The Center for Faculty Development’s Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award has been presented to the following women faculty clinicians, educators, researchers, and postdocs at MGH who have shown exceptional promise as leaders in their field.

Anne Klibanski Scholar Achievements of Note

Akwi W Asombang MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE (2022-23 AK Scholar), was the recipient of two international awards from the American College of Gastroenterology: the 2022 American College of Gastroenterology SCOPY award for “Best international outreach and education” and the American College of Gastroenterology SCOPY Global Outreach Award for the project "Colorectal cancer in Africa: raising awareness."

Chloe Slocum, MD, MPH (2022-23 AK Scholar), was selected as one of 8 early career physicians nationally to be part of the AAPMR Future Leaders Program from 2022-2024.


The New England Revolution honored Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD (2021-22 AK Scholar) as a "Hero of the Match" on Concussion Awareness Night, 2022.



Leah Rosenberg, MD (2021-22 AK Scholar), attending physician, Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, received the Mark Eisenberg Award for Excellence in Mentoring. This award is named after Mark Eisenberg, MD, a primary care physician at MGH Charlestown devoted to working with marginalized communities to meet their needs and provide responsive and respectful care. It is given to an exceptional Department of Medicine clinical mentor whose first faculty appointment occurred no more than 10 years ago.

Shan Liu, MD, SD (2021-22 AK Scholar), Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at HMS, was awarded the Stepping Strong grant and the Silver Birch ACEP award, in recognition of excellence in service to geriatric emergency medicine.


Christiane Wrann, PhD, DVM (2021-22 AK Scholar), leader of the Program in Neuroprotection in Exercise at the MGH, received the 2022 Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)-Harrington Scholar Award. This award provides funding and project support by a team of pharmaceutical industry experts through a collaboration with the ADDF and Harrington Discovery Institute. The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program is dedicated to advancing academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Gabriela Apiou, PhD (2020-21 AK scholar), was recognized as the inaugural incumbent of the Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair in Translational Sciences—and for her unique vision for academia-industry collaboration. See more here: MGH Endowed Research Institute Chair Celebration Highlights a Visionary Approach to Translational Sciences - Bench Press (mgriblog.org).

Genevieve Boland, MD, PhD (2020-21 AK Scholar), Vice Chair of Research in the MGH Department of Surgery, received a 2022 Martin Research Prize from the MGH Executive Committee on Research for her publication, "Evolution of delayed resistance to immunotherapy in a melanoma responder".

Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH (2020-21 AK Scholar), was recently promoted to Physician at Mass General and as of November 1, 2022, the CDI Associate Director assumed a position as the Internal Medicine residency program Firm Chief. 


Elizabeth Lawson, MD, MMSc (2020-21 AK Scholar), clinician in the MGH Neuroendocrine Clinical Center and faculty member in the Neuroendocrine Unit, received a 2022 A. Clifford Barger Mentoring Award from the HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership.


Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS 
(2020-21 AK Scholar), received the following awards in 2022:

  • The Dr. Anthony E. Karpas Memorial Lecture Award from the Georgia Society of Endocrinology. Awardees are selected for annual award based upon commitment to equity and education about obesity named in honor of the 1st president of the society.
  • The Memorial Lecture Award from the Department of Nutrition Federal University of Santa Catarina- Florianopolis, Brazil. Awardees are selected for inspiring, making more effective health professionals, and promoting international research collaboration.
  • The Scholar in Diagnostic Excellence Award from the National Academies of Medicine (NAM). Awardees are selected as an exceptional individual interested in focusing on diagnosis-related work from a broad range of disciplines and professions.
  • Selected as a Top 100 under 50 Emerging Leaders Award from Diversity MBA, for her impact on leadership based upon her position within her company, scope of responsibility, civic achievement, and the advanced degree held.

 

These AK scholars have each received nominations for the 2022 Brian A. McGovern, MD Award for Clinical Excellence, created by the Mass General Physician’s Organization to honor the memory of Dr. McGovern’s dedication, compassion, and kindness to all patients and staff.

