Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching (est. 2010)

  • Clive Slide
  • Richard Glew, MD
  • Sheldon Benjamin, MD
  • William “Jerry” Durbin, MD
  • Susan Gagliardi, PhD

This award is based on the candidate’s longstanding teaching contributions, including the demonstrated ability to teach effectively and evaluate diverse students in a range of courses and on a variety of levels; to adapt different modes of teaching to different learning situations; and to explore novel teaching methods. Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated excellence in related activities, such as advising and mentoring students, developing and assessing curricula, assessing student learning outcomes, and guiding junior faculty to develop their teaching skills. 

The recipient of this award is invited to deliver a “Last Lecture” at the annual Educational Recognition Awards ceremony.

(2014) David Clive, MD, Professor of Medicine, for using humor, empathy and understanding to teach learners at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; for elevating the teaching of the complexities of renal physiology to a superior level; and for bringing the joy of medicine to students, residents and colleagues alike.

(2013) Richard Glew, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems, for being an effective, spontaneous, dynamic and charismatic teacher who is viewed as a wise and enthusiastic role model and mentor whose unique approach has had a lasting impact on the way pharmacology is taught in the medical school curriculum.

(2012) Sheldon Benjamin, MD, professor of psychiatry and neurology, for leadership as a psychiatric educator whose accomplishments include creation of The Brain Card, a now-widely used neuropsychiatric examination pocket reference for medical and allied health trainees and practitioners, and leadership in residency education as well as mentorship of junior faculty, faculty leaders and other trainees.

(2011) William “Jerry” Durbin, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, for being a diligent and creative peer educator who combines clinical acumen in providing care with teaching the next generation of students by encouraging them to learn from their best teachers—their patients.

(2010) Susan Gagliardi, PhD, professor of cell biology and neurology, for leadership in curriculum development and implementation of educational approaches that encourage medical students to discover the connections between basic science and its clinical applications, and for advocacy of innovative teaching methods and effective use of technology in medical education.