Nominations for 2021 are closed.
Awards will be announced at the 2021 Dean’s Honor Day, March 26.
Erika Petersen, M.D.
Erika Petersen, M.D., is this year’s recipient of the Residency Educator Award for Program Directors. She has served as the Program Director for Neurosurgery since 2015. As noted in her letters of recommendation, Dr. Petersen “is an avid listener and always takes resident concerns to heart, fervidly working to fix them. She manages to do all of this while still providing excellent care to her patients in her very busy practice, travelling, being a mentor to other residents and fellows interested in neurosurgery, a leader in innovation within her field, being the principal investigator in four clinical trials and still carving out time to be an excellent mother and wife to her family.” Congratulations Dr. Petersen and thank you for your excellent leadership of the neurosurgery residency program!
Emily Stotts is this year’s recipient of the Residency Educator Award for Program Coordinators. Emily has served as a program coordinator for the UAMS COM Pediatric Residency Program since 2009. As her letters of recommendation noted, Emily “is deserving of this award not only because she is an excellent coordinator, but also because she goes beyond the usual expectations of her job through innovations in our program, by being an active member in the academic community and by taking her skills beyond the walls of our institution and into the community.” Additionally, residents have stated that Emily is a big reason that they ended up coming to Arkansas, as she has an innate ability to make people feel at home and welcome. Please join us in congratulating Emily on this award and thank her for her contributions to our GME community!