  • Lori Berkowitz (2022-23)
  • Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie  (2020-21)
  • Elena Hawryluk (2021-22)
  • Rachel Jimenez (2020-21)
  • Daniela Kroshinsky (2021-22)
  • Kerry Reynolds (2020-21)
  • Leah Rosenberg (2021-22)
  • Shannon Scott-Vernaglia (2021-22)
  • Meghan Sise (2021-22)
  • Suman Srinivasa (2021-22)
  • Fatima Cody Stanford (2020-21)

These AK Scholars have recently received promotions at Harvard Medical School:
  • Christiane Wrann (2021-22) was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine as of October 1, 2022
  • Aliyah Sohani (2020-21) was promoted to Professor of Pathology as of October 1, 2022

2022-2023 Scholars
Akwi Asombang Akwi Asombang, MD
Department of Medicine
Amanda Baker Amanda Baker, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Amy Barczak Amy Barczak, MD
Department of Medicine
Sara Barmettler Sara Barmettler, MD
Department of Medicine
Lori Berkowitz Lori Berkowitz, MD, MBA
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lauren Brenner Lauren Brenner, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Karen Buch Karen Buch, MD
Department of Radiology
Christina Buniak Christina Buniak, MD, MPH
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joanne Chiu Joanne Chiu, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Shinn-Huey Chou Shinn-Huey Chou, MD, MPH
Department of Radiology
Kathleen Corey Kathleen Corey, MD
Department of Medicine
Twitter: @KathleenCoreyMD
Sudeshna Das Sudeshna Das, PhD
Department of Neurology
Felicitas Detmer Felicitas Detmer, PhD
Department of Radiology
Lilit Garibyan Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatology
Nitya Jain Nitya Jain, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Dana Kotler Dana Kotler, MD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Emily Lau Emily Lau, MD
Department of Medicine
Deborah Mitchell Deborah Mitchell, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Mary Morris Mary Morris, MD, PhD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarah O'Dor Sarah O'Dor, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Or-yam Revach Or-yam Revach, PhD
Department of MGH Cancer Center
Twitter: @oryamush
Vibha Singhal Vibha Singhal, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Chloe Slocum Chloe Slocum, MD, MPH
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Irene Souter Irene Souter, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Takara Stanley Takara Stanley, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Mercedes Szpunar Mercedes Szpunar, MD, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Miho Tanaka Miho Tanaka, MD
Department of Orthopedics
Elizabeth Temin Elizabeth Temin, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine
Robyn Thom Robyn Thom, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Susu Yan Susu Yan, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Nazlee Zebardast Nazlee Zebardast, MD
Department of Ophthalmology
Twitter: @DrZebardast



2021-2022 Scholars
Sara Bates Sara Bates, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Genevieve Boland Genevieve Boland, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery
Twitter: @gmboland
Anahita Dua Anahita Dua, MD
Department of Surgery
Twitter: @anahitadua
Jocelyn Farmer Jocelyn Farmer, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
Elena Hawryluk Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatology
Twitter: @ElenaHawryluk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elena-hawryluk-5020ba3/
Emily Hayden Emily Hayden, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Rebecca Heist Rebecca Heist, MD
MGH Cancer Center
Twitter: @BeccaHeistMD
Emily Hyle Emily Hyle, MD
Department of Medicine
Mary Iaccarino Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ksenia Kastanenka Ksenia Kastanenka, PhD
Department of Neurology
Daniela Kroshinsky Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH
Department of Dermatology
Grace Lee Nahyoung (Grace) Lee, MD
Department of Opthalmology
Maureen Leonard Maureen Leonard, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Twitter: @celiacdoc
Instagram: @celiacdoc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureen-leonard-md-mmsc-91bba6b7/
Shan Liu Shan Liu, MD, PhD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Twitter: @shan_lliu635
Instagram: @shanwliu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shan-liu-15884732/
Elisabetta Morini Elisabetta Morini, PhD
Department of Neurology
Ellen O'Donnell Ellen O'Donnell, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Molly Paras Molly Paras, MD
Department of Medicine
Leah Rosenberg Leah Rosenberg, MD
Department of Medicine
Rachel Rosovsky Rachel Rosovsky, MD
MGH Cancer Center
Twitter: @RosovskyRachel
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-rosovsky-3a090a23/
Pariya Salami Pariya Salami, PhD
Department of Neurology
Twitter: @PariyaSalami
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pariya-salami
Margaret Samuels-Kalow Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD, MSHP
Department of Emergency Medicine
Twitter: @m_e_s_k
Shannon Scott-Vernaglia Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Twitter: @ScottVernaglia
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-scott-vernaglia-md-35770a107/
Tracey Simon Tracey Simon, MD
Department of Medicine
Meghan Sise Meghan Sise, MD
Department of Medicine
Suman Srinivasa Suman Srinivasa, MD
Department of Medicine
Shannon Tessier Shannon Tessier, PhD
Department of Surgery
Twitter: @ShannonNTessier
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-tessier-45525430/
Neelima Vidula Neelima Vidula, MD
MGH Cancer Center
Yingbing Wang Yingbing Wang, MD
Department of Radiology
Jennifer Wo Jennifer Wo, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Christiane Wrann Christiane Wrann, DVM, PhD
Department of Medicine
Sahar Zafar Sahar Zafar, MD
Department of Neurology
Markella Zanni Markella Zanni, MD
Department of Medicine



