Dean's Excellence Awards

The Dean’s Excellence Awards are annual honors to recognize outstanding contributions made by faculty across the School of Medicine—one to a junior faculty member (instructor or assistant professor) and the other to a senior faculty member (associate professor or full professor)—in the areas of service, teaching, research, mentorship and diversity enhancement. 

Awardees are selected through a peer-review process facilitated by a member of the dean’s leadership team.

Samantha Hill, M.D., MPH

Samantha Hill, M.D., MPH Diversity Enhancement

Junior Faculty
Department of Pediatrics
Susan Cecelia “Celia” Hutto, M.D.

Susan Cecelia “Celia” Hutto, M.D. Service

Senior Faculty
Department of Pediatrics
Seth Landefeld, M.D.

Seth Landefeld, M.D. Diversity Enhancement

Senior Faculty
Department of Medicine
Rachael Lee, M.D., MSPH

Rachael Lee, M.D., MSPH Service

Junior Faculty
Deparment of Medicine
Carlie Stein Somerville, M.D.

Carlie Stein Somerville, M.D. Service

Junior Faculty
Department of Medicine
Edgar Turner Overton, M.D.

Edgar Turner Overton, M.D. Service

Senior Faculty
Department of Medicine
William Stephen Stigler, M.D.

William Stephen Stigler, M.D. Service

Senior Faculty
Department of Medicine
Rebekah Weil, M.D.

Rebekah Weil, M.D. Teaching

Junior Faculty
Department of Medicine
Brandi McCleskey, M.D.

Brandi McCleskey, M.D. Mentoring

Junior Faculty
Department of Pathology
Sixto Leal, M.D., Ph.D.

Sixto Leal, M.D., Ph.D. Service

Junior Faculty
Department of Pathology
Frida Rosenblum Donath, M.D.

Frida Rosenblum Donath, M.D. Teaching

Junior Faculty
Department of Pathology
Peter Anderson, DVM, Ph.D.

Peter Anderson, DVM, Ph.D. Teaching

Senior Faculty
Department of Pathology
Karen Cropsey, Psy.D.

Karen Cropsey, Psy.D. Mentoring

Senior Faculty
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology
Ashley Harms, Ph.D.

Ashley Harms, Ph.D. Research

Junior Faculty
Department of Neurology
Christine Curcio, Ph.D.

Christine Curcio, Ph.D. Research

Senior Faculty
Department of Opthalmology
Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (Hon.), FAPS

Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (Hon.), FAPS Research

Senior Faculty
Department of Anesthesiology
Lauren Tanner, M.D., FACS

Lauren Tanner, M.D., FACS Service

Junior Faculty
Department of Surgery
Robin Lester, Ph.D.

Robin Lester, Ph.D. Teaching

Senior Faculty
Department of Neurobiology