Employee Development

Opportunities

UVA Human Resources provides an Employee Development calendar which lists a variety of development opportunities conveniently conducted on Grounds at no charge to Academic Division employees.  In addition to instructor-led and online training, employees have access to over 3,500 e-learning courses through SkillSoft.

Individuals, work groups, supervisors and managers will find tailored opportunities to support their continued growth. Course categories and topics include:

Professional Development

Career Development

Systems and Technical Training

Leadership Development

Personal Enrichment

Each spring, the UVA Department of Medicine recognizes outstanding contributions from DOM faculty and staff members with awards in a variety of categories. Recommendations for awards are submitted to the chief of the division in which the DOM faculty or staff member works; chiefs then submit their nominations to the office of the chair in May of each year. Contact the assistant to the chair for more information.

Below is a list of the award categories, followed by winners of the awards by year in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year, going back to 2012, when the awards were first published in Medicine Matters).

Awards categories

Faculty:

  • Clinical Care – as demonstrated by outstanding productivity, a high level of patient satisfaction, development of new programs, or other areas of excellence.
  • Research – as demonstrated by new grant funding, publication of research findings, or other areas of excellence.
  • Teaching – as demonstrated by outstanding teaching reviews, development of new curricula, or other areas of excellence.
  • Mentoring – as demonstrated by leadership in faculty development.

Staff:

  • Administration – as demonstrated by managerial leadership.
  • Outstanding Staff Contribution – as demonstrated by outstanding citizenship and support of the missions of the Department of Medicine

2019

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Amber Inofuentes, MD
  • Danielle Wentworth, MSN, FNP
  • Sana Khan, MD
  • Michael McCabe, MD
  • Dushant Uppal, MD
  • Varinder Kaur, NP
  • Kelly Davidson, MD
  • Paul Katzenstein, MD
  • Lawrence Gimple, MD
  • Kanwar Singh, MD
  • Ralf Nass, MD

Excellence in Research

  • Mami Taniuchi, PhD
  • Francine Garrett-Bakelman, MD, PhD
  • Nishaki Mehta, MD
  • Douglas Lake, PhD
  • Ananda Basu, MD
  • Patrick Dillon, MD

Excellence in Teaching

  • Christopher Arnold, MD
  • Andrew Parsons, MD
  • Amanda Renaghan, MD
  • Michael Keng, MD

Excellence in Mentorship

  • Stephen Caldwell, MD
  • Larry Borish, MD
  • Michael Brown, PhD
  • Margaret Shupnik, PhD

Staff Awards

Excellence in Administration

  • Laura Pabian
  • Tiffany Powell

Outstanding Staff Contribution

  • Pam Schaefer
  • Caroline McCormick
  • Stacey White
  • Jordanna Leake
  • Goldie Rawlings
  • Garret Rhodes
  • Pamela Morris

2018 Department of Medicine
Women in Medicine Excellence Award

  • Leslie Blackhall, MD
  • Vanessa Shami, MD

2018

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Anne Tuskey, MD
  • Andrew Copland, MD
  • Julio Silvestre, MD
  • Dana Albon, MD
  • Alexandra Kadl, MD
  • Cherie Chaney, NP
  • Ryan Gentzler, MD
  • Tania Thomas, MD
  • Angie Nishio-Lucar, MD
  • Alden Doyle, MD
  • Scott Lim, MD
  • Younghoon Kwon, MD

Excellence in Research

  • Craig Portell, MD
  • Sue Brown, MD
  • Jie Liu-Mills, PhD
  • Peter Lobo, MD
  • Randall Moorman, MD

Excellence in Teaching

  • Gregory Hong, MD
  • Brian Uthlaut, MD
  • Simon Lehtinen, MD
  • Richard Hall, MD
  • Joshua King, MD
  • Molly Hughes, MD
  • Christopher Rembold, MD

Excellence in Mentorship

  • Helmy Siragy, MD
  • Barbara Mann, MD
  • Karen Warburton, MD

Staff Awards

Excellence in Administration

  • Connie Pace
  • Helen McGrath
  • Elena Delis

Outstanding Staff Contribution

  • Robert Flood
  • Brandon Kemp
  • William Clay
  • Erin Nimitz

2018 Department of Medicine
Women in Medicine Excellence Award

  • Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD

2017

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Kimberly Dowdell, MD (Hospitalist)
  • Lien Dame, MD (Gen Med)
  • Elizabeth Gaughan, MD (Hem-Onc)
  • Zachary Henry, MD
  • Gregory Hong, MD
  • Sula Mazimba, MD (CV)
  • Mohamad Abuannadi, MD
  • Gail Vranic, MD
  • Tushar Chopra, MD
  • Daniel Strand, MD
  • Scott Heysell, MD (ID)
  • Donald Kimpel, MD (Rheum)

