Faculty Teaching Awards

The mission of the AMES is to mentor and support outstanding educators, and to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship at all College of Medicine teaching sites. The Academy of Medical Education Scholars recognizes the College’s most outstanding educators and provides a forum for teaching faculty to work together to enhance educational programs.

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

2019 - 2020 Faculty Teaching & Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Presented by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)

The mission of the AMES is to mentor and support outstanding educators, and to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship at all College of Medicine teaching sites. The Academy of Medical Education Scholars recognizes the College’s most outstanding educators and provides a forum for teaching faculty to work together to enhance educational programs.

 

THE MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY OF MEDICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARS ARE:
Art Sanders, MD
Marc Tischler, PhD
Paul Gordon, MD
John Bloom, MD
Conrad Clemens, MD
Nafees Ahmad, PhD
Kevin Moynahan, MD
Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Todd Vanderah, PhD
Bill Rappaport, MD
Ed French, PhD
Sean Elliot, MD
David Bear, PhD
Lisa Stoneking, MD
Sommer Aldulaimi, MD
Rich Amini, MD
Colleen Cagno, MD
Zoe Cohen, PhD
Athena Ganchorre, PhD
Iman Ghaderi, MD
Marion Henry, MD
Holli Horak, MD
Kate Hughes, DO
Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD
Jenny Plitt, MD
Mari Ricker, MD
Elaine Situ-LaCasse, MD
Amy Sussman, MD
Saira Kalia, MD
Allie Min, MD
Kathy Smith, MD
Tejal Parikh, MD
Herman Gordon, PhD

Emeritus Member(s):
Helen Amerongen, PhD

 

VERNON AND VIRGINIA FURROW TEACHING AWARDS

 

EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL SCIENCE TEACHING, UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM

Marion Henry, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

EXCELLENCE IN GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

Kay R. Goshima, MD, FACS

EXCELLENCE IN GRADUATE STUDENT EDUCATION

Margaret M. Briehl, PhD

EXCELLENCE WITH INNOVATION IN TEACHING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Heather A. Reed, MD

AMES EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL SCIENCE TEACHING

Lilah F. Morris-Wiseman, MD, FACS

 

FACULTY TEACHING AWARDS

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

 

PRECLERKSHIP PHASE

Awarded by the medical students to faculty members for excellence in teaching in the basic science curriculum.

OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN A BLOCK

Diana Darnell, PhD
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Dr. Darnell teaches in multiple blocks)

DEAN’S LIST FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Erika Bracamonte, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary,Renal Systems Block
Department of Pathology

Elizabeth Juneman, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal Systems Block
Department of Medicine

Claudia Stanescu, PhD
Musculoskeletal Block
Department of Physiology

OUTSTANDING USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Diana Darnell, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TEACHING BY A BLOCK-PRECLERKSHIP CURRICULUM LIFE CYCLE BLOCK

Tejal Parikh, MD
Block Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine

 

CLERKSHIP PHASE

Awarded by a vote of the junior and senior medical students to faculty members for compassion, skill and distinction as a physician and teacher.

OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN A CLERKSHIP

Joao Paulo Ferreira, MD
Department of Medicine

Jessica Moreno, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

DEANS LIST FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

James McClenathan, MD
Department of Surgery

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TEACHING BY A CLERKSHIP

Department of Medicine

RESIDENT OR FELLOW AWARDS

This award is given by vote of the junior and senior medical students to hospital Resident Physicians who best exemplify clinical excellence and dedication to teaching.

RESIDENT EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Jack Stupinski, MD
Department of Surgery

 

PRECEPTOR AWARDS

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching third year medical students during their clerkship.

8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FACULTY CLERKSHIP TEACHING AWARD

Katie S. Artz, MD
Southwestern Surgery Associates
Department of Surgery

RURAL PRECEPTOR TEACHING AWARD

The Rural Preceptor Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer physician preceptor from the Rural Health Professions Program, a longitudinal education program designed to nurture interest in rural practice. These primary care physicians practice in small and medium sized communities around Arizona. They precept and teach 1st year, 3rd year and 4th year medical students during rural elective rotations throughout the four years of medical school.

RURAL PRECEPTOR TEACHING AWARD

Andrew J. Aldridge, MD
Surgery – Flagstaff

Catherine H. Romero, MD
Family Medicine – Safford

Gregory Jarrin, MD
Surgery – Winslow

 

SERVICE AWARDS

The CUP Faculty Teaching Award celebrates our volunteer physicians who help with CUP. The students nominate a physician who has been a good role model, mentor, and teacher with a real heart for undeserved populations.

COMMITMENT TO UNDERSERVED PEOPLE (CUP)
FACULTY SERVICE AWARD

Jason Curry, MD
Department of Psychiatry (MIND Clinic Attending)

Harry McDermott, MD
UArizona Retiree (Health for the Homeless Attending)

ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL SUPPORT STAFF AWARDS

Recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional performance by administrative and clinical support staff.

SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEAR - PRECLERKSHIP PHASE

Amy Rowe, Learning Specialist
Student Development

Melinda Davila, Program Coordinator-Senior
Curricular Affairs

SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEAR - CLERKSHIP PHASE

Julie Tary, Program Coordinator-Senior
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

2018 Faculty Teaching & Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Presented by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)

The mission of the AMES is to mentor and support outstanding educators, and to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship at all College of Medicine teaching sites. The Academy of Medical Education Scholars recognizes the College’s most outstanding educators and provides a forum for teaching faculty to work together to enhance educational programs. 

 

The members of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars are:

 

Nafees Ahmad, PhD
Professor, Immunobiology

Helen M. Amerongen, PhD
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

John W. Bloom, MD Associate
Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine

Conrad J. Clemens, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics

Sean P. Elliott, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Edward D. French, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Deborah Fuchs, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology

Paul R. Gordon, MD, MPH
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kevin F. Moynahan, MD
Professor, Medicine

William J. Adamas-Rappaport, MD
Professor, Surgery; Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Arthur B. Sanders, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Paul A. St. John, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Marc E. Tischler, PhD
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Medicine

Todd W. Vanderah, PhD (Chair)
Professor, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Neurology

Amy L. Waer, MD
Professor, Surgery

AMES Associate Members:

David G. Bear, PhD 
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

David A. Elliott, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Herman Gordon, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Alice A. Min, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kathy W. Smith, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Lisa Stoneking, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Virginia Mann Sugg Furrow, MD. Virginia graduated from medical school in June 1942, one of only two females in her graduating class. During her career as a pediatrician, Virginia treated the young victims of polio and tuberculosis, and was one of the first doctors to treat patients with a new miracle drug called Penicillin.

Married to Vernon Furrow on March 4, 1960, Virginia became his life partner in every sense of the word. She became a loving stepmother to Vernon’s three children, and later a grandmother and great-grandmother to their children and grandchildren. She shared in the dream of Vernon’s small lumber company, which later became Payless Cashway, and served as Vernon’s co-adventurer as they traveled the world together.

She was widely known for her commitment to the College of Medicine and its educational programs. After Vernon’s death, she donated funds in his memory to establish the Furrow Awards (still our principal mechanism for peer recognition of excellence in education) and the Furrow Grants program (the forerunner of the AMES Grants program).

 

Teaching Awards

 

Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, Undergraduate Curriculum
Erika Bracamonte, MD

Departments of Pathology and Medicine

Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching, Undergraduate Curriculum
Robert Segal, MD

Department of Medicine

Excellence in Graduate Medical Education
James McClenathan, MD

Department of Surgery

Excellence in Graduate Student Education
Lonnie Lybarger, PhD

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Excellence with Innovation in Medical Education
Taylor Riall, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery

In addition, one faculty member was honored by AMES with an excellence in teaching award:

Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching
Elaine Situ-LaCasse, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Faculty Teaching Awards

 

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

Basic Science Educator of the Year Lifetime Award

Amy Sussman, MD
Department of Medicine

Outstanding Teacher in a Block

Year I
Katalin Gothard, MD, PhD
Nervous System Block Department of Physiology and Neuroscience

Year II
Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Longitudinal Curriculum Department of Family & Community Medicine

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Year I
Deborah Fuchs, MD

Foundations Block Department of Pathology

Jean Wilson, PhD
Digestion, Metabolism, Hormones Block Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Elizabeth Juneman, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal Systems Block Department of Medicine

Year II
Marc Tischler, PhD
Digestion, Metabolism, and Hormones Block Department of Biochemistry

Tejal Parikh, MD
Life Cycle Block Department of Family and Community Medicine

Diana Darnell, PhD
All Blocks Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block

Year I - Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal
John Bloom, MD
Block Director
Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology

Year II  - Life Cycle
Tejal Parikh, MD
Block Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine Faculty

 

Outstanding Use of Educational Technology

Diana K. Darnell, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Educator of the Year

Amy N. Sussman, MD
Department of Medicine

Deans List for Excellence in Teaching

Carlos Gonzales, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine

John Bloom, MD
Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology

Joao Ferreira, MD
Department of Medicine

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship or Elective Clinical Sciences

Department of Medicine

 

Houseofficer Awards

This award is given by vote of the junior and senior medical classes to hospital Resident Physicians who best exemplify clinical excellence and dedication to teaching.

Houseofficer Educator of the Year

Micah Etter, MD
Department of Neurology

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer

Bonnie Barbee, MD
Department of Medicine

Kris Kumar, DO
Department of Medicine

Leslie Hernandez, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Preceptor Awards

 

Seventh Annual Community Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching third year medical students during their clerkship.

Donald Smith, MD
Green Valley, Arizona Family Practice

Rural Preceptor Teaching Award

The Rural Preceptor Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer physician preceptor from the Rural Health Professions Program, a longitudinal education program designed to nurture interest in rural practice. These primary care physicians practice in small and medium sized communities around Arizona. They precept and teach 1st year, 3rd year and 4th year medical students during rural elective rotations throughout the four years of medical school.

Matthew Hinton, MD
Pediatrics – Prescott

Judith A. Hunt, MD
Medicine/Pediatrics – Payson

Charlotte Richards, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology – San Luis

 

Service Awards

 

Commitment to Underserved People Faculty Service Award

The CUP Faculty Teaching Award celebrates our volunteer physicians who help with CUP. The students nominate a physician who has been a good role model, mentor, and teacher with a real heart for underserved populations.

Paul R. Gordon, MD
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Harry M. McDermott, MD
UA Campus Health Service

 

Administrative and Clinical Support Staff Awards

 

Support Staff of the Year

Year I
Jennifer Yelich
Curricular Affairs

Year II
Jennifer Yelich
Curricular Affairs

Year III/IV
Selma Ajanovic
Student Affairs

Clinical Support Staff of the Year

Year III/IV
Julie Tary
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

2017 Faculty Teaching & Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Presented by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)

The mission of the AMES is to mentor and support outstanding educators, and to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship at all College of Medicine teaching sites. The Academy of Medical Education Scholars recognizes the College’s most outstanding educators and provides a forum for teaching faculty to work together to enhance educational programs. 

The members of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars are:

Nafees Ahmad, MD
Professor, Immunobiology

Helen A. Amerongen, PhD
Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine

John Bloom, MD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine

Conrad J. Clemens, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics

Sean P. Elliott, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Edward D. French, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Deborah Fuchs, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Paul R. Gordon, MD, MPH
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kevin F. Moynahan, MD
Professor, Medicine

William J. Adamas-Rappaport, MD
Professor, Surgery and Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Arthur B. Sanders, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Paul A. St. John, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Marc E. Tischler, PhD
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Medicine

Todd W. Vanderah, PhD (Chair)
Professor, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Neurology

Amy L. Waer, MD
Professor, Surgery

AMES Associate Members:

David G. Bear, PhD
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

David A. Elliott, MD
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Herman Gordon, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Alice A. Min, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kathy W. Smith, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Lisa Stoneking, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Virginia Mann Sugg Furrow, MD. Virginia graduated from medical school in June 1942, one of only two females in her graduating class. During her career as a pediatrician, Virginia treated the young victims of polio and tuberculosis, and was one of the first doctors to treat patients with a new miracle drug called Penicillin.

Married to Vernon Furrow on March 4, 1960, Virginia became his life partner in every sense of the word. She became a loving stepmother to Vernon’s three children, and later a grandmother and great-grandmother to their children and grandchildren. She shared in the dream of Vernon’s small lumber company, which later became Payless Cashway, and served as Vernon’s co-adventurer as they traveled the world together.

She was widely known for her commitment to the College of Medicine and its educational programs. After Vernon’s death, she donated funds in his memory to establish the Furrow Awards (still our principal mechanism for peer recognition of excellence in education) and the Furrow Grants program (the forerunner of the AMES Grants program).

Teaching Awards

Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, Undergraduate Curriculum

Amy N. Sussman, MD
Department of Medicine

Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching, Undergraduate Curriculum

Colleen K. Cagno, MD
Department of Family & Community Medicine

Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

Eric Taylor, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Excellence in Graduate Student Education

Raymond Kah-Meng Wong, PhD, CCP
Department of Pharmacology

Excellence with Innovation in Medical Education

Aaron Leetch, MD, FACEP
Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

AMES Excellence in Teaching Awards

Excellence in Basic Science Teaching

Zoe Cohen, PhD
Department of Physiology

Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching

Noshene E. Ranjbar, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Faculty Teaching Awards

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

Lifetime Teaching Award

John W. Bloom, MD
Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine

Year I and II

Awarded by the medical students to faculty members for excellence in teaching the basic science curriculum.

Outstanding Teacher in a Block

Year I

Amy Sussman, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block
Department of Medicine

Year II

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Life Cycle Block
Department of Family & Community Medicine
 

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Year I

Maria H. Czuzak, PhD
Gross Anatomy Lab & Histology Foundations; Musculoskeletal; Digestion, Metabolism and Hormones; Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, & Renal Systems Block
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Rihan Khan, MD
Nervous System Block
Department of Medical Imaging

Lonnie P. Lybarger, PhD
Foundations Block
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Year II

Erika R. Bracamonte, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block
Department of Pathology

Randy J. Horwitz, MD, PhD
Doctor and Patient Course, Societies Program
Department of Medicine

Tirdad T. Zangeneh, DO
Immunity & Infection Block
Department of Medicine

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block

Year I — Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems

John W. Bloom, MD
Block Director
Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine
 

Year II — Life Cycle

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Block Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine
 

Outstanding Use of Educational Technology

Diana K. Darnell, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
 

Year III and IV

Awarded by a vote of the junior and senior medical students to faculty members for compassion, skill and distinction as a physician and teacher.

Educator of the Year

Amy N. Sussman, MD
Department of Medicine
 

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Joao Paulo Ferreira, MD
Department of Medicine

Jessica Moreno, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amy L. Waer, MD
Department of Surgery
 

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship or Elective Clinical Sciences

Department of Medicine

 

Houseofficer Awards

This award is given by vote of the junior and senior medical classes to hospital Resident Physicians who best exemplify clinical excellence and dedication to teaching.

Houseofficer Educator of the Year

Joshua R. Damian, MD
Department of Surgery
 

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer

Laith Ghazala, MD
Department of Medicine

Codyjo K. Kraemer, MD
Department of Surgery

Sarah Low, MD
Department of Medicine
 

Preceptor Awards

Sixth Annual Community Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching third year medical students during their clerkship.

Jolyon D. Schilling, MD
Agave Surgical Associates, PC
Department of Surgery

Rural Preceptor Teaching Award

The Rural Preceptor Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer physician preceptor from the Rural Health Professions Program, a longitudinal education program designed to nurture interest in rural practice. These primary care physicians practice in small and medium sized communities around Arizona. They precept and teach 1st year, 3rd year and 4th year medical students during rural elective rotations throughout the four years of medical school.

Jennifer Albon, MD
Pediatrics, Douglas, AZ

Andrew J. Aldridge, MD
Surgery, Flagstaff, AZ

Nazhone P. Yazzie, MD
Surgery, Ft. Defiance, AZ
 

Service Awards

Commitment to Underserved People Faculty Service Award

The CUP Faculty Teaching Award celebrates our volunteer physicians who help with CUP. The students nominate a physician who has been a good role model, mentor, and teacher with a real heart for underserved populations.

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Administrative and Clinical Support Staff Awards

Recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional performance by administrative and clinical support staff.

Support Staff of the Year

Year I

Sonya R. Martyna-Seaman
Curricular Affairs
 

Year II

Bianca Dominguez
Student Development
 

Year III/IV

Hildi Williams
Curricular Affairs
 

Clinical Support Staff of the Year

Larissa Gronenberg
Department of Pediatrics

2016 Faculty Teaching & Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Presented by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)

The mission of the AMES is to mentor and support outstanding educators, and to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship at all College of Medicine teaching sites. The Academy of Medical Education Scholars recognizes the College’s most outstanding educators and provides a forum for teaching faculty to work together to enhance educational programs. 

The members of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars are:

Nafees Ahmad, MD
Professor, Immunobiology

Helen A. Amerongen, PhD
Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine

John W. Bloom, MD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine

Conrad J. Clemens, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics

Sean P. Elliott, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Edward D. French, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Deborah Fuchs, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology

Paul R. Gordon, MD, MPH
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kevin F. Moynahan, MD
Professor, Medicine

William J. Adamas-Rappaport, MD
Professor, Surgery and Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Arthur B. Sanders, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Paul A. St. John, PhD (Chair)
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Marc E. Tischler, PhD
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medicine

Todd W. Vanderah, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Neurology

Amy L. Waer, MD
Professor, Surgery

AMES Associate Members:

David A. Elliott, MD
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Herman Gordon, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Alice A. Min, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kathy W. Smith, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

 

Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Virginia Mann Sugg Furrow, MD. Virginia graduated from medical school in June 1942, one of only two females in her graduating class. During her career as a pediatrician, Virginia treated the young victims of polio and tuberculosis, and was one of the first doctors to treat patients with a new miracle drug called Penicillin.

Married to Vernon Furrow on March 4, 1960, Virginia became his life partner in every sense of the word. She became a loving stepmother to Vernon’s three children, and later a grandmother and great-grandmother to their children and grandchildren. She shared in the dream of Vernon’s small lumber company, which later became Payless Cashway, and served as Vernon’s co-adventurer as they traveled the world together.

She was widely known for her commitment to the College of Medicine and its educational programs. After Vernon’s death, she donated funds in his memory to establish the Furrow Awards (still our principal mechanism for peer recognition of excellence in education) and the Furrow Grants program (the forerunner of the AMES Grants program).

Teaching Awards

Excellence in Basic Science Teaching for Medical Students
Paul A. St. John, PhD

Associate Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Excellence in Graduate Student Education
David A. Elliott, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Excellence in Graduate Medical Education
Srikar R. Adhikari, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Excellence in Science Teaching for Medical Students
Richard Amini, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Excellence in Innovation in Teaching
Helen M. Amerongen, PhD

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine
 

AMES Grants for Medical Education Research

“Use of Handheld Ultrasound Devices for Medical Student Ultrasound Education”
Srikar R. Adhikari, MD
Maria H. Czuzak, PhD
Elaine H. Situ-LaCasse, MD
Tomas Nuno, PhD

 

“Digital Otoscopy”
Yonatan Kurland, MD
Timothy D. Johanson, MD

 

“Self-Care Among Third-Year Medical Students”
Nicholas Ahrendt, MS4
Carolyn Sleeth, MS3
Heinrich Fan, MS4

 

“Developing Innovations for Student Success on USMLE Board Exams”
Athena Ganchorre, PhD
Stephanie L. Smith, EdD

 

“Reverse Classroom Scrub Training: Bringing the OR to the Medical Student”
Ryan Palsma, MS2
Amy L. Waer, MD

“Students Teaching Students: A Novel Approach to Peer Teaching of Clinical Skills in Years 1 and 2 of Medical School”
Raj Shah, MS2
Carlos Garcia, MS2
Chris Gay, MS2
Cody Smith, MS2
William J. Adamas-Rappaport, MD

 

Faculty Teaching Awards

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

Year I and II

Awarded by the medical students to faculty members for excellence in teaching the basic science curriculum.

