Education is a primary mission of the School of Medicine, and the realization of this mission depends on dedicated faculty who provide instruction with excellence to over 600 medical students. This Teaching Awards webpage is designed to share the news of faculty who have been recognized by students or their peers in the School of Medicine and the institution or through discipline- or specialty-specific organizations as exhibiting excellence in teaching.
The Nelson Order honors our institution's best teachers, as selected by students, by their peers and recommended by the deans of their respective schools. All six schools are given the opportunity to nominate the best of the best to be recognized as part of the Norman C. Nelson Order on an annual basis.
The Trailblazer Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education recognizes our faculty's time and effort devoted to educating future physicians. Nominated by their peers, recipients of the award are recognized as effective teachers who engage, inspire, and mentor learners, demonstrate teaching innovations in curriculum design, and serve as a catalyst for enhancing teaching and learning.
Initiated in 2013, the Regions Bank TEACH (Toward Educational Advancement in Care and Health) Prize celebrates the highest qualities of our teaching faculty. The winner receives a cash award of $10,000 and recognition at the luncheon honoring Nelson Order inductees.
The Carl G. Evers, MD, Society was established in the School of Medicine as an honorary and service organization. It is composed of medical students from all four years, each elected by the members of his or her class. Professor of the Year Awards are presented to an M1, M2, M3, and M4 professor at a ceremony each year.
The Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding humanistic teaching residents as identified by their students. Third year medical students select up to six residents to receive The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, based on their exceptional teaching skills and commitment to the compassionate treatment of patients and families, students and colleagues.
2020 – Jason Griggs, PhD
2019 – Michael Ryan, PhD
2018 – Amol V. Janorkar, PhD
2017 – William P. Daley, MD
2016 – Jennifer Bain, DMD
Trailblazer Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education - 2020
Regions Bank TEACH Prize
2020 – Jason A. Griggs, PhD
2018 – Amol V. Jaznorkar, PhD
Evers Society M1 Professor of the Year
2020 – Ellen M. Robertson, PhD
2019 – Andrew Notebaert, PhD
2018 – Yuefeng Lu, M.D., PhD
2017 – John E. Hall, PhD
2016 – Yuefeng Lu, M.D., PhD
Evers Society M2 Professor of the Year
2020 – Stanley V. Smith, PhD
2019 – Tarif Bakdash, MD
2018 – Roy Duhe, PhD
2017 – Eva Bengten, PhD
2016 – James C. Lynch, PhD
Evers Society M3 Attending of the Year
2020 – Paul Moore, MD
2019 – Paul Moore, MD
2018 – Susie Phillips, MD
2017 – David Kyle Ball, MD
2016 – David Kyle Ball, MD
Evers Society M4 Attending of the Year
2020 – V. Austin Harrison Nutt, MD
2019 – Nicholas E. Hoda, MD.
2018 – Austin Harrison, MD
2017 – Kathryn Evans Schneider, MD
2016 – John B. Ingram, MD
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2020 – Austin Harrison, MD
2019 – Savannah E. Duckworth, MD
2018 – Scott M. Rodgers, Jr., MD
2017 – Jimmy L. Stewart, Jr., MD