Publications and Awards

Publications and Awards

Congratulations to the DCRI Fellowship Program’s 2017-18 Co-Chief Fellow, Alex Fanaroff, MD, who was recently named a recipient of the competitive American Heart Association (AHA) Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award, which provides funding for beginner physician-scientists in cardiovascular or stroke research.

Fellowship Awards

Robert M. Califf Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Each fellow who spends time at the DCRI has a mentor whose responsibility it is to guide the fellow in all things: an introduction to the DCRI; academics, including statistical principles and manuscript writing; clinical research, often including hotline duty; career development; and clinical work with one or more faculty members when they see patients. Mentors are critical to the success of the fellows, and, beginning in 2006, mentor(s) are honored each year with the Robert M. Califf Award for Outstanding Mentorship.

This award is designed to recognize a DCRI faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in mentorship activities for DCRI research fellows. Faculty members considered for this award are expected to have mentored fellows at the DCRI and to have demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment towards the training of fellows in clinical research activities at the DCRI. Category A DCRI faculty members at the assistant professor or associate professor level are eligible for this award.

Previous Awardees:

2016–17: G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS

2015–16: Robert Mentz, MD

2014–15:  Kevin Anstrom, PhD

2013–14:  Adrian Hernandez, MD

2012–13:  Sana Al-Khatib, MD

2011–12:  P. Brian Smith, MD, MHS, MPH

2010–11:  Renato Lopes, MD, PhD

2009–10:  Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc

2008–09:  John Alexander, MD, MHS

2007–08:  Matthew Roe, MD, MHS

2006–07:  Danny Benjamin, MD, MPH, PhD

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The Robert A. Harrington Excellence in Fellowship Award

Begun in 2012, this award is designed to recognize a graduating DCRI research fellow who has contributed the most to the DCRI fellowship during his/her tenure and who has demonstrated excellence in academic accomplishments, in participation in clinical research operations, and in peer-to-peer mentoring. Fellows considered for this award are expected to have demonstrated the following key attributes during their DCRI tenure: a passionate pursuit of innovative clinical research, humility, inclusiveness, loyalty to colleagues, consensus-building, and selflessness. All graduating DCRI research fellows are eligible for this award.

Previous awardees include:

2016–17: Neha Pagidipati, MD, MPH
2015–16: Lauren Cooper, MD
2014–15:  Adam DeVore, MD, and Sean Pokorney, MD
2013–14:  Julie Autmizguine, MD, and Matthew Sherwood, MD
2012–13:  Connie Hess, MD, MHS
2011–12:  Zupin Eapen, MD, MHS

The Karen S. Pieper Teaching and Fellowship Support Award

This award, originally the Best Teaching/Support Award, is designed to recognize a nonfaculty colleague at the DCRI who has been a consistent contributor to fellows’ education as well as a strong supporter of the fellowship program. Starting in 2012, the award was renamed to the Karen S. Pieper Teaching and Fellowship Support Award to recognize the original award recipient who was the inspiration for this award when it was created in 2007. Educational activities recognized by this award include teaching statistical methods, manuscript writing, academic financial management, or clinical operations activities. Support for the fellowship program recognized by this award includes providing administrative support that benefits the fellowship program, providing resources that enhance the experience for fellows, or contributing to improvements or changes in the fellowship program. All nonfaculty colleagues at the DCRI are eligible for this award.

Previous awardees include:

2016–17: June Loveday
2015–16: Bradley Hammil, DrPH
2014–15:  Janelle Burner
2013–14:  Arnetta Davis
2012–13:  Pia Lapidus
2011–12:  Divine Pinson
2010–11:  Penny Hodgson
2009–10:  Patsy Clifton
2008–09:  Kristen O'Berry
2007–08:  Karen Pieper, MS