2021 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 2021 awardees for their dedication and commitment to excellence.

Ceremony Program Book
Ceremony Slides

Outstanding Achievements in Leadership and Professionalism

Charles Eby, MD

Professor
Chief of Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Julie Gutierrez

Administrator for Department Operations


Outstanding Paper of the Year for Junior Faculty

Jonathan R. Brestoff
MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Intercellular Mitochondria Transfer to Macrophages Regulates White Adipose Tissue Homeostasis and Is Impaired in Obesity
Link to paper

Cheryl F. Lichti, PhD

Assistant Professor
Immunobiology

Identification of spliced peptides in pancreatic islets uncovers errors leading to false assignments

Link to paper

Chieh-Yu Lin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Anatomical & Molecular Pathology

SARS-CoV-2 Infects Human Engineered Heart Tissue and Models COVID-19 Myocarditis

Link to paper


Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

Mitchell Scott, PhD

Professor
Laboratory & Genomic Medicine


Outstanding Achievements in Quality Improvement

Saliva SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Testing Group

Pathology & Immunology: Jared Amann-Stewart, Victor Brodsky, Yang Cao, Charles Eby, Jon Heusel, Mike Isaacs, Julie Neidich

Genetics: Lauren Burcea, Richard Head, Jeff Milbrandt, Shelly O’Laughlin, Chris Sawyer

Informatics Institute: Albert Lai

Occupational Health: Eva Aagaard, Amanda Wilkins

Office of General Counsel: Patty Hastings

Student Health: Stephanie Hammer, Cheri LeBlanc


Outstanding Contributions to Education

Takeshi Egawa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Immunobiology


Staff Shining Star Awards

Daisy J. Daleo
Clinical Laboratory Manager

Jennifer “Jenni” Dickinson
Senior Grant Specialist
Jordana Stewart
Executive Administrator, Neuropathology


Dr. Cote’s Special Recognition Awards

Workday Implementation Team

(Left to right)
Vicky Fuehne
Jenny Adams
Eric Schnable
Andwele Jolly
Jo Anne Humphries
Lynn Coats
Sobia Shahab
Keith Page

Healthcare Equity

Suzanne Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

For her commitment to healthcare equity through her leadership with CareSTL


Faculty promotions from July 2020 through July 2021

Promotions
July 1, 2020 through July 1, 2021

Promotions to Professor

  • Rebecca Chernock, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology on the Clinician Track
  • Sonika Dahiya, MBBS, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology on the Clinician Track
  • Eric Duncavage, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology on the Clinician Track
  • Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Immunology with Tenure and Professor of Medicine on the Investigator Track

Promotions to Associate Professor

  • Neil Anderson, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology on the Clinician Track
  • Michael Barrett, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology on the Research Track
  • Ali Ellebedy, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Medicine and of Molecular Microbiology with Tenure on the Investigator Track
  • Chang Liu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology on the Clinician Track
  • Ta-Chiang Liu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology with Tenure on the Investigator Track

Promotions to Assistant Professor

  • Christopher Farnsworth, PhD,
    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology on the Clinician Track
  • Parker Wilson, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology on the Clinician Track

Employees celebrating milestone years of service in Pathology & Immunology

Fifty-Five Years
Louis P. Dehner, M.D.

Thirty-Five Years
Orlando B. Crisp
Susan J. Johnson
Kathleen C. Sheehan, Ph.D.

Thirty Years
Jennifer R. Adams
Karl G. Hock
Theresa L. Murphy, Ph.D.
Christopher A. Nelson, Ph.D.

Twenty Years
Marina Cella, M.D.
Marco Colonna, M.D.
Susan Gilfillan, Ph.D.
Jo Anne Humphries

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

Ten Years
Cory T. Bernadt, M.D., Ph.D.
Jonathan D. Bihr
Carey-Ann D. Burnham, Ph.D.
Sonika M. Dahiya, M.D.
Eric J. Duncavage, M.D.
Dijana Durakovic
Kimberly D. Green
Jennifer M. Greenbaum-DiRuscio
Kate E. Stehl
Gwendalyn J. Randolph, Ph.D.
Julie L. Shafferkoetter
Anthony N. Vomund