We enjoyed coming together for our Residents and Fellows Graduation and Awards Ceremony at Washington Duke Hotel on June 2nd. Chair Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD, and Residency Program Director Thomas J. Cummings, MD, opened with a warm welcome and introduced our keynote speaker, Duke graduate Alice Clark Coogan, MD, chair of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Pictured left to right: Drs. Huang, Coogan, Cummings.)
Coogan provided advice to the graduating class about getting prepared for life and working in labs, and urged them to continue educational training throughout their careers. Cummings praised the graduates’ outstanding work and delivered an enthusiastic roast of Huang.
Cummings invited various of the residents’ mentors to share about their students, which was followed by a farewell presentation to fellows by various Fellowship Directors. The graduating class presented a slide show of photos highlighting their time at Duke, and closed out the evening by giving out superlatives to the faculty.
Special recognition was given to the administrative team who support the programs and organized the graduation event: Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program Coordinator Jawanna Bell, CEAP; Residency Program Staff Specialist Ginger Griffin; and Fellowship Program Coordinator Brittany Harris.
Cummings presented the following awards:
- The Edward H. Bossen Team Player Award is presented to the Resident or Fellow who has distinguished themselves in their commitment, values, work ethic and contribution to team morale. Recipients are chosen by votes from faculty and their peers. This year’s winners are: Drs. Derald Charles and Meg Lee
- The William D. Bradford Resident Teaching Award recognizes that Pathology Resident or Fellow who in the opinion of the Pathology Residents has distinguished themselves in teaching effort and ability. This year’s winners are Drs. Meg Lee and Richard Davis
- The Bernard F. Fetter Faculty Teaching Award in honor of this skillful Pathologist and Master Teacher, the Pathology Residents recognize that Faculty member whose skills, knowledge and attitudes have been most influential in their education. This year’s winner is: Dr. Eric Carlsen
- The Christine Hulette Award for Teaching Excellence in the Duke School of Medicine recognizes the Pathology Resident who in the opinion of the Pathology teaching faculty have distinguished themselves in teaching effort and ability in the Foundations of Patient Care course. This year’s winner is Dr. Derald Charles
- The Fred and Janet Sanfilippo Resident Research Award recognizes the Pathology Resident or Fellow who has distinguished themselves in research effort and ability, either from a basic science or clinical research-related project or publication. Recipients are chosen by votes from Residents, Fellows and Faculty. This year’s winner is Dr. Bangchen Wang
- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) distinguished Medical Student Awards are given to medical students in any year of training for outstanding achievement, great aptitude, or great interest in pathology. They honor the students’ initiative in learning about pathology and participating in pathology-related activities. This year’s winners are Ian Taylor-Cho and Emily Hatheway Marshall.