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Two of the Department of Pathology Faculty members are recipients of the 2018 School of Medicine Dean's Excellence Awards: Marisa Marques, M.D., Professor, Laboratory Medicine who won the Senior Excellence in Teaching Award, and Adam Wende, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Molecular & Cellular Pathology, with the Junior Excellence in Research Award.  

 Fifteen outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2018 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.

"I am so pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Dean's Excellence Awards," said Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president for Medicine and Dean of the UAB School of Medicine. "These awards acknowledge and celebrate the excellent work done by our faculty across these key areas. Each of the individuals honored this year have much to be proud of in their careers here at UAB, and I greatly appreciate what they bring to our community and this institution."

"Our Department is honored to be the home of two Dean's Excellence Award winners this year," said George Netto, M.D., Chairman of the Department. "Their dedication to teaching and research is worth celebrating and this honor is well deserved."

Dean's Excellence Awards

The 2018 winners are:

Excellence in Research
Adam Wende, Ph.D.
Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D.
Steven Rowe, M.D., MSPH
John Kearney, Ph.D.

Excellence in Teaching 
Stephanie Berger, M.D.
Michael Barnett, M.D., MS, FAAP, FAAHPM
Marisa Marques, M.D.
Vineeta Kumar, M.D.

Excellence in Service
Ben Wei, M.D.
Chad Petit, Ph.D.
Veena Antony, M.D.
Sarah Nafziger, M.D.

Excellence in Mentorship
Senior: Stu Frank, M.D.

Excellence in Diversity Enhancement
Junior: Jamie McKinney, M.D.
Senior: Monica Baskin, Ph.D.

The winners will be honored at a celebration event held June 19 in the Barbara and Edward Partridge Atrium of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.