Attention Faculty! The Senate Faculty Achievement Awards Committee Seeking Nominations for Prestigious Awards!
February 26, 2019

Attention Faculty!

The Senate Faculty Achievement Awards Committee Seeking Nominations for Prestigious Awards! Financial awards are on the line.

The Awards Committee consists of a senator and faculty member selected from each of the five current UNTHSC Colleges/Schools. The immediate past-president of the Faculty Senate chairs the committee that will review nominations. Members of the committee and the faculty with administrative appointment (Chair and above) are not eligible for these awards.

Deadline: Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 15, 2019.

Award Criteria:
• Must have demonstrated exemplary performance in at least two of the following categories, with quality activity in at least three categories. (The focus of the review will be over the past two years.)
Teaching – to include classroom, clinical, online, mentoring students in research and/or internships, teaching patients, residents, graduate students and peers
Research/scholarship – to include grants, publications, awards, etc.
Service – to include clinical activity, professional, university and community service
Leadership – to include officerships in professional organizations, editorships of peer-reviewed journals, chairing committees, task forces and lab teams, etc.

Nomination Criteria:
• Must have been at the HSC and active members of the faculty for at least three years; may not be a faculty member with administrative appointments (chair, institute director, dean, for example).
• Nominee’s primary appointment is to be 50 percent more at the UNTHSC (from any school/college program or combination thereof). A list of the primary appointments of UNTHSC Faculty is maintained and available at the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Nomination Process:
• Nominations must be made by faculty who do not have administrative appointments (chair, institute director, dean, etc.).
• The nomination package will include
A nomination letter — describing the nominee’s accomplishments. The letter of nomination should contain no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 The letter should be concise, and should specifically comment on the nominee’s credentials for the award. The letter should identify specific ways the nominee has met or exceeded the above mentioned guidelines for teaching, research/scholarship, service, and leadership.
The CV of the nominee
• The nomination package should be submitted as email attachments to Nat Paterson, Office of Faculty Affairs,

Selection Process:
• One faculty member from each school/college will be selected as a finalist. Of the five finalists, one will be selected as the overall winner.
• The overall UNTHSC Faculty Recognition Award winner will receive a cash award of $10,000 and the four other finalists will receive cash awards of $2,500.
• Faculty who receive awards will not be eligible for the two years following receipt of an award.
• Nominees who do not meet the minimum criteria, as determined by the Faculty Award Committee, will not be considered for an award.

The list of previous finalists and overall winners. (Green highlighted names are the overall winners)


James Hall — Pharmacology & Neuroscience/SCP
Metin Yavuz — Physical Therapy/SHP
Subhash Aryal — Biostatistics & Epidemiology/SPH
Patrick ClayOverall winner — Pharmacotherapy/SCP
Amy Raines — Milenkov Pediatrics/TCOM


Howe Liu — Physical Therapy/SHP
Rita Patterson — Family Medicine/TCOM
John Planz Overall winner Molecular Medicine/GSBS
Katalin Prokai — Pharmaceutical Science/SCP
David Sterling — Biostatistics & Epidemiology/SPH