May 16, 2005
Tulane University Health Sciences Center presented its highest faculty honors for teaching: the Teaching Scholar Awards. This year's recipients are Jeffrey Wiese, associate professor and associate chairman of medicine in the Tulane University School of Medicine, and Neil Boris, associate professor of community health sciences in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
"The Teaching Scholar Awards are a highlight of our academic year and recognize excellence in an area of central importance to our mission," says Paul Whelton, senior vice president for health sciences. "This award recognizes and rewards full-time faculty members for their contributions to teaching and learning. These two individuals are leaders in health research who have distinguished themselves as gifted educators."
Wiese joined the Tulane School of Medicine faculty in 2000, and in his first five years as a faculty member he won 19 teaching awards. This year, he received The Society of Hospital Medicine Education Award. Wiese is the author of over 50 articles, book chapters and books and is a reviewer for six national medical journals. Currently he is director of the Tulane Internal Medicine Residency Program and is course director for courses in clinical diagnosis, biostatistics, advanced internal medicine, medical art and medical education.
Boris joined the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 1998. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Boris is primarily responsible for the courses in child development and public health and preventive intervention in childhood and adolescence.
In 2003 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the public health student body. Faculty peers base the selection of the teaching scholar award recipients on independent review. Award recipients receive a medallion, plaque and lapel pin; a permanent salary increase; and a stipend to fund future or ongoing educational projects.
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