Kevin G. Rodgers Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
The Kevin G. Rodgers Excellence in Clinical Teaching awards recognize three faculty members. One from each of our academic health center sites. Dr. Kevin Rodgers was passionate about clinical teaching and truly the definition of excellence in this area. Anyone who had the pleasure of working with him was profoundly impacted by his teaching and is a better physician because of him. These awards are given to faculty members who exemplify that excellence within their clinical teaching, they are chosen by the residents as those who have most significantly impacted their learning at the bedside, those who model the types of physicians we hope our residents will be one day.
Chisholm-Rodgers Legacy Fund Clinical Teaching AwardThe Chisholm Rodgers Legacy Fund was established in 2018 to honor the tremendous impact Dr. Carey Chisholm and Dr. Kevin Rodgers had on the emergency residency program. The award recognizes emergency medicine faculty who spend the majority of their work time involved in clinical teaching of our residents and students and demonstrates excellence in clinical education. This year, two faculty members were chosen for their positive impact over the years.
Resident Teacher of the Year Award
Dr. Nicole Carpp Dr. Sarah Persaud
The Indiana University emergency medicine residency program prides itself on great clinical educators and that starts with the residents. Every year IU medical students praise the enthusiasm and teaching ability of the residents. The Resident Teacher of the Year award is given to a resident who receives outstanding teaching evaluations from the senior medical student class. This year was especially challenging to pick recipients as six residents had near perfect student evaluations. After much debate, two winners were chosen: Dr. Nicole Carpp and Dr. Sarah Persaud.
Students applauded Dr. Carpp for giving them significant autonomy. They noted that she set clear expectations and provided excellent feedback.
Students praised Dr. Persaud for her inclusivity in making them feel like part of the team. They noted that she was patient and approachable and provided salient learning points.
Impact Award - Peer Support Leaders
Dr. Jennifer Divine Dr. Gavyn Gerbofsky Dr. Derrick Oaxaca
Dr. Alexander Ulintz Dr. Alexandra Serpe Dr. Rebecca Yuan
What physicians see every day in the ED is not normal for most people, but what is normal is the human reaction to those moments. In residency, finding the space and time to lean in to those moments can be challenging and yet so crucial to healing and coping with the nature of emergency medicine. In the inaugural year of implementing peer support groups, six impressive leaders made it an overwhelming success: Dr. Jennifer Divine, Dr. Gavyn Gerbofsky, Dr. Derrick Oaxaca, Dr. Alexandra Serpe, Dr. Alex Ulintz and Dr. Rebecca Yuan. They each displayed immense leadership by modeling vulnerability, compassion, empathy, validation, and reframing, all in uncharted territory for the residency. Over half of the residents at IUEM have been through peer support and because of these residents, double the amount of people want to be peer support leaders.
Impact Award - Advocacy Project: Dr. Kate Anderson, Dr. Seema Patel, Dr. Alexander Ulintz
Dr. Kate Anderson Dr. Seema Patel Dr. Alexander Ulintz
Being an emergency physician goes far beyond treating the illness in front of them. In order to have a true impact in the lives of patients they must consider the whole person.
Last year Dr. Peter Pang, chair of the department, graciously announced the Resident Leadership and Advocacy Program to promote diversity & equity and eliminate disparities in outcomes. Led by Dr. Seema Patel, Dr. Alexander Ulintz, and Dr. Kate Anderson, these residents have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to directly impact the lives of patients in real time by providing a tangible solution to a most basic need: access to food. In just a year, they have already impacted the community tremendously.
Impact Award - QueerEM Founders: Dr. Bryce de Venecia, Dr. Brooke Henderson, Dr. Kylie Klemann
Dr. Bryce de Venecia Dr. Brooke Henderson Dr. Kylie Klemann
The residency that slays together, stays together.
IUEM has long been a place of strong values including integrity, community, and authenticity. A group of intrepid residents sought to bring LGBTQ+ issues and education to the forefront of the program and build community and belonging for queer identifying and gender diverse learners through the creation of QueerEM. The founding of QueerEM is a milestone for this department. Through organized social events, a book club, the wildly successful LGBTQ BBQ, and participation in IndyPride, the QueerEM group has emerged as a DEIJ leader across the school of medicine.
This work will far outlast the tenure of the residents who created the group. This year we honor the founding members of QueerEM: Dr. Bryce de Venecia, Dr. Brooke Henderson, and Dr. Kylie Klemann!
Outstanding Off Service Teaching Faculty of the Year Award - Dr. Hari Puttagunta
This year’s award for Outstanding Off Service Teaching Faculty goes to Dr. Hari Puttagunta. Dr. Puttagunta is a nocturnal intensivist. He is well loved by all emergency medicine residents and does a great job fostering a supportive educational environment while allowing the residency program to develop clinical acumen and troubleshoot situations. His passion for education, patience and desire to help mold great physicians are just some of the reasons he was chosen for the Outstanding Off Service Teaching Faculty of the Year award.
Emergency Department Service Award - Kenny Clay
This year’s Emergency Department Service Award goes to an individual that embodies the definition of team player, Kenny Clay. Kenny, an environmental services team leader, goes above and beyond daily and is loved and appreciated by everyone on our team, from techs, environmental services staff, nurses, residents, physicians. Kenny is thoughtful and thorough and the emergency department is thankful for all he does!
Resident Consultant of the Year Award - Dr. Nic Becher, General SurgeryPhysicians in the emergency department interact daily with other specialties and consultants and greatly appreciate the help that co-residents of other specialties provide in the department. The Resident Consult of the Year award is given to a resident from a different department and chosen by residents.
This year’s recipient is Dr. Nic Becher from general surgery. A good consultant listens, is knowledgeable, and is quick to be willing to come to see a patient in the emergency department. When Dr. Becher is on the line, the patient will get quality care, be advocated for, and experience great empathy at the bedside.