Faculty, staff recognized for significant contributions to WVU Health Sciences

West Virginia University Health Sciences is recognizing twelve individuals and one team with Chancellor’s Awards, as well as two individuals with WISH (Women in Science & Health) Awards, for their significant contributions to its mission.

A ceremony to honor the 2022 award winners will be held Wednesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. Additional details will be available closer to the event.

Each year, the Chancellor’s Awards and WISH Awards honor faculty and staff who have been recognized by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments. Winners were nominated by their peers and selected by their respective achievement award committees.

 

Faculty Awards

Gauri Pawar, MD, FAAN, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
Master Clinician Award
This award recognizes faculty for sustained outstanding achievement in providing quality patient-centered care with compassion, integrity and honesty.

Peter Mathers, PhD, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Outstanding Achievement in Local or Regional Service
This award recognizes faculty for outstanding achievement in advancing the service mission of WVU Health Sciences at the local or regional level.

James Mahoney III, PhD, School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry and Department of Neuroscience
Outstanding Achievement in Research
This award recognizes faculty for outstanding achievements in research, scholarship or creative activities.

Christa Lilly, PhD, MS, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Academic Scholar Award
This award recognizes faculty who exemplify the model of an academic scholar through outstanding accomplishments in teaching and scholarly activities.

Michael Gunther, PhD, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Outstanding Achievement in Teaching
This award recognizes faculty for outstanding achievement in advancing the teaching mission of WVU Health Sciences.

Heather Henderson, EdD, School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership
Mentor Award
This award recognizes faculty who have provided outstanding mentorship to students or to faculty colleagues within WVU Health Sciences.

 

Staff Awards

Brooke Phillips, BSW, Academic Program Specialist, WVU School of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
Chancellor’s Award for Administrative Assistant/Coordinator/Clerical

Sandra Y. Pope, MSW, Director of WV Area Health Education Centers, Charleston Campus
Chancellor’s Award for Administrative/Managerial

Adam Hoffman, CHSE, Simulation Education Specialist, WVU School of Medicine, WV STEPS
Chancellor’s Award for Paraprofessional/Technician

Lynn Wilson, Campus Service Worker, Health Sciences Center, Facilities Management
Chancellor’s Award for Physical Plant/Maintenance

Hannah Maxwell, Multimedia Specialist, WVU School of Medicine, HSC Administration
Chancellor’s Award for Professional Non-Teaching

 

Team Award

Qualitative Fit Testing Team, HSC Health & Safety Office
Team Achievement Award

This award recognizes a team of faculty, of staff, or a team of faculty and staff for their combined effort in accomplishing a goal, such as a specific project, initiative or event.

Team Members:

  • Jonathan Parli, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
  • Nicholas Hedrick, Laboratory Safety Specialist
  • Hailey Hartley, Laboratory Safety Specialist
  • Paul Porter, Chemical Inventory Specialist
  • Janie Robinette, Chemical Inventory Specialist
  • Miguel Carunungan, Graduate Service Assistant
  • Grace Casper, Graduate Service Assistant


WISH (Women in Science & Health) Awards

Gretchen Garofoli, PharmD, BCACP, School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Women in Science & Health Mid-Career Award
This award recognizes a woman faculty member at the assistant or associate level who demonstrates sustained exceptional achievements in diversity and inclusion, education and mentorship, research and scholarship, leadership, and service to the state of West Virginia while supporting the WVU Health Sciences mission and WVU values.

Heather Henderson, EdD, School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership
Women in Science & Health Mid-Career Award
This award recognizes a woman faculty member at the assistant or associate level who demonstrates sustained exceptional achievements in diversity and inclusion, education and mentorship, research and scholarship, leadership, and service to the state of West Virginia while supporting the WVU Health Sciences mission and WVU values.