Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

The Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorships are intended to honor mid-career faculty with a track record of substantial leadership in teaching medical students as well as educational innovation.

Goals

The Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorships are intended to honor mid-career faculty with a track record of substantial leadership in teaching medical students as well as educational innovation.  The goal is to help the Professors serve as agents of change within the School of Medicine and ambassadors for the School of Medicine, underscoring our commitment to national leadership and innovation in medical education.

An endowment funded through annual gifts to the Loyalty Fund has funded these professorships.  The first Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship was awarded in 1999.  Currently seven faculty members hold these prestigious positions, each for a four-year period.

Nominations

The Academy of Educators (Teaching Awards Committee) is responsible for collecting nominations and making initial evaluations.  Final candidates names are then submitted to the Vice Dean for Education and the Dean for final selection.

Current Recipients

Kevin J. Biese, MD ’07 (2014-2018)
The Kenny ’62 and Carolyn Morris Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Amy W. Shaheen, MD (2017-2021)
Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH (2015-2019)
The John W. Foust, MD ’55 Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Thomas F. Koonce, MD ’99 (2017-2021)
The Wallace ’69 and Phyllis Baird Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Alice D. Ma, MD (2016-2020)
Hematology/Oncology Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD (2014-2018)
The Ray ’62 and Christine Hayworth Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH (2014-2018)
Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship

Previous Recipients

Robert A. Bashford, MD ’71, 1999-2003

Nancy C. Chescheir, MD ’82, 2002-2004

Harvey J. Hamrick, MD ’67, 2003-2007

Stephen G. Chaney, PhD, 2005-2009

Anna Marie Connolly, MD, 2005-2009

Julie S. Byerley, MD, MPH, 2006-2010

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, 2006-2010

Georgette A. Dent, MD, 2007-2011

Christopher A. Klipstein, MD, 2008-2012

Kurt O. Gilliland, PhD, 2009-2013

Timothy M. Farrell, MD, 2009-2013

Jane H. Brice, MD, MPH, ’94, 2010-2014

Beat D. Steiner, MD, ’89, 2010-2014

Susan C. Hadler, MD, MS, 2011-2015

Debra L. Bynum, MD ’94, 2012-2016

Edward T. Kernick, Jr., DPM, 2013-2017

Alice W. Chuang, MD, 2013-2017

Learn more about Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorships at http://www.med.unc.edu/alumni/scholarships-awards/distinguished-teaching-professorship.