UF Residency Program Receives Numerous Awards

2014-15 was a stellar year of awards for UF Pediatrics!

Medical Students awarded our pediatrics clerkship the coveted Golden Apple Award based largely on the teaching efforts of our faculty, residents and fellows. To top it off, Dr. Maria Kelly was also named Clerkship Director of the Year.

Our residents were acknowledged in high numbers as well by the students, with 4 being selected to join the Gold Humanism Chapman Society.  Congratulations to Drs. Drew Boulos, Safia Ilyas, Olivia Potter and Price Ward.  An additional 6 residents were selected by their peers to join the Gold Humanism Society Resident Chapter.  Congratulations to Drs. Nancy Joseph, Diana Montoya-Williams, Onyeka Osakwe, Maneesha Tailor, Priya Tanna and Kae Watanabe.

Teaching efforts continue to be recognized with Dr. Don Knickerbocker recently receiving a prestigious teaching award from the College of Medicine as Clinical Teacher of the Year and Dr. Daphna Barbeau receiving UF Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Teaching Award.

Tammy Bleeker, Pediatric Medical Education Manager, was also recognized for her efforts with the UF Superior Accomplishment Award.

Last but not least, Director of Pediatric Medical Education Dr. Nicole Paradise Black recently received two outstanding awards. For her extraordinary or innovative contribution(s) in pediatric graduate medical education she was recognized with the Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.

She also is the 2013 recipient of UF’s David A. Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence.