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Trailblazer Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education

The Trailblazer Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education recognizes our faculty's time and effort devoted to educating future physicians. Nominated by their peers, recipients of the award are recognized as effective teachers who engage, inspire, and mentor learners, demonstrate teaching innovations in curriculum design, and serve as a catalyst for enhancing teaching and learning.


2020 Recipients

Kenneth Bennett, MD
Beverly Bryant, MD
Caroline Compretta, PhD
Jonah Gunalda, MD
Jessie Harvey, MD
Laura Hendon, CGC
Nick Hoda, MD
Brett Jeter, MD
Mark Ladner, MD
Anna Lerant, PhD
Vanetta Levesque, MD
LaToya Mason, MD
Michael McMullan, MD
Risa Moriarity, MD
Robert Morris, MD
Rahat Noor, MD
Chris Reed, DO
Randall Reid, MD
Damian Romero, PhD
Tom Skelton, MD
Jenner Tiscareno, MD
Lauren Tucker, MD
Laura Vick, MD


2019 Recipients
Allison Barrett, MD
William Black, MD
James Brock, MD
Amanda Clark, MD
Savannah Duckworth, MD
Jonah Gunalda, MD
Kimberly Harkins, MD
Zeb Henson, MD
Robert Hester, PhD
Joy Houston, MD
Kimberly Paduda, MD
Peter Pendergrass, MD
Shannon Pittman, MD
Julie Schumacher, PhD
Sarah Sterling, MD
Henrique Vale, MD
Srinivasan Vijayakumar, MD
Melanie Wilson, PhD
Licy Yanes, MD


2018 Recipients

Caroline Compretta, PhD
Crystal Lim, PhD
Alan Penman, MBCHb, PhD, MPH
Mallikarjuna Pabbidi, DVM, PhD
Robin Rockhold, PhD
Jennifer Sasser, PhD
Kimberley Ward, MD


2017 Recipients

Sarosh Batlivala, MD
John Correia, PhD
Dongmei Cui, MD (hon), PhD
Ryan Darling, PhD
Rana El Feghaly, MD, MSCI
Ivonne Galarza, MD
Sara Gleason, MD
Cameron Guild, MD
Robert Hamilton, MD
Virginia Harrison, MD
Zeb Henson, MD
John Ingram, MD
Jeremy Jackson, MD
Jon Jackson, MD
Robert Kramer, PhD
Lakshmi Kurnutala, MD
David R. Norris, MD
Kim Paduda, MD
Ian Paul, PhD
Alan Penman, MBCHb, PhD, MPH
Scott Rodgers, MD
Jimmy Stewart, MD
Stephen Stray, PhD
Samuel Thigpen, MD
Thais Tonore, MD
Eric Vallender, PhD
Susan Warren, PhD
Daniel Williams, PhD
Holly Zimmerman, MS, CGC