Welcome to the Academy of Master Teachers About UsThe UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, established in 2007, is an honorary service organization to recognize Master Teachers and to provide an array of faculty development opportunities for all UTMB Faculty, including an annual Faculty Development Day, annual Education Symposium, education grand rounds, journal club, innovation grants, mentoring and consultations. Membership is by application and selection against a set of standards. Members serve five-year terms and may be honored with the designation as University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professors.Mission StatementThe Academy of Master Teachers is an inter-professional community serving UTMB through the promotion of educational excellence.Vision StatementThe Academy of Master Teachers will propel UTMB to a national and global reputation for excellence in Biomedical and Health Professions education. LocationLevin Hall 5.518, Mail Route 1042, UTMB Galveston, TX 77555-1042 Phone: (409) 747-0203Email: email@example.com Follow us on Twitter: @AMTUTMB Faculty Development Day 2020 Welcome and Congratulations 2020 New Members 2020 New Members Amjad Hossain, PhD, MS Obstetrics & Gynecology Quan Nguyen, MD Radiology Beth Teegarden, MD Anesthesiology L Maria Belalcazar, MD Internal Medicine 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Victor Reyes, PhDProfessor Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesDr. Reyes is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology. He received his BS in Microbiology from Texas Tech University, Lubbock. His M.S. in Medical Microbiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and his PhD in Immunology from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Reyes’ research focuses on the regulation of antigen processing and presentation to T cells, understanding the role of class II MHC expressed by mucosal epithelial cells and myofibroblasts in local antigen processing and presentation, the interactions of H. pylori and the gastric epithelium are being used as a relevant model system, understanding the H. pylori and host interactions that lead to inflammation and tissue damage. In 2013, Dr. Reyes was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers. Educator of the Month - December 2020 Bi-Hung Peng, PhDAssistant Professor Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & AnatomyDr. Peng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy. She received her PhD degree Experimental Pathology from UTMB in 2003 and pursued postdoctoral studies in structural biology and infectious disease pathology at UTMB. She began teaching pathology to medical students in graduate school, and is now also teaching anatomy to medical students, and co-directing the Human Anatomy course in the School of Health Professions and the Molecules, Cells and Tissues course in the School of Medicine. She also gives lectures in Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences courses and plays a major role in the new Pathologists’ Assistant master’s program in the School of Health Professions.