Nine honored with Academy of Educators Teaching Excellence Awards

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators recognized nine faculty for teaching excellence at their annual Evening of Scholarship event on May 18.

Bruce Alexander Bruce Alexander, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology was chosen to receive the Basic Science Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes faculty who are excellent teachers in the basic science courses during the first two years of medical school.
Nick Shaheen Nicholas Shaheen, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology was chosen to receive the Clinical Science Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes faculty who are excellent teachers in the clinical science courses during the first two years of medical school.
Ana Felix Ana Felix, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology was chosen to receive the Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award for faculty at UNC Hospitals. This award recognizes faculty at UNC who are excellent teachers and role models for medical students during their clinical training.
Isaac Miller Isaac Miller, at Halifax Medical Specialists in Roanoak Rapids was chosen to receive one of the Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Awards for off-campus faculty. This award recognizes off-campus faculty who are excellent teachers and role models for medical students during their clinical training.
Erika Steinbacher Erika Steinbacher, at Cabarrus Family Medicine was also chosen to receive the Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award for off-campus faculty. This award recognizes off-campus faculty who are excellent teachers and role models for medical students during their clinical training.
Maria Ferris Maria Ferris, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension was chosen to receive the Medical Student Research Mentor Award. This award recognizes excellence in training medical students in the fundamentals of medical research and research ethics.
Cris Munoz, MD
Cris Munoz, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was chosen to receive the Medical Student Advisor Award. This award recognizes dedication and effectiveness as a medical student advisor for faculty who are not officially part of the School of Medicine advising system.
Cheryl McNeil Cheryl McNeil, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology was chosen to receive the Innovation in Teaching Award. This award recognizes innovation in medical student teaching.
Bob Gwyther Bob Gwyther, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine was chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching and mentoring medical students for 10 years or more.








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