2022 Teaching Academy Member Accolades and Promotions

Davidson_MelissaMarroquin-AccoladeMelissa Davidson, MD, Teaching Academy Distinguished Educator, Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Bridget Marroquin, MD, Teaching Academy Distinguished Educator, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology received their Master of Science in Health Professions Education at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.



Cate Nicholas, EdD, received the 2022 MedEdPORTAL Associate Editor of the Year Award. See more info: https://www.mededportal.org/recognizing-our-reviewers 

An article published on PHYS.ORG, titled "Investigating gender equity: Researchers analyze gender distribution of institutional leadership roles," and written and distributed by Elsevier, features comments by Sarah Schlein, MD, UVM associate professor of emergency medicine and Wilderness Medicine Fellowship director. Schlein is a lead investigator on two related studies published in the current issue of the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.

Laura Greene, MD, Teaching Academy Master Teacher, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Interim Assistant Dean for Admissions, recently accepted an appointment as program director of the Pathology Residency Program, effective July 1, 2023. She will assume the role from Scott Anderson, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, who has served as program director since 2009.



Congratulations on the investiture of Judith Lewis, MD, Teaching Academy Distinguished Educator, as the inaugural holder of the Robert A. Pierattini, MD Green & Gold Professorship in Psychiatry



Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Teaching Academy Member, received one of three 2022 PhRMA Foundation Value Assessment Research Awards for her team’s study abstract, titled “The Effect of Medical Innovation on Cost-Effectiveness of Covid-19 Policies in the U.S.,” at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2022 conference in June in Washington, D.C.

Teaching Academy Member and Clinical Assistant Professor, Ramanathan Seshadri, MD, has taken over as Program Director for the General Surgery Residency at the Danbury Campus for Nuvance Health as of August 1, 2022.

Robert Althoff, MD, PhD, Teaching Academy Master Teacher and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Care Service Leader for Psychiatry.

Congratulations Teaching Academy Members on their 2022 promotions!
  • Leigh-Anne Cioffredi, MD, Promotion to Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • Katie Dolbec, MD, Promotion to Associate Professor, Surgery
  • Elise Everett, MD, Promotion to Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • Pamela Gibson, MD, Promotion to Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Matthew Gilbert, DO, MPH, Promotion to Professor, Medicine
  • Laura Greene, MD, Promotion to Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Lauren MacAfee, MD, Promotion to Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • Katherine Mariani, MD, MPH, Promotion to Associate Professor, Family Medicine
  • Erin Morris, MD, Promotion to Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • Cate Nicholas, EdD, PA, Promotion to Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • Lee Rosen, PhD, Promotion to Associate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Martha Seagrave, PA-C, Promotion to Professor, Family Medicine
  • Halle Sobel, MD, Promotion to Professor, Medicine
  • Jaspinder Sra, MD, Promotion to Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Anne Stowman, MD, Promotion to Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Jillian Sullivan, MD, Promotion to Professor, Pediatrics
  • Christa Zehle, MD, Promotion to Professor, Pediatrics

Rebecca Wilcox, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and associate dean for faculty affairs at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has been selected as a member of the 2022-2023 class of fellows participating in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Emmett Whitaker, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, was elected as an Associate Member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).

Congratulations Department of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award Recipient! Amanda Kennedy, PharmD, Teaching Academy Distinguished Educator and Professor of Medicine


  • Molly Barry, MD
  • Jason Botten, PhD
  • Garth Garrison, MD
  • Amanda Kennedy, PharmD
  • Richard Pinckney, MD

Huggett IAMSE



Kathryn Huggett, PhD received the Distinguished Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Scholarship from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE). The Distinguished Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Scholarship recognizes an IAMSE member who has a distinguished record of educational scholarship, including educational research and dissemination of scholarly approaches to teaching and education. Katie was honored at the Annual IAMSE Meeting in June, pictured here with Jon Wisco, PhD.

Honors Night Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Award: Katie Wells, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine

Harry E. Howe, M.D. & Theo O. Howe Outstanding Teacher of Surgery Award: Katherine Dolbec, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

NEGEA 2022

Members of LCOM and the Teaching Academy were recipients of 2 Oral Abstract Presentation Awards at the 2022 NEGEA Virtual Annual Conference:

Hot Spots and Cold Hollows: Curriculum Heat Mapping as a Visual Resource for Medical School Curriculum Competency Review by Kathryn Huggett, PhD; Stephen Goldman; Laurie Gelles, PhD; Jesse Moore, MD; Karen Lounsbury, PhD; Elise Everett, MD

Cranial Pursuit computer-based neuroanatomy games: An interinstitutional study to assist their impact on learning outcomes by Tara Lindsley, PhD; Rebecca Keller, PhD; Isabelle Maisonnneuve, PhD; Karen Lounsbury, PhD; Debra Byler, MD; Usman Hameed, MD (Albany Medical College, Larner College of Medicine, and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine)

And had a poster featured (Finalist. Funded by the LCOM Alumni Association summer grant program):

Quietly Teaching Future Physicians Resilience by Alexander Kubacki; Obhijit Hazarika, MD; Lydia Grondin, MD; Daniel Sherrer, MD, MBA, FASA, FAACD; Mitchell Tsai, MD, MMM, FASA, FAACD
Dean’s Award for Professionalism Faculty Award

Nathalie Feldman, MD, Director of the Learning Environment, Interim Associate Dean for Admissions, and Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Teaching Academy Master Teacher, received a 2022 Dean’s Award for Professionalism Faculty Award.



Jay Silveira, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Teaching Academy Master Teacher, is a recipient of a 2022 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award.

Sherrie Khadanga, MD, assistant professor of medicine and assistant director of cardiac rehabilitation, and Jennifer Kelly, D.O., associate professor of medicine and associate chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, both Teaching Academy Members, have been selected to serve as guest editors for Women's Health's upcoming Special Collection on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Bone Health in Aging Women. This special collection will explore best practices, research opportunities, and avenues for improvement in the diagnosis, progression, and management of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis in aging women.

Kelsey Gleason, ScD, Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health program and Teaching Academy Member, and Ariana Chiapella, PhD, a research associate with the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Ecosystem Science Laboratory, have received one of three 2022-2023 Equity & Justice grants from UVM’s Gund Institute for Environment and the UVM Office of the Provost.