Academies for Excellence

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The Academies for Excellence recognizes outstanding faculty in the areas of scientific research, educational scholarship, clinical practice, and team science.

Members are elected to lifetime membership in one of four academies: the Academy for Excellence in Health Research; the Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning; the Academy for Excellence in Clinical Practice; and the Academy for Excellence in Team Science.

Save the Date

Save the Date for the 2019 Academies of Excellence Awards reception on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4-6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center.

Congratulations to the 2019 Inductees

Academy for Excellence in Health Research

  • Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

  • Robert Englander, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Erin Malone, DVM, PhD, Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine; Assistant Dean of Curriculum
  • Shailey Prasad, MBBS, MPH, Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health; Executive Director and Carlson Chair of Global Health, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

Academy for Excellence in Clinical Practice

  • Elizabeth Arendt, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • John Lake, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, SANE-A, FAAN, Population Health and Systems Cooperative, Nursing; Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs
  • Anne Schullo-Feulner, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Academy for Excellence in Team Science

Team 1:

  • Stephen Hecht, PhD, Wallin Land Grant Professor of Cancer Prevention, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Sharon Murphy, PhD, Professor, Department of  Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
  • Anne Joseph, MD, MPH, Wexler Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Team 2:

  • Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Gülin Öz, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiology, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
  • Amir Moheet, MBBS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Silvia Mangia, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Lynn Eberly, PhD, Professor, Division of Biostatistics
  • Lisa Coles, MS, PhD, Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics, Center for Orphan Drug Research

The nominations process

Each year we seek to identify the most distinguished scientists, educators, and clinicians within our ranks. Toward this goal, we invite you to nominate faculty colleagues for competitive election to the Academy for Excellence in Health Research, the Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, the Academy for Excellence in Clinical Practice, and the Academy for Excellence in Team Science.

All recipients receive lifetime membership in the Academies. Additionally, recipients of the Health Research; Scholarship of Teaching & Learning; and Clinical Practice awards receive a $10,000 award which may be used as an augmentation to their salary or to support their teaching or research activities. Recipients of the Team Science award receive a $10,000 team award.

For information regarding the nomination process, see the nomination requirements for:

 

Academy for Excellence in Health Research

The Academy for Excellence in Health Research serves as the highest recognition of excellence in health related research by a full time faculty member at the University of Minnesota. Those selected will have demonstrated excellence in research as measured by impact in basic and/or applied health science at the lab, clinic, school, community, and/or population level. Impact may be measured by contributions to one particular problem or a sustained record of excellence in many problems. All members of the Academy will also have demonstrated the highest level of ethics and professionalism during their career.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Michael Oakes, associate vice president for research.

Academy for Excellence in Clinical Practice

The Academy for Excellence in Clinical Practice serves as the highest recognition of excellence in the practice or provision of clinical care by a full time faculty member. Those selected will have demonstrated their ability to deliver the highest level of clinical care, and/or developed and implemented an important innovation for clinical care delivery with proven efficacy using appropriate metrics as further defined by their college or school. All members of the Academy will also have demonstrated the highest level of ethics and professionalism during their career. Note that “clinical” encompasses a broad scope of clinical practice, including in laboratory practice, patient care, community-based health care settings, and public health settings.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Bobbi Daniels, senior strategy advisor, Office of Academic Clinical Affairs.

Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning recognizes faculty who have demonstrated exceptional scholarly contributions to advance learning in their schools and across academic programs in the University of Minnesota. Initiated in 2008, the Academy for Excellence has 23 inductees in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Trevor Ames, associate vice president for academic health sciences.

Academy for Excellence in Team Science

Team science is imperative for addressing intractable problems in biomedical and clinical research. This award has been established to acknowledge the valuable and significant contributions made by an exemplar interdisciplinary team conducting biomedical or health care research to address significant health challenges. Nominations can be from research teams engaged in any part of the research continuum. Teams involving community-based investigators are encouraged to apply.

Questions about this recognition opportunity can be sent to Tucker LeBien, Office of Discovery and Translation Director, Office of Academic Clinical Affairs.