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Initiated in 2013, the Regions Bank TEACH (Toward Educational Advancement in Care and Health) Prize celebrates the highest qualities of our teaching faculty. The winner receives a cash award of $10,000 and recognition at the luncheon honoring Nelson Order inductees.
The recipient of the 2016 Regions Bank TEACH Prize awardee is Dr. Jennifer Bain, assistant professor and interim department chair of periodontics and preventive sciences in the UMMC School of Dentistry.
Previous Regions Bank TEACH Prize winners include:
Faculty recipients of the Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence are eligible for the Regions Bank TEACH Prize. Both share the same criteria. An outstanding educator should demonstrate excellence in:
Each school has an existing process for nomination that begins with student selection of the Nelson Order awardees for that year. Twenty new members of the Nelson Order are selected each year. Additional nominations can be made by e-mailing Dr. Rob Rockhold, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, at email@example.com.
Working with each school's faculty, the dean of each school will then select, with the input of the faculty, one nominee from the school's Nelson Order whom they feel best exemplifies the Regions Bank TEACH Prize criteria, for a total of six finalists for the Regions Bank TEACH Prize.
The Medical Center Faculty Development Committee and the officers of the Associated Student Body will review a statement of teaching philosophy from the finalists, along with their curriculum vitae. A vote of this group will determine the winner of the Regions Bank TEACH Prize.
The Nelson Order recipients and the TEACH Prize winner will be announced at a luncheon in May. All recipients will be honored publicly at commencement ceremonies.
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