MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students honored their faculty during the third annual faculty awards reception. Each class nominated faculty members who were inspirational, showed commitment to their education, were excellent role models, and spurred students on toward excellence.
All students were asked to submit nominations and award winners were chosen by a committee of medical student elected representatives.
“We would like to sincerely thank you for your dedication to our education. We hope that you continue to contribute to academics at Stritch, as it is individuals like you who make up the heart of academic medicine and secure the foundation of our medical education,” was written to the faculty on behalf of the students.
The faculty award winners for 2015 were:
Humanism in Medicine Award: Michael Mosier, MD
Award given by first-year medical students
Educator of the Year: Stephen Lipsius, PhD
Awards given by second-year medical students
Educator of the Year: Gregory Gruener, MD and Theresa Kristopaitis, MD
Facilitator of the Year: John Robinson, MD
Awards given by third-year medical students
Attending of the Year: Elizabeth Mueller, MD
Nurse Educator of the Year: Amy Marciniak, RN
Resident of the Year: Benjamin Degner, MD
Awards given by fourth-year students
Outstanding Clinical Educator Award: Kevin Simpson, MD
Outstanding Classroom Educator Award: Michael Dauzvardis, PhD
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