Calkins, Logue Awardees Honored

Published June 23, 2020

story by bill bruton

A fellow and a resident share the 2020 Evan Calkins, MD, Community-Based Research Fellowship.


The honorees are:

Mary Kathryn Mannix, DO
Pediatric infectious diseases fellowship
Project Title: “An Educational Intervention to Improve Adherence to Pharyngitis Testing and Treatment Guidelines in a Private Pediatric Urgent Care Center”

Kenny J. Oh, MD
Vascular surgery integrated residency
Project Title: “Improving Access to Health Care-Related Legal Services: A Method to Address the Social Determinants of Health for Vascular Surgery Patients”

Honorable mention selections are:

Salman Bhat, MBBS
Internal medicine residency
Project Title: “Optimization of Diabetes Care by Implementing Patient Education Initiatives and Evidence-Based Guidelines in a Safety Net Primary Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project”

Yadunath Pokharel, MBBS
Internal medicine-preventive medicine residency
Project title: “Working Together to Make Women Healthier”

The award supports residents, fellows and junior faculty who conduct community-based research or quality improvement projects.

Calkins was chair of the UB Department of Internal Medicine, division chief of geriatrics and founder of the geriatrics fellowship. He served as director of medicine at Meyer Memorial Hospital (now Erie County Medical Center) for 12 years.

The award is a product of his conviction that medical institutions have an obligation to improve the quality of — and access to — health care throughout the community.

Khalil Honored With Logue Memorial Award

Maya Khalil, MD, a trainee in the hematology-oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the fourth recipient of the Dr. Gerald L. Logue Memorial Award.

Logue was a beloved member of the university community and was a former professor of medicine and chief of hematology. In fact, his commitment to medical training was honored in 2013 when he was given the medical school’s Service Award to recognize 30 years of outstanding contribution to education in medicine and hematology.

Among his many legacies has been the creation of an endowed fund to be used for the purpose of recognizing outstanding students in the field of hematology/oncology or internal medicine.

Awards Presented at Celebration of Scholarship

The Office of Graduate Medical Education announced the award winners at this year’s Celebration of Scholarship, which due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic took place online June 5.