COM Faculty Appreciation Reception honors professors' achievements, years of service

More than 200 UF College of Medicine faculty members and guests attended a faculty appreciation reception April 12 at the UF President’s House, honoring professors’ achievements and years of service.

Michael L. Good, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine, said he wants to make the faculty appreciation reception an annual spring event to honor and recognize the college’s outstanding faculty and their achievements.

Michael L. Good, M.D., at the college's Faculty Appreciation Reception. Photo by Maria Belen Farias

“In years past, it seems like we had everything in one week,” said Good. “We need more chances to celebrate.”

Lifetime Achievement Awards from the College of Medicine Faculty Council were given to Kathleen Shiverick, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of pharmacology and therapeutics, and Edward R. Block, M.D., a distinguished professor of medicine and former chair of the department of medicine.

Block was out of the country, but Shiverick, who is the first female recipient of the award, accepted her award at the event. Frank Bova, Ph.D., faculty council president and a professor in the department of neurosurgery, presented the award to Shiverick, who, he said, was described by her peers as a lifelong productive researcher with a love of mentoring.

“Words are very difficult at this time – it’s very humbling,” Shiverick said. “Thank you very much for this honor.”

College of Medicine faculty, family and friends mingle at the Faculty Appreciation Reception. Photo by Maria Belen Farias

Good also presented UF faculty service pins to professors with 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of consecutive service to the college.

“We have great faculty and everything this college accomplishes is because of you,” he said.

UF Faculty Service Pins – 40 year recipients

Kenneth Heilman, M.D., neurology

UF Faculty Service Pins – 30 year recipients

Douglas Barrett, M.D., pediatrics

Fonda Eyler, Ph.D., pediatrics

Saeedur Khan, Ph.D., pathology and laboratory medicine

Peter Stacpoole, M.D., Ph.D., medicine

Mary Koroly, Ph.D., biochemistry

Jon Hodgin, M.D., psychiatry

Michael Kilberg, Ph.D., biochemistry

David Paulus, M.D., anesthesiology

Edward Wilkinson, M.D., pathology and laboratory medicine

UF Faculty Service Pins – 20 year recipients

Ellen Bowser, M.S., pediatrics

Richard Condit, Ph.D., molecular genetics and microbiology

David Weiner, M.D., medicine

Roberto Zori, M.D., pediatrics

William Montgomery, M.D., radiology

Richard Rathe, M.D., community health and family medicine

Susan Semple-Rowland, Ph.D., neuroscience

Maurice Swanson, Ph.D., molecular genetics and microbiology

Jerzy Szlabowicz, M.D., Ph.D., psychiatry

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., pathology and laboratory medicine

Charles Bush, M.D., radiology

Regina Bussing, M.D., psychiatry

Martha Campbell-Thompson, Ph.D., D.V.M, pathology and laboratory medicine

Marilyn Dumont-Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D., pediatrics

Christopher Forsmark, M.D., medicine

Susan Hill, M.S.N, psychiatry

Jan Moreb, M.D., medicine

John Reiss, Ph.D., health outcomes and policy

Thomas Wright, M.D., orthopaedics and rehabilitation

UF Faculty Service Pins – 10 year recipients

Robert Averbuch, M.D., psychiatry

Phillip Barkley, M.D., community health and family medicine

Thomas Beaver, M.D., surgery

Michael Jantz, M.D., medicine

James Johnson, M.D., radiology

Jonathan Li, Ph.D., radiation oncology

Yijun Liu, Ph.D., psychiatry

Li Lu, M.D., Ph.D., pathology and laboratory medicine

Julia Marshall, M.D., radiology

William May, M.D., Ph.D., medicine

Westley Reeves, M.D., medicine

Helen Ross, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology

Peter Sayeski, Ph.D., physiology

Sankar Swaminathan, M.D., medicine

Naohiro Terada, M.D., MBBS, pathology and laboratory medicine

James Wagner, Ph.D., community health and family medicine

Mingli Yang, Ph.D., medicine

Marc Zumberg, M.D., medicine

Douglas Davies, M.D., psychiatry

Kishalay Hoare, Ph.D., medicine

Qiuhong Li, Ph.D., ophthalmology

Michael Weiss, M.D., pediatrics

Scott Berceli, M.D., Ph.D., surgery

Melanie Hagen, M.D., medicine

Steven Hochwald, M.D., surgery

Michelle Jacobs-Elliott, M.D., psychiatry

Henrique E. Kallas, M.D., MBBS, medicine

Chen Liu, M.D., Ph.D., pathology and laboratory medicine

Toree Malasanos, M.D., pediatrics

Satya Narayan, Ph.D., anatomy

David Pincus, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgery

Charles Riggs, M.D., medicine

Eric Rosenberg, M.D., medicine

Minoru Satoh, D.MSc., M.D., medicine

Edward Scott, Ph.D., molecular genetics and microbiology

Christoph Seubert, M.D., anesthesiology

Felipe Urdaneta, M.D., MBBS, anesthesiology