Distinguished Community Service and Advocacy Award

Nominations for the 2022 BSD Distinguished Community Service and Advocacy Award are now closed.

Overview:
The objective of this award is to recognize faculty members who have enhanced the quality of life in the community by contributing personal time, effort, resources, and expertise and/or by leveraging institutional resources and collaborations for the betterment of the community. The award can recognize either service to the local community and/or to other communities. Each faculty member may nominate one junior and one senior faculty member in this category.

Awardees:

  • One Junior Faculty Award: Instructors, Assistant Professors, early Associate Professors (4yrs or less)
  • One Senior Faculty Award: Late Associate (more than 4 years) or Full Professors

Eligibility:

  • Candidate must be a current member of the employed (non-voluntary) faculty at the University of Chicago and hold their primary appointment in a BSD department.
  • The work for which the candidate is being nominated must have occurred while a faculty member at the University of Chicago.
  • The candidate’s work must be acknowledged within the community that has benefited from it.
  • Current elected members of the Faculty Advisory Committee are ineligiblesee list of members here.

Nomination Submission Requirements:

  • Nominee’s CV
  • Two Nomination Letters (250-500 words) describing the basis for the nomination:
    • One Nomination Letter from a faculty member describing the candidate’s contribution(s) and impact on the community as well as details about the nature, extent, duration, and impact of community service.
    • One Nomination Letter from a member of the community describing the candidate’s contribution(s) with details about the nature, extent (number of people served), duration, and impact on the community. Note: It is the responsibility of the nominator to collect and submit the letter from the community member supporting the nomination.

Award Winners

2021
  • Elizabeth Tung, MD, Medicine (General IM)
  • Katherine Thompson, MD, Medicine (Geriatrics)
  • Tanya Zakrison, MD, Surgery (Trauma)
2011 - 2020

2020 

  • Oluwakemi Onajin, MD, Medicine
  • Stacy Lindau, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

2019

  • Mai Pho, MD, Medicine
  • Rita Rossi-Foulkes, MD, Medicine

2018

  • Shellie Williams, MD, Medicine
  • Deborah Burnet, MD, Medicine and Pediatrics

2017

  • Anna Volerman, MD, Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Bradley Stolbach, PhD, Pediatrics

2015

  • Jill Glick, MD, Pediatrics

2014

  • Monica Vela, MD, Medicine

2013

  • Arshiya Baig, MD, MPH, Medicine
  • Daniel Johnson, MD, Pediatrics

2012

  • Monica Peek, MD, MPH, Medicine
  • Karen Kim, MD, Medicine

2011

  • Doriane C. Miller, MD, Medicine