Faculty Awards & Honors
Donald Lloyd Jones, MD, ScM, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and of Pediatrics, received the American Heart Association’s Distinguished National Leadership Award.
Steve Xu, MD, MSc, the Ruth K. Freinkel, MD, Professor, assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology, and of Pediatrics in the Division of Dermatology, was named to MIT Technology Review’s 2022 class of Innovators Under 35, an annual list recognizing the “brightest young minds working in technology today.” Xu was lauded in the material science category for being part of a Northwestern team that created soft, flexible, skin-safe patches that can monitor a baby’s vital signs wirelessly.
Herbert Meltzer, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the Division of General Psychiatry, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, received the Institute of Living’s annual C. Charles Burlingame, MD, Award, presented annually to a “luminary in American and international psychiatry who has made significant contributions to the field.”
Mary McDermott, MD, the Jeremiah Stamler Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, was awarded the 2022 PVD Distinguished Achievement Award by the American Heart Association’s Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD).
Matthew DeBerge, PhD, research assistant professor of Pathology, was awarded the BCVS Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award by the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) Council.
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, vice dean for Diversity and Inclusion, chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine and Magerstadt Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and of Medical Social Sciences, received the 2022 Gold Heart Award from the American Heart Association.
Amy Paller, MD, chair of the Department of Dermatology and the Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology and professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Dermatology, was named the recipient of the 2022 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education. Feinberg presents this honor annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in research that emphasizes translational approaches, teaching, mentoring, and leadership.
Talia Lerner, PhD, assistant professor of Neuroscience, has been awarded the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award by the Society for Neuroscience. The award recognizes originality and creativity in research and promotes success during academic transitions prior to tenure.
Josh Levitsky, MD, ’08 MS, professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, of Medical Education, and of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation, has been selected as president-elect of the American Society of Transplantation (AST). Levitsky’s term as president will begin in June 2023. With more than 4,000 members, the society is the largest transplant organization in North America and is a recognized authority for research, advocacy, education and organ donation.
Yuan Luo, PhD, associate professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, of Pediatrics and in the McCormick School of Engineering, has been named vice chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2023 Informatics Summit taking place in March in Seattle.
Jen Brown, MPH, lecturer of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, and director of the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), has been appointed co-chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.
Sara Becker, PhD, director of IPHAM’s new Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS), professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Medical Social Sciences, and the Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry, and Kelli Scott, PhD, assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and a member of CDIS, won the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) Award for Best Research-focused Symposium.
Dinee Simpson, MD, vice chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Surgery and assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation, was named an NYU Alumni Changemaker for developing Northwestern Medicine’s African American Transplant Access Program.