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BCM faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

Baylor College of Medicine faculty members selected as outstanding educators for 2010 were honored at the Medical Education Awards Ceremony and Distinguished Lecture today in the Cullen Auditorium.

In addition to the award presentation, Dr. Mark Quirk, director of the Clinical Faculty Development Center and assistant dean for student academic achievement at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, gave the 2010 Education Awards Lecture. He spoke on "Changing the Culture of Medical Education: Focus on Expertise."

Presidential Awards

The following faculty members were honored with the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education:

  • Dr. Mary L. Brandt, professor and vice chair, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
  • Dr. Albert C. Hergenroeder, M.D., professor of pediatrics
  • Dr. Richard J. Hamill, professor of medicine and molecular virology and microbiology; and
  • Dr. Richard N. Sifers, associate professor of pathology and immunology

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 who become members of the Baylor Society of Presidential Educators receive a crystal award and $10,000.

McGovern Awards

The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award in the pre-clinical sciences and clinical sciences was presented to Dr. Gabriel Habib, Sr., professor of medicine.

The McGovern Teaching Awards were established in 1986 and are determined by second-, third- and fourth-year medical students and based on outstanding teaching of clinical and pre-clinical medical school curriculum. The nominees are then forwarded to the Faculty Awards Committee for approval.

Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Awards

More than 30 additional faculty members received the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding teaching in a specialty area.

Those recognized for teaching and evaluation were:

Dr. Rayan K. Al Jurdi, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Faisal G. Bakaeen, assistant professor of surgery

Dr. Mary L. Brandt, professor of surgery and vice chair, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

Dr. Judith R. Campbell, associate professor of pediatrics

Dr. Carlos J. Campos Lopez, assistant professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology

Dr. Bryan Cannon, assistant professor of pediatrics

Dr. A. Chantal Caviness, assistant professor of pediatrics

Dr. John Coverdale, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Center for Ethics and Health Policy

Dr. Jeffrey A. Cully; assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Dr. Rabih Darouiche, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation

Dr. Nancy L. Glass, professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology

Dr. Toi Blakeley Harris, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology

Dr. Imad T. Jarjour, associate professor of pediatrics

Dr. Timothy Lotze, assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology

Dr. Tiffany McKee-Garrett, assistant professor of pediatrics

Dr. Laura J. Morrison, professor of medicine

Dr. Olutoyin Olutoye, associate professor of pediatrics

Dr. Debra L. Palazzi, assistant professor of pediatrics

Dr. Allison M. Pritchett, assistant professor of medicine

Dr. Rajagopal V. Sekhar, assistant professor of medicine

Dr. George E. Taffet, associate professor of medicine

Dr. Teri Turner, associate professor of pediatrics

Dr. Xander H. T. Wehrens, assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics; and

Dr. Kimberly G. Yen, assistant professor of ophthalmology 

Honored for educational leadership were:

  • Dr. Christie Finch, associate professor of pathology
  • Dr. Timothy Lotze, assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology
  • Dr. Stephen Scott, adjunct professor of family and community medicine

Dr. Cayla R. Teal, assistant professor of medicine, was recognized for educational research.

Those honored for development of enduring educational materials included:

  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Cully, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
  • Dr. Sheila LoboPrabhu, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; and
  • Dr. Rohit Shenoi, assistant professor of pediatrics