At the VCU School of Medicine’s 21st Annual Faculty Excellence Awards event this fall, several Family Medicine and Epidemiology faculty members were honored for their dedication to educating medical and graduate students.

Dr. Steve Crossman, M’95, was presented with the Distinguished Mentor Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the career development of others. With gratitude from current and former students and colleagues, Dr. Crossman’s award recognizes the lasting relationships he has with many people at different stages of their careers. As practicing Family Physician Wendy Dryden, M’13, noted, “More than anyone else I worked with at VCU, Dr. Crossman was the mentor who showed me how to become the kind of doctor that I always wanted to be.” Read Dr. Crossman’s full profile.

Dr. Elizabeth Prom-Wormley, MPH’99 and PhD’07, was given the Outstanding Departmental Teacher Award in Health Sciences Education for the Division of Epidemiology. This award honors outstanding teaching in departments with substantial teaching commitments in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies; selection is determined by a process developed by each basic sciences department. Dr. Prom-Wormley serves as a teacher and mentor to many of the Division’s current MPH and PhD students, in both formal and informal capacities.

Dr. Carlo Pierantoni won the Outstanding Teacher Award in UME for Best Teacher in the Course - Class of 2021 PCM Preceptor (Family Medicine). These awards recognize a faculty member as the best teacher in each course and clerkship in the Pre-Clinical and Clinical years through student and course director evaluations.

Congratulations, Drs. Crossman, Prom-Wormley, and Pierantoni!