Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Distinguished Teacher Awards

2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards

Presented annually at the Awards dinner of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) by the President of Alpha Omega Alpha that funds the program, this award recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of medical student by four faculty at LCME-approved schools of medicine.

Up to four $10,000 general faculty awards are made. In addition, each recipient's nominating institution will receive $2500 for teaching activities. If that school has an AΩA chapter, a $1000 stipend is awarded towards its activities.

Effective 2010, medical schools whose nominee wins one of the Distinguished Teacher Awards is not eligible to submit another nominee during three subsequent years.

Nominees submitted by the deans are vetted by a review committee composed of past winners of the award: Two are from basic science, preclinical departments, and two are from clinical disciplines. Each nominee's application, bibliography and curriculum vitae must be received by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, May 2, 2014.

These awards are based on a national competition conducted through the offices of the deans of U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and are designed to recognize distinction in medical student teaching. Each school may submit one application every fourth year. Recipients are selected by committees jointly appointed by AΩA and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Queries regarding nominations should be addressed to:
Geoffrey H. Young, PhD
AAMC
2450 N Street NW
Washington DC 20037
Email address: gyoung@aamc.org

For information about submitting a nomination, visit the AAMC's page:
Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards


Award recipients:

2013
  • Cynthia Lance-Jones, MA, PhD — Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research, Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd (AΩA, Saint Louis University, 1984) Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Mikel Snow, PhD(AΩA, University of Southern California, 1988) Director of Medical Education and Professor and Chair, Department of Cell and Neurobiology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Roy Ziegelstein, MD, MACP(AΩA, Boston University, 1986) Vice Dean for Education, Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr., Professor of Medicine, and Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Left to right: Valerie N. Williams, PhD, MPA; Roy Ziegelstein, MD, MACP; Cynthia Lance-Jones, MA, PhD;
Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd; Richard Byyny, MD, FACP, Executive Director, AOA; Darrell G. Kirch, MD

Read about the 2013 Distinguished Teachers

2012
  • Bruce F. Giffin, PhD, MS — Field Service Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD (AΩA, University of Chicago, 1992) — Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and in the Honor College, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Brian Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC — Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • Amy Leigh Wilson-Delfosse, PhD — Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Gerald D. Abrams, MD — Professor Emeritus of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Dennis H. Novack, MD — Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Medical Education, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Mark T. O'Connell, MD— Senior Associate Dean for Educational Development, Senior Advisor to the Dean, Bernard J. Fogel, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Education, and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • LuAnn Wilkerson, EdD — Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

2010
  • Gary L. Dunnington, MD — J. Roland Folse Professor and Chair of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Duane E. Haines, PhD — Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine
  • John W. Pelley, PhD — Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • James R. Stallworth, MD — Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

2009
  • Ronald A. Arky, MD — Charles S. Davidson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Dean of Curriculum, Harvard Medical School
  • David A. Asch, MD — Robert D. Eilers Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management and Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School
  • Eugene C. Corbett, Jr., MD — Anne L. and Bernard B. Brodie Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Erika A. Goldstein, MD, MPH — Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

2008
  • Peter G. Anderson, DVM, PhD —Professor of Pathology, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Daniel W. Foster, MD, MACP —John Denis McGarry, PhD, Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and Metabolic Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • David W. Nierenberg, MD — Edward Tulloh Krumm Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology/Toxicology and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Paul L Rogers, MD — Professor, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2007
  • Robert M. Klein, MD — Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs, and Professor Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine
  • John (Jack) Nolte, PhD — Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD — Faculty Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Executive Director, Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Vice President for education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • James Sebastian, MD — Professor of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

2006
  • Carmine D. Clemente, PhD — Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Molly Cooke, MD — William G. Irwin Endowed Chair of the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Helen Conrad Davies, PhD — Professor of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD — Chief of Medicine and President of the Medical Faculty, Charity Hospital, New Orleans; Associate Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine

2005
  • Paul F. Aravich, PhD — Associate Professor, Pathology/Anatomy and Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • David Eric Golan, MD, PhD — Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Louis N. Pangaro, MD — Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Robert T. Watson, MD — Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Professor of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine

2004
  • Linda S. Costanzo, PhD — Professor of Physiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Arthur F. Dalley II, PhD — Professor of Cell Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, MSPH — Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Steven L. Galetta, MD — Van Meter Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2003
  • Joel M. Felner, MD — Professor of Cardiology and Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Barry D. Mann, MD — Associate Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Gabriel T. Virella, MD, PhD — Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Lawrence D. H. Wood, MD, PhD — Dean of Medical Education, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

2002
  • Lewis R. First, MD — Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD — Professor of Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
  • Aviad Haramati, PhD — Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Ralph F. Jozefowicz, MD — Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Associate Chair for Education, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2001
  • Walter J. Bo, PhD — Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • J. John Cohen, MD, PhD — Professor of Immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Douglas S. Paauw, MD — Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Steven E. Weinberger, MD — Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

2000
  • Frank M. Calia, MD — Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Cyril M. Grum, MD — Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Ronald J. Markert, PhD — Robert J. Kergerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching, Wright State University School of Medicine
  • Jeanette J. Norden, PhD — Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

1999
  • Susan Billings-Gagliardi, PhD — Professor of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • L. D. Britt, MD — Henry Ford Professor and Edward Brickhouse Chairman, Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Patrick Duff, MD — Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • John Theodore Hansen, PhD — Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1998
  • Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD — University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD — University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Hugo Rudolf Seibel, PhD — Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Mark H. Swartz, MD — Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1997
  • George Libman Engel, MD — University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • William H. Frishman, MD — Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Carlos Pestana, MD, PhD — University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
  • Michael S. Wilkes, MD, PhD — UCLA School of Medicine

1996
  • Ruth-Marie Fincher, MD — Medical College of Georgia
  • Edward C. Klatt, MD — University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Steven R. McGee, MD — University of Washington School of Medicine

1995
  • Pamela C. Champe, PhD — University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Phyllis A. Guze, MD — University of California, Los Angeles

1994
  • Jane F. Desforges, MD — Tufts University School of Medicine and the New England Medical Center
  • Guido Majno, MD — Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jose I. Choca, MD, PhD — University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • William E. Erkonen, MD ౏ University of Iowa College of Medicine

1993
  • Parker A. Small, Jr., MD — University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Kelley M. Skeff, MD — Stanford University School of Medicine


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