Dr. Kailie Shaw earns 2016 USF Distinguished Service Award

USF College of Medicine charter faculty member Kailie Shaw, MD, has received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from USF.

The Distinguished Service Award is only awarded to one faculty member in the USF System per year; Dr. Shaw is the only faculty member in the entire system to receive the 2016 Distinguished Service Award.


Dr. Kailie Shaw.

Dr. Shaw, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, earned the award for “numerous contributions to service in your field and to the University, and it is fitting that your efforts be recognized through receipt of this award,” as noted in the letter notifying her of the award.

Dr. Shaw has been with USF since 1971 – following a fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she conducted her residency in psychiatry at the newly opened USF College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in child psychiatry at USF.

Among her many academic and community service activities, Dr. Shaw directed USF’s psychiatry education program, was a member of Expert Panel on the Best Practices for the Use of Psychiatric Medications in Children and Adolescents, a Florida Governor appointee to the Community Hospital Education Council, and a member of the Hillsborough County Mental Health Critical Incident Response Team. She also served as interim chair for the USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences.

In 1995, she earned a fellowship with the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, a nationally renowned program that prepares senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health to move into positions of leadership.

Dr. Shaw will be officially recognized for this award at a reception held next November.