Kathryn Challoner, MD, FACEP, voluntary faculty in the department of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was recently awarded the 2015 Humanitarian Award by the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Challoner spent several months treating Ebola patients in a rural hospital in Bong County, Liberia. She is also establishing an Ebola orphan relief project with Liberian colleagues.

Challoner has a long-standing commitment to medical assistance in Africa and made several trips to Liberia prior to the Ebola outbreak.

She had also visited Ghana to conduct workshops on emergency medicine and directed an exchange program at LAC+USC Medical Center that brought Ghanian doctors to Los Angeles to learn emergency medicine.