Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

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Jerry W. Shay , Ph.D.

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Associate Director for Education at Harold Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Program Chair for Cancer Biology

Department of Cell Biology

UT Southwestern Medical Center

My teaching philosophy is to be passionate, enthusiastic, and engaging during each lecture so that students are excited to learn more about the topic and become active, life-long learners. The future of biomedical science is in the hands of the students we teach, those we mentor toward careers as scientists and physicians. In research we are only as good as our last experiment; the students we mentor and their own students are legacies that will endure.