Western University of Health Sciences Institute for Medical Educators Western University of Health Sciences
Institute for Medical Educators

Faculty Awards

Paul Aversano

Paul Aversano, DO

DO 2016 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2013

Edward Barnes, MD

Edward Barnes, MD

Personal & Professional Goal Achievement, 2015
Professionalism: Personal Responsibility & Accountability, 2014
DO 2015 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2013

Jim Bell, EdD

Jim Bell, EdD

Unsung Hero Award, 2013

Benninger

Brion Benninger, MD, MSc

Outstanding Basic Science/Anatomical Science
Faculty Member of the Year, 2013
Lifelong Learning Research Award, 2013
Lifelong Learning Teaching Innovation Award, 2013
DO 2016 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2013
DO 2015 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2013
DO 2015 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member Award, 2012
COMP-Northwest Educational Scholar of the Year Award, 2012

Xiaoning Bi

Xiaoning Bi, PhD

Lifelong Learning Research Award, 2012, 2013

Joe Brown

Joe Brown, DO

DO 2016 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2014
DO 2017 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2015

Philip Brownell

Philip Brownell, PhD

Outstanding Cross Campus Colleague Faculty Award, 2012
DO 2015 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2012, 2013

Mihai Covasa, PhD

Mihai Covasa, PhD

Lifelong Learning in Research Award, 2015

Alissa Craft, DO

Alissa Craft, DO

Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member of the Year Award, 2013
DO 2015 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2013

Alan Cundari

Alan Cundari, DO

Outstanding Community Service Award, 2013, 2014, 2015
Respect for Human Dignity, 2014
Professionalism: Personal Responsibility/Accountability Award, 2013

Robyn Dreibelbis

Robyn Dreibelbis, DO

Unsung Hero Award, 2014
Respect for Human Dignity, 2014
Professionalism: Personal Responsibility/Accountability Award, 2013

Mariam Fahim, DO

Mariam Fahim, DOD

DO 2016 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award (COMP-NW), 2014

Jeff Felton, PhD

Jeffrey Felton, PhD

Respect for Human Dignity Award, 2011

Katherine Fisher

Katherine Fisher, DO

Unsung Hero Award, 2015

Duane Foley

Duane Foley, PhD

Unsung Hero Award, 2012

Marcel Fraix

Marcel Fraix, DO

DO 2014 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2011
DO 2015 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2012

Sandra Garner

Sandra Garner

Professionalism: Personal Responsibility & Accountability Award, 2015
Teamwork Award, 2012

Rebecca Giusti, DO

Rebecca Giusti, DO

Outstanding Community Service Award, 2011

Ed Goering, DO

Ed Goering, DO

Lifelong Learning Teaching Innovation Award, 2014

Raj Kandpal

Raj Kandpal, PhD

Respect for Human Dignity Award, 2015

Glen Kisby PhD

Glen Kisby, PhD

Lifelong Learning in Research Award, 2014, 2015

James Martin

James Martin, Dr.Rer.Nat.

Unsung Hero Award, 2013

James May, PhD

James May, PhD

Lifelong Learning Teaching Innovation Award, 2012

Kate McCaffrey, DO

Kate McCaffrey, DO

DO 2017 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award (COMP-NW), 2014

Katherine Mitsouras, PhD

Katherine Mitsouras, PhD

Teamwork Award, 2015
Student Focus Award, 2014

Cyrus Parsa, DO

Cyrus Parsa, DO

DO 2016 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2013

Robert Pechnick

Robert Pechnick, PhD

DO 2018 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2015
DO 2017 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2014

John Pham, DO

John Pham, DO

Lifelong Learning in Teaching Innovation Award, 2014, 2015

Andrew Pumerantz, DO

Andrew Pumerantz, DO

Outstanding Cross Campus Colleague Faculty Award, 2012

David Redding, DO

David Redding, DO

DO 2018 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2015
DO 2017 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2014
Respect for Human Dignity Award, 2012

Elizabeth Rega, PhD

Elizabeth Rega, PhD

Outstanding Community Service Award, 2013

Marian Safaoui, MD

Marian Safaoui, MD

Respect for Human Dignity Award, 2013
Unsung Hero Award, 2011, 2014, 2015

A Sathananthan

Airani Sathananthan, MD

Student Focus Award, 2015
Teamwork Award, 2013, 2014
Respect for Human Dignity Award, 2014
Lifelong Learning in Research Award, 2014

Beatrice Saviola, PhD

Beatrice Saviola, PhD

Personal & Professional Goal Achievement Award, 2013
Lifelong Learning in Research Award, 2011

Michael Seffinger, DO

Michael Seffinger, DO

Personal & Professional Goal Achievement Award, 2012

Derrick Sorweide, DO

Derrick Sorweide, DO

DO 2018 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2015

Michelle Steinauer

Michelle Steinauer, PhD

DO 2015 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2013

Cosimo Storniolo

Cosimo Storniolo, MD

DO 2017 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2015

Richard Sugerman, PhD

Richard Sugerman, PhD

Outstanding Community Service Award, 2012

C Talbot

Colleen Talbot, PhD

Student Focus Award, 2013

Gerald Thrush, PhD

Gerald Thrush, PhD

Student Focus Award, 2011, 2012
Teamwork Award, 2011
Lifelong Learning in Teaching Innovation Award, 2011, 2013, 2014
DO 2014 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2011
DO 2015 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2012
DO 2016 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2013
DO 2016 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2014
DO 2017 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2014
DO 2018 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2015

Dat Trinh, DO

Dat Trinh, DO

Professionalism – Personal Responsibility and Accountability Award, 2011, 2012

Vishwanath Venketaraman

Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD

Lifelong Learning in Research Award, 2015
DO 2015 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2013
DO 2016 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2014
DO 2017 Outstanding Basic Science Faculty Award, 2015
(COMP-Pomona and COMP-NW)

Ed Wagner, PhD

Ed Wagner, PhD

Personal and Professional Goal Achievement Award, 2014

Vicki Wedel, PhD

Vicki Wedel, PhD

Lifelong Learning in Teaching Innovation Award, 2015

Stephanie White, DO

Stephanie White, DO

Personal and Professional Goal Achievement Award, 2011

Stanley Wong, PhD

Stanley Wong, PhD

Outstanding Community Service Award, 2013