Department of Medicine Faculty to Take Quarter of Honors at 2018 College Faculty Teaching Awards

Please be aware the UA College of Medicine - Tucson moved the date of this event a day later to Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Cover of generic program for UA College of Medicine - Tucson teaching awardsSeveral faculty members and houseofficers from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine will split recognition for nine of the honors to be presented at noon, Thursday, Nov. 8, in DuVal Auditorium at the 39th Annual UA College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards Ceremonies.

That amounts to about a quarter of the awards to be given out. Awardees were selected by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars at the college. Announcement letters were received recently by winning candidates whose nominations were submitted by the Sept. 14 deadline. Among them, Drs. Amy Sussman, John Bloom and Joao Paulo (J.P.) Ferreira repeated as winners from last year for at least one of their awards (see list below).

Monica Kraft, MD, department chair, professor of medicine and the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine at the UA, encouraged all faculty and staff to attend the ceremony to cheer on their colleagues.

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Among winners from the UA Department of Medicine are:

Faculty Teaching Awards

Dr. Amy SussmanOutstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship-Medicine, and
Educator of the Year, Years 3 and 4

Amy Sussman, MD | Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director, Division of Nephrology; and Clerkship Director and Associate Chair of Education, Department of Medicine


Dr. John BloomOutstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block-Year 1, and 
Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching, Years 3 and 4

John W. Bloom, MD | Associate Professor, UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (dual appointment, Department of Pharmacology)


Dr. Elizabeth JunemanDean's List for Excellence in Teaching, Year 1

Elizabeth B. Juneman, MD | Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology; Member, UA Sarver Heart Center; and Director, Outpatient Cardiology, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South


Dr. Joao Paulo FerreiraDean's List for Excellence in Teaching, Years 3 and 4

J.P. Ferreira, MD | Assistant Professor, Division of Inpatient Medicine; and Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus



Drs. Kris Kumar and Bonnie BarbeeDean's List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer

Kris Kumar, DO | Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Banner – UMC Tucson
Bonnie J. Barbee, MD | Resident, Internal Medicine, Banner – UMC Tucson


Furrow Awards

Dr. Robert SegalClinical Science Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

Robert J. Segal, MD | Associate Professor, Division of Dermatology

Dr. Erika BracamonteIn addition, Erika Bracamonte, MD, a UA Department of Pathology associate professor with a dual appointment in the UA Division of Nephrology as the renal biopsy service director and who teaches Microscope Rounds and presents regularly on behalf of the Divisions of Nephrology and Rheumatology, was the winner of the Furrow Award for Basic Science Teaching in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum. Last year, Dr. Bracamonte won the Dean’s List for Teaching Excellence – Year 2 for the Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems Block.

Join us to help applaud these DOM faculty members on their achievements in education.

“DOM Takes Third of College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards” | Posted Oct. 25, 2017
“DOM Faculty Repeat as Winners in the 37th Annual College Teaching Awards” | Posted Nov. 3, 2016
“DOM Faculty Spotlighted in UA College of Medicine Teaching Awards Ceremony” | Posted Nov. 19, 2015

Release Date: 
10/21/2018 - 4:00pm