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Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards. Class of 2019

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Linda Y. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Cellular and Structural Biology

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

My expertise lies in the anatomical sciences, but my passion lies in communicating knowledge fundamental to the careers of caring and excellent physicians. Anatomy learned through dissection introduces new physicians to the wedding of humanism and science, a basis for the communication, cooperation and treatment skills incumbent in a health care team. I strive to distill difficult information down to basic concepts and principles that can be applied to solving problems. It is not what I teach, but how I teach and communicate that has the greatest influence on students. Serving as an educator role model, mentor and eventual colleague is how a true difference in the world can be made.