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Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education 2012

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Stephen G. Chaney, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

“Steve has also an outstanding education leader for UNC. Steve began lecturing in 1975 and was the course director for Medical Biochemistry for a consecutive twenty years and then again from 2000-2004. Steve was also a course director for Molecules to Cells from 2005-2009.”

“Dr. Chaney is not only a respected faculty researcher, but more importantly for this award, a dedicated contributor to, and leader of, medical education at UNC. Steve communicates conceptually difficult material at a pace conducive to learning . . . a tireless advocate for quality education of our students . . . It is hard for me to imagine a more deserving recipient of a life achievement award in medical education . . .”

Basic Science Teaching Excellence Award 2012

Gary J. Gala

Gary J. Gala, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Chief of the Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service

“Gary is a fabulous role model for students. As a former trauma surgeon and current psychiatrist, Gary knows the ins and outs of both practicing medicine and learning to become a physician, and his background provides him with an unusually broad and nuanced knowledge about patients and patient care.”

Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award – UNC Hospitals 2012

Michael Harrigan, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

“Dr. Harrigan has been unfaltering in his contribution to the senior medical student curriculum . . . he has remained enthusiastic in his desire and has never turned away from any opportunity to contribute to the educational mission . . .”

Jacob A. Lohr, MD
Lohr Distinguished Professor of General Pediatrics
Associate Chair for Development, Department of Pediatrics
Executive Director Emeritus, NC Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
“Jake has likely spent more time as a supervising doctor on inpatient pediatric services at UNC than anyone else in the history of the department. During this time it is also likely that he has been the most highly rated medical student preceptor”.


Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award – Off-campus Faculty 2012

Laszlo Littmann, MD
Carolinas Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine

“Dr Littman is the consummate educator. His annual lectures . . . are so well attended they had to be moved from the auditorium to be recorded on DVD”. “He is a jewel among our faculty”.

Marchi V. Lopez-Linus, MD

Marchi V. Lopez-Linus, MD
Department of Pediatrics at WakeMed Hospitals
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor UNC SOM Department of Pediatrics

“Dr. Lopez-Linus is one of the most beloved and highly evaluated clinical preceptors in the Pediatrics Clerkship”. “Dr. Lopez was very respectful of me and unbelievable with patients”

Bonzo K. Reddick, MD Bonzo K. Reddick, MD
Assistant Professor
UNC Department of Family Medicine

New Hanover Regional M.C.“He is the consummate teacher. His combination of raw intelligence, enthusiasm for learning, cognitive dissonance, disciplined feedback to learners and boundless encouragement to all learners sets him apart”.

Medical Student Research Mentor Award 2012

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Ronald C Chen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

“Dr. Chen is one of the unsung heroes in the School of Medicine, especially when it comes to the professional development of students”. “With a contagious energy, Dr. Chen has committed himself not only to his students’ professional development, but also to their academic development”.

Medical Student Advisor Award 2012

Ellen Roberts, PhD, MPH Ellen Roberts, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
“In the six years that she has been at UNC, Dr. Roberts has mentored many medical students. Sixteen of the students that she has advised have received national recognition”. “She is one of the kindest and most caring people I have met”.

Innovation in Teaching Award 2012

Cristin M. Colford, MD, FACP Cristin M. Colford, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Internal Medicine Clinic
“Dr. Colford is clearly a leader in medical student education. She has established her success with individual students and as a course director. Her innovations in teaching set an example that others in the institution can follow”.

Educational Scholarship Award

Kevin J. Biese, MD, MAT Kevin J. Biese, MD, MAT
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Residency Program Director
Medical Student Education Director
“Kevin is an outstanding candidate for this prestigious award given his track record of excellence and innovation in teaching, and his nationally recognized educational scholarship”.