|Philip Bierman, M.D.||J. Bruce Bavitz, D.M.D.|
J. Bruce Bavitz, D.M.D., professor & chair of surgical specialties, College of Dentistry
"My fondest memories involves working with myriads of bright, motivated and dedicated students, residents and peers. We perform world-class research and clinical care, and still most days manage to have some fun in the process. I was honored to receive some teaching awards along the way and proud of what the department and college is able to accomplish."
Philip Bierman, M.D., professor of hematology/oncology, College of Medicine
"I have been incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated and talented members of the Nebraska Lymphoma Study Group. I have four colleagues who, like me, focus on the treatment of lymphoma. We see patients from around the country who have difficult and complicated problems. I enjoy the fact that I can walk down the hall and knock on the door and get help with almost any of my patients' problems."
|Richard McDonald, Ph.D.|
"My most rewarding experience at UNMC was the first realization that my teaching was having an impact on my students. My early teaching experiences had produced a myriad of bad evaluations, including the comment from a medical student that, 'he might be a good teacher someday.' So I kept trying, and one day in 1993 a letter came in the mail (yes, on paper) that I was invited to attend an event at the Alumni House involving teaching awards. I went, thinking that one of my colleagues must be getting an award that day. When I arrived, a student from my graduate biochemistry class greeted me at the door and insisted on sitting next to me during the event. I was surprised and honored to receive a teaching award that day, and I only later realized that the student was my nominator. I was so stunned that I cannot recall hardly anything else that was said that day, much less what I said in my acceptance speech. I sure hope I said 'Thank you!'"