DOM Faculty Repeat as Winners in the 37th Annual College Teaching Awards

From left: Academy of Medical Education Scholars take a bow; Dr. John Bloom accepts his 2nd award (from Student Government President Odi Mogor); Dean's List  - Year I&II awardees Drs. Darnell, Sussman, Bracamonte and Larsen; and Educator of the Year, Dr. Scott Klewer (with Student Government's Zack Rockov).

Drs. John Bloom and Amy Sussman were the big winners again from the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony held Nov. 3 in DuVal Auditorium.

Both were repeat winners from last year, in addition to Drs. Diana Darnell and Brandon Larsen, for the Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block of medical student education. In fact, Drs. Bloom and Sussman have been winners at the last four teaching award ceremonies, often winning in multiple categories—as was the case this year also for Dr. Bloom.

Kevin Moynahan, MD, deputy dean of education and professor in the Division of Geriatric, General Internal and Palliative Medicine, emceed festivities.

Click here [PDF] or on the image on left to see all the winners in this year's program.

This is the 37th year the Faculty Teaching Awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards have been presented to individual faculty, housestaff and rural health preceptors for their particularly noteworthy accomplishments as teachers.

Outstanding teaching is an integral part of the College of Medicine – Tucson's mission and is deserving of significant recognition. These awards recognize faculty members for teaching excellence and their ability to encourage intellectual excitement, inspire the discovery of knowledge, and foster critical inquiry in the classroom, lab, hospital or in the clinic. 

Additionally, departments are recognized for their outstanding teaching by a clerkship or elective. Also recognized are administrative and clinical support staff who have made a valuable and appreciated impact on college life through their interactions with students, faculty and others.

Among the awards presented to DOM faculty and staff:

Outstanding Teacher in a Block

Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block for Year I
  • John W. Bloom, MD 
    Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; and member, UAHS Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching

Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block, Year I
  • Amy Sussman, MD 
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology; Program  Director, Nephrology Fellowship; and Clerkship Director, Department of Medicine
  • Diana K. Darnell, PhD 
    Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Brandon T. Larsen, MD, PhD 
    Assistant Professor, Pathology (who also has an appointment with the Division of Translational & Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Medicine)
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block for Year II

Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block

Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block, Year I

Educator of the Year - Year III & IV

  • Scott E. Klewer, MD 
    Chief of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, and the Peggy M. Barrett Endowed Chair for Congenital Heart Disease in Adults with the UA Sarver Heart Center

Preceptor Awards

Fifth Annual Community Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award

This award goes to a community faculty preceptor for teaching third-year medical students during their clerkship.

  • Devin A. Mikles, MD 
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, and CEO and Medical Director, Choices Integrative Healthcare of Sedona, Ariz.

A group shot of all of this year's UA College of Medicine - Tucson Faculty Teaching Award winners. For a list of prior year winners, click here.

Photo courtesy of BioCommunications' Kris Hanning (click on image to enlarge).

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Release Date: 
11/03/2016 - 4:00pm