David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award

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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 23, 2014

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 23, 2014.

Questions? Contact Ashley Ayers (924-8497)

Award Presentation: The awardee will be announced by the Dean.

 

Harrison Award Recipients

2014 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:
Mohan M. Nadkarni, MD,
Professor of Medicine

 

2013 HARRISON DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR:

William J. Brady, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

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 in the 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