November 1, 2003

UNT Health Science Center recently recognized its best faculty. â??These faculty members excel in their work and serve as wonderful role models for our students,â? said Ronald Blanck, DO, president.

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine honored three faculty members for their excellence in teaching. The medical students from the class of 2003 selected Sam Buchanan, DO, chair of surgery, as the Clinical Professor of the Year, and the class of 2005 students selected Frederick Schaller, DO, associate professor of medicine, as the Pre-clinical Professor of the Year.

Craig Spellman, PhD, DO, associate professor of internal medicine, received the Clyde Gallehugh Memorial Award for his work as a clinical science faculty member teaching basic science to medical students. This is the third time Dr. Spellman has received this award.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences presented four of its faculty with awards recognizing their exemplary research. Ben Harris, PhD, professor of molecular biology and immunology, received the Benjamin L. Cohen, DO, Award for Outstanding Research Achievement. Meharvan â??Sonnyâ? Singh, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and neuroscience, and Rustin Reeves, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and genetics, were recognized with Research Rising Stars awards. These awards are presented to junior faculty members who exhibit outstanding efforts in research.

Robert Wordinger, PhD, associate professor and chair of cell biology and genetics, was named the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member by the graduating GSBS students.

The School of Public Health recognized three faculty members for their work in education, research and service. Daisha Cipher, PhD, assistant professor of biostatistics, was honored for her work teaching biostatistics to a growing number of students. Kristine Lykens, PhD, assistant professor of health management and policy, was recognized for her work with the Texas Department of Health conducting bioterrorism assessments in north Texas communities. Claudia Coggin, PhD, CHES, assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences, was recognized for coordinating the public health practice experience required of all students earning a masterâ??s degree in public health.


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