DGIM Excellence Awards

We did something a little bit different this year at the annual DGIM Wine, Cheese, & Posters event. We wanted to recognize some of the amazing work in our division by giving out the first ever Duke GIM Excellence Awards. The recipients listed below were nominated by you and received a certificate as well as a gift. Congratulations to the award recipients!

* GIM Staff Excellence Awardimg_4215

This award recognizes exemplary service to the division. Eligible candidates must have been with the division for at least 1 year. Nominations were based on the following attributes: problem solving, creativity, leadership, team work and overall positive attitude.

Recipient: Harriett Ware, Administrative Assistant

img_4200* Early Career Investigator Award

This award recognizes early career achievement. Criteria are scientific merit, innovation, clinical/medical impact, and quality of the research environment.

Recipient: Leah Zullig, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine


img_4202* Research to Practice Award

Criteria included the quality of the research, the effectiveness of research dissemination and translation approach, and the impact of the research.

Recipient: Jennifer Gierisch, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine


img_4209* Outstanding Early Career Clinician-Educator Award

Eligible candidates are those early career faculty (Assistant Professor/Instructor) who are making a significant contribution to the education and training of students/trainees in medicine via teaching, mentoring, or program development.

Recipient: Karen Goldstein, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

img_4213* Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

Eligible candidates are those who consistently deliver high standards of care and are looked upon as a role model by his or her peers. Additional consideration was given to the following: (1) impact on education of residents and students in our midst, (2) a track record of sharing his/her expertise with other health care professionals, and/or (3) recognized contributions and volunteer service to national organizations.

Recipient: Daniella Zipkin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine


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