Top educational leaders recognized at Baylor College of Medicine
HOUSTON – (May 2020, 2020) – Baylor College of Medicine’s top educational leaders were honored at Faculty Awards Day (https://www.bcm.edu/education/academic-faculty-affairs/faculty-resources/faculty-development/recognition/faculty-awards-2020), presented virtually this year as the College continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the award video:
“On Faculty Awards Day, we recognize outstanding faculty contributions in education, patient care, professionalism and services. This year, 166 faculty members have achieved excellence in these areas. They have met designated standards of quality, quantity and breadth to receive recognition for their sustained exemplary contributions to the College,” said Dr. Alicia Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs.
Established in 1999, the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education recognizes faculty members who have long-standing, consistent and highly valued contributions to the educational mission of the College. Recipients become members of the Baylor Society of Presidential Educators and receive a crystal award and $10,000.
The 2020 recipients of the Robertson Presidential Award are Dr. Gad Shaulsky, professor of molecular and human genetics, and Dr. Lynn Zechiedrich, professor and Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair in Molecular Virology and Microbiology.
The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award established in 1986 and are determined by second-, third- and fourth-year medical students and based on outstanding teaching of preclinical, or foundational, and clinical medical school curriculum. The nominees are approved by the Faculty Awards Committee.
The 2020 recipients of the McGovern Teaching Awards are Dr. Sarah Blutt, associate professor of molecular virology and microbiology, for foundational sciences, and Dr. Andrew Caruso, assistant professor of medicine, internal medicine core clerkship director and sub-internship co-director, for clinical sciences.
Clark Faculty Service Award
Established in 2017, the award honors faculty members whose exemplary service with professionalism has not previously been recognized through an official award by the College. Recipients represent their professions and Baylor’s mission, vision and values at the highest level and have made significant, enduring contributions to the College.
Recipients for 2020 are Dr. Liane Campbell, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital; Dr. Clifford Dacso, professor of molecular and cellular biology; Elizabeth Elliott, PA-C, associate professor in the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Professions; Susan Fernbach, B.S.N.; assistant professor of molecular and human genetics; Dr. Ricardo Flores, assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology; and Dr. Asim Shah, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Awards
The Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Awards provide an opportunity for Baylor faculty who meet designated standards of quality, quantity and breadth to receive recognition for their sustained exemplary educational contributions across all areas of the College. They were presented this year in four categories: teaching and evaluation, educational leadership, educational research, and development of enduring educational materials.
See the full list of Norton Rose Fulbright winners (https://media.bcm.edu/documents/2020/b8/facultyawards2020program.pdf).
Baylor also recognized its leaders in clinical excellence. Read more about these award winners (https://www.bcm.edu/news/awards-honors-faculty-staff/excellence-in-patient-care-honored-at-baylor).