Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award

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Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award

Award: $1,500, a gift, and membership in the Academy of Distinguished Educators

Deadline: June 23, 2014

Purpose: The University of Virginia School of Medicine Awards for Excellence in Teaching recognize faculty who excel in teaching students (medical students, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidates, or MPH candidates).

Criteria: Characteristics that may exemplify teaching excellence include being outstanding as a classroom instructor, laboratory research mentor, small group discussion leader, dissection group tutor, clinical instructor, student advisor, curriculum innovator, course director, student advocate, or director of student research.

Who is eligible? Awardees must be faculty members of the University of Virginia School of Medicine with a rank of Assistant Professor or above who have not received the Robley Dunglison Award, the Robert Bennett Bean Award, or the University of Virginia School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching within the past three years.

Who may nominate? Any student (medical student, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidate, or MPH candidate) may nominate one fulltime faculty member per year according to the criteria listed above.  All faculty and students will receive a copy of the call for nominations.

Selection Process: The Selection Committee will review all nominations and select up to five awardees.  It will be composed of the following:

  • The School of Medicine’s Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development will be the non-voting Chair of the Selection Committee
  • The Vice President of the Mulholland Society
  • The President of the 4th year class
  • One student selected by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • The President of the Graduate Biosciences Society
  • The Vice President of the Graduate Biosciences Society
  • One student selected by the Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Sciences Programs
  • The most recent Dunglison awardee
  • The most recent Bean awardee
  • The Co-Chairs of the Academy of Distinguished Educators
  • One Academy of Distinguished Educators member named by the Senior Associate Dean

 

The nomination packet should include the following:

  • The University of Virginia School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination Form
  • Primary nominating letter from a student (medical student, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidate, or MPH candidate) (1 page)
  • Executive summary from a faculty member familiar with the nominee's teaching/mentoring (it is recommended that the primary nominating party contact a faculty member who is familiar with the nominee’s teaching activities).  This summary should describe the nominee’s teaching/mentoring activities and include supporting evidence of the nominee’s educational excellence and worthiness for the award (1 page limit).
  • Up to 3 additional letters/testimonials from students (medical students, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidates, or MPH candidates) and/or trainees (residents, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows) (1 page limit per letter)
  • An updated curriculum vitae
  • Relevant portions of the teaching portfolio (optional)

 

Please send an electronic copy of the nomination packet by June 23, 2014 to Ashley Ayers

Phone number: (434) 924-8497

Award Presentation: The award winners will be announced by the Dean. The Dean will notify each awardee's Department Chair. The Dean’s Office will be responsible for appropriate publicity in University and non-University publications.  The Mulholland and Graduate Biosciences Societies will announce the award winners to the relevant student bodies.

Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

2013 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Catherine F. Casey, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Jennifer R. Marks, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Anneke T. Schroen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery

 

2012 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Megan J. Bray, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Loren D. Erickson, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Eric R. Houpt, MD, Professor of Medicine

Jeffrey J. Saucerman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Neeral Shah, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

2011 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Donna T. Chen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences

Janet V. Cross, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology

Quanjun Cui, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Christopher R. McCartney, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Costi D. Sifri, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

2010 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Seki A. Balogun, MBBS, Associate Professor of Medicine

Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

William J. Brady, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine

J. Forrest Calland, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Bryce M. Paschal, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Sean W. Reed, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

 

2009 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Christian A. Chisholm, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Matthew J. Goodman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Benjami D. Kozower, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Selina Noramly, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Ashley M. Shilling, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

 

2008 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Rebecca A. Dillingham, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Peter S. Ham, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Evan B. Heald, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Kathie L. Hullfish, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Marty W. Mayo, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

 

2007 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Charles M. Friel, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Patrick A. Grant, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Molly A. Hughes, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mark J. Mendelsohn, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Craig K. Seto, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

 

2006 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

A. Bobby Chhabra, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Kelly Cordoro, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Edward Nemergut, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

John D. Voss, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Mary Kate Worden, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

 

2005 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients:

Ted M. Burns, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology Department of Neurology

Bruce J. Cohen, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatric Medicine

Lawrence W. Gimple, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine

Steven W. Heim, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Juan M. Olazagasti, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

William S. Rea, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatric Medicine

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine