Awards and Honors – February 28, 2023

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Dr. Rohan Jotwani, instructor in anesthesiology, received an Immersive Soft Skills Education Grant from Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, and Bodyswaps, an award-winning VR platform. Dr. Jotwani, a leader in the employment of virtual reality in resident education, will use the grant to help medical trainees enhance their “soft skills,” such as active listening, through immersive learning using Meta headsets and Bodyswaps’ VR library. 

Dr. Eric Mallack, assistant professor of pediatrics, has been awarded an Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award. The program aims to support talented biomedical scientists who are committed to careers in academic research, and those who exhibit an exceptional potential for high quality productive research.

Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, associate professor of medical ethics in clinical medicine and clinical rehabilitation medicine, has been named a fellow by the Hastings Center. Fellows are elected individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research and the environment.

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