Awards & Honors
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, is 2022's Visiting Scholar
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD was honored as the Women Faculty Organization's 2022 Visiting Scholar. She presented the lecture "Surface Pressure: Women in Medicine and Hustle Culture."
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, is an accomplished academic psychiatrist, professor and distinguished chair of the department of rehabilitation medicine at the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
Verduzco-Gutierrez grew up in South Texas, then moved to Houston where she earned her undergraduate degree at Rice University, her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency training there. She joined UT-San Antonio to lead the department of rehabilitation medicine in 2020. Her area of clinical expertise is the care of patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, interventional spasticity management and now long COVID. Verduzco-Gutierrez is also a passionate advocate for her field and for underrepresented groups in medicine via social media channels. She has published over 70 articles and chapters on various topics such as spasticity, neurorecovery, and workforce diversity, equity and inclusion.
Bonnie Spring, PhD, is the Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine 2022 Recipient
The Women Faculty Organization (WFO) of Feinberg School of Medicine has selected Bonnie Spring, PhD, professor of Public Health and Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, as this year’s winner of the fifth annual Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine. The award, established by the Department of Pharmacology in conjunction with the WFO, is given annually in honor of Stern’s 50 years of scientific accomplishments and dedicated service to a Feinberg woman faculty member who has exhibited successful basic, translational or clinical research, strong leadership at a local, national and/or international level in her field, and as an exemplary role model who inspires and mentors trainees and/or junior investigators.
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, is 2021's Visiting Scholar
Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH was honored as the Women Faculty Organization's 2021 Visiting Scholar. She presented the lectures "Addressing health disparitie through research and scholarship" and "Where is Your Yellow Brick Road?"Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has been a UCSF faculty member since 1993. She is professor, vice chair and chief of Pediatrics at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and vice dean for Academic Affairs of the UCSF School of Medicine.As a pediatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has conducted research studies focused on issues of acculturation, immigrant health and health disparities. She is also interested in the portrayal of body mass images in Latinx television media, principally in telenovelas.
Jane Winter, MD, is the Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine 2020 Recipient
New Publication from Diane Dudas Sheehan, ND
Congratulations to WFO member Diane Dudas Sheehan, ND, on being first author in the recent publication "Pulmonary Implications of Pediatric Spinal Deformities."
Jessica Kandel, MD, Is 2019's Visiting Scholar
Jessica J. Kandel, MD, was honored as the Women Faculty Organization's 2019 Visiting Scholar. She presented the lecture "Serendipity — Adventures in Translational Research."
Kandel is the surgeon-in-chief at University of Chicago Medical Center Comer Children's Hospital, Mary Campau Ryerson Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery. She is a member of University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and specializes in the treatment of pediatric cancers, including Wilms tumor, neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma and vascular anomalies (hemangiomas, venous malformations, lymphatic malformations).
Linda A. Teplin, PhD, is the Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine 2019 Recipient
Jindan Yu, MD, PhD, Earns New Leadership Role
WFO past-president Jindan Yu, MD, PhD, has been named assistant director for education and training at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. In this new role, Yu will support efforts to coordinate the cancer center’s extensive professional education and training programs. Congratulations!