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Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Coward for receiving the UNC Academy of Educators’ (AOE) Educational Mentor/Advisor Award. Dr. Coward was nominated by the faculty, staff, and medical students at the UNC School of Medicine and recognizes Dr. Coward ‘s mentoring and advising efforts to students, residents, and fellows in their career endeavors.

Dr. Coward was honored at the annual Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on May 20th, 2021.

“The most fulfilling and rewarding aspect of my role as an educator at the School of Medicine is ensuring the future success of our students and trainees. This recognition means more to me than any other academic achievement in my career. Just as I’ve stood on the shoulders of giants, I strive to provide a boost forward for the next generation of physician leaders in reproductive urology.”

R. Matthew Coward, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Urology
Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Matt Coward, MD, FACS


About The Academy of Educators

Founded in 2006, the Academy of Educators (AOE) emphasizes teaching, supports faculty development, and promotes peer-to-peer leadership and teaching. Members of the AOE represent a diverse population across specialties and have grown to over 280 faculty and 100 residents.

The AOE teaching awards recognize the importance of excellence in medical student teaching, increase the prestige of great teachers, and make teaching a more viable part of a faculty member’s career path.

Awards can become an important part of the recipients’ teaching portfolios, can help support admission to the Academy of Educators, and can facilitate promotion and tenure decisions.