Outstanding Faculty and Staff Honored for Contributions to College
June 8, 2023
Faculty and staff honored recently during the PCOM South Georgia awards reception
held on campus include (from left) Daryl Crenshaw, MD; Randall (Lee) McGill, MD; Edward
Hamilton Jr., DO; Marla Golden, DO; Christin Zipperer, LPC, NCC; Nikita Mirajkar,
PhD; Susan Owens; and Kristie Petree, DO.
When community leaders and College representatives gathered on Wednesday evening,
May 24, to present student awards, a group of outstanding faculty and staff also received
awards for their efforts during the past two years.
The Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes the basic medical science faculty member
who exemplifies exceptional dedication and superior performance in teaching. The recipient
for the 2021-2022 year was Savita Arya, MD, professor of pathology in the department of biomedical sciences. The recipient for
the 2022-2023 academic year was Nikita Mirajkar, PhD, associate dean for curricular execution and associate professor of pharmacology.
The Outstanding Clinical Support Award recognizes the clinical faculty member who
exemplifies exceptional support and superior performance in teaching patient- and
family-centered care. The recipient for the 2021-2022 academic year was Marla Golden, DO ’88, associate dean of clinical education for PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia, and associate professor of emergency medicine. The recipient for the 2022-2023 academic
year was Kristie Petree, DO ’13, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) chair and associate professor of neuromusculoskeletal
and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
The Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award recognizes an adjunct faculty member who exemplifies
excellence in teaching and contributes to the training of PCOM students. The recipient
for the 2021-2022 academic year was Randall (Lee) McGill, MD. The recipient for the 2022-2023 academic year was Daryl Crenshaw, MD.
This Outstanding Staff Award recognizes a staff member who demonstrated "above and
beyond" achievements in their respective duties. The recipient for the 2021-2022 academic
year was Susan Owens, administrative assistant for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Primary
Care Skills (PCS). The recipient for the 2022-2023 academic year was Christin Zipperer, LPC, NCC, personal support counselor.
This Outstanding Preceptor Award recognizes the exceptional contributions and accomplishments
of an individual who has demonstrated exemplary dedication and excellence in the role
of a preceptor within the field of healthcare education. Preceptors are practicing physicians who are integral to the clinical education and training of medical students. They provide the experiential portion of the curriculum
by supervising student physicians as they acquire clinical medical knowledge by helping
to care for real patients—in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Outstanding
Preceptor of the Year Award recipients for 2022-2023 were:
John Joyave, DO, Calhoun, Georgia
Daryl Crenshaw, MD, Moultrie and Thomasville, Georgia
David Quang, DO, Warner Robins, Georgia
Nicole Hardeman, DO, Chatsworth, Georgia
Mitchell Storace, MD, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Santanu Das, MD, Warner Robins and Fort Valley, Georgia
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the
Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia. PCOM South Georgia offers both
a full, four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit
institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields.
Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state,
PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The
medical campus, which welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in August 2019,
has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation. For more information, visit pcom.edu/southgeorgia or call 229-668-3110.
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