October 12, 2016

Top faculty honored at annual Argus Awards ceremony

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Argus Awards 2016 Students from the UAB School of Medicine have named 20 faculty and six clinical departments winners of the 2016 Argus Awards.

Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education. Faculty members are nominated by course evaluations, and students vote to select award winners in each category.

Argus Award recipients and nominees were honored at a reception on Friday, Oct. 7 at Children’s Harbor. 

Winners of the 2016 Argus Awards are:

MS1

Best Introductory Module
Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Best Educator in Patient, Doctor & Society
Michael Saag, M.D., professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease

Best Educator in Fundamentals of Medicine
William Brooks, Ph.D., associate professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Best Educator in Cardiovascular
Silvio Litovsky, M.D., associate professor of Pathology

Best Educator in Pulmonary
James Willig, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease

Best Educator in Gastrointestinal
Cathy Fuller, Ph.D., associate professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Best Educator in Renal
Mark Bevensee, Ph.D., associate professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Best MS1 Organ Module
Renal

MS2

Musculoskeletal & Skin
William Brooks, Ph.D., associate professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Neurosciences
Victor Sung, M.D., assistant professor of Neurology

Hematology/Oncology
Vishnu Reddy, M.D., professor of Pathology

Endocrine Systems
Shawn Galin, Ph.D., associate professor Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Reproductive Systems
David Resuehr, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Best MS2 Organ Module
Neurosciences

MS3

Birmingham Department
Obstetrics & Gynecology (tie)
Surgery (tie)

Birmingham Clinical Educator
Hussein Abdullatif, M.D., professor of Pediatrics

Huntsville Department
Medicine (tie)
Surgery (tie)

Huntsville Clinical Educator
Farrah Ibrahim (tie), associate professor of Medicine
Tarak Vasavada (tie), professor of Psychiatry

Montgomery Department
Surgery

Montgomery Clinical Educator
Duncan McRae, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery

Tuscaloosa Department
Pediatrics

Tuscaloosa Clinical Educator
Heather Taylor, M.D., assistant professor of Medical Education

Excellence in Education by a Community-based Physician for the Birmingham campus
Michael Vaughn, M.D.

Excellence in Education by a Community-based Physician for the Huntsville campus
James Gilbert, M.D.

Excellence in Education by a Community-based Physician for the Montgomery campus
Shane Lee, M.D.

Excellence in Education by a Community-based Physician for the Tuscaloosa campus
Quinton Matthews, M.D
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