The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony took place virtually on Wednesday, May 20. Many of the awards for faculty were given to members of the Department of Medicine.

George J. Stuart Award

Khalil Ghanem, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases

The Stuart Award was established in 1969 following the bequest of a grateful patient, George J. Stuart of Washington, D.C. Dr. Stuart stipulated that the income from his bequest be presented to an outstanding clinical teacher in the School of Medicine. The selection is made by the senior students.

The W. Barry Wood Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching

Allan Gelber, professor in the Division of Rheumatology

The W. Barry Wood, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded annually to the teachers voted by the students in the preclinical years to have been most inspirational and/or effective.

Graduate Student Teaching Award

Ashwini Davison, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine

The Graduate Student Teaching Award, established in 1986 by the Graduate Student Association, recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring at the graduate level in the biomedical sciences.

Professors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching

Belinda Chen, assistant professor in the Division of Bayview Internal Medicine, for teaching by a part time faculty member

Janet Record, assistant professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Bayview, for teaching in the clinical sciences

Stephen Sozio, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, for teaching in the biomedical sciences

The Professors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1981 by the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty and is intended to honor each year members of the faculty whose teaching is judged to have had a profound effect on students in the School of Medicine.

Martin D. Abeloff Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medical and Biomedical Education

Lee Randol Barker (not pictured), professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine

The Martin D. Abeloff Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medical and Biomedical Education, the highest of the Institute for Excellence in Education’s honors, is named for Dr. Martin D. Abeloff, whose long and illustrious career at Johns Hopkins left an indelible mark. Dr. Abeloff was at Hopkins beginning in 1966, and served as Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1992 until his passing in 2007. He was a visionary leader, a superb physician and a world class scholar, in addition to being a much respected colleague and mentor. His educational leadership on the Committee on Educational Values and Rewards led to the formation of the IEE.

Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) Teaching Awards

Erica Johnson, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, for faculty 10 or more years

Gigi Liu, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, for faculty less than 10 years

Monica Mix, instruction in the Division of General Internal Medicine, for faculty part-time

The Teaching Awards are intended to recognize outstanding achievement in teaching. Three awards are given: one for those on faculty less than 10 years, one for those on faculty 10 or more years, and one specifically for part-time faculty.

IEE Leadership and Mentoring Award

Nisha Chandra-Strobos, professor in the Division of Cardiology

The Leadership and Mentoring Award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in mentoring. The recipient is selected based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees. Mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. Mentors may contribute in many areas, including, but not limited to intellectual growth and development, career development, professional guidance and advocacy.

IEE Educational Scholarship Award

Sanjay Desai, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary

The Educational Scholarship Award is designed for the faculty member who has a body of educational scholarship work. We define scholarship broadly and include not only publications, but also workshops, other dissemination and contributions to other institutions.

IEE Educational Program Award

GIMboree at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

The Educational Program Award is intended to recognize a noteworthy medical or biomedical team responsible for a teaching program which has been implemented for five years or less. Programs are judged on their impact on learners, including learner satisfaction, educational outcomes attained and scholarship and recognition.

To watch a video of the full ceremony, click here.

For highlights from the Johns Hopkins University virtual commencement ceremony, click here.

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