Anatomy and Cell Biology Recognized with Bicentennial Excellence Awards

Anatamoy Department Recipents of the GW Staff and Faculty Awards

Three members of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology were among the

honorees recognized for their years of service, commitment to the institution, and

significant contributions to the Academic Medical Enterprise at the Bicentennial

Excellence Awards event, Jan. 18.

Kerrie Samantha Lashley, MS, gross anatomy laboratory manager, and adjunct

instructor of anatomy and cell biology, was among 10 recipients of a Staff Excellence

Award. Winners are nominated by their peers for their outstanding performance the

mission and vision of our academic medical enterprise.

Ahdeah Pajoohesh-Ganji, PhD ’05, BS ’97, associate professor of anatomy and cell

biology, received the Distinguished Teacher Award. Winners are selected for their

innovation in teaching and demonstrating exceptionable skill among five criteria:

communicating information to advance learning; inspiring, motivating, and stimulating

learners; being innovative in their teaching; demonstrating a sustained commitment as

an educator; and establishing and maintaining a positive learning environment.

Sally Moody, PhD, was named Professor Emerita of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Over

her more than 30-year career at GW, Moody has been devoted to the education and

mentorship of countless learners, and served as chair of the Department of Anatomy

and Cell Biology since 2018.

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