The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently awarded 10 faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for their recognized excellence in teaching. The award is one in a series of grants and award that continue to demonstrate UTHealth’s prowess in educating the next generation of STEM-related professionals.
“These amazing educators are responsible for helping to prepare the next generation of great leaders. The efforts of these faculty members significantly enhance the educational experiences of our students,” said the Regents Chairman, Mr. Paul Foster.
The recipients of the awards include Andrew Bean, a neurobiology and anatomy professor at UTHealth Medical School who is also an associate dean of graduate education at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston; George Delclos, who is a professor of epidemiology, human genetics and environmental sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health and also the medical director of UT Health Services; Herbert DuPont, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the UTHealth School of Public Health; Raymond Koeppen, associate professor at UTHealth School of Dentistry; Michael Lorenz, an associate professor of microbiology and molecular; Pedro Mancias, an expert in pediatric neurology; Christine Markham, a behavioral sciences expert; and Joanne Oakes, Evan Pivalizza, and Han Zhang, all neurobiology and anatomy professors.
The Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards was established in 2008 and recognizes faculty members at the 9 academic and 6 health institutions in The University of Texas System that have shown extraordinary performance and innovation concerning student instruction and formation.
“These awards are the highest honor UT System bestows upon teaching faculty. These 10 recipients represent the very best in health care education. We are truly fortunate to have such talented and committed educators serving the students of UTHealth,” said Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair at UTHealth.
The Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards includes a monetary award of $25,000 and highlights the commitment of ensuring that the UT System is an ideal place for intellectual discovery and exploration, educational excellence and unparalleled opportunity.
“With a total award of more than $1.9 million dollars this year, no other university system in the nation is making this kind of an investment in rewarding outstanding faculty,” Foster concluded.