David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award
Award: $10,000/year for 5 years, membership in the Academy of Distinguished Educators, and the title, The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator, for life.
Deadline: June 24, 2013
Purpose: 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.
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."
Selection Process: The committee will include the Academy of Distinguished Educators Co-Chairs, previous Harrison Award recipients, and the Senior Associate Dean for Education.
The nomination package should include:
- an up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes a detailed teaching summary (a Teaching Portfolio will be accepted but is NOT required)
- a nominating letter not to exceed three pages that focuses on the nominee's teaching, mentoring, and educational activities
- five letters of support from peers, students/trainees (past or present), and course directors who can speak to the nominee's sustained lifetime commitment to teaching
Where to submit it: Please send nomination packet as a single PDF to Ashley Ayers at by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013.
Questions? Contact Ashley Ayers (924-8497)
Award Presentation: The awardee will be announced by the Dean.
Harrison Award Recipients
2012 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED
2011 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED
2010 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED
2009 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED
2008 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED
2007 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS:
Robert A. Bloodgood, PhD
2006 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED
2005 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED