CPD Awards

CPD Distinguished Educator award coins

The CPD Distinguished Lecturer Award is given to two OHSU faculty members annually, who are recognized for their outstanding service to continuing medical education, have demonstrated excellence in CME teaching and have provided service to the OHSU Division of Continuing Professional Development through one or more of the following:

  • Project development
  • Curriculum planning
  • Service on Continuing Professional Development committee
  • Faculty development
  • Serving as faculty at Continuing Professional Development-sponsored programs

The awards have been given annually since 2007. The following have been honored in the past:

2023          M. Sean Stanley, M.D. and Robert Hendrickson, M.D.
2022          Johanna Warren, M.D. and Scott Yang, M.D.
2021           Katherine Drago, M.D. and James Clements, M.D.
2020           Emily Morgan, M.D. and Hans Carlson, M.D.
2019           Erin Bonura, M.D. and Holger Link, M.D.
2018           Jessica Castle, M.D. and Benjamin Hoffman, M.D.
2017           David Mansoor, M.D. and Craig Williams, Pharm.D.
2016           Elizabeth Bower, M.D., M.P.H. and James Chesnutt, M.D.
2015           Nels Carlson, M.D. and Cynthia Ferrell, M.D., M.S.Ed.
2014           Alan Hunter, M.D. and Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H.
2013           Michelle Berlin, M.D., M.P.H. and Scott Mader, M.D.
2012           Y Pritham Raj, M.D., FACP and Ali Olyaei, Pharm.D., BCPS
2011           Susan Grauer, M.D. and Mark O'Hollaren, M.D.
2010           Sharon Anderson, M.D. and Robert Taylor, M.D.
2009           Greg Larsen, M.D. and Matthew Riddle, M.D.
2008           John McAnulty, M.D. and Fran Storrs, M.D.
2007           Stephen Campbell, M.D. and Thomas DeLoughery, M.D.

The Continuing Professional Development Educator Awards are recognize the contributions of OHSU faculty to the continuing education of health professionals. The dedicated efforts of OHSU CME Educators, Honored Educators and Distinguished Educators are vital to the success of OHSU's Continuing Medical Education program.

See all the Continuing Professional Development Educator Award recipients

Presented to activity coordinators who have made outstanding contributions to OHSU’s CME mission.

Jessica Willhite - Pediatric Grand Rounds
     • Olga Fedotova - Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

     • Kirstin Moreno, Ph.D. - Education Improvement and Innovation
     • Laura Potter - Rural Health

     • Robin Sasaoka, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
     • Adrien Mills, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

     • Miriam Wolf, B.S. - Oregon Rural Practice Research Network
     • Kristin Bittorf - Hillsboro Medical Center Graduate Medical Education

     • Leslie Lesner - Casey Eye Institute
     • Molly Willis - Center for Ethics

Presented to activity planners who have made exceptional contributions to the planning of OHSU CME activities.

2023: Women's Healthcare: Updates for Primary Care Planning Committee
     • Elizabeth Shih, M.D. (Planning Committee Chair)
     • Caroline Barrett, M.D. 
     • Moira Ray, M.D.
     • Melaura Wittemyer, M.D.
     • Kathryn Holt, M.D.
     • Sabine Pigg

2022: Linda Schmidt, M.D., Child Psychiatry

2021: David Mansoor, M.D., Psychiatry

2020: Steve Wahls, M.D., Family Medicine

2019: Kara Connelly, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinology and Emily Morgan, M.D., Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

The OHSU Continuing Professional Development Clinical Star awards are given to those with exemplary patient experience scores in the top quartile of all OHSU providers. The recipients' patient care epitomizes OHSU’s core values of quality and service excellence. 

See all the Clinical Star award recipients

Portland Monthly Magazine's Top Doctors are identified by their peers in response to the question: “To whom would you trust with the care of a loved one?” By being recognized as a Top Doc, these clinicians represent the top 5% of all providers that were voted for.  OHSU Continuing Professional Development would like to acknowledge those OHSU providers who have not only been recognized for this distinction once, but repeatedly.

See all the OHSU Top Doctor recipients

QI Impact Award

This award is given in recognition of projects with a particularly impactful outcome. 

2023: Managing Hypertension - Ashley Atwood, PA-C, Adreana Kusaba, MPH

QI Engagement Catalyst Award

This award is given in recognition of projects that exemplify collaboration with care teams.

2023: LASERCATS (Lowering A1c Seems Easy, Realistically Could Appreciate Team Support) - Moira Ray, MD; Katherine Putnam, MD; Tim Joslin, MD; Shane Sipe, NP; Allyson Sorenson, PA-C

APP Educator Award

2023: Emily Jacobsen, MPAS, PA-C

"Emily is a strong, generous, and skillful educator who has served as a faculty member in the OHSU PA program for many years as well as a preceptor/mentor in her clinical work. In 2020 Emily worked collaboratively with two other faculty members to develop a tool: Anti-Racism Lecture Guidance. This is an evidence-based document with seven best practices for lecturers to review their materials to help them recognize and remove bias from their presentations."

APP Service Award

2023: Cathy Emeis, PhD, CNM, FACNM

"Dr. Emeis exemplifies the spirit of this award through her remarkable commitment to service at the school, institutional, and broader professional community as well as at national levels. Her tireless work ethic, collaborative spirit, and strong leadership skills make her a true asset to OHSU and the broader world of healthcare."

APP Research Award

2023: Allison Lindauer, PhD, NP

"Dr. Lindauer's leadership touches nearly every aspect of clinical research in Alzheimer’s Disease at OHSU and in the region. She has 33 indexed publications with 13 as first or senior author and two book chapters. She publishes on average approximately 1-2 paper per year with an overall trajectory for an increasing rate of publication. Her H index is 11 and is also steadily increasing. She has published or presented at least 48 abstracts"

Presented to a program that furthers faculty development in research, especially those that incorporate mentorship.

2019: Pepper Schedin, Ph.D., on behalf of the Junior Faculty Advancement Program

Awarded to a program that utilizes innovative methods to further faculty development in research.

2019: Cindy Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., on behalf of Design Studio

Sakai Outstanding Course Design Award

Awarded for teaching with technology in a course that engages and enhances the student learning experience.

2019: Erin Bonura, M.D.

Sakai Torchbearer Award

Presented for using innovations to improve and transform the learning experience by pushing use of technology in a course.

2019: Alexander Kain, Ph.D.