June 5, 2020 — The UF College of Medicine Faculty Council recognized several faculty members for their contributions to medicine and medical education during a virtual ceremony held via Zoom May 14. Remarks were given by UF College of Medicine Interim Dean Joseph A. Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H., and Faculty Council President Emily LeBrun, M.D.
Three faculty members, Bill Mendenhall, M.D.; Desmond Schatz, M.D.; and Nikolaus Gravenstein, M.D.; were each given a Lifetime Achievement Award, which “recognizes our most outstanding, active peers for providing extraordinary service, including recognition for the college through national reputation,” according to the Faculty Council. Nancy Mendenhall, M.D., received the 2020 David A. Paulus, M.D., Award for Clinical Excellence for her contributions, and Patrick Duff, M.D., received the Society of Teaching Scholars Lifetime Achievement Award. Members of the UF College of Medicine faculty who have given 20, 30 or 40 years of service were also recognized.