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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.



Call for Application: August 14, 2017
Deadline for submission: August 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION: The intent of these grants is to strengthen the educational environment at UTMB through the promotion of educational innovations, research or scholarship. 

FUNDING: $5000 or less. The funds can be used to pilot a project, for supplies related to a scholarly project as well as expenses related to dissemination, e.g., conference registration, printing posters, publication fees and limited travel assistance.

ELIGIBILITY: Faculty members from all UTMB schools, regardless of tenure status are eligible to apply. 

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES: Applications should be concise, and provide sufficient detail that the selection committee can clearly see the merit of the project. The Proposal will include:
Title page (name, department, title of project)
Statement of need / rationale / goals
Description of activity
Impact on educational environment 
Detailed budget  
Educational biosketch (5 page maximum)

o Clarity of project goals
o Impact on education community within UTMB and beyond
o Scholarly  approach and methods
o Dissemination 
o Ability of grantee to complete proposed activities

ACCOUNTABILITY: Recipients of these grants are required to submit an annual progress report of the scholarly activities resulting from the support. The recipient will also be required to present the work at Academies Collaborative Symposium.

SUBMISSION: Click the link below named "Call for Educational Scholarship Grant" to obtain the submission form. Submit proposals via email to D’Anne DeWitt ( by midnight, August 31, 2017.

Call for Educational Scholarship Grant


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

Lynn Knox

Lynn Knox, MD

Bernard Karnath

Bernard Karnath, MD

D’Anne DeWitt
Academy Coordinator