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Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

The Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards were established by the AΩA Honor Medical Society in 1988 to provide national recognition to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education.

The award recognizes four faculty members at LCME-accredited medical schools: two educators from basic science, preclinical departments, and two from clinical disciplines.

The recipients are recognized at the annual Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Awards Dinner.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission

April 2, 2021

Each nominee’s application, bibliography, and curriculum vitae must be submitted by April 2, 2021 via this button:

The Award

Recipients each receive a $10,000 award. Award recipients are selected by a meritorious committee composed of the previous year’s award recipients and two prior winners.

Each recipient’s nominating institution will receive $2,500 for teaching activities. If a school has an AΩA Chapter, $1,000 will be awarded to the Chapter.

Recipients’ travel expenses related to attendance at the AAMC Awards Dinner is reimbursed by AΩA.

Eligibility

All faculty members at LCME-accredited medical schools.

Nominees need not be AΩA members, however, those who are members must have active status. In addition, all AΩA members included in the submission packet must have active status.

Medical schools whose nominee received a Distinguished Teacher Award will not be eligible to submit another nominee for three subsequent years.

The Award

Up to three awards will be presented each year. Recipients will receive a $2,000 cash award to be used to further develop schoolwide and/or Chapter programs to support the school’s or Chapter’s efforts toward inclusion of under-represented minority students. Recipients will be recognized at the biennial AΩA Councilors Retreat, and in AΩA communications including The Pharos. They will also receive a framed certificate of recognition from AΩA for the Chapter to display in the Dean’s office, or another prominent area in the medical school.

Eligibility

All medical schools with an AΩA Chapter. AΩA members included in the nomination packet must have active status in AΩA. Chapters that have received the award are not eligible to submit another application for three subsequent years.

Submission

Each nominee’s application, bibliography, and curriculum vitae must be submitted by April 2, 2021 via this button:

Please address all questions to:

Sandra Gordon
Association of American Medical Colleges
202-828-0472
sgordon@aamc.org

For more information visit the AAMC’s website at: www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/glaser/

Past Recipients

  • John W. Bigbee, PhD, Professor Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Director of the Neuroscience Ph.D. Graduate Program, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    >> Acceptance Video

  • Marianne M. Green, MD (AΩA, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1990) Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education; Raymond H. Curry, MD, Professor of Medical Education, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

    >> Acceptance Video

  • Daniel R. Wolpaw, MD (AΩA, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1976) Professor of Medicine and Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine

    >> Acceptance Video

    Paul A. Hemmer, MD (AΩA, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1988) Professor and Vice Chair, Educational Programs, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

