The Office of Medical Student Education in the Medical School solicits nominations by faculty and students for the Kaiser Permanente Awards. The Kaiser Award is the most prestigious teaching award given by the Medical School. Made possible by a grant from the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, it consists of an honorarium of $5,000 and a certificate which is presented to each awardee at the Graduation Luncheon. Two awards are given each year — one for pre-clinical and one for clinical teaching. Faculty and students are asked to consider nominating those outstanding teachers who have demonstrated superior teaching ability; accessibility or willingness to help students more than other teachers; enthusiasm and the ability to generate student enthusiasm; the ability to serve as an exemplary role model; and other traits nominators deem to be important.
After nominations are solicited, those faculty members who are nominated by a number of colleagues or students, or who have particularly compelling nominations, are asked to complete secondary applications. The Medical School Awards Committee will review these applications, select finalists, and make recommendations to the Dean and the Executive Committee for final endorsement.
Any faculty member who teaches in the M1 or M2 portion of the curriculum may be nominated for the pre-clinical award. Faculty members with major teaching effort in the M3 or M4 years are eligible for nomination for the clinical award. If the faculty member teaches throughout the 4-year curriculum, they may be considered in either or both categories. Please note that former award winners are not eligible for re-nomination (see list below) for either award.
Nomination Process begins on Nov. 17, 2014:
Please return your nomination form to Nani Hunter, Office of Medical Student Education, 3808 Med Sci II, SPC 5808, by December 12, 2014. If you prefer, you may send your nominations electronically by:
For questions about the process, email Nani Hunter or call 734-647-2861.
|Pre-clinical Award||Clinical Award|
|2015||Audrey F. Seasholtz, Ph.D.||Maya M. Hammoud, M.D.|
|2014||Seetha U. Monrad, M.D.||Andrew R. Barnosky, D.O., M.P.H.|
|2013||Rachel Lypson Glick, M.D.||Jonathan D. Trobe, M.D.|
|2012||Michael Hortsch, Ph.D.||Michael J. Englesbe, M.D.|
|2011||Kim Eagle, M.D.||Sandro Cinti, M.D.|
|2010||J. Matthew Velkey, Ph.D.||Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D.|
|2009||Thomas H. Sisson, M.D.||Robert W. Lash, M.D.|
|2008||Rebecca W. Van Dyke, M.D.||Vincent M. Cimmino, M.D.|
|2007||Sun-Kee Kim, Ph.D.||Kenneth J. Pituch, M.D.|
|2006||Roger J. Grekin, M.D.||James F. Peggs, M.D.|
|2005||Thomas D. Gelehrter, M.D.||Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., M.D.|
|2004||Ameed Raoof, M.D., Ph.D.||Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H.|
|2003||N. Cary Engleberg, M.D.||Douglas Gelb, M.D. Ph.D.|
|2002||Arno Kumagai, M.D.||Michael Shea, M.D.|
|2001||Louis D’Alecy, Ph.D.||Paul Fine, M.D.|
|2000||Thomas R. Gest, Ph.D.||Lisa M. Colletti, M.D.|
|1999||Michael D. Jibson, M.D., Ph.D.||Psychiatry Mel L. Barclay, M.D.|
|1998||David C. Dawson, Ph.D.||John T. Santinga, M.D.|
|1997||Bruce M. Carlson, M.D., Ph.D.||Mark A. McQuillan, M.D.|
|1996||Andrew J. Zweifler, M.D.||David S. Rosen, M.D.|
|1995||Andrew Flint, M.D.||James C. Sisson, M.D.|
|1994||Paul A. Weinhold, Ph.D.||Cyril M. Grum, M.D.|
|1993||Francis S. Collins, M.D.||Robert H. Bartlett, M.D.|
|1992||Terry J. Bergstrom, M.D.||Robert A. Green, M.D.|
|1991||Don Lowell Fisher, Ph.D.||Gerald B. Zelenock, M.D.|
|1990||Marshal Shlafer, Ph.D.||Steven R. Ramsburgh, M.D.|
|1989||Kent J. Johnson, M.D.||Richard D. Judge, M.D.|
|1988||Walter A. Castelli, Ph.D.||Patricia O'Connor, M.D.|
|1987||Frances E. Bull, M.D.||Ralph Rabinovitch, M.D.|
|1986||Sarah Winans Newman, Ph.D.||Hsi-Yen Liu, M.D.|
|1985||Fedor Medzihradsky, Ph.D.||Robert C. Kelsch, M.D.|
|1984||William Burkel, Ph.D.||James E. Rasmussen, M.D.|
|1983||Garth W. Jones, Ph.D.||Donita B. Sullivan, M.D.|
|1982||Roy A. Glover, Ph.D.||Carol A. Kauffman, M.D.|
|1981||Arthur Vander, M.D.||Ananias C. Diokno, M.D.|
|1980||Irwin Goldstein, Ph.D.||Sara E. Walker, M.D.|
|1979||Thomas Oelrich, Ph.D.||Faith Fitzgerald, M.D.|
|1978||Gerald Abrams, M.D.||Paul Kissner, M.D.
Gerald Rigg, M.D.
|1977||Roland Hiss, M.D.||Errol E. Erlandson, M.D.|