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:


Sue Estroff, PhD, Department of Social Medicine


Anthony Viera, MD, Department of Family Medicine


Edward Kernick, DPM, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology


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


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


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

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