    >> Acceptance Video
  • Susan M. Cox, MD (AΩA, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2006, Faculty) Executive Vice Dean for academics at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Mohammed K. Khalil, DVM, PhD, MSEd Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville
  • N. Kevin Krane, MD (AΩA, Tulane University, 1999, Alumni) Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Cathleen C. Pettepher, PhD (AΩA, Vanderbilt University, 2015, Faculty) Professor of Biochemistry and Medical Education and Administration and Assistant Dean of Medical Student Assessment at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Robert G. Carroll, PhD Associate Dean for medical education at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Bennett Lorber, MD, MACP (AΩA, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Faculty, 1980) Microbiology and immunology lecturer at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Gail Morrison, MD (AΩA, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1970) Executive Director Innovation Center for Online Medical Education Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Kyle E. Rarey, PhD Course Director for Clinical Human Anatomy and Director of the Center for Anatomical Sciences Education at University of Florida
  • Lynn M. Cleary, MD, FACP (AΩA, Ohio State University, 1978) —Professor of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • John H. Coverdale, MBChB, MD, Med, FRAMZCP (AΩA, Baylor College of Medicine, 2010, Faculty) —Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Medical Ethics Baylor College of Medicine
  • Joseph P. Grande, MD, PhD —Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Richard C. Vari, PhD (AΩA, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1999, Faculty) —Professor and Senior Dean for Academic Affairs Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine
  • F. Stanford Massie Jr., MD, FACP—Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Karl Patrick Ober, MD (AΩA, Wake Forest School of Medicine, 1995)—Professor of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Dean X. Parmelee, MD (AΩA, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 2008, Faculty)—Associate Dean for Medical Education, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Thomas L. Pazdernik, PhD—Professor, University of Kansas, School of Medicine
  • Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD (AΩA, Northwestern University, 1998)—Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Jonathan Kibble, PhD—Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Education, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Thomas Kwasigroch, PhD (AΩA, James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University, 1988, Faculty)—Professor in Biomedical Sciences/Anatomy, James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Basic Science Teaching)
  • David Muller, MD (AΩA, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1995, Resident)—Professor and Dean for Medical Education, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Clinical Teaching)
  • Charles L. Bardes, MD (AΩA, University of Pennsylvania, 1986)—Associate Dean (Admissions) and Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Bernard Karnath, MD (AΩA, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2007, Alumnus)—Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Randall King, MD, PhD—Harry C. McKenzie Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • Emma A. Meagher, MBBCh, BAO (MD)—Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 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 (AOA, Saint Louis University, 1984)—Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Mikel Snow, PhD (AOA, 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 (AOA, Boston University School of Medicine, 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
  • Bruce F Giffin, PhD, MS—Field Service Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Richard B Gunderman, MD PhD (AOA, 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 (AOA, University of Michigan, 1953)—Professor Emeritus of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School – Deceased
  • Dennis H Novack, MD (AOA, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2001, Alumnus)—Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Medical Education, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Mark T O’Connell, MD (AOA, University of Miami, 1995, Faculty)—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
  • Gary L Dunnington, MD (AOA, University of Southern California, 1994, Faculty)—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 (AOA, University of South Carolina, 1987, Faculty)—Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Ronald A Arky, MD (AOA, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1954)—Charles S. Davidson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Dean of Curriculum, Harvard Medical School
  • David A Asch, MD (AOA, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1984)—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 (AOA, University of Virginia, 2001, Faculty)—Anne L. and Bernard B. Brodie Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Erika A Goldstein, MD, MPH (AOA, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1981)—Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Peter G Anderson, DVM, PhD—Professor of Pathology, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Daniel W Foster, MD, MACP (AOA, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1954)—John Denis McGarry, PhD, Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and Metabolic Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – Deceased
  • David W Nierenberg, MD (AOA, Harvard Medical School, 1976)—Edward Tulloh Krumm Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology/Toxicology and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Paul L Rogers, MD (AOA, University of Arkansas, 1972)—Professor, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Robert M Klein, PhD (AOA, Honorary Member, 2010)—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 – Deceased
  • 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 (AOA, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1992, Faculty)—Professor of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Carmine D Clemente, PhD (AOA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998, Faculty)—Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UCLA School of Medicine – Deceased
  • 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 (AOA, University of California, San Francisco, 1999)—Chief of Medicine and President of the Medical Faculty, Charity Hospital, New Orleans; Associate Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Paul F Aravich, PhD (AOA, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2011, Faculty)—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 (AOA, Georgetown University, 1994, Alumnus)—Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Robert T Watson, MD (AOA, University of Florida, 1969)—Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Professor of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Linda S Costanzo, PhD (AOA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002, Faculty)—Professor of Physiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Arthur F Dalley II, PhD (AOA, Vanderbilt University, 2003, Faculty)—Professor of Cell Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Steven L Galetta, MD—Van Meter Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Charles H Griffith III, MD, MSPH (AOA, University of Kentucky, 2000, Faculty)—Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Joel M Felner, MD (AOA, Emory University, 1980, Faculty)—Professor of Cardiology and Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Barry D Mann, MD (AOA, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1999, Faculty)—Associate Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Gabriel T Virella, MD, PhD (AOA, Medical University of South Carolina, 1989, Faculty)—Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Lawrence D H Wood, MD, PhD (AOA, University of Chicago, 1993, Faculty)—Dean of Medical Education, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Lewis R First, MD (AOA, University of Vermont, 1997, Faculty)—Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Faith T Fitzgerald, MD (AOA, University of California, San Francisco, 1969)—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 (AOA, Columbia University, 1979)—Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Associate Chair for Education, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Walter J Bo, PhD—Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine – Deceased
  • J John Cohen, MD, PhD (AOA, University of Colorado, 1992, Faculty)—Professor of Immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine – Deceased
  • Douglas S Paauw, MD (AOA, University of Michigan, 1983)—Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Steven E Weinberger, MD (AOA, Harvard Medical School, 1973)—Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Frank M Calia, MD (AOA, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1961)—Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Cyril M Grum, MD (AOA, University of Michigan, 1998, Faculty)—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 (AOA, Vanderbilt University, 1998, Alumnus)—Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Susan Billings-Gagliardi, PhD (AOA, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2001, Faculty)—Professor of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • L D Britt, MD (AOA, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1993, Faculty)—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
  • Bruce M Koeppen, MD, PhD (AOA, University of Chicago, 1977)—University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Daniel H Lowenstein, MD (AOA, University of California, San Francisco, 1983)—University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Hugo Rudolf Seibel, PhD (AOA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990, Faculty)—Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University  – Deceased
  • Mark H Swartz, MD (AOA, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1972)—Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Bruce M Koeppen, MD, PhD (AOA, University of Chicago, 1977)—University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Daniel H Lowenstein, MD (AOA, University of California, San Francisco, 1983)—University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Hugo Rudolf Seibel, PhD (AOA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990, Faculty)—Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Mark H Swartz, MD (AOA, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1972)—Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • George Libman Engel, MD (AOA, Johns Hopkins University, 1938)—University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry – Deceased
  • William H Frishman, MD (AOA, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1978, Faculty)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Carlos Pestana, MD, PhD (AOA, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1975)—University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
  • Michael S Wilkes, MD, PhD—UCLA School of Medicine
  • Ruth-Marie Fincher, MD (AOA, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, 1976, Faculty)—Medical College of Georgia
  • Edward C Klatt, MD (AOA, Loma Linda University, 1976)—University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Steven R McGee, MD (AOA, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, 1980)—University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Pamela C Champe, PhD (AOA, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1996, Faculty)—University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Deceased
  • Phyllis A Guze, MD—University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jose I Choca, MD, PhD—University of Illinois College of Medicine – Deceased
  • Jane F Desforges, MD (AOA, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1945)—Tufts University School of Medicine and the New England Medical Center – Deceased
  • William E Erkonen, MD—University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Guido Majno, MD—Massachusetts Medical School – Deceased
  • Kelley M Skeff, MD (AOA, University of Colorado, 1970)—Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Parker A Small Jr, MD (AOA, University of Florida, 2001, Faculty)—University of Florida College of Medicine
  • David C. Sabiston, Jr., MD (AOA, Johns Hopkins University, 1947)—Duke University School of Medicine – Deceased
  • Robert L. Trelstad, MD (AOA, Harvard Medical School, 1966)—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Deceased

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