The Faculty Senate recognizes faculty for meritorious teaching, service or mentoring at its annual meeting, which this year will be at 4 p.m. on April 20 in the Durham Research Center Auditorium.
Outstanding Teacher Award
- Justin Mott, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor & medical assistant director, biochemistry and molecular biology, College of Medicine;
- Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D., associate professor, neurological sciences, College of Medicine;
- Catherine Binstock, instructor, College of Nursing-Omaha Division; and
- Dawn Venema, Ph.D., assistant professor, physical therapy education, College of Allied Health Professions.
Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students Award
- Corri Hanson, Ph.D., associate professor, medical nutrition education, College of Allied Health Professions
Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Junior Faculty Award
- Iraklis Pipinos, M.D., professor, surgery-general surgery, College of Medicine
- Bernice Yates, Ph.D., professor, College of Nursing-Omaha Division
- Name: Corri Hanson, Ph.D.
- Title: Associate professor, UNMC Division of Medical Nutrition Education, College of Allied Health Professions
- Joined UNMC: In 2011. Before that, I worked for Nebraska Medicine for more than 20 years. I've been in the UNMC-Nebraska Medicine system for my entire career.
- Hometown: Schuyler, Neb.
How many graduate students do you work with?
At any given time I will have between 10 and 15 master's and Ph.D. students. I've served on committees for more than 40 graduate students at UNMC.
What are the greatest rewards of mentoring?
I have been unbelievably fortunate in my own mentors and am very aware of the difference they have made in my life. It's inspiring to think I might impact a student's growth and development as a person and a professional. I hope I can balance challenging my students with the appropriate amount of support to do that in a positive way.
Describe a moment when you realized your influence made a difference in someone's career.
There are so many of these moments. I am always impressed to see that my students have gained the confidence to continue to challenge themselves as they move forward in their careers. One of the best things I have heard from one of my students is "you pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I learned that it was OK to feel that way -- that's how I grow." I hope that learning this in graduate school will help a student have the confidence to embrace new experiences and opportunities that will come along in life!
List three things few people know about you.
- I was a triathlete at one point in my life.
- My husband and I have ridden a motorcycle over a good deal of the United States and Canada.
- I am past level 2,000 on Candy Crush.
Congratulations Corri! I can't think of a more deserving individual!
Well deserved, Dr. Hanson. Congratulations!
Congratulations, Cori, on a well deserved award.!
Yay, Corri! You're always a delight to work with and very deserving of your accolades.