College Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Students of The University of Alabama School of Medicine have presented the 2012 Argus Awards to recognize mentors, professors, courses and course directors for their outstanding service to medical education.

Two faculty members of the College of Community Health Sciences received recognition as Best Tuscaloosa Campus Clinical Instructors: Heather Taylor, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics; and Joseph Wallace, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery.

Additionally, students selected the College’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which is chaired by Daniel Avery, MD, as the Best Tuscaloosa Campus Department.

For the training of third- and fourth-year medical students, the College is a branch campus of the School of Medicine, which is headquartered in Birmingham.

“We value our teaching efforts at the College, and it is particularly rewarding for our faculty and one of our departments to be recognized like this since only a subset of medical students receives their clinical training here,” says College Dean Richard Streiffer, MD.

The Argus Society was started in 1996 to recognize faculty members who exhibit excellence in medical education.