Past Recognition for Educator of the Month


Educator of the Month

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

DECEMBER
Dr. Pomila Singh, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neuroscience & Cell Biology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    
OCTOBER

Dr. Jose Rojas, PhD, RRT, Respiratory Care, School of Health Professions

SEPTEMBER

Dr. Ralph William Noble, III, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, School of Medicine

August

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

JULY

Dr. Montgomery Pettit, PhD, Director, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics 

June
Dr. Cherry Beckworth, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Baccalaureate Program Director; Junior Level

MAY

Colleen H. Silva, MD, FACS
Professor, Director of Breast Health, Medical Director, UTMB Breast Health and Imaging Center at Victory Lakes

APRIL

Kevin H. McKinney, MD, FACE, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology 

March

Dr. Michael Furtado, PT, DPT, NCS, Department of Physical Therapy

February

Jose M. Barral, MD, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair for Operations, Department of Neuroscience & C, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

January

Muneeza Esani, PhD, MT (ASCP) Department of Clinical Laboratory Services

December

Richard B. Pyles, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology and Director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

November

Dennis A. Bente, DVM, PhD, Center for Topical Diseases

October

Susan McCammon, MD; Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

September

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

August

Patricia Rogers, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics

July

Loretta L. Grumbles, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

June

Camille Loftin, DHEdD, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

May

Mostafa Borahay, MD, Assistant Professor of the Department of General Obstetrics & Gynecology

April

Gerald A. Campbell, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Anatomic Pathology

March

Tina M. Mathers, RN, MSN, MBA, Assistant Professor of Nursing Program

February

Carolyn Phillips, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Nursing Doctoral Program

January

Suzanne Alton, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Distinguished Teaching Professor, MSN Core Track Administrator

January

Sunil Jain, MD, Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics

February

Ann Lovric, MSN, RN Assistant Professor SON

March

Ashraf Aly, MD, PhD, Professor SOM

April

Yolanda R. Davila, PhD, RN, Professor SON

September

Oma Morey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Senior Medical Educator, Office of Educational Development (OED)

October

Leah E. Low, MD, Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, Medical Director, John Sealy Hospital Units 7A and 7B. Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

November

Sangeeta Jain, MD, MMS, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

December

Lemuel Aigbivbalu, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of General Inpatient Pediatrics, Pediatric Urgent and Emergent Care and Infectious Disease and Immunology

December

Patricia Beach, MD, Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics

November

Michael Boyars, MD, Professor Department of Pathology

October

Mahmoud Eltorky, MD,PhD, Professor Department of Pathology

September

Michael Stone, MD, Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

August

Marla Stevenson, MT(ASCP), Laboratory Technical Assistant Clinical Laboratory Sciences (UT Tyler)

July

Victor Sierpina, MD, Professor Department of Family Medicine

June

Lucas Blanton, MD, Assistant Professor Department of Infectious Diseases

March

Janice Endsley, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Microbiology & Immunology

February

Ruth Ann Marr, MSN/ED, Assistant Professor School of Nursing

January

Judith Rowen, MD, Professor Department of Pediatrics

October

Dinez Esmail, RN, MS, FNP, Assistant Professor Baccalaureate Program School of Nursing

September

Camellia St. John, MEd, MT(ASCP)SBB, Associate Professor Masters Program School of Nursing

August

William Calhoun, MD, Professor Department of Internal Medicine

June

Carolyn Phillips, RN(C), PhD, Associate Professor School of Nursing

May

Tara Patterson, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Occupational Therapy

April

James Graham, PhD, Assistant Professor Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

March

Roy Riascos, MD, Professor Department of Radiology

February

Joan Nichols, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine

January

Bonnie Webster, MS, RN, BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

December

Mark Clark, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities

November

Victor Reyes, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Micro biology and Immunology

October

Alice Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, School of Nursing

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