Paris Butler, MD, an assistant professor of Plastic Surgery, and Jenny Shao, MD, an assistant professor of Clinical Surgery in Gastrointestinal Surgery, have been recognized as inaugural recipients of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Innovative Grant for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism. The 2021 grants are funded at either $25,000 or $50,000, with matching funds being contributed by the primary investigator’s partnering surgical association, surgical department at their academic institution, or other entity. Butler has also been inducted into the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ by the ACS.
Anjan Chatterjee, MD, a professor of Neurology and director of the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network to research how, and to what extent, art therapy impacts emotional processing and self-regulation of service members and veterans.
Kathryn Adamiak Davis, MD, MTR, an assistant professor of Neurology and director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The NAEC Board of Directors is comprised of physician leaders, all of whom are directly involved in the management of their epilepsy centers. From this perspective, the NAEC Board carries out the mission of the association to enhance quality epilepsy care by supporting specialized epilepsy centers through setting standards of care, advocating for access to high-quality epilepsy services, and providing centers the tools and resources to better serve their patients.
Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS, chief of Plastic Surgery and the Henry Royster-William Maul Measey Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, received the 2021 ASPS Honorary Citation Award from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Established in 1945, this prestigious honor is presented to a senior ASPS member in recognition of their contributions to the specialty through clinical care, humanitarian actions enhancing the specialty, or demonstrated leadership within plastic surgery. This is the first time in 65 years that a Penn faculty member has received this honor, which was previously awarded to Robert Ivy, MD, in 1956.