May 25, 2021

Rosenblum Named 2021 Dean’s Excellence Award Winner in Teaching

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RS17723 Fran Lund 4 scrFrida Rosenblum, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Pathology, is awarded the 2021 Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching as junior faculty, an award she calls, “a dream come true.”

“Dr. Rosenblum is a wonderful mentor and leader for our trainees and other faculty in her specialty area of cytopathology,” said George Netto, M.D., Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair of UAB Pathology. “We are so excited to celebrate her winning this award. She is an example of the dynamic, energetic junior faculty in our department who are so dedicated to teaching.”

Rosenblum joined UAB Pathology in 2014 as an assistant professor, having completed fellowships in cytopathology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and in surgical pathology and hematopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She became the department’s Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director in 2017.

Rosenblum recalls learning that two of her colleagues and friends, former faculty Deniz Peker, M.D., and Jennifer Gordetsky, M.D., had won the award in 2018. “I thought, ‘That is just awesome…I wish I could win it myself,’” Rosenblum says. “And I did, through a lot of hard work, through a lot of effort and help from the department and all my colleagues.”

Rosenblum has been nominated repeatedly for the School of Medicine’s Argus Awards, which she won in October of 2020 as Best Educator in MS2 Organ Module – Hematology/Oncology. She won the Leonard H. Robinson Award for Excellence in resident Education in Anatomic Pathology in 2018, and received numerous recognitions for her work as a trainee.

A native of Ecuador, Rosenblum is an associate scientist with the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Biology and Immunology Program and an active member of the American Society of Cytopathology. She serves on clinical competency and fellowship committees for cytopathology, hematopathology, and dermatopathology, and her research interests lied in translational research with application of cytogenetics and molecular analysis to diagnostic cytology and surgical pathology. She has taught fellows in nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, head and neck surgery, and pathology. In addition, Rosenblum has mentored several clinical fellows in their cytopathology board exam.