Excellence in Research

  • Gilbert Kinsey, PhD
  • Tabor Flickinger, MD
  • James Platts-Mills, MD (ID)
  • Shetal Padia, MD
  • Andrew Buda, MD (CV)
  • Matthew Wolf, MD, PhD
  • Amy Mather, MD (ID)
  • Andrew Wolf, MD
  • Uta Erdbruegger, MD (Neph)

Excellence in Teaching

  • Rachel Kon, MD (Hospitalist)
  • Allison Lyons, MD
  • Victor Soukoulis, MD (CV)
  • Jessica Lewis, MD (ID)
  • Christiana Brenin, MD (Hem-Onc)
  • Jennifer Kirby, MD (Endo)
  • Lewis Lipson, MD (CV)
  • Brendan Bowman, MD (Hem-Onc)
  • Brian Behm, MD (Gastro)

Excellence in Mentorship

  • Emaad Abdel-Rahman, MD
  • Christopher McCartney, MD (Endo)
  • Andrew Wang, MD

Staff Awards

Excellence in Administration

  • James McGowan (ID DA)
  • Rosalyn Kniss (Hem-Onc DA)
  • Andrea Johnson
  • Kimberley Blowe (Director of Finance)

Outstanding Staff Contribution

  • Mutinta Bulanda (ID)
  • Hollis Phillips
  • Donna Harris (Endocrinology)
  • Karen Ward (Residency program/Gen Med)
  • Jennifer Taylor (Administrator, Gen Med)

2016

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Christopher Arnold, MD (ID)
  • Adam Carlson, MD (Rheum)
  • Ira Helenius, MD (GGPHM)
  • Nicolas Intagliata, MD (Gastro-Hep)
  • Tamila Kindwall-Keller, MD (Hem-Onc)
  • Timothy Short, MD (GGPHM)
  • Jamie Kennedy, MD (CV)
  • Aditya Sharma, MD (CV)

Excellence in Research

  • Leon Farhy, PhD (Endo)
  • Scott Heysell, MD, MPH (ID)
  • Rahul Sharma, PhD (Neph)
  • Zhen Yan, PhD (CV)

Excellence in Teaching

  • Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD (GGPHM)
  • Robert Battle, MD (CV)
  • Robert Gibson, MD (CV)
  • Shetal H. Padia, MD (Endo)
  • Bryan Sauer (Gastro-Hep)

Excellence in Mentorship

  • James Bergin, MD (CV)
  • Eric Houpt, MD (ID)
  • Susan Kirk, MD (Endo)
  • Thu Le, MD (Neph)

Staff Awards

Excellence in Administration

  • Sarah Creef-Baugher (Endo)
  • Tara Herring (CV)

2015

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Brendan Bowman, MD (Neph)
  • Anthony McCall, MD, PhD (Endo)
  • Bryan Sauer, MD (Gastro-Hep)
  • Costi Sifri, MD (ID)
  • Benjamin Sneed, MD (GGPHM)
  • Amy Tucker, MD (CV)

Excellence in Research

  • Stacey Anderson, MD (Endo)
  • Kenneth Bilchick, MD (CV)
  • Jie Liu, PhD (ID)
  • Swami Swaminathan, MD (Neph)
  • Mami Taniuchi, PhD (ID)
  • Angela Taylor, MD (CV)

Excellence in Teaching

  • Curtis Argo, MD (Gastro)
  • Sue Brown, MD (Endo)
  • Adam Carlson, MD (Rheum)
  • Andrew Darby, MD (CV)
  • Julia Den Hartog, MD (GGPHM)
  • John Densmore, MD (Hem-Onc)
  • Vincent Guiliano, MD (Rheum)

Excellence in Mentorship

  • W. Kline Bolton, MD (Neph)
  • Coleen McNamara, MD (CV)
  • William Petri, MD, PhD (ID)
  • Richard Santen, MD (Endo)

Staff Awards

Excellence in Administration

  • Joe Derrico (Division Administrator, Gastro/Hep & Pulm-CC)
  • Jim Fredrick (Endocrinology)
  • Tammy Schlag (DOM Education)
  • Terri Washington (DOM Admin)

Outstanding Staff Contribution

  • Beth Grimm (DOM Admin)
  • Dawn Kidd (Nephrology)
  • Alice (“Ally”) Mawyer (DOM HR)
  • Stacey White (Gastro/Hep)
  • Mary Ann Winecoff (Center for Global Health/ID)

