This honorary award acknowledges individuals whose actions, example and efforts contribute to a respectful and supportive environment at the university and in the Western New York community.
A diverse and inclusive campus community enhances excellence in research and academic medicine by broadening and strengthening teaching, learning and scholarship. If you actively work to create a welcoming climate of respect and inclusiveness, you may be a good candidate for the Award of Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity.
The awards are presented by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement.
Awards are given annually to recipients in each the following categories:
For this award we are specifically looking for a Jacobs School faculty member who goes above and beyond in terms of community outreach in Western New York.
Previous recipients are not eligible for nomination.
All nominees must be a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Senior Associate Deans are not eligible to be nominated for the Faculty Award of Excellence.
Faculty, staff, and students may nominate individuals they feel are deserving of these awards.
Submit nominations by April 30, 2021.
Awards are presented during the medical school’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards ceremony following the Stockton Kimball Lecture.
2020 - Paul R. Knight III, MD PhD (SUNY Distinguished Professor) Department of Anesthesiology
2020 - Rabheh Abdul Aziz, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor) Department of Pediatrics
2019 - Jessy Alexander, PhD (Research Professor) Department of Medicine
2018 - Supriya D. Mahajan, PhD (Associate Professor) Department of Medicine
2017 - Taechin Yu, MD (Clinical Associate Professor) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 - Linda Pessar, MD (Emerita Professor of Psychiatry) Department of Psychiatry Director of the UB Center for Medical Humanities
2015 - Kim Griswold, MD MPH RN (Associate Professor) Department of Family Medicine
2015 - James Olson, PhD (UB Distinguished Professor) Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
2014 - James N. Jarvis, MD (Clinical Professor) Department of Pediatrics
2013 - Rajendram Rajnarayanan, PhD (Assistant Professor) Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Associate Director of the CLIMB Program
Medical Resident Award
2020 - Fazeelah Ibrahim, MD Department of Family Medicine
2020 - Omolara Ann Oluloro, MD Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2019 - Taryn Spencer, MD Department of Internal Medicine
2018 - David Abramowitz, MD Department of Urology
2017 - Isuan Askihia, MD Department of Psychiatry
2016 - Emily Langan, MD Department of General Surgery
2015 - Shalana O'Brien, MD Department of General Surgery
2014 - Kenyani S. Davis, MD Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Student and MD/PhD Student Award
2020 - Melissa Sloley (Medical Class‘ 2023)
2020 - Lewis Wong (Medical Class‘ 2021)
2020 - Shawn Gibson (Medical Class‘ 2022)
2019 - Karole Collier (Medical Class’ 2021)
2018 - Moudi Hubeishy (Medical Class’ 2023)
2017 - Tom Fuchs (MD/PhD Class’ 2022)
2015 - Medical Students (Short Coat, Long Road Staff)
2014 - Sarah E. Riley (Medical Class’ 2016)
2013 - Medical Students (Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic)
PhD Doctoral Student Award
2020 - Jamal Williams (Neuroscience Program)
2019 - Rasheen Powell (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
2018 - Mohamed Sharif (Department of Biochemistry)
2014 - Bethany Asare (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
2013 - Jay Garaycochea (Neuroscience Program)
2020 - Anyango Kamina, PhD (iSEED Senior Scientific Workforce Specialist) Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement
2019 - Joanna Barthelemy, PhD (MSD/CLIMB Coordinator) Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement
2018 - Danielle Abramo-Balling (Project Staff Assistant) Clinical and Translational Science Institute
2018 - Megan Wilson-Crowley (Project Staff Assistant) Clinical and Translational Science Institute
2017 - Susan Orrange, MD (Assistant Dean for Education and Resident Services) Office of Graduate Medical Education
2017 - Jaafar Angevin Post-Baccalaureate Program Coordinator
2016 - Jennifer Seth-Cimini (Major Gifts Officer) Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
2015 - Elizabeth Marshall Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement
Community Service Award
2020 - Jennifer Surtees, PhD (Associate Professor) Department of Biochemistry Co-director, Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence
2020 - Timothy F. Murphy, MD (SUNY Distinguished Professor) Department of Medicine Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
2019 - Oscar Gomez, MD PhD (Associate Professor) Department of Pediatrics
2018 - Satpal Singh, PhD (Professor) Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
2017 - David Milling, MD (Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine) Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs