February 24, 2023

Spring Faculty Assembly set for May 19

The 2023 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Spring Faculty Assembly will be held in person this year beginning at noon on Friday, May 19, in room 208, Light Hall.

Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, VUSM Dean and President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will deliver his annual State of VUSM address, followed by presentation of the annual Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service and Outstanding Contributions in Research.

Immediately prior to the meeting, a catered luncheon will be provided to those who RSVP for in-person attendance. To RSVP, follow the link at the bottom of the invitation email from the Office of Faculty Affairs.

To join virtually, use the links below:

State of VUSM Address: noon – 12:30 p.m. (will be required to enter Vanderbilt credentials)

Faculty Awards: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Frank H. Boehm, M.D., Award – For Contributions to Continuing Medical Education

Gerald S. Gotterer, M.D., Ph.D., Award – For Innovation in Educational Programming that has Proven to be Effective

Peter Guengerich, Ph.D., Award – For Mentoring Postdoctoral Fellows or Residents in the Research Setting

Thomas A. Hazinski, M.D., Award – For Effectiveness in Mentoring and Professional Development of Faculty

*Bonnie M. Miller, MD, AwardFor Innovation in Undergraduate Medical Education

John S. Sergent, MD, AwardFor Teaching Medical or Graduate Students in the Small Group Setting


Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service

Gottlieb C. Friesinger, II, MD, AwardFor an Outstanding Early Career Clinician

Thomas P. Graham, Jr, MD, AwardFor Dedicated Service to Patient-Centered Care

Noel B. Tulipan, MD, AwardFor Clinical Excellence in a Surgical or Procedural Discipline

*Arthur P. “Art” Wheeler, MD, AwardFor Clinical Excellence in the Delivery of Critical Care


Outstanding Contributions to Research

Richard M. Caprioli, PhD, AwardFor Development, Implementation, and/or Creation of Technology that Elevates the Research and Science of Multiple Investigators

Sidney P. Colowick, PhD, AwardFor Research that Serves as a Platform for Discovery in Diverse Areas

William J. Darby, MD, PhD, ScD, AwardFor Translational Research that has Changed the Practice of Medicine Worldwide

Ernest W. Goodpasture, MD, AwardFor Groundbreaking Research that Addresses the Pathogenesis of Disease at the Cellular and/or Molecular Level

*Lee E. Limbird, PhD, AwardFor Innovation in Research Infrastructure That Facilitates Multiple Investigators

John A. Oates, MD, AwardFor Two or More Faculty Working Collaboratively or in a Multidisciplinary Manner to Address Important Biological Processes and/or Diseases