Distinguished Faculty Award


Shahla Masood, MD

Dr. Masood, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Medical Director, UF Health Laboratory, Medical Director, UF Health North Laboratory, Medical Director, UF Health Breast Center at Jacksonville, Interim Director, UF Health Jacksonville Cancer Program Chair, UF Health Cancer Committee, Director of Cytopathology and Breast Pathology Fellowship Programs
Director, Second Opinion and Breast Pathology Consultation Services

Dr. Masood has demonstrated a life-long commitment to improving the lives of patients along with fellow women scientists. While she started her leadership at this institution back in 1975 when she was chief resident of the pathology residency, she is now a professor and the chair of the Department of Pathology here at UF Jacksonville. In fact she was one of the only female chairs at our organization for years. She is additionally the medical director of the laboratories downtown and at our north campus, medical director of the breast center and cancer program as well as Director of the Cytopathology and Breast Pathology Fellowship Programs. Dr. Masood is actually the first faculty member who established the “University of Florida Association for Professional Women in Jacksonville” to provide an effective platform for professional development and collaboration among women faculty. Since Dr. Masood joined the institution in 1984, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine grew from a small and limited traditional laboratory into an internationally recognized and fully staffed state of the art academic pathology department that also includes digital pathology. The department established a Tumor Analysis Laboratory, the first academically directed reference laboratory that provided new technologies such as immunocytochemistry, image analysis, florescent in-situ hybridization and flow cytometry as diagnostic adjuncts prognostic/predictive testing. Additionally, Dr. Masood conducted and subsequently published the first study to assess the status of hormone receptor using cytologic samples obtained by fine needle aspiration biopsy instead of the use of open surgical biopsy samples. She has held 22 appointments in international committees, 41 appointments in national committees and naturally countless state and local appointments. She was the founding editor in chief of The Breast Journal. She has 158 peer-reviewed publications and pages upon pages of other scholarly contributions including books, chapters, reviews, editorials, abstracts etc. Her textbook, “The Cytopathology of the Breast” is used by pathologists worldwide. She has presented 102 national scientific presentations and given 104 invited international lectures. While research is obviously an interest of her own, she has fostered the opportunity for others as well during her reign as Assistant Dean for Research by initiating the concept of the “Dean Fund Research Award”, “Research Day” and the “Researcher of the Year Award” there on the Jacksonville campus. Outside of our institution’s community, Dr. Masood is dedicated to giving back to Jacksonville as a whole and is a founding member of “We Care Jacksonville”, a volunteer health care program in the community. She additionally organizes and heads an annual Breast Cancer Public Forum for people to learn more about the latest information on breast cancer from various medical discipline perspectives. Her nominator and we agree that with her various accomplishments and caring nature, there’s no better way to honor her than giving her the WIMS Distinguished Faculty award.


Marie Crandall, MD
Marie L. Crandall MD

Marie L. Crandall M.D., M.P.H., FACS

Professor & Associate Chair, Research; Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery; Program Director, General Surgery Residency Department of Surgery

2023 Awardee – Women in Medicine and Science Distinguished Faculty Award

  • Dr. Crandall is an academic trauma surgeon and the current Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery
  • In both her career and personal life, Dr. Crandall has exemplified dedication to serving the underserved and the values of servant leadership to advocate for change.
  • Over the course of the last 20 years, Dr. Crandall’s research and advocacy achievements have been prodigious.  At Northwestern University in Chicago where she was on faculty for 12, she held faculty appointments in both Surgery and Preventive Medicine.  Her work on trauma deserts for those injured by gun violence was part of the catalyst for change that ultimately led to the opening of a new trauma center at the University of Chicago.  In Jacksonville, her research publications and advocacy have led to a change in the way the city views gun violence; no longer simply as an issue of policing, but as a tragic symptom of area deprivation.  Dr. Crandall is a member of the City of Jacksonville’s Community Based Violence Reduction Task Force, and has had summits with the Mayor, State’s Attorneys, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and other leaders to help strategize for change.  With city leaders, Dr. Crandall has worked to steer funding for programs such as Cure Violence replica services, violent injury hospital response programs, green space creation and projects to address urban blight, wraparound services for distressed families, and transition to society initiatives for former inmates.  
  • Research: She has published more than 225 peer-reviewed research articles, and as many book chapters, editorials, and other manuscripts.  In her role as Associate Chair for Research she has quadrupled the scholarly output of the faculty and assisted many in successful grant applications. She also developed and implemented a research infrastructure within the department that has been maintained.
  • Dr. Crandall has also worked tirelessly on behalf of women in surgery, nationally through the American College of Surgeons Women in Surgery Committee and the Association of Women Surgeons, ultimately servings as President of AWS in 2020-2021.  Locally, as the general surgery residency program director, she implemented a holistic selection process which has increased the diversity of our residency. Of the three faculty she has recruited as division chief, two are women, one of whom is African American.


Kelly R. Gray-Eurom MD, MMM, FACEP
Kelly R. Gray-Eurom MD, MMM, FACEP

Kelly R. Gray-Eurom MD, MMM, FACEP

Professor & Chief Quality Officer, UF Health Jacksonville; Assistant Dean for Quality and Safety; Associate Chair and Director, Business Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine

2022 Awardee – Women in Medicine and Science Distinguished Faculty Award

“Dr. Gray-Eurom has served as director of emergency medicine billing, coding and compliance, as well as administrative director for emergency medicine services and medical director for the University of Florida College of Medicine ED. In these roles, she has overseen successful transition to EMR, as well as led numerous quality and safety projects”

“Her knowledge of the business of emergency medicine is trusted and respected as she has reviewed contracts for nearly 100 former residents.”

“She created a life after residency curriculum that has been adopted by the Florida College of Emergency Physicians for state wide training. Additionally, in terms of advocacy, she has served as the Florida College of Emergency Physicians’ past president and has held every executive office.”

“Nationally, she has served as the Vice Speaker for American College of Emergency Physicians for two years and is currently service as Speaker of the house for American College of Emergency Physicians’ Council. She also mentors masters students at UNF Health administration program and through the UFHealth STEP and LEAP programs.