DISTINCTION IN TEACHING
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2004-05 DISTINCTION IN TEACHING AWARDS

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2004-2005 UCSF Distinction in Teaching Awards. This award is given in two categories: Category 1 recognizes distinction in teaching for faculty who have been with UCSF less than five years, and Category 2 recognizes distinction in teaching for faculty who have been with UCSF for five years or more. To select each year’s recipients, the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel designates a selection committee comprised of faculty and student representatives from all four schools.

Tracy B. Fulton, PhD, Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
For Category 1, the Distinction in Teaching Award Selection Committee recognizes the outstanding teaching of Tracy B. Fulton, PhD, Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Dr. Fulton joined the faculty at UCSF in 2000, and is currently an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The attention, dedication, and enthusiasm she brings to her teaching have earned her high praise from students and colleagues alike. Dr. Fulton was elected to the Academy of Medical Educators in 2004 and was honored with the Commitment to Teaching award given by the UCSF School of Medicine class of 2006. Dr. Fulton has been the Co-Director of the Prologue Block, the Metabolism & Nutrition Block, and the Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship Program. A leader in curriculum design, she created the new Metabolism and Nutrition course which was first offered in 2002. She is often cited for making the prologue courses in Biochemistry compelling and lively. And, in an era of increased use of PowerPoint lectures, Dr. Fulton is extensively praised by students for engaging them in the subject by using the old-school method of blackboard and colored chalks.

Martin S. Bogetz, MD, Professor of Clinical Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care.
For Category 2, the Distinction in Teaching Award Selection Committee recognizes the distinguished teaching of Martin S. Bogetz, MD, Professor of Clinical Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care.

 Dr. Bogetz first came to UCSF in 1978 as a Resident in anesthesia and traumatic injury. He was appointed to the UCSF faculty in 1982 and is currently Professor of Clinical Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. He has been Medical Director of the UCSF surgery center since it opened in 1987. Dr. Bogetz is a founding member of the School of Medicine’s Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators; a dedicated mentor and advisor for students, residents and faculty; and the recipient of numerous teaching awards such as the Excellence in Teaching award from the Medical School Classes of 1998 and 2003 and the Residents’ Award for Excellence in Teaching from periodontal residents in 1998. Dr. Bogetz has been nominated numerous times for the Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching and other teaching awards.

In addition to his teaching, research and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Bogetz participates on numerous faculty and Academic Senate Committees and generously volunteers his time as a member of the executive board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, where he was named Volunteer of the Year for Northern California in 1992. In the words of one of his students: “…I think one of the best decisions I made during my residency at UCSF was to ask Dr. Bogetz to accept the responsibility of being my new faculty advisor. Dr. Bogetz has made the most significant contribution to my professional development of any faculty member here at UCSF. In addition, I believe he has been a significant influence in the lives of countless medical students and residents…”

SAVE THE DATE: Award recipients will be honored by the Academic Senate at the Distinction In Teaching Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 12:00 noon in Cole Hall on the Parnassus Heights Campus. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. (The Founder’s Day Banquet, at which the recipients will be honored by the Chancellor, has been postponed. More information will be available when this event has been rescheduled.)


Links:
• 2004-2005 Distinction in Teaching Award Ceremony Photos.
• 2003-04 Distinction in Teaching Award Recipients
• View the Past Recipients (1958-2005) page.

Contact:
Tamara Maimon, 476-3808
Wilson Hardcastle 476-4245

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