Awards & Honors

2019

RECIPENT(S) Award
Nicole Paradise Black, MD Academic Pediatric Association Mid-Career Faculty Teaching Award
Nicole Paradise Black, MD Academic Pediatric Association Teaching Program Award
Shelley Collins, MD Clinical Teacher of the Year
Maria Kelly, MD Clerkship Director of the Year

2018

100% Pass Rate

Our 2018 graduates achieved a 100% first-time board pass rate on their American Board of Pediatric Certifying Exam!

2017

Recipent(s) Award
Kourtney Guthrie, MD AAP CATCH Grant, Mobile Pediatrics – Children of Migrant Workers
Robert Lawrence, MD Gold Humanism Society
Thomas Pittman, MD Gold Humanism Society
Maureen Novak, MD College of Medicine Hippocratic Award
James Buscher, MD College of Medicine Resident Teacher Award
Andrew Boulos, MD Gift donated to UF Health by a grateful patient who received compassionate care by Dr. Boulos
Nicole Paradise Black, MD Pediatric Hospital Medicine Award for Collaborative Impact

2016

Recipeint(s) Award
Mike Edzards, MD Gold Humanism Society
Erin Garrigan, MD Gold Humanism Society
Awarded by medical students for excellence in teaching Golden Apple Award (2nd year in a row)

2015

RECIPIENT(S) award
awarded by medical students for excellence in teaching Golden Apple Award
Don Knickerbocker, MD Clinical Teacher of the Year
Tammy Bleeker UF Superior Accomplishment Award
Andrew Boulos, MD Gold Humanism Chapman Society
Safia Ilyas, MD Gold Humanism Chapman Society
Nancy Joseph, MD Gold Humanism Society Resident Chapter
Maria Kelly, MD Clerkship Director of the Year
Diana Montoya-Williams, MD Gold Humanism Society Resident Chapter
Onyeka Osakwe, MBBS Gold Humanism Society Resident Chapter
Olivia Potter, DO Gold Humanism Chapman Society
Maneesha Tailor, MD Gold Humanism Society Resident Chapter
Priya Tanna, MD Gold Humanism Society Resident Chapter
Price Ward, MD Gold Humanism Chapman Society
Kae Watanabe, MD Gold Humanism Society Resident Chapter

2014

RECIPIENT(S) Award
Michelle Spencer, M.D. Operation SuperBug!

2013

RECIPIENT(S) award
Amber Loyson, MD Recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award for her project on creating medical homes for NICU graduates
Diana Montoya-Fontalvo, M.D (Mentor, Vini Vijayan, M.D.) Cocooning in High School
Olivia Potter, D.O. (Mentor, Stephanie Ryan, M.D.) Gainesville LGBTQ Youth Group
Nasim Moshtagh, M.D. (Bahareh Keith, M.D.) Staying Ahead of Asthma

2012

RECIPIENT(S) award
Christian Kegg, MD CATCH grant from the AAP to implement a breastfeeding support group for minority women
Diana Montoya CATCH grant from the AAP to implement a cocooning in high schools project
Nasim Moshtagh CATCH grant from the AAP to improve asthma education and compliance
Olivia Potter CATCH grant from the AAP to implement a Gainesville LGBTQ youth group
Phalyka Oum, MD Reagan Fellowship 2012 with Operation Smile International

2010

RECIPIENT(S) award
Isa Ashoor American Society of Pediatric Nephrology travel award in 2008 and the University of Miami School of Medicine Pediatric Nephrology Travel award in 2010
Ginny Kockler CATCH grant from the AAP on smoking cessation for mothers of newborns
Alex Milloff CATCH grant from the AAP on young adult cancer survivors in transition

2009

RECIPIENT(S) award
Elizabeth Griffin Children’s Miracle Network grant to create baseball cards for residents and faculty in order to improve familiarity for patients and families
Drew Galligan Children’s Miracle Network grant to create an introductory video for patients and families admitted to Shands Children’s Hospital
Genie Kahn Pediatrics Resident Teacher of the Year award from the College of Medicine in 2009 and 2010. She was also the recipient of the NASPGHAN Teaching and Tomorrow award in 2009.

2008

RECIPIENT(S) award
Valerie Ritter CATCH grant for fluoride varnish application in continuity clinic patients.
Sara Slovin CATCH grant to implement a parental education program entitled, “Babies Don’t Come with Instructions: A parent’s guide to their newborn”
Amanda Lueshen Pediatric Hospital Medicine travel award

2005

RECIPIENT(S) award
Michele Lossius and Kristen Eisenman CATCH Grant to implement a Fluoride Varnish Program for continuity clinic patients
Nathan Knutson AAP Grant investigating the effects of probiotic therapy on cell
Teresa Kurtz AAP Grant investigating fast-mediated neutrophil apoptosis in chronic lung disease in neonates.