Awards & Recognitions

Faculty Promotions –
Colleagues:  This is the time of the academic year when we receive approvals from the School and University for faculty promotions that have often been in process for almost a year.  It is also a time to recognize the new appointments that our Department has made so far this academic year (began 7/1/14).  Please join me in congratulating our colleagues listed below.  These promotions and appointments represent excellence in teaching, scholarly work, clinical care, administration and service.  They are AWESOME accomplishments!

Promotion to Professor Appointment to Associate Professor
Freddy Chen, MD, MPH Bianca Frogner, PhD
Raye Maestas, MD Appointment to Assistant Professor
John O’Kane, MD Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD
Promotion to Clinical Professor Alicia Quella, PA-C, PhD
Larry Mauksch, M Ed Grace Shih, MD
Promotion to Associate Professor Appointment to Senior Lecturer
Justin Osborn, MD Susan Symington, PA-C
Ashwin Rao, MD Appointment to Lecturer
Keren Wick, PhD Kari Bernard, PA-C
Promotion to Senior Lecturer Jennifer Carrol, PA-C
Tim Quigley, PA-C Sarah Serpinas, PA-C
Terry Scott, PA-C Michael Smith, PA-C
Promotion to Lecturer, Part-Time Appointment to Teaching Associate
Kira Vader, PA-C D J Smith, PA-C
Appointment to Professor Wendy Lendrum, PA-C
Annette Fitzpatrick, PhD
(joint with Epidemiology)
Lu Marchand, MD

From Emily Godfrey –

I was working out with my training group by the Boat House at Green Lake early January 20, when we saw a man fall while jogging near the boat house. I ran over with my trainer. At first he was responsive, but after a few minutes he lost consciousness and had no pulse. I started CPR while the trainer called 911.

A real plus to our Department who encourages us to keep our BLS/ACLS certifications going!

First PA to receive UW Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award for Service –

John Betz, an alumni of MEDEX Class 1 from 1969, is a recipient of the 2015 UW Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award for Service. 2015 is the first year that UW Medicine has opened up the alumni awards to Physician Assistants. With this, John becomes the first PA to win such an honor.

In case you missed the MEDEX digital story that tells the story of John Best it can be viewed at

2015 WAFP Diverse Constituencies Scholarship –

We are pleased to announce that one of our students, Rozanna Fang, was selected to receive a 2015 Diverse Constituencies Scholarship of $1,000 from the WAFP Foundation. Congratulations to Rozanna!