|Eric Fung, Ph.D.||George Casale, Ph.D.|
Below, three honorees share memorable moments:
Byers Shaw Jr., M.D., professor, surgery, recalls his first impression of UNMC 30 years ago.
First off, I'm not done collecting favorite memories. They keep piling up every day. Our students are to blame. They are truly inspiring.
Chancellor to speak
UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., will give his annual address to the faculty at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Durham Research Center Auditorium as part of the annual faculty meeting. Faculty Senate President Gay Canaris, M.D., assistant professor, internal medicine, College of Medicine, will provide an overview of the year's activities. Following the address and the award presentations, Dr. Gold will host a reception in the center's foyer.
Awards will be presented for Outstanding Teacher, Spirit of Community Service, Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students and Outstanding Mentor of Junior Faculty, as well as the University of Nebraska's Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA) and Outstanding Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) Award. Faculty members also will be recognized for their 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service.
George Casale, Ph.D., associate professor, surgery shares his favorite memory of UNMC 30 years ago.
A memory that continues to bring me joy is that of my work with a colleague in the College of Pharmacy, nearly 30 years ago, to rescue the career of a pharmacy student who went on to be an exceptional caregiver.
Eric Fung, Ph.D., professor, pharmacology, recalls his favorite memories from the past 30 years.
My most favorite memory was receiving the UNMC campus-wide Outstanding Teaching Award in 1992 and the UNMC Alumni Association Outstanding Educator Award in 2013. I enjoy the positive and constructive interactions with colleagues and students at the College of Dentistry. I appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with a lot of people in different research projects.