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Outstanding faculty members honored at reception

Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2011 · Volume: XLIV · Issue: 22

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Members of the UT Health Science Center’s Academy of Master Teachers were recognized at the reception.
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Members of the UT Health Science Center’s Academy of Master Teachers were recognized at the reception.clear graphic

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By Rosanne Fohn

A reception was held Oct. 19 to honor 63 faculty members who received promotion and/or tenure appointments, and three faculty members who were recognized for receiving the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor from the University of Texas System.

President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, announced that nine faculty members were promoted to assistant professor, 38 were moved up to associate professor and 22 were named professors. Twenty-four faculty members received tenure and two were named faculty emeriti.

“I would like to congratulate each of you for your hard work in your areas of expertise, whether it is education, research, clinical care or service. Your dedication helps us make lives better,” he said.

“I also thank the deans of our five schools,” President Henrich said. “What is accomplished by our faculty is under your guidance and support. I am most grateful for your leadership and what you contribute each day to our Health Science Center’s missions.”

Distinguished Teaching Professors
Dr. Henrich mentioned that three faculty members recently were named Distinguished Teaching Professors. They are Erica R. Oliveira, D.D.S., M.P.H., from the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry; Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, Ph.D., OTR, from the Department of Occupational Therapy; and Rajeev Suri, M.D, from the Department of Radiology.

“I am proud to say that this year our three new Distinguished Teaching Professors bring us to a total of 94 Distinguished Teaching Professors, more than any other Health Science Center campus in the UT System,” President Henrich said.

The Distinguished Teaching Professors received their designation from Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., UT System executive vice chancellor for health affairs, in recognition of their election into membership in the esteemed Academy of Master Teachers at the Health Science Center or the elite Academy of Health Science Education at the UT System level. “Both academies honor faculty for their excellence as teachers and their sustained achievements in the scholarship of teaching and learning,” President Henrich said.

He thanked Janet Williams, M.D., FAAP, for her hard work and dedication in leading the UT Academy of Health Science Education. Dr. Williams also is a Distinguished Teaching Professor, professor of pediatrics and president of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Academy of Master Teachers.

Cherri A. Hicks, M.S.N., APRN, CNS, (seated on the right) answers questions about her teaching case presentation called “Child-based Learning Activity: Child with Tetralogy of Fallot.” Learning about the project are (left to right) Aggie Manwell-Jackson, Ph.D., Nancy Place and Adrianne Linton, Ph.D. (approaching the table).
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Cherri A. Hicks, M.S.N., APRN, CNS, (seated on the right) answers questions about her teaching case presentation called “Child-based Learning Activity: Child with Tetralogy of Fallot.” Learning about the project are (left to right) Aggie Manwell-Jackson, Ph.D., Nancy Place and Adrianne Linton, Ph.D. (approaching the table). clear graphic

 

Teaching case presentations
In addition to the faculty recognitions, five teaching case studies were selected for presentation by faculty members at the event. They included:
  • Mosh R. Farokhi, D.D.S., M.P.H., FAGD, from the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry in the Dental School;
  • Cherri A. Hicks, M.S.N., APRN, CNS, from the Department of Family and Community Health Systems in the School of Nursing;
  • Vasco Deon Kidd, D.H.Sc., M.P.H., Pa-C, M.S., from the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the School of Health Professions;
  • Keith A. Krolick, Ph.D., from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the School of Medicine; and
  • Kathleen Reeves, M.S.N., RN, CNS, CMSRN, CNE, from the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management in the School of Nursing.
Please see the program for more information about the teaching case presentations, those who were promoted or received tenure, and a listing of all the Distinguished Teaching Professors at the Health Science Center.

 
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