Four From UMB Win Regents Faculty Awards
|Four faculty members of the University of
Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) have been recognized with University
System of Maryland Board of Regents 2014 Faculty Awards. The awards
commend distinguished performance on the part of faculty members within
the 12 institutions that comprise the University
System of Maryland (USM).
The award winners from UMB, the founding campus of the USM, come from
its School of Pharmacy, its School of Medicine, and its School of Social Work. Nominations were
gathered and rated by UMB's Faculty Senate before being submitted to
Bruce Anderson, PharmD, DABAT,
was named the regents' public service winner for his work as director
of the School of Pharmacy's Maryland Poison
Center (MPC). Initially just serving physicians, the MPC under
Anderson has grown into a free public service responding to more than
60,000 calls per year, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
preventing many costly trips to the emergency room. It has updated its
technology, replacing Mr. Yuk stickers with an MPC website and popular
social media tools.
Stephen Bartlett, MD, the Peter
G. Angelos Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of
Surgery at the School of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief and senior vice
president at the University of Maryland Medical
Center (UMMC), was recognized by the regents in the
scholarship/research/creative activity category for blazing the trail
for revolutionary transplant procedures. Under Bartlett, the Division
of Transplantation has grown into one of the largest, busiest, and most
comprehensive transplant programs in the world. His pioneering work has
dramatically improved access to viable organs, for instance, reducing
the waiting time for an African-American patient to receive a kidney
transplant at UMMC from the national average of 1,335 days to 681 days.
Megan Meyer, PhD, associate
professor and associate dean of academic affairs at the School of
Social Work, earned the regents' teaching excellence award. An esteemed
teacher and mentor, Meyer is a School Student Government Association
Exemplary Faculty Award winner who has twice received the Dean's
Teaching Award based on evaluations completed by students. She
continues to meet the standard of 95 percent of her students must score
her performance as a 15 on a 15-point scale. The students' glowing
reviews were part of Meyer's nomination package.
Lastly, Jill Morgan, PharmD, BCPS,
an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and
Science at the School of Pharmacy and its former associate dean for
student affairs, won the regents' award in mentoring. She has been
tireless in her efforts, exceeding the yearly average of six to eight
students for academic advising with more than 100 PharmD students per
year in Baltimore and at the Universities at Shady Grove, and she
oversees 10 students annually in her pediatric experiential elective.
It is not uncommon for Morgan to write 90-plus letters of
recommendation every year for past and current students, who now work
at places such as Children's Hospital in Texas and a pediatric
intensive care clinic in Saudi Arabia.
UMB proudly congratulates its four University System of Maryland Board
of Regents Faculty Award winners!
|Posting Date: 03/13/2014
|Contact Name: Chris Zang
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