Faculty Awards and Honors

Robert Goldman, PhD
Farzaneh Sorond, MD, PhD
Betina Yanez, PhD

Michael Markl, PhD

Robert Goldman, PhD, chair of Cell and Molecular Biology and the Stephen Walter Ranson Professor of Cell Biology, and was honored at a symposium celebrating his distinguished, nearly 40-year career at Northwestern. Goldman also recently received an honorary doctorate degree and medal from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, for his decades of ground-breaking work on intermediate filaments, elucidating their structure and function, and their role in nuclear and cellular mechanics and architecture.

Farzaneh Sorond, MD, PhD, chief of Stroke and Neurocritical Care and vice chair for faculty development and education in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, has been named associate dean for faculty development at Feinberg.

James Carr, MD, ’00 ’01 GME, the Drs. Frederick John Bradd and William Kennedy Memorial Professor of Radiology and professor of Medicine, was named chair of Feinberg’s Department of Radiology.

Kathleen Grady, PhD
Guillermo Ameer, ScD, professor of Surgery, was elected as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Arthur Prindle, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, was named a 2018 Packard Fellow, recognizing him as one of the nation’s most promising early-career scientists and giving him freedom to take risks in his field of study. Prindle’s laboratory aims to understand and engineer collective behaviors in communities of bacteria.

Marla Mendelson, MD, ’87 GME, associate professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, was named co-director of the Northwestern Women’s Health Research Institute.

Teresa Woodruff, PhD, vice chair for research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and dean of the Graduate School, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, an independent organization of professionals from the fields of health and medicine and natural, social and behavioral sciences.

Dimitri Krainc, MD, chair of Neurology and the Aaron Montgomery Ward Professor, received the 2018 American Neurological Association Soriano Award.

Betina Yanez, PhD, assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences, received the New Investigator Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of psychosocial oncology.

Michael Markl, PhD, the Lester B. and Frances T. Knight Professor of Cardiac Imaging and professor of Radiology was recently named president of the Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography.

John Rogers, PhD, professor of Surgery, was awarded the 2018 Materials Research Society Medal for his contributions to materials science.

Kathleen Grady, PhD, professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery and of Medicine, was elected as a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association (AHA). The award honors AHA members who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research.

Nathaniel Soper, MD
Stephen Hanauer, MD
Nathaniel Soper, MD, chair and the Loyal and Edith Davis Professor of Surgery, was inducted into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Genetic Medicine and the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine, was named a 2018 National Academy of Inventors fellow.

Clyde Yancy, MD, chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine and the Magerstadt Professor, was honored at Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Annual Pulse of the City Gala for his work improving cardiovascular outcomes and advocating equal access to healthcare.

Calvin R. Brown Jr., MD, ’82 GME, professor of Medicine, was given the American College of Rheumatology’s Distinguished Fellowship Program Director Award as a reflection of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of rheumatology.

Regan Thomas, MD, ’79 GME, professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, received the Mentor of the Year Award from the Young Physician section of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Stephen Hanauer, MD, the Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine, has been awarded the Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award by the American College of Gastroenterology in recognition of his contributions to clinical gastroenterology.

Chad Duncan, PhD, associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been named director of the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center.

Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, ’06 GME, director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation and the George H. Gardner, MD, professor of Clinical Gynecology, received the American Public Health’s Excellence Award. Simon was also accepted into the 2019 cohort of the Presidential Leadership Scholar Program, a highly competitive national program dedicated to leadership development (read more about Simon here).