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Professionalism Awards and Recognition


Awards and Recognition Types

  • Employee Service Day
    UTMB's Employee Service Day is a celebration of the contributions made by UTMB employees, and honors their commitment as they mark 5, 10, 15 or more years of service.
  • GEM Program
    The GEM Program is an institutional recognition program designed for UTMB employees, students and volunteers to recognize each other for exhibiting outstanding professional behavior.
  • The Osler Scholars
    Practicing physicians on the School of Medicine faculty who are selected based on their history of giving highly competent, humane, compassionate care and serving as outstanding teachers and role models for these qualities.
  • The TeXas program (Terrific Employees eXcel in Attendance Stewardship)
    The TEXAS program is an attendance reward program for classified employees.
  • The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence is presented annually to a manager or supervisor who has achieved administrative excellence and abides by the values and standards outlined in UTMB's Professionalism Charter. The award recipient of the award receives $2,500 and his or her department receives $5,000 to further promote professionalism education and activities.Only one winner is chosen.The recipient is selected by the Employee Advisory Council.
  • Graduate Student Organization Distinguished Teaching Award (GSBS) - Awarded to a member of the graduate school faculty who has made outstanding contributions to students' academic growth and development. Award criteria includes teaching skills, tutorial excellence and overall quality of, and enthusiasm for, graduate teaching.
  • Graduate Student Organization Faculty Award for Student Advocacy (GSBS) - This award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary dedication to ensuring that graduate student viewpoints and interests are at the forefront of decision-making processes at UTMB. Nominations are made solely by students.
  • Distinguished Faculty Research Award (GSBS) - Awarded to a faculty member whose research has made an impact on a broad field of science by contributing to the solution of a significant scientific problem, or whose work shows ingenuity and originality in the application of novel techniques to an important area of science.
  • Leon Bromberg Professorship for Excellence in Teaching (GSBS) -Presented each academic year to an outstanding faculty member in the honor of Dr. Truman G. Blocker Jr., the first UTMB president.
  • John P. McGovern, M.D., Award in Oslerian Medicine (SOM) - Recognizes a present or alumnus physician who exemplifies the Oslerian tradition in American Medicine and in honor of Dr. John P. McGovern, Houston physician, philanthropist and lifelong scholar of Sir William Osler.
  • Jimmy Doyle Dickens Memorial Faculty Award (SOM) - This award was established in 1971 by the graduating class in memory of one of its most respected members, who died April 22, 1970, in an airplane crash. Its purpose is to recognize an outstanding professor who exemplifies those qualities which should typify all future physicians and which typified Dickens-humility, humanity and integrity. This award is given annually to a member of the faculty by the first-year class.
  • Resident of the Year Award (SOM) - Selected by the students, this award honors an outstanding resident who exemplifies excellence in teaching, compassion and professionalism.
  • Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine - was inaugurated on April 12, 2012 in memory of Dr. Roberto Logroño. Dr. Logroño embodied the spirit, character, and professionalism evidenced by his remarkable impact during his time at UTMB as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1997 until his untimely death in 2006. He oversaw technologic advances, introduced advanced testing approaches, and greatly increased the academic stature of the Cytopathology Division at the national level while maintaining excellence in clinical services.
    In his foreshortened career as a clinician, educator, mentor and investigator, Dr. Logroño exemplified many of the attributes of professionalism, including altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, honor and integrity, and respect for others. He has been described in such ways by numerous people who knew him personally and professionally:
    • "His respect, integrity, conscientiousness, and dedication promptly led to an unsurpassable reputation and trust among our local pathologists and clinical doctors. Roberto was humble and determined, and was not afraid to express his honest opinion in any situation."
    • "Dr. Logroño was generous with his time, and contributed without hesitation to support and advance the cytopathology community. He was always ready to share his experience and advice."
    • "Dr. Logroño was passionate about cytology and teaching. He cared deeply about his residents and fellows and made certain that they were included in cytopathology related activities."
    • "Roberto's passion for learning was exceeded only by his commitment to the profession as an educator."
