Faculty Awards & Honors
Kyle Eagen, PhD, instructor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, Ruth K. Freinkel, MD, Research Professor and assistant professor of Dermatology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, each received Director’s Awards from the National Institutes of Health. Eagen was given the Early Independence Award, and Choi received the New Innovator Award. Both support creative early stage investigators doing innovative, high-impact projects. (Read more about Choi’s research here).
John Varga, MD, John and Nancy Hughes Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology, director of the Northwestern Scleroderma Program and co-editor of the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scleroderma Foundation. The foundation, which has given this award to physicians only twice in its history, mentioned Varga’s more than a decade of service as chair of its Medical & Scientific Advisory Board and his role in creating the Early Career Investigator workshop and establishing the SCORE Grant program.
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, ’06 GME, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, vice chair for clinical research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor of Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Marion Spencer Fay Award, presented annually by the Drexel University College of Medicine Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, in recognition of her contributions to women’s health, health equity and national health policy.
John Gatta, PhD, assistant professor of Family and Community Medicine, received the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Statistical Association’s Section on the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences. Gatta is the course director for biostatistics courses offered through Feinberg’s Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program.
David Green, MD, ’74 PhD, professor emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, received the “Walk in Our Shoes” Award from the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, was chosen to receive the Lupus Foundation of America’s 2017 Evelyn V. Hess Award.
Jeffrey Wayne, MD, chief of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, received the Melanoma Research Foundation’s Humanitarian Award, presented to a leader who has committed to fighting melanoma through exemplary patient care, cutting-edge research or scientific leadership.