Byerley receives 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and vice dean for Education, School of Medicine, has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. The award was first given by the University in 1995 to recognize the important role of post-baccalaureate teaching.

Byerley receives 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction click to enlarge Dr. Julie Byerley, MD, MPH (photo by Max Englund/UNC Health Care)

In a message to Byerley, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt said the following:

"Both your students and faculty colleagues were enthusiastic in their praise of your commitment to the highest standards of teaching. You have clearly provided your students with a rich, supportive environment for higher learning and an exceptionally positive role model for their own careers."

Any teacher of post-baccalaureate students who is a full-time faculty member (tenured and tenure-track) is eligible for the award. This includes teachers in Health Affairs, Academic Affairs and professional schools. Fixed-term faculty members are eligible if they have taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for at least five years.

Byerley and her fellow award recipients were honored at halftime of the UNC men's basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 24. A formal awards banquet will be held on April 16.

Past honorees from the School of Medicine include:

2014:

Sue Estroff, PhD, Department of Social Medicine

2013:

Anthony Viera, MD, Department of Family Medicine

2010:

Edward Kernick, DPM, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

2009:

William C. Miller, MD, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases

2007:

John Grose, PhD, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

1996:

Stuart H. Gold, MD, chief of the division of hematology/oncology in the department of pediatrics

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