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Academy of Master Teachers

Welcome to the Academy of Master Teachers

About Us

The 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 Statement

The Academy of Master Teachers is an inter-professional community serving UTMB through the promotion of educational excellence.

Vision Statement

The Academy of Master Teachers will propel UTMB to a national and global reputation for excellence in Biomedical and Health Professions education.



“Reflection, Curriculum Making and the Best-Loved Self

Presenter: Cheryl J. Craig, Ph.D., Professor and the Houston Endowment Endowed Chair of Urban Education at Texas A&M University

How do professionals improve their practices?
What role does reflection play in curriculum-making?
How can the best-loved self be nurtured and sustained in demanding professional environments?

This lecture, which draws on the reflection, curriculum making and identity literatures, takes up these and other intriguing questions, all of which are foundational to living satisfying lives as medical professionals.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Research Building #6, Room 1.206 | 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

Register:Click the link Grand Rounds -“Reflection, Curriculum Making and the Best-Loved Self”


Educator of the Month - August 2017

Leonce (Hank) Thierry, MS, MT(ASCP), CHES, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Mr. Thierry was nominated by a student upon whom he made a lasting impression. The student stated the sharing of Mr. Thierry’s expertise, time, and effort have prepared her for academic success at UTMB and as a future healthcare professional.


Rebecca Sealy Hospital
3.266 Route 0121
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555-0121
Phone: (409) 747-0203

Bernard Karnath

Bernard Karnath, MD

D’Anne DeWitt,
Academy Coordinator