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.