Department of Cellular and Structural Biology

CSB Faculty Teaching Awards


The faculty and courses of Cellular and Structural Biology are among the most respected of the UTHSCSA campus and are frequently selected for special awards and recognition for both graduate and professional student training.

 

The teaching recognitions and awards received by the current professional teaching faculty are listed below. Not included are the numerous awards received by faculty who are now fully retired, but whose contributions are well remembered across the institution. Note that five faculty members have received a Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship, a statewide award given yearly to only ten educators in higher education. Thirteen of the faculty have received the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence, which is the most prestigious institutional award bestowed yearly to 6 faculty representing all five schools on campus. Four faculty members have received the Graduate Dean's Award for Exceptional Graduate Teaching and five have received Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Dental School Faculty Assembly. Others have received recognition from local and campus organizations, in addition to numerous student awards.

 

    Alexander J.R. Bishop, Ph.D.
  • CSB Excellence in Graduate Student Education - 2010
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2015
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2015

 

    Lily Q. Dong, Ph.D.
  • CSB Excellence in Graduate Student Education - 2008
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2013
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2010

 

    Linda Y. Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Marshall by Graduating Medical Class - 2015, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1996, 1995
  • Barbara Sanford Preclinical Teaching Award (AMWA) - 2001
  • Excellence in Medical Education - 2011
  • Gender Equity Award for Preclinical Medical Education (AMWA) - 1997
  • Medical Student Award for Basic Science Education - 1995, 1993, 1990, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduating Medical Class - 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1983
  • Outstanding Lecturer of First Year Curriculum - 2001, 1998, 1997
  • Piper Professorship (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation) - 1995
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2004, 1994, 1985
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2007
  • UT Board of Regents "Outstanding Teaching Award" - 2012
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008
  • UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award/Health - 2012

 

    Thomas S. King, Ph.D.
  • Barbara Sanford Preclinical Teaching Award (AMWA) - 2002
  • Gender Equity Award for Preclinical Medical Education (AMWA) - 1996
  • Golden Apple Award (AMSA) - 1998
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduating Medical Class - 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1992, 1989, 1988
  • Piper Professorship (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation) - 2015
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 1997
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2009
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008
  • UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award/Health - 2013

 

    Ellen Kraig, Ph.D.
  • Graduate Dean's Award for Exceptional Graduate Teaching - 2000
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 1996
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2007
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008

 

    Robin J. Leach, Ph.D.
  • CSB Perseverance Award - 2014
  • Graduate Dean's Award for Exceptional Graduate Teaching - 2001
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2001
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008
  • UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award - 2016

 

    Jim Lechleiter, Ph.D.
  • CSB Excellence in Graduate Student Education - 2015

 

    Charleen Moore, Ph.D.
  • CSB Excellence In Health Professional Student Education - 2009
  • Piper Professorship (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation) - 2013
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2011
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2010
  • UT System Academy of Health Science Education - 2011
  • UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award/Health - 2013

 


 

    Omid B. Rahimi, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Marshall by Graduating Medical Class - 2015, 2010
  • Barbara Sanford Outstanding Medical Professor Award - 2011
  • Barbara Sanford Preclinical Teaching Award - 2008
  • CSB Excellence In Health Professional Student Education - 2010
  • Excellence in Medical Education - 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduating Medical Class - 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2008
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award - 2015
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008
  • UT System Academy of Health Science Education - 2011

 

    Fred Richards, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Marshall by Graduating Medical Class - 2015
  • Barbara Sanford Equity in Teaching Award - 2010
  • Barbara Sanford Preclinical Teaching Award (AMWA) - 2005
  • CSB Excellence In Health Professional Student Education - 2014
  • Dental School Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award - 2003
  • Gender Equity Award for Preclinical Medical Education (AMWA) - 1995
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduating Medical Class - 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1996, 1995, 1992
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2009
  • Professor of the Year Award, Freshman Dental Students - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2002
  • Teacher of the Year Award (Medical Class of 2011) - 2008
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2010

 

    Alan Y. Sakaguchi, Ph.D.
  • Barbara Sanford Equity in Teaching Award - 2009
  • CSB Excellence In Health Professional Student Education - 2013
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2013
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2014
  • UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award - 2016

 

    Luzhe Sun, Ph.D.
  • CSB Excellence In Graduate Student Education - 2014

 

    Mary K. Vaughan, Ph.D.
  • Dental School Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award - 2002
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduating Medical Class - 1998, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986
  • Piper Professorship (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation) - 2002
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 1989
  • Teacher of the Year Award (Medical Class of 1991) - 1989
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008

 

    Kristine S. Vogel, Ph.D.
  • CSB Excellence in Health Professional Student Education - 2007
  • Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence - 2014
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008

 

    Lora T. Watts, Ph.D.
  • CSB Excellence In Health Professional Student Education - 2015