2022 Award Recipients

The Department of Pathology & Immunology has a long and rich history of excellence in research, teaching, and clinical service. Achieving departmental excellence is not a solitary act, it involves the efforts of many, many dedicated individuals. Please join us in congratulating the 2022 awardees for their dedication and commitment to excellence.

Ceremony Program Book

Outstanding Achievements in Leadership and Professionalism

Ann Gronowski, PhD

Co-Chief of Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Outstanding Paper of the Year for Junior Faculty

Christopher Farnsworth, PhD

Associate Professor
Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Serial Cardiac Biomarkers for Risk Stratification of Patients with Covid-19.
Link to paper

Eynav Klechevsky, PhD

Assistant Professor

STAT3 Gain-of-Function Mutations Underlie Deficiency in Human Nonclassical CD16 + Monocytes and CD141 + Dendritic Cells.

Link to paper

Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD

Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Outstanding Achievements in Quality Improvement

Revenue Cycle Team

Vanessa Dale Alexander Kristina Bain
Kierra Becton
Hannah Heitzman Barbara Fowler
Tracey Hammontree Janis Lynn Hardin
June Huang
Ciera Jones
McKinley Kemp
Yiyi Kong
Debra McGee
Rosa Montileone
Kelly Morgan
Sherrie Morrow
Mary O’Dell
Ibukunoluwa Ojewola Sheila Rozmirsky
Kylee Sabo
Susan Jane Sample
Paula Sydow
Carrie Wellman Samantha White

Outstanding Contributions to Education

Erika Crouch, MD, PhD

Anatomic and Molecular Pathology

Staff Shining Star Awards

Patsy Alldredge, MS
Clinical Research Specialist

Corazon Dungo-Arthur Research Laboratory Manager

Vicky Fuehne
Senior Research Administrator
Melvin Stewart
Clinical Lab Technologist

Dr. Cote’s Special Recognition Awards

Elizabeth Brunt, MD

Emeritus Professor, Pathology and Immunology

Her passion, leadership and commitment to our patients, trainees and clinicians have been an inspiration. Her international recognition has been a bright highlight for this department, school and university.

AP/CP Residency Integration Team

Promotions: July 2021-July 2022

Promotions to Professor
Maxim N. Artyomov, PhD
Scott A. Handley, PhD
Mai He, MD, PhD
John L. Frater, MD
Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD
Mark A. Watson, MD, PhD

Promotions to Associate Professor
John S.A. Chrisinger, MD
Christopher W. Farnsworth, PhD
Chieh-Yu Lin, MD, PhD
Stephen Roper, PhD
Igor Smirnov, DVM
Suzanne R. Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
Jacqueline E. Payton, MD, PhD with Tenure
Melanie L. Yarbrough, PhD
Wei Zou, MD, PhD

Promotions to Assistant Professor
Matthew C. Hibberd, PhD
Xiaoxiao Wan, PhD

Employee Milestones

Forty-Five Years
Robert E. Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
Thirty Years
Theresa L. Murphy, Ph.D.
Christopher A. Nelson, Ph.D.

Twenty-Five Years
Stephen C. Horvath
Twenty Years
Marco Colonna, M.D.
Susan Gilfillan, Ph.D.
Jordana Stewart

Fifteen Years
John L. Frater, M.D.
Vicky Fuehne
Jacqueline E. Payton, M.D., Ph.D.

Ten Years
Patricia Alldredge
Gaya K. Amarasinghe, Ph.D.
Maksym Artyomov, Ph.D.
Cory T. Bernadt, M.D., Ph.D.
Dorjan Brinja
Sonika M. Dahiya, M.D.
Erika Fuess
Jennifer M. Greenbaum-DiRuscio
Erica M. Lantelme
Nima Mosammaparast, M.D., Ph.D.
Anne Paredes
Gwendalyn J. Randolph, Ph.D.
Kate Stehl
Anthony N. Vomund