Outstanding Teacher in a Block

Year I

John W. Bloom, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block
Departments of Pharmacology & Medicine

Year II

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Life Cycle Block
Department of Family & Community Medicine
 

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Year I

Diana K. Darnell, PhD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, & Renal Systems Block
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Brandon T. Larsen, MD, PhD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, & Renal Systems Block
Department of Pathology

Amy N. Sussman, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, & Renal Systems Block
Department of Medicine

Year II

Ericka R. Bracamonte, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, & Renal Systems Block
Department of Pathology

Robert R. Klein, MD
Life Cycle Block
Department of Pathology
 

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block

Year I — Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems

John W. Bloom, MD
Block Director
Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine

Year II — Life Cycle

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Block Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Outstanding Use of Educational Technology

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Department of Family & Community Medicine

Year III and IV

Awarded by a vote of the junior and senior medical students to faculty members for compassion, skill and distinction as a physician and teacher.

Educator of the Year

Scott E. Klewer, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Kareem Walid Shehab, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Andrew L. Tang, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery

Rebecca L. Viscusi, MD
Department of Surgery

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship or Elective Clinical Sciences

Department of Pediatrics

Houseofficer Awards

This award is given by vote of the junior and senior medical classes to hospital Resident Physicians who best exemplify clinical excellence and dedication to teaching.

Houseofficer Educator of the Year

Trahern W. Jones, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer

Joshua R. Damian, MD
Department of Surgery

Erynne A. Faucett, MD
Department of Otolaryngology

Rana Moosavi, MD
Department of Neurology

Preceptor Awards

Fifth Annual Community Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching third year medical students during their clerkship.

Devin A. Mikles, MD
Choices Integrative Healthcare of Sedona
Department of Medicine

Rural Preceptor Teaching Award

The Rural Preceptor Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer physician preceptor from the Rural Health Professions Program, a longitudinal education program designed to nurture interest in rural practice. These primary care physicians practice in small and medium sized communities around Arizona. They precept and teach 1st year, 3rd year and 4th year medical students during rural elective rotations throughout the four years of medical school.

Jocelyn Hirschman, MD
Family Medicine, Polacca, AZ

Catherine H. Romero, MD
Family Medicine, Safford, AZ

Service Awards

Commitment to Underserved People Faculty Service Award

The CUP Faculty Teaching Award celebrates our volunteer physicians who help with CUP. The students nominate a physician who has been a good role model, mentor, and teacher with a real heart for underserved populations.

Sally A. Boeve, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Administrative and Clinical Support Staff Awards

Recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional performance by administrative and clinical support staff.

Support Staff of the Year

Year I

Lauren E. Gaub
Office of Medical Student Education

Year II

Sonya Martyna-Seaman
Office of Medical Student Education

Year III/IV

Alejandro Vargas Lopez
Office of Student Affairs

Clinical Support Staff of the Year

Julie A. Tary
Department of Psychiatry

2015 Faculty Teaching & Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Presented by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)

The mission of the AMES is to mentor and support outstanding educators, and to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship at all College of Medicine teaching sites. The Academy of Medical Education Scholars recognizes the College’s most outstanding educators and provides a forum for teaching faculty to work together to enhance educational programs. 

The members of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars are:

Nafees Ahmad, MD
Professor, Immunobiology

Helen A. Amerongen, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Anatomy

John Bloom, MD
Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine

Conrad J. Clemens, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics

Sean P. Elliott, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Edward D. French, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Deborah Fuchs, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Paul Gordon, MD, MPH
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kevin F. Moynahan, MD
Professor of Medicine

William Adamas Rappaport, MD
Professor, Surgery

Art Sanders, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Paul A. St. John, PhD (Chair)
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Marc E. Tischler, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Todd W. Vanderah, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Neurology

Amy L. Waer, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery

Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Virginia Mann Sugg Furrow, MD. Virginia graduated from medical school in June 1942, one of only two females in her graduating class. During her career as a pediatrician, Virginia treated the young victims of Polio and Tuberculosis, and was one of the first doctors to treat patients with a new miracle drug called Penicillin.

Married to Vernon Furrow on March 4, 1960, Virginia became his life partner in every sense of the word. She became a loving stepmother to Vernon’s three children, and later a grandmother and great-grandmother to their children and grandchildren. She shared in the dream of Vernon’s small lumber company, which later became Payless Cashway, and served as Vernon’s co-adventurer as they traveled the world together.

