At the School of Medicine (SOM)’s) 2019 Evening of Scholarship in May, Associate Professor Dr. Sheri G. Jordan was awarded a prestigious UNC School of Medicine (SOM) honor in medical education — the Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Each year, the SOM’s Academy of Educators (AoE) Teaching Awards Committee selects from a highly competitive pool of candidates several mid-career faculty who have an established track record of educational leadership in didactics and innovation. The selection of Dr. Jordan and Assistant Clinical Professor Dr. Lindsay Wilson (UNC Geriatric Medicine) this year makes eight SOM faculty members who currently hold these prestigious, four-year positions.
In her years on faculty, Dr. Jordan has distinguished herself across undergraduate (UME), graduate (GME) and practicing physician (CME) medical education. As the Department’s Undergraduate Medical Education Director, she rejuvenated a struggling UME program. She additionally reorganized and revitalized the Department’s primary GME training program (Diagnostic Radiology) as Program Director. At the SOM level, Dr. Jordan has played an integral role in the SOM’s Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) Curriculum Committees. As an active participant in the annual American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Course, Dr. Jordan developed a strong regional reputation as a superb educator in lifelong practitioner education.
Department Chair Dr. Matthew A Mauro noted: “Dr. Jordan has had a positive impact on medical student, resident and physician education. Given the heightened enrollment in and demand for UNC Radiology’s medical student electives, her leadership of our UME program has been remarkable. This is a true testament to Sheri’s hard work and focused attention towards enhancing medical education at UNC.”