EVMS Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has awarded Professional Enrichment and Growth (PEG) grants to 17 faculty members for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The grants were awarded during a competitive process that was open to all faculty in the School of Medicine and in the School of Health Professions. To qualify, the activity has to help the nominee achieve his or her professional goals as well as advance the academic missions of the department and the institution.

Below are this year's PEG grant recipients and their activities.



Teaching is defined as time spent in direct contact with learners by using techniques which deliver and/or reinforce  information, stimulate thinking, and result in learning. Faculty members distinguish themselves as teachers while others excel in the design, production, or evaluation of courses, examinations, and /or instructional materials.

Anca Dobrian, PhD    Physiological Sciences  Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Educators in Health Professions
Nicole Holt, DrPH Public Health Distance Teaching and Learning Conference
Brooke Hooper, MD Academic Affairs

Harvard Macy Institute: Health Care Education 2.0 - Transforming Your Teaching for the Digital Age

Alberto Musto, MD Pathology and Anatomy Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Educators in Health Professions
Arun Ram, MD Physiological Sciences Harvard Macy Institute: Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education


Faculty distinguish themselves in this area through professional excellence, integrity, and empathy in treating patients.

Cristina Baldassari, MD Otolaryngology and Pediatrics Annual Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery International Course
Lisa Fore-Arcand, EdD Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences International Program in Addiction Studies certificate 
Jennifer Ryal, MD Internal Medicine Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century Conference
John Snellings, MD Family and Community Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Educational Conference 
Timothy Walls, MD Pathology and Anatomy EPIC User Group Conference


Faculty distinguish themselves by being recognized by other scholars for contributions of new information for a field of study.

Dianne Daniel, PhD   

Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

The Cold Spring Harbor meeting. Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology and Therapeutics

Woong-Ki Kim, PhD Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

BD Biosciences FACSAria Fusion Operator Course and Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS

Julius Nyalwidhe, PhD Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

Training in Glycobiology and Glycan. University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Julia Sharp, PhD Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology International Complement Workshop
Greg Weingart, MD Emergency Medicine

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine course: Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design


Administration includes a broad range of non-clinical professional activities which advance the mission of the department and overall, the institution.  It includes leadership and participation in various administrative committees and organizations.

Stephanie Moody Antonio, MD Otolaryngology

American College of Surgeons: Surgeons as Leaders - From Operating Room to Boardroom

Margaret Baumgarten, MD Family and Community Medicine Fundamentals of Physician Leadership Course