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Alumni Awards

The Alumni Achievement Award

Recognizing alumni whose contributions to medicine have had a lasting impact

David S. Wilkes, MD '82

Dr. Wilkes is the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Immuneworks, a biotech company which develops treatments for immune-mediated lung disease.  He has made significant contributions to research and medical advances, co-authoring more than 100 research papers and holding six US patents. Dr. Wilkes currently serves as dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

The Alumni Service Award

Honoring Outstanding Alumni with Exemplary Records of Service and Generosity to the School

Paul Hermany, MD ’82

Dr. Hermany is the medical director of the Heart Station and chief of cardiology at Grand View Hospital. He currently serves as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and served as president of the Temple’s Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2005 to 2008.

Paul L. Weidner, MD ’82

Dr. Weidner, medical director of the Joint Replacement Center at Grand View Hospital, is a member of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Board of Visitors, a past president and current member of Temple’s Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors, and a past president of the Temple Shriners Orthopaedic Alumni Association.

The Honored Professor Award

For Katz School Faculty who exemplify the knowledge and values that the school strives to instill

Stephen Permut, MD ’72

Dr. Permut is a family physician with a passion for serving underserved communities, a passion that he shares with his students as a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Over the course of his career, he has been awarded fellowships by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Legal Medicine and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

The Emerging Leader Award

Lynae M. Brayboy, MD ’07

Dr. Brayboy has published a thesis on oocyte protection from chemotherapy, obtained $165,000 in private and federal funding for her research, designed an app called Girl Talk to teach adolescent girls about sexual education, and won the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Award for Research for infertility and contraception.