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Dental Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards

Four faculty members from the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) were recognized for their teaching excellence during the School's recent Alumni Faculty Senior Day dinner. Each year, the senior class votes on and presents these awards at this event; several of this year's recipients have been honored in years past.

The Earl Bank Hoyt Award, given to an alumnus who is an outstanding full-time junior faculty member, was given to Dr. Yi-Tai Jou, assistant professor of endodontics. This is the second year in a row that Dr. Jou, SDM '99, was so honored. The award was established by a grateful patient to honor the dedication and teaching excellence of the 1918 alumnus who was a distinguished clinician and educator.

Also for the second consecutive year, the Joseph L. T. Appleton Award, presented to a part-time faculty member for excellence in clinical teaching, was awarded to Dr. Steven Liu, assistant professor clinician educator of general restorative dentistry. The award is named for a 1914 alumnus who was dean of the school from 1941 to 1951.

Dr. Lawrence Montgomery won the Robert E. DeRevere Award for excellence in pre-clinical teaching by a part-time faculty member. Given annually since 1982, this award is named for a 1945 dental alumnus who, in addition to teaching, managed dental services at Children's Heart Hospital of Philadelphia and Philadelphia General Hospital.

Earl Bank Hoyt Award | Joseph L. T. Appleton Award | Robert E. DeRevere Award | Basic Science Award

Finally, for the ninth year, Dr. Elliot Hersh, associate professor of pharmacology in the Department of Oral Surgery/Pharmacology, received the Basic Science Award for excellence in teaching within the basic sciences. He previously won it the last three years as well as in 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992 and 1990.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 31, April 23, 2002


April 23, 2002
Volume 48 Number 31

James Wilson, director of IHGT, is stepping down as institute broadens it focus.
The School of Dental Medicine and the School of Nursing each recognize four of their finest for excellence in teaching.
The guidelines for faculty and staff salary increases for 2002-2003 stress merit and performance as the basis for any increases.
An invitation to commencement is extended to the University community.
The deaths of two former deans (Wharton & GSFA), an emeritus professor and an emeritus trustee.
University Council committee reports on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting include: Personnel Benefits, Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, and International Programs.
The Penn Reading Project has chosen the text for the incoming freshmen class; faculty members are encouraged to lead a small discussion group in September.
The A-3 Assembly seeks volunteers (weekly-paid employees) to serve on the Executive Board; 20 positions are available.
Penn faculty and staff are invited to the Children's Festival Opening Night Picnic and Performance, as well as a lunchtime party at the Museum to celebrate its new wing and courtyard garden.
The schools announce their graduation ceremonies and speakers.