She was widely known for her commitment to the College of Medicine and its educational programs. After Vernon’s death, she donated funds in his memory to establish the Furrow Awards (still our principal mechanism for peer recognition of excellence in education) and the Furrow Grants program (the forerunner of the AMES Grants program).

Teaching Awards

Excellence in Basic Science Teaching for Medical Students

Deborah Fuchs, MD
Department of Pathology

Excellence in Graduate Student Education

Lonnie Lybarger, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

Julie Demetree, MD
Department of Psychiatry

AMES Grants for Medical Education Research

“Improving Laboratory Teaching of Histology and Histopathology in the Pre-Clinical Medical Curriculum”

Deborah A. Fuchs, MD
Paul A. St. John, PhD
Robert A. Segal, MD
David A. Elliot, PhD
Robert Herschoff, BA, MS
Helen Amerongen, PhD

“Examination of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Arizona: Stakeholders Perspective on the Value of GME, and Program and Learner Quality Metrics”

Guadalupe Martinez, PhD

“Novel Use of Ultrasound to Aid in Medical Student Reproductive Physical Examination Skills and Pelvic Anatomy”

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Srikar R. Adhikaru, MD
Maria H. Czuzak, PhD
Bryna Koch, MPH
Michael Gura, MPH
Susan Ellis, EdS
Paul Gordon, MD
William Adamas-Rappaport, MD
Elizabeth O. Leko, MPA
Corinna M. Wildner, MA

“Incorporating Technology into Today’s Surgery Clerkship”

Rebecca K. Viscusi, MD
William Adamas-Rappaport, MD

“Basic Life Support in Obstetric Care”

Colleen Cagno, MD
Karyn B. Kolman, MD
Jessie M. Pettit, MD
Autumn E. Stevenson, MD

“Use of 3-D Models of Congenital Heart Defects to Improve Pediatric Cardiology Education”

Michael Seckeler, MD, MSc

Faculty Teaching Awards

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

Lifetime Teaching Award

Helen M. Amerongen, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Year I and II

Awarded by the medical students to faculty members for excellence in teaching the basic science curriculum.

Outstanding Teacher in a Block

Year I

Amy Sussman, MD
Cardiovascular Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block
Department of Medicine

Year II

John Bloom, MD
Case Based Instruction
Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Year I

John Bloom, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, & Renal Systems Block
Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine

G. Alex Hishaw, MD
Nervous System Block
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry

Brandon Larsen, MD, PhD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, & Renal Systems Block
Department of Pathology

Year II

Marlon Guerrero, MD
Advanced Topics & DMH Blocks
Department of Surgery

Amy L. Waer, MD
Advanced Topics Block
Department of Surgery

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block

Year I — Nervous System

Todd Vanderah, PhD
Block Director
Department of Pharmacology

Year II — Life Cycle

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Block Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Outstanding Use of Educational Technology

Diana Darnell, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Year III and IV

Awarded by a vote of the junior and senior medical students to faculty members for compassion, skill and distinction as a physician and teacher.

Educator of the Year

Eric Taylor, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Deans List for Excellence in Teaching

John Bloom, MD
Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine

Kareem Shehab, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Tirdad Zangeneh, DO
Department of Medicine

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship or Elective Clinical Sciences

Pediatrics

Houseofficer Awards

This award is given by vote of the junior and senior medical classes to hospital Resident Physicians who best exemplify clinical excellence and dedication to teaching.

Houseofficer Educator of the Year

Bernardino Rocha, MD
Department of Surgery

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer

Tammer El Aini, MD
Department of Medicine

Myles Stone, MD
Department of Family & Community Medicine

Brandon Yates, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Preceptor Awards

Fourth Annual Community Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching third year medical students during their clerkship.

Katie Artz, MD
Southwestern Surgery Associates
Department of Surgery

Rural Preceptor Teaching Award

The Rural Preceptor Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer physician preceptor from the Rural Health Professions Program, a longitudinal education program designed to nurture interest in rural practice. These primary care physicians practice in small and medium sized communities around Arizona. They precept and teach 1st year, 3rd year and 4th year medical students during rural elective rotations throughout the four years of medical school.

Trung Pham, MD
Medicine, Tuba City

Matthew Hinton, MD
Pediatrics, Prescott

Service Awards

Commitment to Underserved People Faculty Service Award

The CUP Faculty Teaching Award celebrates our volunteer physicians who help with CUP. The students nominate a physician who has been a good role model, mentor, and teacher with a real heart for underserved populations.

Lawrence M. Moher, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Administrative and Clinical Support Staff Awards

Recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional performance by administrative and clinical support staff.

Support Staff of the Year

Year I

Sonya Martyna-Seaman
Office of Medical Student Education

Year II

Hildi Williams
Office of Medical Student Education

Year III/IV

Graceann Thompson
Department of Surgery

Clinical Support Staff of the Year

Peggy Nolty
Department of Neurology

2014 Faculty Teaching & Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Presented by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)

The mission of the AMES is to mentor and support outstanding educators, and to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship at all College of Medicine teaching sites. The Academy of Medical Education Scholars recognizes the College’s most outstanding educators and provides a forum for teaching faculty to work together to enhance educational programs. 

