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April 19, 2011, Volume 57, No. 30

Dean’s Award for Exemplary Teaching

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Associate Professor Mary Ersek was selected for the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Teaching for her passion and knowledge and for being an expert and innovative teacher who has made significant contributions to the curriculum as the coordinator of the Palliative Care Minor and chair of the Master’s Curriculum Committee. “Professor Ersek’s Principles of Palliative Care class was the best taught and most fulfilling (nonclinical) course I have taken at Penn Nursing,” her student said. “Her passion for the process and methods of providing care that emphasizes the importance of quality of life was contagious, the breadth of her knowledge was consistently impressive.”

 

 

 

 

 

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Scholarly Mentorship

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Assistant Professor Maureen George was selected for the Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Scholarly Mentorship for her demonstrated consistent excellence as an exceptional mentor to undergraduate students in the introduction and participation of undergraduate nursing research. She is thoroughly invested in her students, their work, and their professional careers. “Dr. George is friendly, positive, supportive—more of a surrogate mom than a professor,” one student wrote, adding, “She’s responsible in large part for keeping the class sane and healthy during this initiation by fire.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean’s Award for MS/MSN Scholarly Mentorship

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Assistant Professor Anne Teitelman is the recipient for the Dean’s Award for MS/MSN Scholarly Mentorship for her inspirational mentoring that challenges her students to set their goals high, her honest and direct feedback, and for serving as a role model and leader in building a mutually rewarding relationship. “Dr. Teitelman was excellent at giving constructive feedback and sharing her expertise and resources, while also allowing me to be creative and make the project my own,” a former student and research assistant said. “She managed to simultaneously challenge me in my investigation and writing while instilling in me the confidence to do quality research.”

 

 

 

 

 

Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice

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Associate Dean for Practice and Community Affairs and Shearer Term Associate Professor for Healthy Community Practices Eileen Sullivan-Marx was chosen by her colleagues for her sustained excellence and leadership in professional practice and the integration of practice to scholarship and teaching across many disciplines. “Since her leadership for the School’s Office of Practice & Community Affairs, Eileen has significantly increased learning opportunities for nurses and all Penn students in the community through the School of Nursing’s LIFE Program and Healthy in Philadelphia,” her colleagues wrote. “She has demonstrated a superb ability to integrate practice to scholarship and teaching. She is renowned for contributions and service in the organizational nursing model of care.”

 

 

 

 

 

Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty

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Laura Klenke-Borgmann, a lecturer, was nominated by more than 50 students for her passion for nursing and for educating future nurses and for inspiring her students to be leaders in the profession. “Laura exhibited confidence in the field and showed an interest in her students that ignited an excitement for nursing within myself,” one student wrote, “she was attentive to students, thorough, and dedicated to making sure that everyone was able to fully grasp the concepts we were learning.”

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara J. Lowery DSO Faculty Award

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Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Nursing of Children-Clinician Educator Terri Lipman was selected for the Barbara J. Lowery DSO Faculty Award. This award is given by the doctoral students to a member of the faculty that has advanced nursing science through exemplary and unwavering doctoral student mentorship. Dr. Lipman was selected for being an exemplar of the integration of research and clinical practice. “She has an extraordinary ability to show kindness and passion in everything she does,” her students wrote. “She brings out the best in her students and involves us with opportunities to mentor and guide fellow students.”

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Award for Teaching

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This award is given to Patricia Rogers, Senior Lecturer, by the undergraduate class for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, knowledge of the subject matter, ability to stimulate student interest and professional development, innovative teaching methods, and responsiveness to students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award/MSN Award for Teaching

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This award is given to Nancy Tkacs, Associate Professor of Nursing, by the Graduate Student Organization for excellence in teaching at the master’s level, knowledge of the subject matter, ability to stimulate student interest and professional development, innovative teaching methods, and responsiveness to students.

 

Almanac - April 19, 2011, Volume 57, No. 30