Honors and Awards
New Director of Faculty Awards and Recognition
Anneke Schroen, MD, MPH, has been appointed Director of Faculty Awards and Recognition. This newly created position supports the nomination of School of Medicine faculty members for prestigious awards and society memberships.
Dr. Schroen will assure national award nominations by reviewing opportunities that come directly to the Dean. She also will work with department chairs, center directors, division leaders, and mission area leaders to identify and pursue prospective awards and membership nominations that come from specialty societies and national organizations. Since this is a new position, Dr. Schroen will develop strategies for identifying nominees and targeted awards as well as strategies for executing nomination processes.
Dr. Schroen is Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Surgery. Since 2016, Dr. Schroen has led her department’s efforts in faculty growth. She has fostered greater transparency in and commitment to sponsoring faculty for professional development opportunities, awards, and honorary society memberships for her department. In that role, she has directed more than 50 award and society nominations. Dr. Schroen will extend these efforts to the School of Medicine in her new role as Director of Faculty Awards and Recognition.
Dr. Schroen received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, then completed residency in general surgery and a fellowship in breast surgery at UTSW. She also completed a research fellowship in health services research at UNC prior to joining our faculty in 2002. Dr. Schroen specializes in breast surgery. Her research ranges from health services research in oncology to surgeon workforce issues and unconscious bias in our workplace. She has held several education roles including associate surgery clerkship director and co-director of the Surgery Internship Readiness course since its inception. Dr. Schroen received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Sharon L. Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Award.