Dr. Sonia Crandall wins 2014 Byrum Mentoring Award

Congratulations to PA Studies faculty member Sonia Crandall, PhD, who is one of two winners of the 2014 James Edwin Byrum Jr., MD, Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award. The other is Wayne Meredith, MD, who is the Richard T. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Surgeon in Chief.

Dr. Crandall, who is Professor in the Departments of Physician Assistant Studies and Family & Community Medicine, is the Director of the Office of Women in Medicine and Science’s (OWIMS) Leadership and Mentoring Program. “Dr. Crandall’s longtime work with the OWIMS Leadership and Mentoring Program has had a major impact on our women researchers and clinicians,” said Dean Edward Abraham. “She has also been a mentor in medical education and in faculty development.”

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Dean Edward Abraham presenting the Byrum Award to Dr. Sonia Crandall

The mentoring award memorializes James Edwin “Ed” Byrum Jr., MD, who died August 21, 2011. During his 37-year Medical Center career, Byrum helped train more than 200 emergency medicine physicians. In 1974, he co-created and directed one of the first residency programs in emergency medicine.

 


 

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