Awards and Recognition


Anna Donoghue, DO, PGY-3Anna Donoghue, MD, PGY-3

Congratulations to Anna Donoghue, MD, PGY-3 on receiving the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. This award goes to residents who have exhibited particularly strong teaching skills and are role models for their compassionate, relationship-centered care.

Dr. Donoghue's student nominators spoke incredibly highly of her mentorship and her modeling of compassionate care. As a part of this award, Dr. Donoghue will be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Read more about the Gold Humanism Honor Society


Congratulations to Medical Student Stuart McCarter on winning second prize in the 2016 Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Contest for his psychiatry rotation paper on REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and PTSD. Stuart was a participant in the first VA Longitudinal Undergraduate Medical Education (VALUE) clerkship 2015-16 with Susan McCarthy, MD as his feedback mentor.


Diana Back, medical studentDiana Back, 2nd Year Medical Student

Suma Jacob, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, received an Outstanding Mentor Award from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for mentoring Diana Back in the Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program, supported by AACAP's Campaign for America's Kids. This award was presented at the AACAP's 63rd Annual Meeting in October 2016. Diana is now second year medical student and is very interested in child psychiatry.

In 2013, Dr. Jacob mentored Kelsey Christoffer for a similar research fellowship through AACAP.  

Katharine Nelson, MD, Assistant Professor and Vice Chair for Education worked with both of these medical students to write proposals for the handful of awards given. Kelsey decided to go into pediatric neurology and is a currently an intern at Mayo Clinic.