The Whitehead Medical Society is the student government of UNC's School of Medicine. The student group is named after Dr. Richard H. Whitehead who served as Dean of the school from 1890-1905. The Whitehead Lecture was established in 1947 in recognition of Dr. Whitehead's quality of service and leadership and since 1980 it has been an annual event to also highlight UNC faculty who have made exemplary contributions to the science and art of medicine.
Each year, the Whitehead Council, elected student officers within the Whitehead Medical Society, select a lecturer who is distinguished by "leadership, dedication, and devotion to medicine and teaching." This year they have bestowed this special honor to Dr. Arrel Toews who will be giving a talk entitled To Make the Best Better-Farm Stories, Deep Thinkers, Good Doctors. Along with this honor, Dr. Toews will also receive a certificate which designates him an Honorary Member of the Whitehead Society.
Dr. Toews has a long list of accomplishments in teaching and a long history of service at UNC; notwithstanding, he is also a perennial favorite among his students. Recently, he was the recipient of a 2009 Tanner Award for Excellence in Teaching, UNC's most prestigious teaching award. Taken together, it is certainly no surprise why he was selected to give this year's talk!
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- Postdoc & Scholars News
2013 Retreat Winners
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Rothbart receives a 2013 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who received a 2013 Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Research at UNC.