The $1 million award will support recruitment efforts and program development over five years.
Dr. Curry played a vital role in building the department's residency program into one of the largest in the nation.
Awards totaling more than $2.7 million will support five separate investigations.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas will support investigations over the next three to four years by Dr. Jacques Lux and Dr. Ananth Madhuranthakam.
She had served with distinction as Interim Department Administrator since November 2017.
Chief Residents and Junior Chief Resident chosen by colleagues because of strong educational and administrative skills
The Department's research efforts in 2018 included new grant funding, facilities, and equipment.
The Department welcomed nine new faculty members in 2018, while revamping the residency training program and expanding medical education courses.
The Department's focus on patient care in 2018 included working with collaborators to improve imaging protocols and expand clinical services.
The Academy is a University of Texas System organization that honors outstanding health science teachers.