Employee of the Year

  • Leadership in Laboratory Service & Clinical Research: Mary Gray (ID)
  • Outstanding Customer Service: Anne Shipe (CV)
  • Administrative Excellence: Jennifer Thompson (GGPHM)

2014

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Jennifer Kirby, MD (Endo)
  • Rebecca Dillingham, MD (ID)
  • Garland A. Campbell, MD (Nephrology)
  • Seki A. Balogun, MD (GGPHM)
  • John M. Dent, MD (CV)

Excellence in Research

  • Eugene Barrett, MD (Endo)
  • Cirle Warren, MD (ID)
  • Amandeep Bajwa, PhD (Neph)

Excellence in Teaching

  • Molly A. Hughes, MD (ID)
  • Anne G. Tuskey, MD (Gastro)
  • Ira Helenius, MD (GGPHM)
  • John D. Ferguson, MD (CV)
  • Jamieson M. Bourque, MD (CV)
  • Michael G. Douvas, MD (Hem Onc)

Excellence in Mentorship

  • Robert M. Carey, MD (Endo)
  • Eric R. Houpt, MD (ID)
  • Margaret L. Plews-Ogan, MD (GGPHM)
  • Ellen C. Keeley, MD (CV)

Staff Awards

Excellence in Administration

  • Elena Deliso (DOM Finance)
  • Martha J. Dudley (DOM HR)
  • Nowoka Joy Hilton (DOM Education)
Employee of the Year Awards
  • Leadership in Laboratory Service & Clinical Research:
  • Outstanding Customer Service:
  • Administrative Excellence:

2013

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Andrew Darby, MD (CV)
  • Amy Mathers, MD (ID)
  • Kenneth Ballew, MD (GGPHM)
  • Rohit Malhotra, MD (CV)

Excellence in Research

  • Scott K. Heysell, MD (ID)
  • Borna Mehrad, MD (Pulmonary)
  • Michael Salerno, MD, PhD (CV)
  • Helmy M. Siragy, MD (Endo)

Excellence in Teaching

  • Leslie Blackhall, MD (GGPHM)
  • Kyle Enfield, MD (ID)
  • Pamela Mason, MD (CV)

Excellence in Mentorship

  • Rebecca Dillingham, MD (ID)
  • Christopher Kramer, MD (CV)
  • John Marshall, MD, PhD (Endo)

Staff Awards – Administrative Excellence

  • Elaine Day (DOM Education)
  • Kristen Crawford (DOM HR)
  • Patricia Dabney (CV)
  • Beth Grimm (DOM Research)
  • Patricia Knighton (Gastro)

Employee of the Year

  • Administrative Excellence: Terry Bennett (Dom Education)
  • Excellence in Financial Administration: Kim Blowe, Lena DeLiso (DOM Finance)
  • Excellence in Research Financial Administration: Lena Garrison (Rheumatology)
  • Leadership in Laboratory Service & Clinical Research: Brandon Kemp (Endo)
  • Outstanding Customer Service: Janet Tillage (Hem-Onc)

2012

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Clinical Care

  • Abdullah Al-Osaimi, MD (Gastro/Hep)
  • Garland Campbell, MD (Neph)
  • Alan Dalkin, MD (Endo)
  • Diane Snustad, MD (GGPHM)
  • Andy Wang, MD (Gastro/Hep)

Excellence in Research

  • Robert Carey, MD (Endo)
  • Christopher Kramer, MD (CV)
  • Thu Le, MD (Neph)
  • Coleen McNamara, MD (CV)
  • Christopher C. Moore, MD (ID)

Excellence in Teaching

  • John Dent, MD (CV)
  • Rebecca Dillingham, MD (ID)
  • Kambiz Kalantari, MD (Neph)
  • Christopher McCartney, MD (Endo)
  • Neeral Shah, MD (Gastro/Hep)
  • Benjamin Sneed, MD (GGPHM)

Excellence in Mentorship

  • Eugene Barrett, MD (Endo)
  • Paul Hoffman, PhD (ID)

Staff Awards

Excellence in Administration

  • Andrew Bowen (CV)
  • Kathy Crosier (ID)
  • Joy Hilton (DOM Education)
  • Kristine Kwok (GGPHM)
  • Cassandra Sutton (Rheum)
  • Robert Young (Neph)

 

The Department of Medicine’s annual staff awards are intended to acknowledge contributions and accomplishments of an individual or team in the following categories: administrative excellence; excellence in financial administration; outstanding customer service; excellence in research administration; leader in laboratory service and clinical research.

Annual Staff Awards exist to acknowledge contributions and accomplishments of an individual or team in the categories enumerated below.

