Faculty Awards & Honors
Four faculty were inducted into Northwestern’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) during a ceremony on March 12:
- James Chandler, MD, ’96 GME, the Lavin/Fates Professor of Neurological Surgery and co-director of the Northwestern Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- Aarati Didwania, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and director of the Honors Program in Medical Education
- Karen Ho, MD, associate professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery
- David Odell, MD, MMSc, assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery
Four faculty were honored during the seventh annual Honors Day on May 17:
James Walter, MD, ’17 GME, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care; Eugene Silinsky, PhD, professor of Pharmacology; and Susan Goldsmith, MD, ’08 GME, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Medical Education, received the George H. Joost Teaching Award. Suzanne Schmidt, MD, ’09 GME, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine, received the Michael M. Ravitch Award for outstanding teaching in a small-group setting.
Arthur Prindle, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, was named a Pew Biomedical Scholar. Prindle will receive a four-year, $300,000 grant to study the genetic signals that prompt bacteria to migrate from densely-packed communities called biofilms. Prindle joins 21 other junior faculty from institutions across the U.S. who were selected by the Pew Charitable Trust for their promise in contributing to science relevant to human health. Mark Huffman, MD, MPH, ’09 GME, the Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy and associate professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, has been named a 2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine.
William McGaghie, ’73 PhD, professor of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine, has received the 2019 John P. Hubbard Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). The Hubbard Award is given annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of evaluation in medicine; NBME noted McGaghie’s nearly 40-year career investigating and improving medical education, with many notable discoveries during his time at Feinberg. Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, the Ruth K. Freinkel, MD, Research Professor of Dermatology and Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, was selected to receive a 2019 Young Investigator Award from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the NCCN Foundation.