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UAMS College of Medicine Staff Excellence Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Fourth Annual COM Staff Excellence Award Program. One non-faculty team member will be chosen from each of the following categories: Administrative, Clinical, Education, and Research. This award recognizes employees who have exemplified outstanding work ethics towards the advancement of the College of Medicine strategic goals.

Selection:  Faculty members as well as other supervisors and managers are urged to submit nominations for staff members in one of the four categories.  The Staff Excellence Selection Committee will meet and determine one recipient for each category.

Award: Each recipient of the annual Staff Excellence Awards will receive a plaque with an appropriate inscription.

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Distinguished Faculty Service Award

This award will be given annually to an active faculty member who has displayed outstanding, broad-based and long-term service to the College of Medicine. Examples of such service might be, but are not limited to, combinations of teaching excellence, excellence in mentoring, research and scholarly activity, clinical service, academic administration in the support of COM faculty and staff, development of new programs, policy development, dissemination of health information to other professionals and the public, etc. Nominations will be solicited from the faculty of the College of Medicine and the final selection will be made by vote of the Council of Department Chairs.

SelectionFaculty members may nominate other faculty members and may self-nominate. The Council of Department Chairs will select the recipient.

Award: The recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Service award will receive a demonstrable award in a form such as a plaque or trophy and a check for $2000.

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

The purpose of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards presented by The Arnold P Gold Foundation is to recognize the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.
Criteria:  We suggest that you consider the following criteria for identifying awardees, specifically “I.E., CARES” – Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Altruism, Respect, Empathy, Service·

  • Consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients
  • Serves as a role model – illustrates professional behavior by example
  • Approachable and accessible to students
  • Welcomes opportunities for teaching and one-on-one mentorships with students
  • Shows respect for everyone
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds
  • Understand patients’ need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension – shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint
  • Sensitive to the patients’ psychological well-being
  • Effectively identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members
  • Engenders trust and confidence
  • Adheres to professional and ethical standards
  • Committed to reflection and objective self-evaluation of his/her skills
  • Displays competence in scientific endeavors

Selection:  Faculty members may apply for this award.  They are asked to submit a profile (no longer than 150 words).  The Selection Committee will meet and determine the recipient of this award.

Award: The recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award will receive a $5000 award and a certificate from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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Master Teacher Award

The Master Teacher Award will be given annually by the College to a faculty member who has consistently demonstrated excellence in education.  This will be a singular honor and will generally reflect a significant history of educational excellence.  Criteria will include (but not be limited to) the number of students or residents influenced by the educational efforts, the different levels (graduate students, medical students, etc.) of education in which the faculty member has engaged, demonstration of educational leadership and administration, publications related to medical education, length of educational involvement, and innovations in medical education introduced and carried out.

Selection: Department Chairs will be asked to nominate faculty members for this award.  The Educational Awards Selection Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean who will make the final decision.  The Educational Awards Selection Committee will be chaired by the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and will be appointed annually by the Dean from among senior faculty members.

Award: The recipient of the Master Teacher Award will receive a plaque with an appropriate inscription and a check for $5,000.  Their name will be added to a permanent plaque to be maintained by the Dean’s office. A faculty member may not be given this award more than once.

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Educational Innovation Award

The Educational Innovation Award will be given annually by the College to a faculty member who has demonstrated significant educational innovation.   In general, such innovation would take the form of a new method of teaching or evaluation. Examples would be the delivery of information using a new teaching style, the development of new software for teaching or evaluation, the development of a new curriculum to address a certain need.

Selection: Faculty members may apply for this award.  They are asked to submit a brief description of the educational innovation for which they wish to be considered. The Educational Awards Selection Committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the Dean who will make the final decision.  The Selection Committee may also choose their recommendation from the runners-up for the Master Teacher Award, if appropriate.

Award: The recipient of the Educational Innovation Award will receive a plaque with an appropriate inscription and a check for $5,000.  Their name will be added to a permanent plaque to be maintained by the Dean’s office.

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Educational Research Award

The Educational Research Award will be given annually by the College to a faculty member who has undertaken significant educational research.   In general, it is anticipated that the recipient of this award will have published in the area of education and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to educational research by the documentation of effort in this area.  The faculty member may or may not have obtained grant money to carry out this research, but such funding would be considered a significant positive in the selection of this award recipient.

Selection: Faculty members may apply for this award.  They are asked to submit a brief description of their research efforts, along with documentation of funding received to support the research. The Educational Awards Selection Committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the Dean who will make the final decision.  The Selection Committee may also choose their recommendation from the runners-up for the Master Teacher Award, if appropriate.

Award: The recipient of the Educational Innovation Award will receive a plaque with an appropriate inscription and a check for $5,000.  Their name will be added to a permanent plaque to be maintained by the Dean’s office.

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Residency Educator Award

The Dean’s Residency Award

Golden Apple Awards

Red Sash Teaching Awards

The Chris Hackler Awards for Excellence in Medical Ethics

Dean’s Educational Excellence Awards