2018 recipients of DGIM Excellence Awards

Friday, October 12, 2018

We are proud to announce the 3rd annual GIM Excellence Award winners! The recipients listed below were nominated by division members and received a certificate as well as a gift. The winners were announced at the annual GIM Wine + Cheese event on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Congratulations to the award recipients!

Early Career Research Award

This award recognizes early career achievement. Criteria are scientific merit, innovation, clinical/medical impact, and quality of the research environment.

Recipient: Karen Goldstein, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine


Practice Excellence Award

This award recognizes a GIM faculty member in a clinical setting, who has distinguished himself/herself and the profession by outstanding clinical performance.

Recipient: Pahresah Roomiany, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine


Clinical Mentoring Award

This award recognizes excellence in clinical mentoring by a faculty member who demonstrates qualities of a trusted advisor and an influential supporter as demonstrated by the accomplishments of individual mentees.

Recipient: Vernee Belcher, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine


Research Mentoring Award

This award recognizes excellence in research mentoring by a faculty member who demonstrates qualities of a trusted advisor and an influential supporter as demonstrated by the accomplishments of individual mentees.

Recipient: John Williams, MD, Professor of Medicine


Educational Excellence Award

Eligible candidates are those who consistently deliver high standards of care and are looked upon as a role model by his or her peers. Additional consideration is given to: (a) impact on education of residents and students in our midst, (b) a track record of sharing his/her expertise with other health care professionals, and/or, (c) recognized contributions and volunteer service to national organizations.

Recipient: Poonam Sharma, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine


Quality Improvement Award

This award recognizes a faculty member(s) who leads quality improvement initiatives in General Internal Medicine that improve important aspects of clinical care at Duke. The award is intended to highlight outstanding team approaches to implementing interventions that improve both patient care and safety.

Recipients:
Aparna Kamath, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Kevin Shah, MD, Medical Instructor


Staff Excellence Award

This award recognizes exemplary service to the division. Eligible candidates must have been with the division for at least 1 year. Nominations were based on the following attributes: problem solving, creativity, leadership, team work and overall positive attitude.

Recipients:
Jennifer Bowen, Administrative Specialist for Duke Palliative Care
Sharee Southern, Patient Services Associate for Duke Primary Care at Pickett Road

Click here to see a full listing of past excellence award winners.