David Harrison Award

David Harrison Award

Given annually by the Academy of Distinguished Educators, The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award is the School of Medicine's most prestigious teaching award, reserved for its most distinguished teachers, recognizing a lifetime of excellence in teaching.

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Award:  $10,000/year for 5 years, a gift, membership in the Academy of Distinguished Educators, and the title, The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator, for life.

Who is eligible? All fulltime SOM Associate or full Professors with a minimum of 10 years of sustained excellence at UVa in teaching and mentoring medical students, housestaff, postdoctoral fellows, or biomedical sciences graduate students.

Who may nominate? Any fulltime UVa SOM faculty member at Associate Professor level or higher who is familiar with the nominee's "lifetime of excellence in teaching."

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Hale Graham (eg4e@virginia.edu; 924-8497)

Selection Committee: The committee will include the Academy of Distinguished Educators Co-Chairs, previous Harrison Award recipients, and the Senior Associate Dean for Education.

Prior recipients

2012 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:
Joel W. Hockensmith, PhD,
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

2011 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:
William G. Wilson, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

 

2010 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:
Howard C. Kutchai, PhD, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

 

2009 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:
Marcia Day Childress, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics

 

2008 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:
Stephen M. Borowitz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

 

2007 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS:
Robert A. Bloodgood, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology
&
Michael F. Rein, MD, Professor of Medicine

 

2006 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS: 
Christine M. Peterson, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
&
Victor H. Engelhard, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

 

2005 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:
Brian  Wispelwey,  M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine