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UTHSC educator receives Piper Foundation honor (5-31-00)

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation recently selected D. Michael Foulds, M.D., as a Piper Professor of 2000 for his work as an educator at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC). Dr. Foulds is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC.

The award and $2,500 honorarium were presented to Dr. Foulds, along with a certificate of merit and commemorative gold pin, during a ceremony at the Health Science Center.

A teacher at UTHSC since 1980, Dr. Foulds developed the Health Science Centerís training program in general pediatrics. He also initiated and obtained grant funding for a pediatric fellowship program for post-graduate education.

"I am very excited and honored to be recognized from among people in institutions of higher education around the state," he said.

Dr. Foulds is a two-time recipient of the Health Science Centerís Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, first in 1988 and again in 1998. He was recognized in 1998 with the Ray Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education from the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association.

The Piper Professor Award recognizes outstanding teaching achievement in Texas colleges and universities. The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation established the program in 1958. Ten awards are given annually to the "well-rounded, outgoing teacher, devoted to the profession, who has made a special impact on students and the community."

Dr. Foulds is the eighth Piper Professor at the Health Science Center.

Contact: Will Sansom or Heather Feldman