Documentation requirements: No fewer than three (3) written nominations from co-workers, supervisor, or other employees or administrators with firsthand knowledge of performance during the award year.

Nominations should be specific and establish a consistent behavior meeting the established criteria.

Employee of the month recipients will be automatically entered into the pool of award applicants.

Upon receipt of all required documents, the Staff Employee Advisory Council (SEAC) along with executive oversight from the DOM HRO will review the nominations and determine the recipients.

Awards may be given for the following: please read carefully, then select your category below.

  • Administrative Excellence: The recipient of this award demonstrates consistent high quality performance in the area of administrative support. This includes superior efficiency, punctuality, and ability to perform multiple tasks effectively and promptly. The recipient demonstrates a superior knowledge and mastery of pertinent systems and seeks new and creative ways to increase efficiency and productivity. The recipient serves as a resource to others and a mentor and positive role model to other employees.
  • Excellence in Financial Administration: The recipient of this award demonstrates mastery of multiple financial systems across the Health System, School of Medicine and University to produce detailed and accurate financial reports. The recipient demonstrates an understanding of University financial policies and procedures and displays the ability to translate those policies into daily functions. The employee serves as a resource to others in financial matters, ensures compliance with existing policies, as well as endeavors to institute systems and processes to maximize results.
  • Outstanding Customer Service: The recipient of this award exhibits consistently exceptional customer service in addition to regularly assigned duties. The employee possesses extensive knowledge of the Health System and University and utilizes this knowledge to assist our guests and customers. The employee is reliable and presents the University, Health System and School of Medicine in a positive and professional manner.
  • Excellence in Research Administration: The recipient of this award demonstrates mastery of the full life cycle of contracts and grants and/or clinical trials administration. The recipient demonstrates an understanding of University and sponsor research administration policies and procedures and displays the ability to translate those policies in support of the research mission. The employee serves as a valued resource to principal investigators, ensures compliance with federal, state, and university guidelines, as well as seeks innovative and collaborative means to improve processes.
  • Leader in Laboratory Service and Clinical Research: The recipient of this award will have learned or developed new methods and techniques to be applied to ongoing projects in a research setting. The employee displays the willingness and ability to mentor new staff and lab members and display a willingness to be assigned to projects requiring their particular skill or ability. The recipient displays excellent technical and data analysis skills and combines teamwork and collaboration with other lab members. The employee possesses excellent communication skills, reliability and dependability.

DOM Annual Staff Awards

    Please select the category that best suits your nominee.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.

The Staff Employee Advisory Committee comprises two representatives from each division except where divisions are combined because of their size, as are ID/Allergy and Endo/Rheumatology. Please complete the following form and click the SUBMIT button when finished.

Nominations

Please complete this form to submit your nomination for committee participation for the following open positions on the committee:

  • Administration (1)
  • Cardiology (1)
  • Gastroenterology (2)
  • General Medicine (1)
  • Hematology/Oncology (1)
  • Infectious Diseases (2)
  • Nephrology (1)
  • Pulmonary (2)
  • Research lab representative (1 from any division)

Please note that if selected as the representative, participation will need to be confirmed by the nominee’s supervisor and/or their division administrator.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Department of Medicine Staff Advisory Committee Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly meetings of the committee.
  • Commit to serving a one-year term
  • Help establish a vision and strategies for the Department of Medicine’s commitment to engaging all employees
  • Represent their peer group by sharing ideas, needs, concerns and feedback from their work areas and colleagues about proposed strategies, policies, and programs.
  • Provide feedback on the possible barriers to proposed departmental strategies, policies, and procedures and offer suggestions for addressing those barriers
  • Suggest effective communication strategies and solutions to challenges.
  • Be a voice of support for improved collaboration, transparency, and positive engagement with the department, carrying the message from the advisory committee to their work areas and colleagues.

Staff Advisory Committee Nomination

    Please select your division
    Select the position from the following list.
  • Please tell us why you think this person will be a good committee member based on the roles and responsibilities of the committee listed above.

Feedback & Suggestions

  • This form should be used to offer feedback, suggestions, comments, or even questions that you think may benefit the department as a whole.

    Instructions: Departmental leadership is particularly interested in your feedback regarding the process improvement teams, departmental processes and procedures, internal communication, or the strategic direction of the department. There may even be the opportunity to receive recognition if your comment of suggestion leads to an improvement in departmental processes. Most importantly, your feedback will enable departmental leadership to address your concerns and shape future communications.
  • While we encourage a broad range of feedback and comments, matters of a personal nature would be better addressed by discussing them with your supervisor or divisional leadership.
  • If you have any questions about this feedback tool, please feel free to contact DOM HR. We look forward to hearing from you.