We are proud to announce the 7th annual GIM Excellence Awards, presented by our Division Chief, Dr. Ebony Boulware, in the video below. This year we have 11 different awards, including 10 individual awards as well as one team award.
A special thank you goes out to all those who submitted nominations for these awards and to our awards committee for their assistance in selecting this year's recipients.
These awards recognize exemplary service to the division in the respective area. 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.
- Administrative Staff Excellence Award
Recipient: Christina Alamo, Duke GIM Staff Assistant
- Hospital Medicine Staff Excellence Award
Recipient: Tamara Mueller, Hospital Medicine Strategic Services Associate
- Primary Care Staff Excellence Award
Recipient: Heather Beau, DOC Service Access Manager
- Staff Excellence Team Award
Recipients: GIM Research Staff Team
Avi Alkon, Cassie Bowman, Ashley Cabacungan, Iris Pounds, Tara Strigo
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: Tatyana Der, MD
Primary Care Practice Excellence Award
This award recognizes a GIM faculty member in an outpatient clinical setting, who has distinguished himself/herself and the profession by outstanding clinical performance.Practice Excellence Award.
Recipient: Nastassia Schenkel, MD
Hospital Medicine Practice Excellence Award
This award recognizes a GIM faculty member in an inpatient clinical setting, who has distinguished himself/herself and the profession by outstanding clinical performance.Practice Excellence Award.
Recipient: Eric Chu, MD
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: Alex Cho, MD
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: Noppon (Pooh) Setji, MD
- 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: Colby Feeney, MD
- 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.
Recipient: Joel Boggan, MD
Click here to see a full listing of past excellence award winners.