HIPRC members recognized for excellence in teaching

HIPRC members recognized for excellence in teaching

By: HIPRC Date: December 11th, 2018
From left, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., Mary Fan, JD, M.Phil, and Mark Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D., have been nominated for the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Washington.

Several Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center faculty have been nominated for the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Awards for 2019.

Violence Prevention section lead Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., core member Mary Fan, JD, M.Phil., and associate member Mark Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D., are all up for the university-wide honor. Recipients are selected by the UW’s Center for Teaching and Learning based on excellent in their subject matter, teaching students inside and outside the classroom, and innovation in process and curriculum design.

“I believe that my interactions with my colleagues, including co-instructors, and students have meaningfully contributed to my own professional growth and made me a more effective teacher and researcher, and more importantly, a better person,” Rowhani-Rahbar said in a release from the UW Department of Epidemiology, where he is the Bartley Dobb Professor for Study and Prevention of Violence. “I am immensely grateful [for this nomination]. Being a teacher is an integral part of my identity. I cannot be more thrilled to be recognized for it.”

Fan teaches at the UW School of Law, with a focus on instilling passion and creativity in her students as they learn how they can have an impact through their educations and careers.

Sullivan was nominated as part of a team teaching in the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.

Winners will be announced in the Spring 2019 quarter.

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