On Monday, May 8, faculty and staff gathered in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center for the 2017 Spring Faculty Meeting. Nineteen faculty, including three from Duke Cancer Institute, were recognized with awards.
DCI member, Carlos M. de Castro, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, was presented with the Master Clinician/Teacher Award.
The Master Clinician/Teacher Awards honor individuals with superlative accomplishment and service in the areas of clinical care and teaching. Awards are given to recognize clinical practitioners who exemplify the highest standards of clinical care, pedagogy, and professionalism or to basic scientists who achieve distinction in pedagogy and professionalism. Edward Buckley, MD, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vice Dean for Education, School of Medicine, presented these awards.
De Castro's clinical research projects have focused on new and innovative treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, adult leukemias, and lymphomas.
DCI members Brigid Hogan, PhD, FRS, George Barth Geller Professor and Chair of Cell Biology, and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, were each presented with Research Mentoring Awards.
The Research Mentoring Awards, established in 2009, recognize faculty members of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing with excellence in research mentoring. Excellence can be demonstrated in many ways such as by the accomplishments of individual mentees, by programs implemented by the mentor, or by exceptional creativity in mentoring. Winners are recognized each year in the following categories: clinical science, basic science, and translational research. Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, presented these awards.
Hogan, who was honored with a Research Mentoring Award for Basic Science Research, conducts research on the genetic regulation of embryo development using the mouse as a research model, the role of genes and signaling pathways in directing and co-ordinating the development of the lung, and the identity and regulation of the different stem cells in the adult lung and their role in repair, fibrosis and cancer.
Ginsburg was honored with a Research Mentoring Award for Translational Research. His research interests are in the development of novel paradigms for developing and translating genomic information into medical practice and the integration of personalized medicine into health care.