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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Donnenberg (from left), Warnick, Calia, Blitzer and Anderson gather near a new sign proclaiming them members of the Academy of Excellence.
Generous alumni Carolyn Pass, MD and Richard Susel, MD, a husband and wife team from the Class of 1966, have established an Academy of Educational Excellence at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The goal of the Academy is to create an environment that enhances the status of teachers medical educators and promotes and rewards superlative teaching. The first five
This year's five honorees were Larry Anderson, PhD, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology; Miriam Blitzer, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Frank Calia, MD, Theodore E. Woodward Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, as well as Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology; Michael Donnenberg, MD, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology; and Jordan Warnick, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Assistant Dean for Student Education & Research. The inductees, who were selected by their peers for this distinction, were presented with plaques of recognition and a monetary award by Drs. Pass and Susel. Two new members will be inducted into the Academy every year.
Dr. Susel believes the Academy of Educational Excellence will make a difference for decades to come. "As important as the teaching facility is, it would not be complete without the participation of the outstanding teachers in the medical school. The five inductees today have demonstrated their special teaching abilities in being selected for this award. We honor and salute them and thank the medical school for allowing us to endow this program."
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Dean Reece and Drs. Pass and Susel congratulate the winners.