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Hale Named Distinguished Nominee for Hammes Teaching Award

Hale Named Distinguished Nominee for Hammes Teaching Award

Hale Named Distinguished Nominee for Hammes Teaching Award

A committee of biomedical graduate students has selected Professor of Pathology Laura Hale, MD PhD, as a distinguished nominee for the 2021 Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award.
For over 25 years, Dr. Hale has taught the Introduction to Systemic Histology and General Pathology courses, typically taken by graduate students in pathology and other biomedical departments in the fall and spring of their first year of graduate school. She also teaches several classes each year for other graduate courses, including Molecular Aspects of Disease; Animal Models in Translational Research;  Laboratory Management for Pathology Assistant Students; and Basic Biology of Cells as a Function of Aging.
Pathology Department chair Dr. Jiaoti Huang told Dr. Hale, “Your outstanding teaching has benefited many students over a long period of time. We are fortunate to have you.”
The School of Medicine established this award in 2001 in honor of 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 recipient of this year’s award is Dr. Beth Sullivan, Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Associate Dean for Research Training.