At a reception last month, The University of Toledo College of Medicine recognized 12 faculty members for their outstanding work.
“The College of Medicine has great faculty and these awards honor individuals for their dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of the College of Medicine and the University,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor, executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences.
Dr. Steven Selman, professor and chair of the Department of Urology, was honored with the Career Achievement Award for his outstanding work as part of the college for more than 30 years. His dedication as a clinician, scientist and educator, made him the perfect candidate for the award, Gold said.
Also recognized were winners of the Mentoring Award: Dr. Patricia Hogue, associate professor and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, and Dr. David Pearson, assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Research awards were given to Dr. Kathryn Eisenmann, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, who received the New Investigator Award, and Dr. John Turner Jr., professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, who received the Sustained Research Award.
The Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence began in 1987 and honors clinical, volunteer, basic science and junior faculty. The 2013 winners are:
• Dr. Christopher Lynn, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, received his MD from the Medical College of Ohio. He completed his residency at the UT Medical Center, formerly the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, and began working as a professor in the medical college upon completion.
• Dr. William D. Harvey, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, is a volunteer UT faculty member from Bryan, Ohio.
• Dr. Doddipatla S. Rao, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, is from Bryan, Ohio. Both Rao and Harvey practice at Parkview Physicians Group in Bryan and volunteer at UT.
Basic Science Faculty
• Dr. Cynthia Smas, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, started working at UT in 2000 and is a volunteer faculty member at Bowling Green State University.
• Dr. Nicolas Chiaia, professor in the Department of Neurosciences, started working at UT in 1988 when it was the Medical College of Ohio.
• Dr. Viviana P. Ferreira, assistant professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, has worked at UT since 2009 with a focus on inflammation in cardiovascular diseases.
• Dr. Krishe Menezes, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, has been working at UT since 2010 with a focus in movement and neurological disorders.