The Office Of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

ChubinskayaSusan Chubinskaya, PhD
Vice President
Executive Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Peaches and Shrub Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities

Dr. BhardwajAnish Bhardwaj, MD, MBA, MS, CPE, FACMPE, FACHE, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FANA
Vice Provost
Chairman, Department of
Neurology
John Sealy Distinguished Chair of Neurology
Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurobiology

torres_web_smAlfredo Torres, PhD, MS
Associate Provost for the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
The Herman Barnett Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and Immunology


Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Deadline: March 11, 2024

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, administered through the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), annually honors a medical school faculty physician (MD or DO degree) who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. 

The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. The presence of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative learning environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such qualities in the doctor-patient relationship. We have prepared some helpful tips for submitting a compelling nomination. Nominations are due Monday, March 11, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET.

For a full list of all AAMC awards and criteria, visit aamc.org/awards, where you can also learn more about past recipients, including the 2023 winner of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, Jaclyn D. Nunziato, MD, MS, associate professor in OB+GYN at Virginia Tech-Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA. View her award acceptance video here


2024 AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Awards

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is soliciting nominations for its annual Herbert W. Nickens Awards.  These awards honor individuals who advance educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.  We encourage to submit nominations for the Herbert W. Nickens Presidential Award and the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships. 

Herbert W. Nickens Award | AAMC 
The Herbert W. Nickens Presidential Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in promoting justice and medical education and health equities for people in the United States.  Nominees may come from the fields of medicine, dentistry, education, law, nursing, public health, or behavioral sciences.  (Deadline:  Friday, March 11, 2024) 

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships | AAMC 
The Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships are awarded to five outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care, and demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.  (Deadline:  Friday, April 5, 2024)

We encourage you to carefully review the award criteria and guidelines for entry.  Anyone may submit a nomination, and nominations must be received by their respective deadlines. 


Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards – 2024 Award Cycle

Internal Deadline:  Nominee packets due by 5 pm, Friday, April 19, 2024

The University of Texas System will make approximately 15 awards of $25,000 each to outstanding members across both academic and health institutions for the fiscal year 2024.

Faculty interested in applying should submit a single PDF document (no longer than 50 pages) containing the following information to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD), Attention:  Kirk Nealy, kdnealy@utmb.edu

  • ROTA Application Form (requirements and formatting):  2024 ROTA Application Form
  • Written document outlining Teaching Philosophy, Student Evaluations, Evidence of Effectiveness of Methodologies/Innovations Developed, and Plan for Disseminating those Methodologies/Innovations
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Support (Department Chair and/or Dean, Peer Faculty, and Former Students)
  • (Optional) Supplemental Section – welcome to include video (3-5 min. total), multimedia, digital (personal website, LinkedIn profile, etc.)

For more details, please visit:  Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards | The University of Texas System (utsystem.edu)