    • "Roberto's commitment to all facets of academia was obvious at the institutional level as well as nationally. He was recognized for his excellence on numerous occasions, and his enthusiasm and passion for the topics he taught were reflected by the superb evaluations he invariably received."
    The nominees for the lectureship are UTMB faculty members noted for a high level of professionalism in patient care, teaching and/or medical research, and candidates exemplify the principles of professionalism in everyday behavior and in interactions with peers, patients, and students. Nominations can come from students, house staff, faculty and staff. Selections are made annually by the Organizing Committee: Drs. Judith Aronson, Mark Holden, Alexander Indrikovs, Susan McCannon, Juan Olano, and David Walker and Ms. Norma Hernandez.
  • John G. Bruhn Professionalism Award (SAHS) - Recognizes a senior School of Allied Health Sciences student who consistently displays, in personal and professional conduct, traits that bring credit to himself or herself, the school and his or her chosen health profession.
  • School of Nursing Leadership Awards (SON) - These four awards acknowledge graduating nursing students in the Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the School of Nursing, the community, or the workplace during their enrollment at the School of Nursing.
  • Community Service Awards (SON) - These awards acknowledge graduating nursing students in the Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs who have demonstrated outstanding community service by participation in service activities in the School of Nursing, the community, or in the workplace during their enrollment at the School of Nursing.
  • Graduate Student Organization Student Award (GSBS) - Awarded to a graduate student who has made significant contributions to the members of the Graduate Student Organization through committee participation, student senate, special or community projects.
  • The Isabella H. Brackenridge Scholarship for Women (SOM) - Established at UTMB in 1974 by the George W. Brackenridge Foundation of San Antonio, this annual award is given to the female medical student who, at the end of second year, exemplifies outstanding academic performance, service to UTMB and service to the community.
  • William Todd Midgett, M.D., Superior Clinical Practice Award (SOM) - Established by family, friends and classmates to perpetuate the memory of this honor student following his death, this award, named in honor of the posthumous recipient of the Gold-Headed Cane in 1989, is designated for a junior medical student who is within the top 15 percent of the class; who exhibits superior qualities of compassion, empathy and understanding while establishing the patient's confidence during the treatment process; and who has demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of ethics and professional practice and an obvious and clearly documented continuing desire to acquire new knowledge.
  • Margaret E. Manning Memorial Scholarship (SOM) - Margaret Edith Manning was a lifelong resident of Galveston. She participated in various UTMB activities, avidly read the publication Impact, and took great pride in the growth and accomplishments of the university. She had a wide range of academic and intellectual interests and was a great supporter of medical education and health care activities. The criteria for this scholarship include the requirement that the recipient "exemplify the qualities of compassionate and caring physician."
  • John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Student Scholarship (SOM) - Established in 2003 by an anonymous contributor, this scholarship provides an award for a student who has demonstrated a commitment to humanistic medicine and compassionate patient care. The recipient is selected by members of the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.
  • McMillan Family Endowed Scholarship (SOM) - Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. McMillan and their son James L. McMillan established this scholarship in 1998. Dr. McMillan obtained his medical degree from UTMB in 1940 and practiced psychiatry until his retirement. In addition to maintaining an acceptable academic standing, the recipient must "exemplify the qualities of a compassionate and caring physician."
  • John D. and Mary Ann Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine (all schools) - Established in 2002 by UTMB President John D. Stobo and his wife, Mary Ann, this endowment provides an award to one student in any of UTMB's schools who has demonstrated a commitment to humanistic medicine and compassionate patient care.
  • Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competence Award - Annually, the Office of the President and the Hispanic Center of Excellence sponsor a luncheon to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Students are invited to submit essays that depict both cultural competency and a commitment to providing quality health care to all. Dr. Garcia is a distinguished 1940 graduate of the School of Medicine and a civil rights champion. The legacy of Dr. Garcia exemplifies all tenets of professionalism.

