By Rosanne Fohn
|Carol Reineck, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, was appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management in the School of Nursing.|
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Sixty-nine outstanding faculty members from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio were honored Oct. 22 at the Promotions and Tenure reception.
“What is accomplished here at the Health Science Center is done primarily by our faculty. I am most grateful for their leadership and what they contribute each day to our Health Science Center’s missions,” said President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, at the reception.
Forty-nine faculty members were promoted, 22 received tenure and three were named faculty emeriti.
Those receiving the highest honors were the emeriti faculty members. They include:
Group effort to select the best
- Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, D.D.S., M.S., dean emeritus of the Dental School and professor of periodontics
Dr. Kalkwarf joined the Health Science Center in 1987 and was appointed dean of the Dental School the following year. He served in that role for 24 years until July 2012. During that time he served on numerous national and local boards; was the principal author of more than 150 articles, chapters and abstracts; and served as a peer reviewer. Throughout his tenure, the Dental School has ranked among the top schools in the nation.
- Carol Reineck, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor emeritus in the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management in the School of Nursing
Dr. Reineck’s scholarship of service has involved national leadership to ensure that high-quality and safe care is provided through the nursing workforce. Her research involves measuring the readiness and availability of the nursing workforce and improving the impact of research education for clinical nurses in the hospital setting.
Dr. Reineck’s clinical specialty is critical care nursing. Her 41-year career included public (federal, military) and private health care sectors across practice and academic settings. She has served as a clinical nurse and as chief nurse executive of the U.S. Army Medical Command worldwide. She recently retired as academic department chair in the School of Nursing.
|Gabriel Fernandes, Ph.D, is now a professor emeritus from the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine. |
- Gabriel Fernandes, Ph.D., professor emeritus from the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine
Dr. Fernandes has been an outstanding investigator at the Health Science Center for 32 years. His strong record in basic and translational research has resulted in his becoming a national and international authority in the areas of nutrition, inflammation and aging. He has served on numerous National Institutes of health study sections.
Dr. Henrich thanked the deans of the Health Science Center schools for their leadership. He also thanked Rajeshwar Tekmal, Ph.D.
, chair of the Faculty Promotions, Tenure and Appointments Committee
, and the committee members for the significant time commitment devoted to the annual promotion and tenure review process.
“As you all know, there is much that goes into each promotion packet. Each faculty member, chair or division head’s office and dean’s office spends many hours preparing and processing these packets. The process is rigorous and only the best faculty members are promoted or granted tenure,” President Henrich said.