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Physiology and Pharmacology honors faculty and students

The Department Service faculty award was given to Dr. Guillermo Vazquez.

The Department Service faculty award was given to Dr. Guillermo Vazquez.

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology recently honored outstanding faculty and students at its annual retreat. Department Chair Bina Joe, Ph.D., handed out the awards.

The following awards were handed out to faculty:

  • Department Service faculty award: Dr. Guillermo Vazquez
  • Faculty Recognition award: Dr. Jennifer Hill
  • Best Faculty Publication award: Dr. John Turner
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty award: Dr. Nitin Puri
  • Faculty Innovator award: Dr. Terry Hinds

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Faculty participate in activities for National Board of Medical Examiners, United States Medical Licensing Examination

Imran Ali, M.D.

Imran Ali, M.D., professor in Neurology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

This week, we are recognizing faculty members who have participated in activities in 2015 for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Imran Ali, M.D., professor in Neurology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, serves two roles for the NBME. He is a Test Committee Member who develops and reviews the test items from which the USMLE is composed. The activities required for development of test materials are challenging and require talented individuals who are highly respected by their peers. The Federation of State Medical Boards and the NBME choose test committee members very carefully. Dr. Ali’s second role is a Executive Chief Proctor, having responsibility for the subject examinations and all administrative tasks for the provision of subject examination services to our school.

Mary R. Smith, M.D.

Mary R. Smith, M.D., professor in Pathology and Medicine

Mary R. Smith, M.D., professor in Pathology and Medicine, is a Medical School Liaison Representative and has oversight responsibility for our school’s connection to the NBME secure website. Representatives also assume responsibility for exploring NBME and USMLE issues with the school and for disseminating relevant information to appropriate individuals.

Lance A. Talmage, M.D.

Lance A. Talmage, M.D., Interim Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lance A. Talmage, M.D., Interim Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is an NBME Board Member, serving the NBME Membership. He is one of approximately 80 members constituting the governing body, which has ultimate responsibility for establishing policy for the NBME.

“We are deeply grateful to these individuals, and hope that you regard their service as highly as we do. The value of their contributions to the NBME and the national licensing examination cannot be overstated,” said NBME Chair Suzanne T. Anderson and President Donald E. Melnick, M.D.


Faculty honored at recognition dinner

Faculty Recognition 2016

Members of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences Faculty were honored January 14, 2016.

For the 24th year, we celebrated our faculty members at the annual dinner. We honor them for their dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and the University during the 2015 calendar year.

It is a time to recognize faculty members for their longtime service, to honor individuals who have excelled in their careers, teaching and research, and to acknowledge individuals for their commitment to mentoring our students. We also recognize new emeritus faculty members.

We would like to thank the honorees and all of the staff and volunteers who made the evening a success.

Read more about all of the honored faculty on our dedicated website.