Teaching Academy Awards for Teaching and Educational Excellence

Innovation in Curriculum Development or Pedagogy

This award is intended to recognize an individual or team who developed an approach to teaching and learning that is innovative, intellectually rigorous, and engaging. Examples include creating an educational resource; developing a new course or module; and redesigning an existing course, clerkship or program.

Learner Assessment

This award is intended to recognize an individual or team who created assessment activities and demonstrated a commitment to the culture of assessment within the course, clerkship, or program.

Frederick C. Morin, III, MD Educational Leadership Award

This award is intended to recognize an individual who has demonstrated an exemplary and sustained record of service in Educational Leadership, Committee Service, and/or Administration.

Educational Scholarship

This award is intended to recognize an individual who has demonstrated a record of Quality, Quantity, and Engagement in medical education scholarship.

Outstanding Contribution

This award is intended to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to medical education either for a specific, short-term initiative, or sustained contribution.

2020 Recipients

Innovation in Curriculum Development or Pedagogy Award
Molly Rideout, MD, Pediatrics

Educational Scholarship Award
Andrew Hale, MD, Medicine

Outstanding Contribution Award
Leah Burke, MD, Pediatrics

Frederick C. Morin III, MD Educational Leadership Award
Stephen Everse, PhD, Biochemistry

Distinguished Service Award
Alan Rubin, MD, Medicine and Psychiatry

UVMHN Medical Group Education Awards

Continuing Medical Education Educator of the Year
Stephen Berns, MD, Family Medicine

Graduate Medical Education Educator of the Year
Julian Sprague, MD, PhD, Medicine

UVMHN Medical Group Education Grant
“Fostering gender equity to improve the clinical learning environment for medical learners at the
University of Vermont”
PI: Richard Bounds, MD, Surgery-Emergency Medicine
CO PI: Tabitha Ford, MD, Surgery-Emergency Medicine



Teaching Academy Awards for Teaching and Educational Excellence

Eligibility and details: All Larner College of Medicine Faculty are eligible. Faculty members must be nominated by Teaching Academy members, department chairs, or key education leaders. Nominees are not required to be current members of the Teaching Academy. Formal letters of recommendation are not required and will not be considered by the Review Committee. Instead, we ask that you complete the Teaching Award Nomination Form. The Teaching Academy will contact individual nominees to request their CV.

Please note that the award distribution may vary from year to year; thus it is unlikely that all awards will be conferred in a single year.

UVMHN Medical Group Education Grant

A mission of the University Health Center (UHC) Trust is to maintain innovation and excellence in teaching. To support this mission, UHC has committed up to $25,000 for one educational grant to support faculty initiated educational research. A Request for Proposals is sent each August.

UVMHN Medical Group Educator of the Year Awards

The Teaching Academy Teaching Award Review Committee will solicit nominations from the Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education (CMIE) department and the Graduate Medical Education (GME) department each August.

Awardees will be recognized at the annual Teaching Academy New Member Induction and Awards Ceremony.