February 20, 2018

Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Deniz Peker, M.D.

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Deniz Peker, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, is the junior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentorship.

Peker joined the Department of Pathology in 2012 after completing her fellowship in hematology at the University of South Florida. Since joining UAB, Peker has served as clinical co-director for the Hematology-Oncology module. Peker, who has been actively involved in undergraduate medical education, was nominated for Argus Awards in Best MS-2 Organ Module co-director in 2014 and 2015.

She has mentored the SOM Pathology Interest Group since January 2014. As the mentor, she has each year organized general clinical activities related to pathology and specifically to hematology.