Joseph P. Albanesi, Ph.D.

Professor, Pharmacology

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


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Larry D. Barnes

Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

One of my proudest moments came in 1988 when I received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching from UTHSCSA.

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Judith C. Drew, Ph.D., RN

Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The proudest moments of my career are many. They are found in the celebrations former students and I share when they call to report their career milestones and successes.

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Mark Farnie, M.D.

Asst Professor of Medicine

Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


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Fabrizia Faustinella, M.D., Ph.D.

Assoc Professor, General Internal Medicine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


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Vicki S. Freeman, Ph.D., FACB

Professor and Chair, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

My proudest moment? I received the Minnie Steven’s Piper Professorship and was very humbled to think that I was selected as a Piper Professor from the many outstanding  educators in Texas who were nominated for this distinction.

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Gary E. Gallick, Ph.D.

Professor, Genitourinary Medical Oncology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


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Joel M. Goodman, Ph.D.

Professor, Pharmacology

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Certainly proud moments of my life in recent years were being accepted as a pianist competitor in the first Berlin Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2006 and in the Van Cliburn International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2007. Both of those events were great fun.

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Lovell Allan Jones, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Disparities Research

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


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Cheyenne  Martin, RN, Ph.D.

Assoc Professor, Community Health, School of Nursing

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The most life-changing events in my career as a medical ethicist, teacher and researcher have been the opportunity to interview remarkable physicians and nurses who were actively involved in resistance activities during the Nazi era. These included Dr. Ludwig Stabholz who helped set up an underground medical school in the Warsaw Ghetto, Sister Joan of Arc and Dr. Jack Brauns. They were among the many health professionals who risked their lives to save others in the face of massive brutality and murder.

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Pierre D. McCrea, Ph.D.

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Defining moments that most encapsulate my sense of achievement in basic research and education have tended to center around the graduation of Ph.D.. students from our laboratory, or students from other groups where I assisted in the Ph.D.. process. Better still has been learning of former students’ subsequent contributions, or those of former postdocs, in the world of academic science of alternative careers. It is always tremendously fun and rewarding to share in the excitement of graduate students or postdoctoral fellows upon learning of their major papers becoming accepted.

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Janet C. Meininger, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor, Nursing Systems, School of Nursing

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


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Darlene Metter, M.D.

Professor, Radiology/Vice Chair, Clinical Education

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

One of the most proudest moments of my career occurred in 2003 when I was invited to be one of the six members of the ACGME Nuclear Medicine RRC and subsequently the Chair of this committee (2006-2010). During my tenure as the RRC Chair, the committee completed a major revision of the training requirements for the nuclear medicine physician.

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Cesar A. Moran, M.D.

Professor, Pathology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


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Sharon K. Ostwald, Ph.D., RN, FGSA

Professor, Gerontological Nursing / Director, Center on Aging, School of Nursing

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Being a teacher allows me to be a student forever. Nurses come to graduate education with a wealth of experience and a passion to improve patient care. The classroom provides a safe place for teachers and learners to exchange ideas, evaluate practice and research better ways to provide quality care.

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Suzanne M. Peloquin, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA

Professor, Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions School of Health Professions

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

One of my proudest moments was to have been selected as the recipient of the 2004 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award, the highest academic honor given to occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The title of my lecture, published in 2005, was: Embracing our ethos, reclaiming our heart.

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Richard R. Rahr, Ed.D., PA-C

Chair, Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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James A. Richardson, DVM, Ph.D.

Professor, Pathology, Medical School

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

My proudest moment was receiving the Piper Professorship in recognition of outstanding teaching.

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Linda A. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Professions

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Something that goes hand in hand with graduation is when the graduates come back years later and share their accomplishments.  They are my legacy and it is very fulfilling to know that they are making their own contributions to health care.  

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Margaret O. Uthman, M.D.

Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine/ Asst Dean for Educational Programs

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

I think my proudest moment was reading the hundreds of notes sent in from current and former students and residents when I was nominated for the President's Scholar Award in Teaching. I was very moved by all the kind, thoughtful and appreciative comments from those I had taught.

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John A. Valenza, DDS

Dean and Professor, School of Dentistry

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The proudest moment of my career was my first day as a full time educator. While I’ve spent the greatest portion of my academic career in administration, I always consider myself a teacher first and foremost.

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Geri L. Wood, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Associate Professor, Nursing Systems

School of Nursing

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 


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