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2022 Pillars Nominees

Excellence - Student/Trainee Award

Portrait of Ivanna Adams-Nelson

Ivanna Adams-Nelson
School of Medicine, Class of 2024


Alex Fratesi
School of Medicine, Class of 2023

Mary Roselin Nittala

Roselin Nittala, DrPH
Department of Radiation Oncology


Joshua Ortego, MD
Department of Dermatology


Gaylen Sanders, MD
Department of Pediatrics


Jamarius Waller
School of Medicine & School of Graduate Studies
in the Health Sciences, Class of 2022


Taylor Ward
School of Population Health, 2nd Year
Masters Student 
Quest Whalen
School of Population Health, 3rd Year
Doctoral Student

Inclusion - Employee Award


Johnlyn Rogers
School of Nursing

Portrait of Dan Coleman 

Dan Coleman, PhD
School of Medicine


Leslye Bastos Ortega
Department of Family Medicine - MEWI

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Vickie Skinner, DHA
Continuing Health Professional Education


Darcel Thigpen-Odom
Jackson Heart Study


Monica Watkins
Department of Medicine


Krystle Wilson
Facility Services

Beacon - Faculty Award 

Adam Alexander

Adam Alexander, DDM
Department of Orthodontics

Portrait of Barbara Alexander
Barbara Alexander, PhD
Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Gabrielle Banks

Gabrielle Banks, PhD
Department of Pediatrics


Robert Brodell, MD
Department of Dermatology


Erin Dehon, PhD
Department of Emergency Medicine

Ralph Didlake

Ralph Didlake, MD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Derek Holt

Derek Holt, DNP
School of Nursing

Babbette LaMarca

Babbette LaMarca, PhD
Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Joshua Mann, MD
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine

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Susana M. Salazar Marocho, PhD
Biomedical Materials Science


Norma Ojeda, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Jeannette Simino, PhD
Department of Data Science


LaToya Richards Moore, PhD
Medical Laboratory Science Program

Portrait of Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar

Srinivasan Vijayakumar, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology


Paula Warrington, PhD
Department of Neurology


Lyssa Weatherly, MD
Department of Medicine

Esprit De Corps - Team, Department or Office Award
Biobank Lab, School of Medicine/Research Service Area
Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, School of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine
Judith Gore Gearhart Clinical Skills Center 
Office of Enrollment Management 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Compliance Certification Committee
School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences Discovery U Administrative Team 
TEAM Clinic