Baylor College of Medicine recognized faculty members for excellence in education during an April 30 presentation at the College.
The awards were presented as part of the Annual Education Awards Ceremony and Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Peter G. Traber, Baylor president and chief executive officer, spoke on "Timeless Mentorship and Education Principles: Lessons of Medical Pioneer, Sir William Osler."
Four faculty members received the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education. They were: Dr. J. David Holcomb, head of the division of allied health; Dr. James W. Lomax, II, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Dr. Daniel M. Musher, professor of medicine; and Dr. Charles L. Seidel, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics.
Established in 1999, the Robertson awards recognize faculty members who have made long-standing, consistent and highly valued contributions to the educational mission of the college. Recipients become members of the Baylor Society of Presidential Educators, receive a crystal award and $10,000.
Four faculty members received the Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for educational leadership. Receiving awards were: Dr. Charlene M. Dewey and Dr. Wayne J. Riley, both assistant professors of medicine; Dr. Nancy P. Moreno, associate professor of family and community medicine; and Dr. Marianna M. Sockrider, assistant professor of pediatrics.
Six faculty members received awards for educational research. Recipients were: Dr. Amy Young, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Lynn C. Yeoman, professor of pharmacology; Dr. John H. Coverdale, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Dr. John C. Rogers, professor of family and community medicine; and Dr. William Y. Huang and Dr. Marconi Monteiro, both assistant professors of family and community medicine.
Twenty faculty members received awards for teaching and evaluation. They were: Dr. Patricia A. Athey, professor of radiology; Dr. Holly H. Birdsall, associate professor of otorhinolaryngology and communicative sciences; Dr. Biykem Bozkurt, Dr. Nicola A. Hanania, and Dr. Lee B. Lu, all assistant professors of medicine; Dr. John Burruss, Dr. Florence F. Eddins-Folensbee, and Dr. Robin A. Hurley, all assistant professors of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Dr. Mariam R. Chacko, associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Michelle Anderson Lyn, Dr. Teresa Kay Duryea Rice, Dr. Odell Wilson, Dr. Joseph N. Chorley, and Dr. Charleta Guillory, all assistant professors of pediatrics; Dr. Kamal Itani, associate professor of surgery; Dr. Anthony Lucci, assistant professor of surgery; Dr. Issam Mikati and Dr. Charles H. Miranda, both assistant professors of medicine; Dr. A. Clinton White, associate professor of medicine; and Dr. Steen E. Pedersen, associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics;
Receiving awards for development of enduring educational materials were Dr. Warren L. Holleman, associate professor of family and community medicine, and Dr. A. Clinton White.
Recipients were selected through a peer review process, in which faculty contributions were evaluated against specific criteria. Modeled after a National Institutes of Health grant review process, the panel considered submitted portfolios for evidence of quality, quantity and breadth to ensure they met the established standards.
Two faculty members received the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Awards. They were: Dr. Daniel M. Musher, for pre-clinical sciences, and Dr. Paul E. Schulz, assistant professor of neurology, for clinical sciences.
Established in 1986, The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes faculty for outstanding teaching in the medical school curriculum. Each spring, second-, third- and fourth-year medical students vote for faculty members who have been outstanding teachers in pre-clinical and clinical curriculum. The names of the nominees are forwarded to the Faculty Awards Committee for approval.