MD
1999, Paul L. Fine, MD
1998, Richard D. Judge, MD
1997, Mark A. McQuillan, MD
1996, Clinton Lindo, MD
1995, Robert A. Green, MD
1994, Connie J. Standiford, MD
1993, Martha L. Gray, MD
1992, Kemp B. Cease, MD
1992, Kenneth A. Jamerson, MD

Steven E. Gradwohl Excellence in Continuity General Internal Medicine Teaching Award

Steven E. Gradwohl, MD

Dr. Steven E. Gradwohl was a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine from 1994-2013. Known as a "physician's physician", he practiced general internal medicine at the Briarwood Medical Group and was devoted to high-quality patient care and training future physicians. A graduate of Carleton College and the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Gradwohl had been named by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America several times. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served on active duty while in medical residency at the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, and in medical leadership posts at Fort Lee in Virginia and the Presidio in San Francisco. He came to Michigan in 1994, attracted by the opportunity to take part in medical education in an outpatient setting.

"Being a primary care physician has been unbelievably rewarding for me.  There are many other fields with higher pay, and perhaps shorter hours, but none that rivals being a patient's primary health care provider." - Dr. Steven Gradwohl, 2012

2017, Renuka Tipirneni, MD
2016, Jennifer Lukela, MD
2015, John Brinley, MD
2014, Kristin Collier, MD

 

Administration Awards

Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Administration

2017, Johannes Postma
2016, Jolena Nollar
2015, Dawn Meyer
2014, Stephanie Gatica
2013, Mary Ernst Vallone
2012, Julie Brabbs
2011, Stephen P. Fetyko
2010, Mary S. Freer
2009, Cheryl L. Sweetland
2008, Rick A. Bluhm
2008, Tammy M. Ellies
2007, Jeffery H. Holden
2006, Donna L. Hall
2005, Virginia A. Walter
2004, Brian A. Donnellan
2003, Masada Habhab
2002, Leslie J. Harwood
2002, Rod E. Hayhurst
2001, Robert K. Keast
2000, Carol A. Cottrell
1999, Jill M. Smith
1998, Christopher J. Durovich
1997, Michelle Goff
1996, Patty Barry
1996, Rhonda Buck