The David J. Pierson, MD Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring
We pride ourself on the strong clinical teaching, career development, and mentoring faculty provide for our fellows.
This award was established to acknowledge those faculty who fellows feel are especially dedicated to their education and mentoring. The award is named for Dr. David J. Pierson who was a quintessential educator and mentor within the division for more than 35 years.
Dr. Pierson is a gifted clinician, superb teacher, prolific author, and an international leader in respiratory care. He was recruited to the University of Washington in 1976 to be the Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Department at Harborview Medical Center. For nearly 20 years, he ran the fellowship training program and was deeply involved in the career development of our fellows and junior faculty.
He was the Director of Clinical Education from 1983-1997 and led the Greater Seattle Area Chest Grand Rounds for decades.
He has an exceptional ability to explain his reasoning to residents and fellows when teaching at the bedside. He taught countless trainees during his 35 years as a clinician at Harborview Medical Center and continues to be revered within the Division as one of the best clinicians in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
In recognition of his excellence in teaching and clinical care, he received the prestigious Marvin Turck Award for career achievement and education within the Department of Medicine. After dedicating nearly his entire academic career to the University of Washington, he retired from the Division in 2011 and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Medicine.
The third year class of Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows bestows the award each year having the full perspective of their training, from their clinical year through their research years and having had the opportunity to interact with all of our faculty. The class selects the individual who they believe contributed the most to their education and mentoring during their ACGME fellowship training.
Lakshminarayan Fellow Fund Endowment Grants
The Lakshminarayan Fellow Fund was established in 2006 to honor S. Lakshminarayan, MD for his generous support of the Division's fellows and fellowship program.
Funds from this endowment are meant to allow fellows to take advantage of unique opportunities in support of their research training and career advancement. Only requests for activities considered catalytic to a fellow's career will be considered. Appropriate requests include funding for participation in special advanced courses (e.g. Woods Hole Laboratory), participation in top-flight research meetings (e.g. Gordon Conference or Keystone Symposium), and mini-sabbaticals in outstanding laboratories.
In general, the Lakshminarayan Fellow Fund is not considered the appropriate mechanism used to fund travel to usual annual professional society meetings such as ACCP, SCCM, ERS, ATS, and Experimental Biology. Individuals may apply for funding if they believe there are extenuating circumstances. This fund will not provide support to attend board review or similar professional development activities.
Project applications should be for future activity and will be reviewed within 4 weeks of receipt.
Please send your proposals to the Research Fellowship Coordinator for consideration by the review committee.
Proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and include the following:
- Description of proposed activities
- Budget (not to exceed $3000)
- Rationale for why this particular activity will be career enhancing
- Letter of support from your mentor
|2018||Sharukh Lokhandwala, MD||Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality|
|2018||Trevor Steinbach, MD||Qualitative Study Exploring Effective Leadership Behaviors During Intensive Care Unit Crises|
|2017||Jon Keller, MD||CAE Healthcare Patient Simulator Essentials Course and Healthcare Programming with Physiology Course|
|2017||Eric Morrell, MD||2017 Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology focused on Single Cell Omics|
|2016||Luke Seaburg, MD||ACCP Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) Training|
|2016||Kristina Rudd, MD||NHLBI Implementation Science in Critical Care Workshop|
|2014||James Town, MD||CHEST Training and Transitions Committee Work Group Meeting|
|2014||Bijan Ghassemieh, MD||Tuberculosis Research Methods Course|
|2013||Ann Long, MD||UW Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics|
|2013||Engi Attia, MD||Risk factors associated with poorly reversible airflow obstruction among HIV-infected patients in Nairobi|
|2012||Peter Leary, MD||MESA – Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Meeting|
|2012||Carmen Mikacenic, MD||American Academy of Immunology Advanced Course in Immunology|
|2011||Monica Campo-Patino, MD||Colombian Center for Tuberculosis Research University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia|
|2010||Christopher Seymour, MD||Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Conference|
|2010||Shane O'Mahony, MD||51st Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics|
|2010||Shai Sathy, MD||Fundamentals of Critical Care Ultrasound|
|2009||Bradford Glavan, MD||University of Washington Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics|
|2009||Michelle Lin, PhD||Keystone Symposia Joint Conferences: The Macrophage: Intersection of Pathogenic and Protective Inflammation and Advances in Molecular Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis|
|2009||Molly Billings, MD||Western Group on Educational Affairs|
|2009||William Ehlenbach, MD||Training Course: Cognitive assessment of survivors of ALI/ARDS|
|2009||Sean Gill, PhD||Matrix Metalloproteinase Gordon Research Conference|
|2009||Timothy Watkins, MD||U.S. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group Meeting|
|2009||Matthew Arentz, MD||Kenya Medical Research Institute|
|2008||Carrie Chun, MD||Western Group on Educational Affairs|
|2008||Lindy Klaff, MD||International Consensus Conference on Intensive Care Medicine|
|2007||David Hotchkin, MD||Respiratory Care Journal Conference|
|2007||Sean Kassim, PhD||MMP Gordon Research Conference|
|2007||Cynthia Gries, MD||European Respiratory Society School Course Series on Lung Transplantation|
Questions about the process should be directed to the Research Fellowship Coordinator at (206) 685-8436.