Five University of Toledo health professions colleges presented awards to 49 faculty members for excellence in teaching, research and service at the 19th annual Faculty Recognition Dinner Oct. 2 at the Pinnacle in Maumee.
More than 250 people attended the program, where Board of Trustees Chairman Richard B. Stansley Jr., President Lloyd Jacobs, and Health Science Campus Provost, College of Medicine Dean and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Jeffrey P. Gold thanked faculty members for their efforts.
Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, center, posed for a photo with Dr. Doug Wilkerson, left, and Dr. Roland T. Skeel, who both received Career Achievement Awards at the 19th annual Health Science Campus Faculty Recognition Dinner.
Drs. Roland T. Skeel, professor of medicine and chair of the Biomedical Institutional Review Board, and Doug Wilkerson, vice president for research administration, College of Medicine associate dean for graduate studies, and professor of physiology and pharmacology, earned special recognition by receiving Career Achievement Awards.
Skeel, a medical oncologist, was cited for his 32-year career as an administrator, clinician, teacher, author, researcher and mentor. A former Yale University School of Medicine faculty member, he held numerous administrative posts, including president of the UT Physicians, interim College of Medicine dean, and most recently chair of the Biomedical Institutional Review Board. He is a founding member of Hospice of Northwest Ohio and has been the American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology, chair of the Cancer Control Consortium of Ohio and president of the Ohio Division of the American Cancer Society.
Recipient of numerous scientific grants from local foundations and the National Institutes of Health, the Cincinnati native has authored 55 peer-reviewed science articles and 25 textbook chapters, served on NIH study sections, and is editor of a well-known publication,
Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy, which is in its seventh edition and has been translated into Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
Wilkerson, a native of Wilson, N.C., joined the former Medical College of Ohio in 1979 to teach cardiovascular pharmacology to medical students. He also established a highly regarded research program that focused on the cardiovascular actions of cocaine and other drugs of abuse.
In 1991, he was named associate vice president for research and is credited with dramatically improving the administrative support for faculty members applying and winning research grants. In the process, he earned an outstanding reputation among faculty members for reliable, expert advice on research grants and funding issues. He also was lauded for his expertise in helping merge the UT and former MUO research operations.
Wilkerson, who plans to retire this year, served on numerous American Heart Association committees and NIH study sections.
Other award winners were:
College of Health Science and Human Service Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence: Dr. Susan Telljohann, professor and associate chair of health and rehabilitative services, and Dr. Kasey Tucker-Gail, assistant professor of criminal justice.
College of Medicine Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence: Dr. Carol A. Bennett-Clarke, professor of neurosciences and associate dean for preclinical medical education; Dr. Robert M. Blumenthal, professor of medical microbiology and immunology; Dr. Joan M. Duggan, associate professor of medicine; Dr. Randall G. Worth, assistant professor of medical microbiology and immunology; and Dr. Mary Beth Wonderly, clinical assistant professor of family medicine.
College of Nursing Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence: Betty Ann Masiulaniec, instructor, and Susan Sochacki, assistant professor.
College of Pharmacy Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence: Drs. Miles P. Hacker, professor of pharmacology, and Megan A. Kaun, clinical lecturer of pharmacy practice.
College of Pharmacy Preceptor Awards: Marty Davis, Roche Preceptor of the Year, and Dr. Amber Hanson, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Preceptor of the Year.
College of Graduate Studies Dean’s Award for Mentoring: Dr. E. Ishmael Parsai, professor of radiation oncology.
College of Health Science and Human Service Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research: Dr. John Laux, associate professor of counselor education and school psychology.
College of Medicine Award for Sustained Research: Dr. Zijian Xie, professor of physiology and pharmacology.
College of Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinical Research: Dr. Christopher Cooper, professor of medicine.
College of Pharmacy Award for Research Excellence: Dr. Ezdihar A. Hassoun, professor of pharmacology.
College of Medicine Emertius Faculty: Drs. Kenneth A. Kropp, professor emeritus of urology, and Haig Donabedian, professor emeritus of medicine.
College of Nursing Emeritus Faculty: Dr. Jeri A. Milstead, professor and dean emerita.
College of Pharmacy Emeritus Faculty: Drs. Kenneth A. Bachman, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, and Richard A. Hudson, professor emeritus of medicinal and biological chemistry.
Faculty Club Award: Drs. Patricia A. Hogue, chair and assistant professor of physician assistant studies and College of Medicine assistant dean of diversity, student recruitment and retention, and Clinton O. Longenecker, Stranahan Professor of Leadership and Organizational Excellence.