School of Medicine honors outstanding faculty at Commencement ceremony

The School of Medicine presented six faculty members with awards for teaching excellence during its Commencement ceremony on May 19.

The teachers and their awards are:

The Charles W. Bohmfalk Prize for teaching in the basic sciences — Dr. Susan Baserga, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, of genetics, and of therapeutic radiology;

The Charles W. Bohmfalk Prize for teaching in the clinical sciences — Dr. Karen Santucci, professor of pediatrics (emergency medicine);

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award — Dr. Stephen Richard Holt, assistant professor of medicine (general medicine);

The Alvan R. Feinstein Award for outstanding teaching of clinical skills — Dr. Matthew Rogers Grossman, assistant professor of pediatrics (general pediatrics);

The Leah M. Lowenstein Award for excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education — Dr. Margaret Johnson Bia, professor of medicine (nephrology);

The Francis Gilman Blake Award for outstanding teaching of the medical sciences — Dr. Margaret Johnson Bia. The recipients of this award are chosen by the graduating class. The Class of 2014 also designated their class gift to develop a special seminar in Bia’s honor through the Teaching and Learning Center, titled “The Peggy Bia Seminar: Inspiration in Medical Practice”;

The Betsy Winters House Staff Award — Dr. Michael Sullivan, fourth-year resident in general surgery. The recipients of this award are also chosen by the graduating class, to honor the house staff member who has made the most significant contributions to the education of medical students; and

The Dean’s Award — Dr. Margaret Johnson Bia. This award is given rarely and only to unique individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to students. It was given to Bia in appreciation of her dedication to the Yale School of Medicine for “inspiring generations of students and faculty to become the best physicians they can be.”

Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with LinkedIn Share this with Email Print this