Awards

Academic Excellence Award

Recognizes PM&R residents who scored in the top third on the annual PM&R SAE.

  • 2017: Chris Arbonies, Chris Beal, Dan Contract, Jessica Hupe, Russ Lacey, Mike Kwasniewski, Olivier Rolin, Joseph Seacrist, Jack Smith
  • 2016: Chris Arbonies, Chris Beal, Dan Contract, Jessica Hupe, Mike Kwasniewski, Russ Lacey, Heather Martin, Jack Smith
  • 2015: Wiaam Ahmed, Chris Bednarek, Sean McAvoy, Will Robbins, Brad Stovall, Angel Chang, James Newman, Dan Contract, Mike Kwasniewski, Jack Smith
  • 2014: Jeff Zeckser, Don Tower, David Powell, Teresa Kerge, Jason Tucker, Udayan Kulkarni, Brad Stovall, Will Robbins, Greg Condie, James Newman
  • 2013: Barry Sanderlin, Will Carter, Steve Jackson, Chris Bovinet, Don Tower, David Powell, Sean McAvoy, Jason Tucker, Jeff Zeckser, Udayan Kulkarni, Brad Stovall
  • 2012: Jason Tucker, David Powell, Sean McAvoy, Will Carter, Jim Wilson, Barry Sanderlin, Jeff Tubbs, Cara Jennings, Audra Eason
  • 2011: Chris Bovinet, Will Carter, Barry Sanderlin, James Wilson, Audra Eason, Cara Jennings, Jeff Tubbs

Best Grand Rounds Award

Recognizes a senior and junior PM&R resident with the highest-rated Grand Rounds presentation during the academic year.

  • 2016: James Newman
  • 2015: Wiaam Ahmed, Angel Chang
  • 2014: Jeff Zeckser, Brad Stovall
  • 2013: Chris Bovinet, Steve Jackson, Jason Tucker, Don Tower
  • 2012: Jim Wilson, Rebecca Armendariz
  • 2011: No recipient

Research Excellence Award

Recognizes PM&R residents with the best PM&R abstract submission to a national meeting during the academic year.

  • 2016: Heather Martin
  • 2015: Chris Bednarek, Heather Martin
  • 2014: Jason Tucker, David Powell, Udayan Kulkarni
  • 2013: Chris Bovinet, Steve Jackson, Jason Tucker, Don Tower
  • 2012: Cara Jennings
  • 2011: Camilo Castillo

RK Gadi Service Award

Recognizes a PM&R resident who demonstrates extraordinary contributions in PM&R-related service areas (societies, councils or events) while serving as a role model for colleagues. This award is given in remembrance of RK Gadi, M.D., VCU PM&R (2002), past chief resident and president of AAPM&R Resident Physician Council.

  • 2016: No recipient
  • 2015: Udayan Kulkarni
  • 2014: No recipient
  • 2013: William Carter
  • 2012: No recipient
  • 2011: Nick Jasper

Herman J. Flax Leadership Award

Recognizes the senior resident who exemplifies dedication to PM&R education and leadership. This award is given in honor of Herman Flax, M.D., VCU PM&R emeritus faculty, 1940 VCU graduate, nationally known psychiatrist, former president of ACRM and benefactor to VCU PM&R.

  • 2016: Angel Chang
  • 2015: Brad Stovall
  • 2014: Don Tower
  • 2013: Steve Jackson
  • 2012: Jeff Tubbs
  • 2011: Amit Sinha

Faculty Teaching Award

Recognizes the faculty member who exemplifies dedication to PM&R trainee education.

  • 2016: Don Tower, D.O.
  • 2015: Deborah Caruso, M.D.
  • 2014: Allison Hickman, D.O.
  • 2013: Jeff Ericksen, M.D.
  • 2012: Abu Qutubuddin, M.D.
  • 2011: Gary Goldberg, M.D.