Brigham Faculty Celebrated with BWPO Pillar Awards
Fourteen Brigham faculty members were honored with the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization’s (BWPO) annual Pillar Awards, which recognize achievements in the five pillars of academic medicine: Mentorship, Education, Research, Community Service and Diversity & Inclusion.
Recipients, whose achievements spanned 11 different categories this year, were nominated by a peer, mentee or hospital leader for their outstanding contributions in the following areas:
Senior Faculty Mentor Award: Kathryn Rexrode, MD, Division of Women’s Health
Junior Faculty Mentor Award: Walter Chan, MD, MPH, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, and Larissa Lee, MD,Department of Radiation Oncology
Clinical Teacher Award: Nicole LeBoeuf, MD, MPH,Department of Dermatology, and Brent Shoji, MD,Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Educational Program Leadership Award: Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Research Collaboration Award: Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc, Department of Neurology
Research Innovation Award: Jeffrey Karp, PhD, Division of Engineering in Medicine
Research Leadership Award: Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc, Department of Dermatology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Leadership Award: Rebecca Robbins, PhD, MS,Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders
Community Service Award: ImoigeleAisiku, MD, MBA, Department of Emergency Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion Service Award: Cheri Blauwet, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, andSotonyeImadojemu, MD, MBE, Department of Dermatology
Contribution to Faculty Development and Diversity Award: Valerie Stone, MD, MPH,Department of Medicine
Honorees were recognized during the BWPO’s Annual New Faculty Welcome and Pillar Award Celebration in August. This year, the BWPO’s Brigham Care Strategies and Innovation team designed a new format for the ceremony to ensure a safe environment for speakers and attendees, with the Pillar Award winners and presenters physically distanced in the Bornstein Amphitheater and a live broadcast of the event streamed to over 180 remote viewers. The event welcomed 248 new faculty to the Brigham and highlighted these newest members of the Brigham community in a video.