UNMC to honor seven outstanding faculty members

April 13, 2017

Image with caption: Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center will recognize seven faculty members for their meritorious teaching and mentoring of students and faculty at the Annual Faculty Awards ceremony on April 20 at 4 p.m. in the Durham Research Center Auditorium.

As part of the event, UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., will present his state-of-the-campus address. This year’s presentation is titled, "To Dare Mighty Things." He also will recognize Ann Anderson Berry, M.D., Ph.D., who received the Innovation, Development and Engagement Award (IDEA) Award, one of the University of Nebraska’s most prestigious awards for teaching, research and engagement. 

Dr. Anderson Berry is associate professor in the division of newborn medicine and medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nebraska Medicine. For nearly 15 years, she has dedicated her career to serving families in communities across Nebraska. She will be recognized in a ceremony in Lincoln in May.

Longtime faculty members who are celebrating either their 10th, 20th or 30th work anniversary this year also will be honored.

Awardees are:

Outstanding Teacher Award

Catherine Binstock, instructor, College of Nursing-Omaha Division

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

Dawn Venema, Ph.D., assistant professor, physical therapy education, College of Allied Health Professions

Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students Award

Corrine 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

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