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Faculty & Staff

Annual Faculty & Staff Awards

The Dean's Award

The Dean’s Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence, commitment and outstanding contributions to the mission of the medical school.

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in Education

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in Education recognizes faculty members from each respective year of the curriculum (M1 to M4) deemed to have most demonstrated excellence in education in that particular stage of the curriculum. Such excellence may be exhibited through a combination of effective classroom teaching and/or small-group teaching, development of curricula or educational media, scholarly activity related to education, fostering student motivation, development, and independent learning, or other achievements. Documentation of such achievements may include student ratings of instruction, peer evaluations of teaching, recognized improvement in learning outcomes, implementation of curricula or educational media, dissemination of the results of scholarly activities related to education, and other sources of evidence.

The Innovation in Education Award

The Innovation in Education Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate innovation through their teaching and/or contributions to development and improvement of curriculum and/or pedagogy. Innovation may be exhibited through creation of novel methods of teaching, unique curricula or educational media, or creative application of existing teaching methods to enhance teaching and learning.

The Outstanding Mentor Award

The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in mentoring students.

The Outstanding Clinical Role Model Award

The Outstanding Clinical Role Model Award recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in modeling compassionate patient care for the students with whom they work.

The Outstanding Scholar Award

The Outstanding Scholar Award recognizes individuals whose productive scholarly activity makes important contributions to their respective fields, the reputation of the shared academic health system and the quality of education and/or total health care provided by Greenville Health System. Such contributions may be exemplified through a sustained program of research, acquisition of resources for scholarship, partnerships and collaborations, dissemination of scholarly works, and/or recognized impact of the research on educational and/or health outcomes.

The Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes individuals for their meaningful service contributions to the advancement of their professions, the mission of the medical school and the communities we serve.

The Conscious Professionalism Award

The Conscious Professionalism Award recognizes individuals who best demonstrate the lived principles of conscious professionalism in their professional relationships and thereby serve as role models inspiring others.

Volunteer Faculty Appreciation Award

The Volunteer Faculty Appreciation Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service for medical student education and teaching.

 

Past Awards Recipients

2017 Award Recipients

The Outstanding Mentor Award

  • Camiron Pfennig, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

 

The Outstanding Clinical Role-Model Award

  • Meenu Jindal, M.D., Department of Medicine

 

The Innovation in Education Award

  • Mohammed Khalil, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences

 

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M1 Education

  • Shanna Williams, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences

 

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M2 Education

  • Allison Young, M.D., Department of Pathology

 

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M3 Education

  • Sandip Jain, M.D., Department of Medicine, Neurology Division

 

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M4 Education

  • Amanda Hartke, M.D., Department of Pediatrics

 

The Conscious Professionalism Award

  • Sheldon Herring, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences

 

The Outstanding Scholar Award

  • Manuel Casanova, M.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences/Pediatrics

 

The Outstanding Service Award

  • Camiron Pfennig, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

 

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Volunteer Faculty Appreciation Award

  • Carl Bailey, M.D.
  • Larry Harper, M.D.
  • Darrell Jervey, M.D.
  • Pam Snape, M.D.
  • Rafael Igartua, M.D.
  • Robin Howe, M.D.
  • William Algary, M.D.
  • Eddie Ellison, M.D.
  • Paul Schaefer, M.D.
  • Woodrow Long, Jr., M.D.

 

The Dean’s Award

  • April Buchanan, M.D., Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • William Wright, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Michael Wiederman, Ph.D., Office of Faculty Affairs

2016 Award Recipients

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M1 Education Recipients

  • Mohammed Khalil, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Tom Pace, M.D., Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Surgery

 

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M2 Education Recipients

  • Kirk Baston, M.D., Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Pathology 
  • Lauren Demosthenes, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

 

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M3 Education Recipients

  • Molly Benedum, M.D., Center for Family Medicine 
  • John Emerson, M.D., Center for Family Medicine 

 

The Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M4 Education Recipients

  • Melissa Janse, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine 

 

The Innovation in Education Award Recipients

  • Benjamin Griffeth, M.D., Department of Psychiatry 

 

The Outstanding Mentor Award Recipients

  • Donna Schwartz-Watts, M.D., Department of Psychiatry 

 

The Outstanding Scholar Award Recipients

  • Bruce Lessey, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences 
  • Amy Picklesimer, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences 

 

The Outstanding Service Award Recipients

  • Mohammed Khalil, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences 
  • Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Jayne Reuben, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences 
  • William Wright, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences 

 

The Conscious Leadership Award Recipients

  • Tom Pace, M.D., Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Surgery
  • Peggy Wagner, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences 

 

The Dean’s Award

  • Spence Taylor, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Ron Knappenberger, Director of Integrated Technology
  • Stanley Van Hofe, M.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus