Hanna-Attisha named 2015 MSU Endowed Distinguished Pediatric Faculty Award recipient

Mona Hanna-Attisha Md MPH at Hurley Children's Hospital, with pediatric residents and MSU medical students (2013)'A critical force' in education of future doctors

For outstanding academic contributions and achievement, the director of Hurley’s Pediatric Residency Training Program is to accept a special award May 13 in East Lansing. Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH recently was named the 2015 recipient of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine William B. Weil Jr MD Endowed Distinguished Pediatric Faculty Award. 

“Thank you to all of you who nominated and supported me for this award. It is truly an honor! I am very touched and grateful," wrote Hanna-Attisha when notified of the news.

Hanna-Attisha, an assistant professor at MSU CHM, became director of Hurley's Pediatric Residency Program in 2011, after she served as associate program director at Children's Hospital, Detroit, and almost a decade after she fist became interested in pediatrics as an MSU-CHM medical student on the Flint Campus.

Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH, 2015 Weil Award

“It is an honor to receive this award and an even greater honor to be an MSU Hurley children’s pediatrician," said Hanna-Attisha. "I have the best job in the world!”

The award is to be presented May 13 during the MSU CHM Spring Faculty Meeting in the Radiology Building Auditorium on the MSU East Lansing Campus.

The nominating committee mentioned her many years of outstanding professional and clinical service to the children of the state, to MSU-CHM medical students and residents, to the department, college and university.

In addition, the chair of pediatrics at MSU-CHM, B. Keith English MD, said, "She is very personable with the medical students as well as the residents and is an excellent teacher to both, whether (during) inpatient hospital rounds or outpatient clinical care or as a preceptor for a class or hands-on simulation. ... Mona receives accolades from the residents and her colleagues. She is a critical force in the education of our future doctors and the Flint community campus."