Congratulations to both Cagla Eroglu and John Pearson who were selected by a group of graduate students as distinguished nominees for the 2019 Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award. The Hammes award is intended to recognize continuing excellence in teaching and mentoring, and exemplary commitment to the education of graduate students within Basic Science Departments and Graduate Training Programs of the School of Medicine.
The award is named for Gordon G. Hammes, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and University Distinguished Professor, who served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1991 through 1998. During his tenure as Vice Chancellor, Professor Hammes led a number of major initiatives to improve the scope and quality of our graduate program within the School of Medicine. The School of Medicine established this award in 2001 in his honor and will be presented at the annual Spring Faculty Meeting in May.