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The LaDonne H. Schulman Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented each year to a faculty member of the Graduate Division at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Graduate Division who has demonstrated exemplary skill in teaching and mentoring. The graduate students select the award winner every year.
Dr. LaDonne Schulman was a Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer (now Developmental and Molecular Biology) from 1968 until her untimely passing in 1992. Dr. Schulman was a leader in the field of transfer RNA specificity. She was an outstanding teacher and mentor, who cared tremendously for her students, from who she garnered admiration throughout her career. Graduate students she trained in her own laboratory have gone on to very successful scientific careers. It was in this light that the LaDonne H. Schulman Award for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1993. The LaDonne Shullman Awardee receives the Award at the Graduate Student Reception that year and the award is mentioned in that year’s Graduation Ceremony.
To qualify the nominee must:
(1) hold a permanent, full-time faculty appointment at the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor, or a position of assistant/associate in, research associate, or other position with a full-time teaching assignment
(3) have taught at least one course (not lecture) in the year of the award; and
(4) have not received the La Donne Shullman award during the last three years. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Jan-Feb – Eligible nominations are received from the graduate students via the GSC list serv. Feb-March 5th – The GSC votes amongst three of the most nominated faculty members. If there are less than two faculty members with more than one nomination, the GSC will vote amongst all the nominees.First week of March – GSC Co-chairs tally the votes & announce the winner to the GSC and the Graduate Office. Last week of March - GSC Co-Chairs write a formal letter of congratulations to the award recipient.
2009: Dr. Pamela Stanley
2008: Dr. Fernando Macian
2007: Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
2006: Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo
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