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Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education 2013

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Harvey Hamrick, MD
Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Department of Pediatrics

“Students quote as being mesmerized with both his expansive knowledge and his sincere fascination with learning. Many chose the Pediatric Residency Program at UNC because of his leadership, and benefited from his teaching regularly throughout training. He is a most genuine professor and an incredibly compassionate physician. Dr. Hamrick is truly deserving of the Lifetime Achievement in Medical Education Award.”

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Judith Tintinalli, MD
Professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine

“Dr. Judith Tintinalli is most deserving of the University of North Carolina Academy of Educator’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education. She is an exemplary educator whose entire career has been devoted to educating physicians in the care of patients, especially those seeking help in their moment of crisis. She has inspired the lives of countless students, developed the practice of emergency medicine, and educated learners world-wide.”

Basic Science Teaching Excellence Award 2013

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Edward Kernick, DPM
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

“Dr. Kernick (“Ed”) is one of the most recognized and beloved individuals in the medical school, especially for the first year medical students. Ed’s devotion to teaching can be summed by the fact that he makes it his business to learn off the names of every medical student, and by the end of the first year knows all of them individually.”

Clinical Science Teaching Excellence Award 2013

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Susan Martinelli, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Program Director, Resident Education
Department of Anesthesiology

“Dr. Martinelli has developed an Academic Medical rotation at UNC in anesthesia, and the course has received rave reviews. We are very fortunate to have her vision and energy in the department. “Susie” continuously strives to learn more about teaching theories, to improve her own teaching skills.”

Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award – UNC Hospitals 2013

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Jonathan Jones, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

“Comments frequently emphasize his personal dedication, enthusiasm, and innovative approaches in teaching. Specific comments include “always very encouraging,” “always makes time to discuss educational topics” and “the best teacher I had”.”

Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award – Off-campus Faculty 2013

David Lelio, MD
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CMC – Randolph)
Department of Psychiatry

“Dr. Lelio is very personable, friendly, and positive. Probably much of the reason he is so well respected and liked by students is that he shows then how to be kind and understanding to psychiatric patients and their families and thereby serves as a role model for developing positive therapeutic relationships.”

“I want to be like Dr Lelio when I grow up”.

Michael Smith, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Western Wake Pediatrics)
Department of Pediatrics
“Dr. Smith was one of the best attendings I have had as a third year medical student. Excellent job! He has a natural penchant for teaching!”

“Dr Smith has an unbelievable bedside manner; he takes sufficient time to make sure I was always learning.

Medical Student Research Mentor Award 2013

Timothy Platts-Mills, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

“Dr. Platts‐Mills is an outstanding and very talented physician, researcher, and educator, with the very highest recommendation for the Academy of Educators Medical Student Research Mentor Award. He has a broad array of abilities in multiple domains and very much deserves recognition for his continued dedication and excellence in training medical students in medical research.”

Medical Student Advisor Award 2013

Katherine Birchard, MD
Assistant Professor
of Radiology“As leader of the Radiology Interest Group (RIG), and as research and general mentor, put simply, she is always there to listen and provides honest, thoughtful advice.”

Innovation in Teaching Award 2013

Arlene Davis, JD
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Ethics Services, UNC Hospitals
Department of Social Medicine
“I believe Arlene is an outstanding candidate for the Innovation in Teaching Award from the Academy of Educators, not only because of what she has done for the education program in the Ethics Committee but for all she has done to improve cultural understanding, staff interaction, family support and patient care at UNC.”

Educational Scholarship Award 2013

deb bynum.jpg Debra Bynum, MD
Associate Professor
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
Department of Medicine
“Dr Bynum won “intern of the year in the 1990s and has not stopped winning since. She exemplifies the notion of a hardworking, practicing clinician who devotes an enormous amount of time to students, a the ground level, and at the leadership level. A true physician educator at the highest level.”

Junior Faculty Award 2013

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Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
“Her enthusiasm and teaching excellence have substantionally enhanced the UNC EM residency curriculum . . . She has also created, and now conducts, an annual, four-hour session, on teaching the residents how to teach. This has been a crucial addition to our curriculum given that over 40% of UNC medical students, as well as students from many other institutions nationally, rotate through our department.”