The members of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars are:

Nafees Ahmad, MD
Professor, Immunobiology

Helen A. Amerongen, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Anatomy

John Bloom, MD
Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine

Conrad J. Clemens, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics

Sean P. Elliott, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Edward D. French, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Deborah Fuchs, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Paul Gordon, MD, MPH, (Chair)
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kevin F. Moynahan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

William Adamas Rappaport, MD
Professor, Surgery

Art Sanders, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Paul A. St. John, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Marc E. Tischler, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Todd W. Vanderah, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Neurology

Amy L. Waer, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Associate Dean for Medical Student Education

Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

Virginia Mann Sugg Furrow, MD. Virginia graduated from medical school in June 1942, one of only two females in her graduating class. During her career as a pediatrician, Virginia treated the young victims of Polio and Tuberculosis, and was one of the first doctors to treat patients with a new miracle drug called Penicillin.

Married to Vernon Furrow on March 4, 1960, Virginia became his life partner in every sense of the word. She became a loving stepmother to Vernon’s three children, and later a grandmother and great-grandmother to their children and grandchildren. She shared in the dream of Vernon’s small lumber company, which later became Payless Cashway, and served as Vernon’s co-adventurer as they traveled the world together.

She was widely known for her commitment to the College of Medicine and its educational programs. After Vernon’s death, she donated funds in his memory to establish the Furrow Awards (still our principal mechanism for peer recognition of excellence in education) and the Furrow Grants program (the forerunner of the AMES Grants program).

Teaching Awards

Excellence in Basic Science Teaching for Medical Students

Maria H. Czuzak, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching for Medical Students

Rachel E. Cramton, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Excellence in Graduate Student Education

David A. Elliott, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

Colleen K. Cagno, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine

AMES Grants for Medical Education Research

“Improving the Knowledge and Attitudes of Medical Students and Physicians Regarding Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections through Online CME Modules”

Mayar Al Mohajer, MD, FACP
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine

Kathryn R. Matthias, PharmD
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy

David E. Nix, PharmD
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy

“Development of a Mobile Application for Medical Education: A Question a Day Keeps Remediation Away.”

Alice A. Min, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine

Albert Fiorello, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine

“Designing a Simulation-based Education Assessment Tool (SEAT) for Skill- Based Simulation Assessment”

Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery
Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC)

David E. Biffar, MS
Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC)

Lisa Grisham, MS, NP
Department of Surgery, ASTEC

John E. Jarred, AAS, BA
Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC)

Hannes Prescher, BA
Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC)

Sirandon Reid, BA
Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC)

Faculty Teaching Awards

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

Year I and II

Awarded by the medical students to faculty members for excellence in teaching the basic science curriculum.

Outstanding Teacher in a Block

Year I

Helen M. Amerongen, PhD
Foundations
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Year II

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Life Cycle
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Year I

Amy N. Sussman, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems
Department of Medicine

William J. Adamas-Rappaport, MD
Musculoskeletal System
Department of Surgery

Todd W. Vanderah, PhD
Nervous System
Department of Pharmacology

Year II

Deborah Fuchs, MD
Advanced Topics
Department of Pathology

John W. Bloom, MD
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems
Department of Pharmacology

Kenneth J. Ryan, MD
Immunity and Infection
Department of Immunobiology

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block

Year I — Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems

Edward D. French, PhD
Block Director
Department of Pharmacology

Year II — Life Cycle

Tejal M. Parikh, MD
Block Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Outstanding Use of Educational Technology

Maria H. Czuzak, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Year III and IV

Awarded by a vote of the junior and senior medical students to faculty members for compassion, skill and distinction as a physician and teacher.

Educator of the Year

Tirdad Zangeneh, DO
Department of Medicine

Deans List for Excellence in Teaching

Julie Demetree, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Eric W. Taylor, MD
Department of Psychiatry

James A. Warneke, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship or Elective Clinical Sciences

Pediatrics

Houseofficer Awards

This award is given by vote of the junior and senior medical classes to hospital Resident Physicians who best exemplify clinical excellence and dedication to teaching.

Houseofficer Educator of the Year

Bernardino Rocha, MD
Department of Surgery, General Surgery

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer

Jeffrey M. Costas, DO
Department of Medicine

Toral J. Parikh, MD
Department of Medicine

Mustafa Raoof, MD
Department of Surgery

Preceptor Awards

Third Annual Community Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching third year medical students during their clerkship.

Dean Wright, MD
Saguaro Eastside Medical Group
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Rural Preceptor Teaching Award

The Rural Preceptor Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer physician preceptor from the Rural Health Professions Program, a longitudinal education program designed to nurture interest in rural practice. These primary care physicians practice in small and medium sized communities around Arizona. They precept and teach 1st year, 3rd year and 4th year medical students during rural elective rotations throughout the four years of medical school.

