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Pediatric Physicians Receive Four of Nine
2015 Dean's Excellence Awards

Dr. AschermanLee I. Ascherman, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, is a senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Diversity Enhancement. 

Dr. KingMichele Kong, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care, is the junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award for Service. She is the co-founder of KultureCity a non-profit for individuals with autism and their families. Kong has a unique background that plays a role in her dedication and devotion to service to her school and field, said Richard J. Whitley, M.D., UAB Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics.
 
Dr. Madan SwainAvi Madan-Swain, PhD, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service. Madan-Swain created and implemented the Division’s Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program.

Dr. Nichols
Michele Nichols, MD, professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Education. Nichols has made significant contributions within the department, serving as the director of the Pediatric Residency program for the last 20 years. 

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