Awards & Accolades 13 September

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health has announced Penn Medicine’s FOCUS program as a winner of the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, founded in 1994, supports the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine and promotes education and research in women’s health and careers. The honor came with a prize of $50,000 in recognition of the program’s demonstrated commitment to improving gender diversity and equity among faculty.


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The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has announced César de la Fuente, PhD, a Presidential Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Microbiology, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Bioengineering, as a recipient of the ASM Award for Early Career Applied and Biotechnological Research for his outstanding contributions to the microbial sciences. The ASM awards recognize leading scientists and researchers in the field for their contributions to research, education, diversity and professional accomplishments.


Penn Medicine’s department of Radiation Oncology has been named a recipient of the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s APEx accreditation at nine locations, including the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the network sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. APEx is a four-year accreditation program developed by ASTRO that recognizes a facility or facilities’ excellence in delivering safe, high-quality care to their patients.


Rhonda Zaleski, director of Clinical Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning, has been recognized in the Top 50 for the 2021 OnCon Icon Awards. The OnCon Icon Awards recognize the top talent acquisition professionals and talent acquisition vendors worldwide.

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