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The award was given by the Academy of Educators as they recognized outstanding faculty at a recent event.


Dr. Alice Chuang, associate professor of general obstetrics and gynecology at UNC OB-GYN and OB-GYN clerkship director, has been given an Innovation in Teaching Award from the UNC School of Medicine’s Academy of Educators.

The Innovation in Teaching award recognizes innovation in medical student teaching from a faculty member whose innovative teaching methods have made an impact on his or her students. In addition to Dr. Chuang’s teaching and clinical duties, she has been leading efforts –along with UNC OB-GYN’s Dr. Jennifer Howell – to introduce joy and combat physician burnout within the department and in the lives of our faculty, residents and fellows.

Founded in 2006, the Academy of Educators is designed to emphasize teaching and support faculty development both in Chapel Hill and across the state. The academy has more than 250 active faculty members and more than 60 resident members. Faculty and residents represent a diverse population of educators in various specialties.

This July, Dr. Chuang takes on the role of the Academy of Educators’ president.

See a list of other awardees from the Academy of Educators.