2020 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. This year, in the face of the hardships that COVID-19 has brought, it is especially satisfying to celebrate some of the faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to our department. Please join us in congratulating the 2020 inaugural awardees for their dedication and commitment to excellence.

Ceremony Program Book
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Outstanding Achievements in Leadership and Professionalism


Outstanding Paper of the Year for Junior Faculty

A Potently Neutralizing Antibody Protects Mice Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection (The Journal of Immunology, 2020, 205: 915–922)
Link to paper


Excellence in Faculty Mentoring


Outstanding Achievements in Quality Improvement

COVID-19 Team

Although not all team members are represented in this image, all involved were vital to our success. Thank you!


Outstanding Contributions to Education


Dr. Cote’s Special Recognition Awards

COVID Clinical Heros

Neil Anderson, MD
Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD
Christopher Farnsworth, PhD
Bijal Parikh, MD, PhD
Joan Rossi
Mark Watson, MD, PhD

Covid Research Heros

Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD
Ali Ellebedy, PhD
Daved Fremont, PhD

Digital Pathology Heros

Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD
Michael Isaacs
Jon Ritter, MD

Special Commendation

Marco Colonna, MD


Staff Shining Star Awards

Faculty promotions from January 2019 to October 21, 2020

Employees celebrating milestone years of service in Pathology & Immunology