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Past Recognition for Educator of the Month


Educator of the Month

  • 2022

    June

    Vijaya Murthy, MMBS, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, John Sealy School of Medicine

    May

    Victor E. Reyes, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

    April

    Patricia Rogers, MD, FAAP, Department of General Pediatrics & Urgent Care, John Sealy School of Medicine

    March

    Denny Fe Agana, PhD, MPH, CPH, Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health, John Sealy School of Medicine

    February

    Gregory Brusola, DPT, PhD, PT, MSCS, Department of Physical Therapy School of Health Professions 

    January 

    Regina Pillai, MD, Department of Internal Medicine-Clear Lake, John Sealy School of Medicine

  • 2021

    December

    Rajkumar Rajendran, DCLS, MS, MLS (ASCP), School of Health Professions 

    November

    Carla Hirsch, MMS, MPH, PA-C, School of Medicine

    October

    Angela Jones, MPAS, PA-C, School of Medicine

    September

    Lima Ghulmi, OTD, OTR, School of Health Professions

    August

    Bushra Manakatt, DNP, RN, FNP-C, School of Nursing 

    July

    Otto Pantoja, MD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    June

    Tony Chao, PhD, School of Health Professions 

    May

    Jennifer Barnett, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, School of Nursing 

    April

    Barbara Calvert, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

    January

    Abha Sahni, MS, PhD, Department of Pathology 

  • 2020

    December
    Bi-Hung Peng, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, &
    Anatomy

    November
    Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH, Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health, Graduate School Biomedical Sciences

    October
    Christopher Edwards, PhD, RN, Department of School of Nursing Undergraduate Studies, School of Nursing

    September
    Bruce Adcock, MeD, RRT-NPS, Department of Respiratory Care, School of Health Professions

    August
    Charlotte Wisnewski, PhD, Department of School of Nursing, School of Nursing

    July
    Darlene Cheyenne Martin, PhD, School of Nursing 

    June
    Daniel Jupiter, PhD, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

    May
    Bruce Leonard, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NP-C Community Health, School of Nursing

    April
    Monique Ferguson, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine School of Medicine

    March
    Michael Furtado, DPT, PT, NCS, Department of Physical Therapy School of Health Professions

    February
    Cristiana Rastellini, MD Departments of Neuroscience & Cell Biology, Microbiology & Immunology and Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, School of Medicine

  • 2019
    December 
    Amber Armstead, OTR, DrPH
    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions

    November
    Morgan Cangelosi, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CCRN
    Family Medicine, School of Nursing

    October
    Thomas Smith, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Sealy Center for Structural Biology

    September
    M. Chandler Self, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    August

    Sunil Jain, MD, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

    July
    Stephen Morrical, MD, Emergency Department, School of Medicine

    June
    Anna Rotkiewicz, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

    May

    Victor Reyes, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine

    April
    Laurie Farroni, DPT, PT, PCS, Director of Clinical Education, School of Health Professions

    February
    Patricia Rogers, MD, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

    January
    Carol Wiggs, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CNM, Associate Professor, RN-BSN Track Administrator, School of Nursing

  • 2018
    December

    Cheryl Juneau, RN, DrPH, FNP-BC, Associate Professor, Jesse and Alicia Dunn Endowed Professorship in Nursing, School of Nursing

    November

    Ashraf Aly, MD, PhD, MSc, FACC, FAAP, Professor, Department of Pediatrics , School of Medicine

    October

    Jacqueline Aoughsten, RN, DNP, ACNP-C, Assistant Professor, AGACNP Track Administrator, School of Nursing
     
    September

    Ms. Karen Ratcliff, MS, OTR, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions

    August

    Safa'a Al-Arabi, PhD, RN, MPH, MSN, CNL, Associate Professor, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Track Administrator/MSN program, School of Nursing

    July

    Michael Miller, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

    June

    Christopher Fry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Metabolism, School of Health Professions

    May

    Jean Gutierrez, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Nutrition and Metabolism, School of Health Professions

    April

    Loree Pryor, MOT, OTR, Assistant Professor/Fieldwork Coordinator, School of Health Professions

    March

    Sharon Forest, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

    February

    Suresh Bhavnani, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Translational Sciences, School of Medicine

    January

    Clifford Snyder, MPAS, PA-C, Sealy and Smith Laboratory for Surgical Training, Assessment and Research (LSTAR), School of Medicine

     
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    This Lifetime Achievement Award in Education was first conferred in 2008 to recognize UTMB faculty who have made long-standing, important, and high-quality contributions to the educational missions of their respective UTMB schools throughout their careers. Elements for nomination and selection included the nominees' teaching quality and quantity, educational scholarship, and recognition and honors for educational efforts.

    2008

    School of Medicine: Dr. Robert Beach, Professor, Internal Medicine - Nephrology
    School of Health Professions: Dr. Richard Rahr, Professor and Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
    School of Nursing: Dr. Linda Rounds, Professor, SON Master’s Program
    Graduate School of Biological Sciences: Dr. William Willis, Professor Emeritus, Neuroscience & Cell Biology

    2009 - School of Medicine

    Winner: Dr. Jackie Collins, Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
    Runner Up: Dr. Daneshvari Solanki, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

    2010 - School of Health Professions

    Winner: Dr. Vicki Freeman, Professor and Chair, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

    2011 - School of Nursing

    Winner: Dr. Nonie Mendias, Associate Professor, SON Nursing Doctoral Program
    Runners Up: Dr. Karen Brykczynski, Professor SON Master’s Program and Dr. Charlotte Wisnewski, Associate Professor, SON Baccalaureate Program

    2012 – Graduate School of Biological Sciences

    Winner: Dr. Anne Hudson Jones, Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities
    Runner Up: Dr. Darrell Carney, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    2013 – School of Medicine

    Winners: Dr. Steven A. Lieberman, Professor, Internal Medicine
    Dr. Alice Ann O'donell, Professor, Family Medicine

    2014 – School of Health Professions

    Winner: Dr. Christine Baker, Professor, Physical Therapy

    2015 – School of Nursing

    Winners: Dr. Carol M. Wiggs, Track Administrator, School of Nursing
    Dr. Yolanda Davila, Professor, School of Nursing

    2016 – Graduate School of Biomedicial Sciences

    Winner: Dr. Laura Rudkin, Professor, Preventive Medicine and Community Health

    2017 – SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

    Winner: Dr. Karen Szauter, Professor, Assistant Dean of Educational Affairs and Medical Director of the Office of Clinical Simulation

    2018- SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

    Winner: Dr. Carolyn J. Utsey, Professor, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy

    2019- SCHOOL OF NURSING

    Winner: Mary O'Keefe, PhD, JD, RN, Professor, School of Nursing 

    2020 - SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

    Winner: Dr. Victor E. Reyes, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Microbiology and Immunology

    2021 - SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

    Winner: Dr. Michael Ainsworth, MD, Senior Associate Dean Educational Performance , Professor, Department of Internal Medicine