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College of Medicine Excellent in Student Education

Purpose: To recognize annually the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty member identified by UF College of Medicine medical students as the most outstanding teacher.

Sponsor: Dean’s Office

Awards Amount: $500 PEA

Deadline: Based on nominations from UF College of Medicine students rotating in Jacksonville. Announced each spring at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville's annual Celebration of Resident and Fellow Education and Research Day.

Previous Recipients

  • 2020: Thomas K Morrissey, MD, PhD - Emergency Medicine
  • 2019: Rana Alissa, MD - Pediatrics

College of Medicine Exemplary Teachers

Purpose: To recognize annually the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville’s top cadre of exemplary teaching faculty.

Sponsor: Dean’s Office

Awards Amount: $1,000 PEA

Deadline: Based on student and resident teaching evaluations. Announced each spring during Medical Education Week.

Previous Recipients

See attached list for 2019 .pdf (Adobe PDF Document) and 2020 .pdf (Adobe PDF Document) – Office of Student Affairs

Louis S. Russo Award for Outstanding Professionalism in Medicine

Purpose: To recognize one UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty member who exemplifies the highest standards of medical professionalism, substantiated by a commitment to personal behavior that reflects the core values of the consummate physician: altruism, clinical experience, ethics, and respect for others.

Sponsor: Office of Educational Affairs

Awards Amount: $3,000 PEA

Deadline: Nominations accepted between January 15th and March 15th of each year; award presented at graduation, the 2nd Wednesday of June

Frequency: Annually

Previous Recipients

  • 2020: None
  • 2019: Andrew J Kerwin, MD - Surgery
  • 2018: Elisa A Zenni, MD - Pediatrics
  • 2017: Kelly Best, MD - Obstetrics and Gynegology
  • 2016: Bestoun Ahmed, MBChB (MD) - Surgery
  • 2015: Harry M Northup, MD - Radiology
  • 2014: Samir Y Array, MD - Community Health and Family Medicine
  • 2013: Jeffrey G House, DO - Internal Medicine
  • 2012: Joseph J Tepas, III, MD - Surgery
  • 2011: Andrew Kaunitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynegology
  • 2010: David Vukich, MD - Emergency Medicine
  • 2009: Linda Edwards, MD - Medicine
  • 2008: Thomas Chiu, MD, MBA - Pediatrics
  • 2007: Carlos Arce, MD - Neurosurgery
  • 2006: David Caro, M.D - Emergency Medicine
  • 2005: Wyatt McNeill, MD - Obstetrics and Gynegology
  • 2004: James Davis Cury - Internal Medicine
  • 2003: Guy Benrubi, MD - Obstetrics and Gynegology
  • 2002: Scott Silliman, MD - Neurology
  • 2001: Terry MacMath, MD - Emergency Medicine

The Society of Teaching Scholars

Purpose: To honor and foster teaching and educational scholarship at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Sponsor: Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs (Gainesville)

Awards Amount: variable

Deadline: Based on review of submitted educational portfolio. New members announced each spring during Medical Education Week.

Previous Recipients

  • 2021: Colleen Kalynych, EdD, MSH - Emergency Medicine/Office of Educational Affairs
  • 2021: Elise Fallucco, MD - Psychiatry
  • 2021: Elizabeth Devos, MD, MPH - Emergency Medicine
  • 2020: Carol Diachun, MD, MSEd - Anesthesiology
  • Elisa Zenni, MD - Pediatrics
  • Thomas K. Morrissey, MD, PhD - Emergency Medicine
  • Frank Genuardi, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
  • David Caro, MD - Emergency Medicine