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Next year's ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the ASC Auditorium from 4-6 p.m. The Last Lecture will be given by the recipient of the 2017 Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Teaching. There will be a reception following in the ASC Cube.
The first Educational Recognition Awards ceremony was held in 1999, envisioned by an ad hoc faculty group as a means of reaffirming education as the founding and primary mission of the campus. The event is characterized by recognition of educational excellence in all three schools, a celebration of the collaboration between the three schools and pride in the dedication, passion and creativity of faculty. Recipients are nominated and chosen by their faculty colleagues; students also participate in the nominating process within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing. The awards are presented by the deans of each school at an event held toward the end of the academic year.
Presentation of The Last Lecture by the recipient of the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching was added to the event program in 2011. Medal recipients are nominated by the faculty and selected by the Chancellor. Criteria for this honor describe having fostered students’ personal, intellectual and professional development.
Learning from Eudora and the Wizard
David S. Hatem, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-director of School of Medicine Learning Communities