All-University Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
This award was established in 1999 to recognize contributions to postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional education. Recipients are chosen for excellence in instruction; involvement in students’ research, scholarship, and professional development; development of instructional programs; and advising and mentoring of students. Those who receive the Graduate/Professional Award become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. In addition, the title “Distinguished University Teaching Professor” or “Distinguished University Teacher” is conferred upon recipients, and each winner receives a $15,000 one-time award.
The Dr. Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Research Awards recognize exceptional research achievement by graduate students in the basic sciences as well as graduate students or faculty in cardiology. Nominations may be made by a student’s graduate advisor or by a faculty member’s colleagues.
Basic Science and Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards
The $500 Basic Science and Clinical Teacher of the Year Awards recognize superior teaching at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. The recipients are chosen by second-year class vote.
This newly created award recognizes the co-curricular contributions that faculty make that impact medical education and medical students. This award honors faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors and advisors to medical students during their four years of medical school.
The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize superior teaching by Twin Cities Medical School faculty.
- Distinguished Foundational Science Teaching Award, Yr 1
- Distinguished Foundational Science Teaching Award, Yr 2
- Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award, Primary Care, up to 2
- Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award, Specialty Medicine, up to 2
- Distinguished Teaching Award, Resident Teachers, up to 2
Ernst Award in Pathology
The Dr. Kenneth F. Ernst Award in Pathology recognizes superior research in pathology by University medical or graduate students, residents, or fellows. The award amount is not fixed. Selection is made by the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
Exceptional Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award
This award honors and encourages the types of preceptor teaching medical students hold in high esteem. Winners receive a recognition certificate and a $1,000 award from the Foundation. There will be two awardees.
The University of Minnesota invites you to participate in the selection of community faculty to receive the Exceptional Primary Care Community Faculty Teaching Award. These awards honor and encourage the kind of preceptor teaching, in a primary care setting, that medical students hold in esteem. Winners receive a recognition certificate and a $1,000 award from the Minnesota Medical Association. Two awards will be made annually.
The Herz Faculty Teaching Development Awards support faculty projects that seek to improve the medical curriculum and teaching skills. Faculty with demonstrated interest in teaching, leadership, creativity, and educational innovation receive preference.
Licht Memorial Lecture
The Sidney Licht Memorial Lecture provides an honorarium of $1,000 to a distinguished physician for up to two days of teaching, plus expenses. The Visiting Licht Clinician is selected by the chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Manning Research Award
The Patrick J. Manning Research Award honors individuals who have shown special efforts on behalf of research animals and consequently on behalf of science. Recipients are selected by a special award committee from Research Animal Resources.
Rural Physician Associate Program Preceptor Achievement Award
Each year, RPAP students nominate outstanding faculty members for the Rural Physician Associate Program Preceptor Achievement Award. One preceptor is recognized.
The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award promotes the integration of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.
The submission window for the 2018 cycle will be December 11, 2017 - February 15, 2018 unless otherwise noted. Please review individual awards for nomination information. Many awards for faculty and students use the Faculty + Student Medical School Honors and Award Nomination Form and can be submitted online here.
All faculty awards will be distributed directly through the University of Minnesota's Payroll department and student awards will be distributed through the Office of Student Finance.