Here is where we list the names of UWSOM faculty who have received awards. The listing comes from our bimonthly Faculty Newsletter. If you know of someone who should be acknowledged, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana students honor Dr. Meissner
“Dr. Meissner: you are intelligent, articulate, compassionate, forthright, vulnerable, witty, and kind. And most of all, you care so much about shaping future generations of physicians to be their best, and it’s evident in the way you teach and guide your students. You are a talented instructor, and we are so grateful that we got to learn from you through each block, gaining the *high yield* tools we need to move forward to the next phase of our learning.”
Drs. Weaver and Pittack honored by Seattle students
Kurt Weaver, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the UWSOM Radiology Department and Cat Cat Pittack, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Structure, were honored with the Outstanding Lecturer Award by Seattle students in the E-21 cohort.
At the Foundations Celebration, MSA leaders said, “These instructors teach us in every block, which means we are lucky to benefit from their enthusiasm, understanding, and dedication to the subject throughout the entire Foundations Phase. Whether meeting 1:1 in lab or dressed up as a uterus and a colon in lecture, they have truly shaped our medical education.”
Students said of Dr. Weaver:
, they commented “he’s always so helpful in lab and never intimidating. Anatomy is humbling in so many ways so to have an instructor who strives to build you up is always so welcomed.” Another said “[he] is very transparent about the difficulty of anatomy, but even more determined to make sure we understand the concepts. He has a care and kindness that I really appreciate, and I want him to be recognized for the work he puts in!”
Students said of Dr. Pittack,
“I’m going to genuinely miss her when we move to clinical rotations. She makes learning anatomy so much fun and feel so special.” If a student struggles, this positivity persists. Another student shared with us that “I did not do very well on a test but she did not make me feel bad for how I did. She was very understanding and non-judgmental. She is also enthusiastic about anatomy and it is always a pleasure to see!”