Peer Recognition — Dr. Jason Adelman, director of patient safety at Montefiore, received the 2012 Physician of the Year from the New York State Society of Physician Assistants at the group’s annual gala in October. Dr. Adelman has been director of patient safety since 2003. He is board-certified in internal medicine and received his NPSF-AHA Fellowship in Patient Safety Leadership. He also is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein.
Emily Miller, an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate who conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Kartik Chandran, was recently among those honored at Yeshiva University’s annual Chanukah Dinner. Ms. Miller was recognized for her groundbreaking discovery concerning Ebola, which may lead to the virus’ first treatment plan. The breakthrough involves identification of a protein on healthy cells that can act as a portal for the deadly virus, which kills up to 90 percent of infected patients.
National Award — Dr. Nichola Davis received the 2012 National Medical Association (NMA) Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians Award. The award, given annually, honors female physicians working to eliminate healthcare disparities, and address women's health and professional issues through research, community service, and activism. Dr. Davis’ work focuses on obesity among women in low-income African-American and Latino communities and understanding the impact of obesity-related national policies on inner-city communities. She was presented with the award at the annual Muriel Petioni Awards Luncheon during the 2012 NMA national convention. Dr. Davis is associate professor of clinical medicine and of clinical epidemiology & population health.