Each year, up to four faculty members are selected for the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. The award recognizes the fundamental concept exemplified by Sir William Osler that the development of outstanding physicians occurs primarily in clinical settings. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to support his or her professional development. The award winners are Dr. Rafic Berbarie, assistant professor, Internal Medicine; Dr. Megan Berman, assistant professor, Internal Medicine; Dr. Anita Mercado, associate professor, Internal Medicine; and Dr. Victor Sierpina, professor, Family Medicine.

Landry to speak about child development

Susan H. Landry, director and founder of the Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will speak about the influences that affect a child’s brain and behavioral development as part of the Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series presented by UTMB’s Institute for the Medical Humanities at 6 p.m. March 7.

Her lecture is titled “Experiences with Others and the Environment: How They Support the Young Child’s Brain and Behavioral Development” and will be presented in the Moody Gardens IMAX Theater. The lecture series has been organized by William Winslade, professor in the Institute for the Medical Humanities. Contact Christi Retzer at ceretzer@utmb.edu for more information.

Lefeber winter lectures continue today

The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging Lefeber Winter Series on Aging today will feature Dr. Jerry H. Gurwitz, chief of the division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His presentation, “Drug Therapy in Older Persons: Beliefs, Myths and Challenges,” is at 5 p.m. in the Caduceus Room of the Administration Building on the Galveston campus. For information, call 409-747-1987.

Fry wins national award

Chris Fry, assistant professor in Nutrition and Metabolism in UTMB’s School of Health Professions, will be honored with the 2017 New Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society Section on Environmental and Exercise Physiology at its Experimental Biology Meeting in April.

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