2020-2021 Scholars
Zohreh Amoozgar Zohreh Amoozgar, PharmD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Gabriela Apiou Gabriela Apiou, PhD
Department of Dermatology
Manisha Bahl Manisha Bahl, MD
Department of Radiology
Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD
Department of Medicine
Twitter: @BurnettBowie
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherri-ann-burnett-bowie-70a4929/
Connie Chang Connie Chang, MD
Department of Radiology
Twitter: @cychang1414
Website: https://scholar.harvard.edu/cychang/home
Zeina El-Chemali Zeina El-Chemali, MD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry
Jingyuan Chen Jingyuan Chen, PhD
Department of Radiology
Leigh Dageforde Leigh Anne Dageforde, MD
Department of Surgery
Meenal Datta Meenal Datta, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Laura Dichtel Laura Dichtel, MD, MHS
Department of Medicine
Hanna Gaggin Hanna Gaggin, MD
Department of Medicine
Twitter: @HannaGaggin
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanna-gaggin-7a630b60/
Melanie Haines Melanie Haines, MD
Department of Medicine
Yumiko Ishizawa Yumiko Ishizawa, MD, PhD
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Rachel Jimenez Rachel Jimenez, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Sophia Kamran Sophia Kamran, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Twitter: @sophia_kamran
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophia-kamran-05458970/
Annie Kathuria Annie Kathuria, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Cassandra Kelleher Cassandra Kelleher, MD
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Alice Lam Alice Lam, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Elizabeth Lawson Elizabeth Lawson, MD
Department of Medicine
Alice Lorch Alice Lorch, MD
Department of Ophthalmology
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-lorch-2796731ba/
Lidia Moura Lidia Moura, MD
Department of Neurology
Ebru Oral Ebru Oral, PhD
Department of Orthopedics
Pari Pandharipande Pari Pandharipande, MD
Department of Radiology
Aparna Parikh Aparna Parikh, MD
MGH Cancer Center
Kerry Reynolds Kerry Reynolds, MD
MGH Cancer Center
Twitter: @kreynoldsMD
Maryanne Senna Maryanne Senna, MD
Department of Dermatology
Aliyah Sohani Aliyah Sohani, MD
Department of Pathology
Fatima Cody Stanford Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Department of Medicine
Nhi-Ha Trinh Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Eve Valera Eve Valera, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Erica Warner Erica Warner, ScD
Department of Medicine
Twitter: @ewarner_12
Heidi Yeh Heidi Yeh, MD
Department of Surgery
Elaine Yu Elaine Yu, MD
Department of Medicine
Korilyn Zachrison Korilyn Zachrison, MD, MSc
Department of Emergency Medicine
Twitter: @k_sauser
Website: https://scholar.harvard.edu/korisauserzachrison
Raiyan Zaman Raiyan Zaman, PhD, MSEE
Department of Radiology
Lilla Zollei Lilla Zollei, PhD
Department of Radiology
Website: https://scholar.harvard.edu/lillazollei