Academy of Distinguished Educators
News and Announcments
Membership Application Deadline for 2013: Friday, August 2, 2013, by 5:00 p.m. See Membership in the ADE for full details.
Welcome to the newest members of the ADE!
Members (left to right):
front row: Julie L. Huffmyer, MD, Melanie A. McCollum, PhD, Neeral Shah, MD, and Barnett R. Nathan, MD
back row: Kambiz Kalantari, MD, Mark D. DeBoer, MD, Loren D. Erickson, PhD, Eric R. Houpt, MD, and James W. Mandell, MD
(not pictured: David T. Auble, PhD and Jeffrey J. Saucerman, PhD)
History and Mission
The Academy of Distinguished Educators was founded by the Dean of the School of Medicine in 2003 to provide an organizational structure that would recognize, reward and promote excellence in education.
The School of Medicine charge to the Academy is:
- Recognize and reward outstanding teachers.
- Work to make excellence in teaching a domain of academic advancement.
- Develop effective faculty educators across the academic medical center.
All faculty of the School of Medicine at the Assistant Professor level or higher are eligible for membership. Information on gaining membership to the Academy is available on the Membership Directory Page.
The Academy fulfills its mission to advance the quantity and quality of research in medical education at the UVa School of Medicine through the Educational Research Program, which sponsors both a Small Grants Program and the new annual Medical Education Research Poster Session.
Co-Chairs of the ADE
|Tim Bender, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Christine Peterson, MD
The Academy Steering Committee is responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the operations of the Academy committees.
The Steering Committee supervises three Member Subcommittees which focus on the topics of: Activities, Education Research & Resources, and Membership.