Awards & Recognition

  • Robert Hastedt

    The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence 2018

    May 18, 2018, 15:51 PM by Ruth Finkelstein
    The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence is presented annually to a manager or supervisor who has achieved administrative excellence and abides by the values and standards outlined in UTMB's Professionalism Charter.
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    Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship - Honoring Sandra S. Hatch April 26, 2018

    May 2, 2018, 11:04 AM by Ruth Finkelstein
    The Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine was inaugurated on April 12, 2012 in memory of Dr. Roberto Logroño. Dr. Logroño embodied the spirit, character, and professionalism evidenced by his remarkable impact during his time at UTMB as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1997 until his untimely death in 2006. He oversaw technologic advances, introduced advanced testing approaches, and greatly increased the academic stature of the Cytopathology Division at the national level while maintaining excellence in clinical services.
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  • Cathy Copeland 2017 Leone Winner

    The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence 2017

    June 2, 2017, 11:23 AM by Ruth Finkelstein
    The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence is presented annually to a manager or supervisor who has achieved administrative excellence and abides by the values and standards outlined in UTMB's Professionalism Charter.
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  • Townsend, Courtney

    Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship - Honoring Courtney Townsend April 20, 2017

    April 19, 2017, 08:14 AM by Ruth Finkelstein
    The Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine was inaugurated on April 12, 2012 in memory of Dr. Roberto Logroño. Dr. Logroño embodied the spirit, character, and professionalism evidenced by his remarkable impact during his time at UTMB as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1997 until his untimely death in 2006. He oversaw technologic advances, introduced advanced testing approaches, and greatly increased the academic stature of the Cytopathology Division at the national level while maintaining excellence in clinical services.
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  • Logrono

    Roberto Logroño, MD Award and Lectureship - Nominations Sought (closed)

    October 19, 2016, 08:47 AM by Melissa Harman
    The Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine was inaugurated on April 12, 2012 in memory of Dr. Roberto Logroño. Dr. Logroño embodied the spirit, character, and professionalism evidenced by his remarkable impact during his time at UTMB as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1997 until his untimely death in 2006. He oversaw technologic advances, introduced advanced testing approaches, and greatly increased the academic stature of the Cytopathology Division at the national level while maintaining excellence in clinical services.
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  • drhectorgarcia

    Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competence Awards Ceremony 2016

    September 16, 2016, 12:32 PM by Melissa Harman
    Annually, the Office of the President and the Hispanic Center of Excellence sponsor a luncheon to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Students are invited to submit essays that depict both cultural competency and a commitment to providing quality health care to all. Dr. Garcia is a distinguished 1940 graduate of the School of Medicine and a civil rights champion. The legacy of Dr. Garcia exemplifies all tenets of professionalism.
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  • The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Adminstrative Excellence 2016

    May 17, 2016, 12:50 PM by Melissa Harman
    The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence is presented annually to a manager or supervisor who has achieved administrative excellence and abides by the values and standards outlined in UTMB's Professionalism Charter.
    Full story
  • Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine 2016

    April 1, 2016, 12:25 PM by Melissa Harman
    The Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine was inaugurated on April 12, 2012 in memory of Dr. Roberto Logroño. Dr. Logroño embodied the spirit, character, and professionalism evidenced by his remarkable impact during his time at UTMB as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1997 until his untimely death in 2006. He oversaw technologic advances, introduced advanced testing approaches, and greatly increased the academic stature of the Cytopathology Division at the national level while maintaining excellence in clinical services.
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  • Professionalism Committee Awarded President's Cabinet Grant

    September 11, 2015, 09:29 AM by Ruth Finkelstein
    On behalf of the UTMB Professionalism Committee, Dr. Karen Szauter submitted a grant request for consideration by the 2015 President's Cabinet Awards Committee and has received funding for a two year project to create a simulation laboratory experience where students, employees and faculty can schedule time with a coach to practice having a difficult conversation.
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  • The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Adminstrative Excellence 2015

    May 17, 2015, 12:50 PM by Melissa Harman
    The Nicholas and Katherine Leone Award for Administrative Excellence is presented annually to a manager or supervisor who has achieved administrative excellence and abides by the values and standards outlined in UTMB's Professionalism Charter.
    Full story
  • Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competence Awards Ceremony 2015

    April 16, 2015, 12:43 PM by Melissa Harman
    Annually, the Office of the President and the Hispanic Center of Excellence sponsor a luncheon to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Students are invited to submit essays that depict both cultural competency and a commitment to providing quality health care to all. Dr. Garcia is a distinguished 1940 graduate of the School of Medicine and a civil rights champion. The legacy of Dr. Garcia exemplifies all tenets of professionalism.
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  • Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine 2015

    April 1, 2015, 00:00 AM by Melissa Harman
    The Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine was inaugurated on April 12, 2012 in memory of Dr. Roberto Logroño. Dr. Logroño embodied the spirit, character, and professionalism evidenced by his remarkable impact during his time at UTMB as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1997 until his untimely death in 2006. He oversaw technologic advances, introduced advanced testing approaches, and greatly increased the academic stature of the Cytopathology Division at the national level while maintaining excellence in clinical services.
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  • Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine (2012-2014)

    April 1, 2014, 12:24 PM by Melissa Harman
    The Roberto Logroño, MD Lectureship for Professionalism in Academic Medicine was inaugurated on April 12, 2012 in memory of Dr. Roberto Logroño. Dr. Logroño embodied the spirit, character, and professionalism evidenced by his remarkable impact during his time at UTMB as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology from 1997 until his untimely death in 2006. He oversaw technologic advances, introduced advanced testing approaches, and greatly increased the academic stature of the Cytopathology Division at the national level while maintaining excellence in clinical services.
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  • Professionalism Project Awards (2008 and 2010)

    February 1, 2010, 10:00 AM by Melissa Harman
    The Professionalism Committee awarded grants to faculty and students whose proposals were accepted during the biennial Professionalism Project Awards. These awards were created to increase the discussions and activities around the commitments of the UTMB Professionalism Charter across the campus.
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