Gregory T. Jarrin, MD
Surgery, Winslow

Jody L. Jenkins, MD
Surgery, Sierra Vista

Service Awards

Commitment to Underserved People Faculty Service Award

The CUP Faculty Teaching Award celebrates our volunteer physicians who help with CUP. The students nominate a physician who has been a good role model, mentor, and teacher with a real heart for underserved populations.

Lawrence M. Moher, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Administrative and Clinical Support Staff Awards

Recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional performance by administrative and clinical support staff.

Support Staff of the Year

Year I

Lauren E. Gaub
College of Medicine
Office of Medical Student Education

Year II

Sonya R. Martyna-Seaman
College of Medicine
Office of Medical Student Education

Year III/IV

Graceann Thompson
College of Medicine
Student Affairs

Clinical Support Staff of the Year

Lucia P. Contreras
Department of Medicine

2013 Faculty Awards

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine’s mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom or lab.

Outstanding Teacher in a Block

Year I

Amy N. Sussman, MD
CPR, Department of Medicine

Year II

John W. Bloom, MD
Immunity and Infection, Department of Medicine

 

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Year I

Helen M. Amerongen, PhD
Foundations, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Katalin M. Gothard, MD
Nervous System, Department of Physiology

John D. Palmer, MD, PhD
CPR, Department of Pharmacology

Year II

Diana K. Darnell, PhD
Life Cycle, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Kenneth J. Ryan, MD
Immunity and Infection, Department of Immunobiology

Wenxin Zheng, MD
Life Cycles, Department of Pathology

 

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block

Year I

Nervous System
Todd Vanderah, PhD, Block Director

Year II

Advanced Topics
Amy L. Waer, MD, Block Director

 

Outstanding Use of Educational Technology

Maria H. Czuzak, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicne
 

Educator of the Year

Awarded by a vote of the junior and senior medical students to faculty members for compassion, skill and distinction as a physician and teacher.

Evan S. Ong, MD
Department of Surgery

 

Deans List for Excellence in Teaching

Colleen K. Cagno, MD
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Tun Jie, MD
Department of Surgery

Amy L. Waer, MD
Department of Surgery

 

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship or Elective

Pediatrics

Houseofficer Educator of the Year

This award is given by vote of the junior and senior medical classes to hospital Resident Physicians who best exemplify clinical excellence and dedication to teaching.

Bernardino Rocha, MD
Department of Surgery, General Surgery

 

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer

Katie P. Green, MD
Department of Anesthesiology

David E. Meyer, MD
Department of Surgery

Amitabh C. Pandey, MD
Department of Medicine

 

Second Annual Community Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching third year medical students during their clerkship.

Netley J. D'Souza, MD
Tanque Verde Family Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

 

Rural Health Professions Preceptor

The Rural Preceptor Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer physician preceptor from the Rural Health Professions Program, a longitudinal education program designed to nurture interest in rural practice. These primary care physicians practice in small and medium sized communities around Arizona.They precept and teach 1st year, 3rd year and 4th year medical students during rural elective rotations throughout the four years of medical school.

Catherine Taylor, MD
Springerville, AZ
 

 

Commitment to Underserved People Faculty Service Award

The CUP Faculty Teaching Award celebrates our volunteer physicians who help with CUP. The students nominate a physician who has been a good role model, mentor, and teacher with a real heart for underserved populations.

Debra A. Walter, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tucson, AZ
Clinical Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
 

Support Staff of the Year

Recognizes outstanding achievements and exceptional performance by administrative and clinical support staff.

Year I

Hildi M. Williams
College of Medicine
Office of Medical Student Education

Year II

Elizabeth da Cunha, BS, CHES
College of Medicine
Office of Medical Student Education

Year III/IV

Graceann Thompson
College of Medicine
Student Records

Clinical Support Staff of the Year
Diane Poskus
College of Medicine
Department of Surgery
 

Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards

The Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards honors teaching in undergraduate and graduate medical education. This is a peer faculty award. Any College of Medicine faculty member from the Tucson or Phoenix campus may nominate any other faculty member (including himself or herself) for one or all of the Furrow awards in any of five categories:

  1. Basic science teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum
  2. Clinical science teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum
  3. Graduate medical education
  4. Graduate student education
  5. Innovation in medical education

Excellence in Basic Science Teaching for Medical Students

Lonnie P. Lybarger, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching for Medical Students

Harold E. Cross, MD, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science

Excellence in Graduate Student Education

Ronald M. Lynch, PhD
Department of Physiology

Excellence in Innovation in Medical Education

Frank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
Department of Emergency Medicine

AMES Grants for Medical Education Research

Team Skills Workshop: Developing Faculty and Staff as Mentors and Models of Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Practice
Helen M. Amerongen, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
 
Heart Rate as an Objective Measure of Student Engagement in Lecture
Diana K. Darnell, PhD
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
 
Novel Medical Spanish Immersion Curriculum
Lisa R. Stoneking, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
 
Creation of a Video Operative Log for Cardiothoracic Surgical Trainees: A Paradigm Shift
Sreekumar Subramanian, MD
Department of Surgery