Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements
Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty.
The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors. The group was welcomed by Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Services, who chaired the event and the nominating committee, as well as Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Director of the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education and vice president of Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM).
Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., interim Dean of the Miller School, also welcomed the attendees, congratulated the honored faculty and recognized WIAM for all of their efforts. The evening culminated with special recognition of women faculty, including those who were promoted in 2016-2017.
The honorees for the evening included:
Katherina Walz, Ph.D. , Research Associate Professor, Human Genetics
Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Violet Lagari-Libhaber, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Paola Lichtenberger, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Michele Morris, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine
Claudia Rodrigues, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Deborah Heros, M.D., Professor of Clinical Neurology
JoNell Potter, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Raquel Goldhardt, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Sara Wester, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Michaela Schneiderbauer, M.D., M.B.A., Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Judy Schaechter, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Wacharee Seeherunvong, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Elizabeth Felix, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Deborah Jones Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed., Award Tenure – Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Tatiana Perrino, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Educator Track of Public Health Sciences
The recipients of the 2017 Women in Academic Medicine awards:
Kara M. Cavuoto, M.D., Ophthalmology, Excellence in Mentorship Award
Carolyn Abitbol, M.D., Pediatrics/Nephrology, Excellence in Mentorship Award
Lilian Abbo, M.D., Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease, Excellence in Leadership Award
Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., Emergency Medicine, Excellence in Leadership Award
Christine Curry, M.D., Ph.D., OBGYN, Trailblazer Award
Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine/Nephrology, Career Achievement Award
Nanette Vega, M.A., Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Excellence in Service Award
Committee on Interns and Residents Awards
Resident award: Nicole Beaton Sur, M.D., Neurology
Fellow award: Zeina Hannoush, M.D., Endocrinology
WIAM strives to assure that the Miller School of Medicine promotes an environment that values every member of our school community, and simultaneously provides the resources necessary to fulfill a commitment to our women faculty.
Please visit http://www.diversity.med.miami.edu/woman-in-academic-medicine for more information or contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 305-243-7156.