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Mission

Dean Reece in front of Davidge Columns
"I believe that it is important to find ways to recognize excellence in our faculty and ensure that they are nominated for the awards and honors they deserve." - Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

The purpose of the Faculty Excellence Recognition and Awards Committee (FERAC) is to identify our most distinguished faculty members and propose them for membership in prestigious societies, such as the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine, or for special distinguished awards, such as the Lasker Award, Association of American Medical Colleges awards, and others. 

Nominating faculty for their well-earned honors was identified as one of the strategies in the School of Medicine’s Strategic Plan Research Roadmap.  FERAC will focus on very high level awards, while the departments will continue to focus on mid-level or junior faculty and departmental subspecialty nominations.

In academic medicine, recognition by one’s peers is one of the most meaningful acknowledgements a faculty member can receive.  In addition, awards are a valuable support for promotion and tenure.  In addition, recognition of our faculty for their outstanding contributions in teaching, research, clinical care, community service and administration enhances the School of Medicine. 

Award Opportunities

Click here to review the online database of awards