Grants & Awards
Research Award Recipients:
2012 Outstanding Faculty Research Award
Amy Picklesimer, MD - Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Effect of CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care on Preterm Birth in a Low-income Population
2012 Outstanding House Staff Research Award
Rebecca J. Johnson, MD - Surgery Residency Program
Bariatric Surgery is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Mortality in Morbidly Obese Patients with a History of Major Cardiovascular Events
2012 Jackson Award Recipients:
Senthuran “Sen” Ravindran, MD
Med/Peds Residency Program
Garland K. Gudger, Jr., MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
R. Jared Sanders, MD
Surgery Residency Program
Dr. Shawna Ruple, third year resident with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, has been selected Vice Chair for Junior Fellow for the SC Section of ACOG.
Dr. Drew Goldsmith is the 2012 recipient of the National Med-Peds Program Director's Association Walter Tunnessen Award. Dr. Goldsmith is a fourth year resident in the Med-Peds Residency Program.
This award is named after renowned pediatrician and educator, Dr. Walter Tunnessen, who unfortunately passed away in 2001 of melanoma. Recognizing Dr. Tunnessen’s dedication and gifts as an educator, clinician, and advocate for children, MPPDA established this award in his honor. The award—in its eleventh year—is presented annually to a graduating medicine-pediatrics resident who demonstrates many of the qualities that were admired in Dr. Tunnessen. All Med-Peds Program directors nationwide may nominate one of their fourth-year residents for this award by submitting a letter to the MPPDA office describing the qualities and accomplishments of the resident in the following areas:
Education: The resident should be recognized by faculty, peers, and students as an excellent teacher and role model.
Clinical Care: The resident should demonstrate compassion, altruism, and outstanding communication skills with patients and families.
Advocacy: The resident should show awareness of the impact that the larger community has on the health of children and adults, and should show evidence of advocacy on behalf of patients or the larger community.
This year it was Drew Goldsmith. Dr. Goldsmith is dedicated to teaching his fellow residents and students, completely has a patient-centered approach to clinical care, and has tremendous advocacy for patients here and abroad.
Please click here to see the official announcement from the MPPDA's website.