Mark your calendars!

Next year's ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the ASC Auditorium from 4-6 p.m. The Last Lecturer is still being determined. There will be a reception following in the ASC Cube. 

2016 Educational Recognition Awards

Just incase you missed it, click here to view the entire ceremony, including Dr. Julie A. Jonassen's Last Lecture


The Educational Recognition Awards

The first Educational Recognition Awards ceremony was held in 1999, envisioned by an ad hoc faculty group as a means of reaffirming education as the founding and primary mission of the campus. The event is characterized by recognition of educational excellence in all three schools, a celebration of the collaboration between the three schools and pride in the dedication, passion and creativity of faculty. Recipients are nominated and chosen by their faculty colleagues; students also participate in the nominating process within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing. The awards are presented by the deans of each school at an event held toward the end of the academic year.


2016 Recipients

Graduate School of Nursing

 Joan M. Vitello-Cicciu of GSN presents Nancy Morris, PhD, ANP-BC with the Dean's Award for outstanding faculty contribution to graduate nursing education.  Dean Joan M. Vitello-Cicciu presents Elizabeth Keating, MS, APRN, NP-C with the Master's Distinguished Faculty Awards  Dean Vitello presents Carol Bova, PhD, RN, ANP with the Doctoral Distinguished Faculty Award


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

 Dean’s Award: Diversity Initiative Group – Sharon B. Cantor, PhD; José R. Lemos, PhD; Brian Lewis, PhD; Neal S. Silverman, PhD; and Robert T. Woodland, PhD   William M. Jesdale, PhD and David R. Weaver, PhD; Not pictured:  Michael M. Francis, PhD; Stephenie Lemon, PhD; Ana Luisa Maldonado-Contreras, PhD; and William E. Royer, PhD



School of Medicine

Vijay K. Vanguri, MD Chair, Educational Policy Committee presents Anne M. Gilroy, MA with the Educational Achievement (Star) Award.
Vijay K. Vanguri, MD Chair, Educational Policy Committee presents Capstone Course Leaders Colleen Burnham MBA, Rachel M. Gerstein PhD, Steven C. Hatch MD, Carolina Ionete MD, PhD, and Melissa A. Fischer MD, MEd with the Educational Achievement (Star) Award.


 Vijay K. Vanguri, MD Chair, Educational Policy Committee Joshua J. Singer, PhD with the Retired Faculty Teaching Award.    Dean’s Award: Lamar Soutter Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Medical Education 



The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring



 The Last Lecture

Presentation of The Last Lecture by the recipient of the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching was added to the event program in 2011. Medal recipients are nominated by the faculty and selected by the Chancellor. Criteria for this honor describe having fostered students’ personal, intellectual and professional development.

David Clive, MD, professor of medicine gives the Last Lecture during the 2015 Educational Recognition Awards.

Medical Education and the Case of the Missing Dromedary

Julie Jonassen, PhD

Professor, Microbiology & Physiological Systems



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