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Presidential Distinguished Scholar Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D.
Presidential Distinguished Scholar Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D.

Employees honored at Presidential Awards

July 2008

Faculty and staff members who exemplify exceptional leadership in their fields were recognized at the 2008 Presidential Awards. This year’s highest honor, the Presidential Distinguished Scholar Award, was presented to Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D., professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of Diabetes. The other award winners are:

Presidential Junior Research Scholar Award
• Robert Brenner, Ph.D.

Clinical Excellence Award
• Alison J. Beck, Ph.D., O.T.R.
• Wayne H. Schwesinger, M.D.
• Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D.

Employee Excellence in Service Award
• Linda Clark
• Kris Doyle
• Judith Livingston, M.Ed.
• Sherece McGoon
• Rene Torres

Teaching Excellence Award
• Sandra G. Adams, M.D.
• Magda A. de la Torre, R.D.H., M.P.H.
• Glen A. Medellin, M.D.
• Susan L. Naylor, Ph.D.
• Jean A. Petershack, M.D.
• Omid B. Rahimi, Ph.D.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award
• Michelle Batilla
• Carolyn Fralix Gold, M.S.N., R.N.
• Kim Head





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