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Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching - Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - University at Buffalo
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Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching

The Siegel Awards are the foremost means for recognizing extraordinary teachers in our school.

Louis A. Siegel received his medical degree from UB in 1923 and served as an assistant professor of obstetrics-gynecology for 21 years. He was a dedicated clinical teacher who was able to inspire both medical students and house officers with enthusiasm and the spirit of inquiry.

Considerations for the Siegel Awards include: instructional skill, ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding, demonstration of sensitivity toward the human condition and serving as a role model for students.

A student award committee comprised of representatives from each medical class reviews nominations provided by students and selects awardees in the four categories.

Siegel Teaching Award Winners

4/11/17

Fourteen teachers in eight departments received 2017 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching at an April 4 ceremony.

Ashkan Mowla, MD
4/19/16

Fourteen medical school teachers, three residents and a fellow received 2016 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching.

Heather K. Lehman, MD
4/17/15

Eighteen medical school teachers and a medical student received 2015 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards or honorable mentions for excellence in teaching.

George Ventro, MD
4/17/14

Thirteen medical school teachers and four residents received Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards during the School of Medicine and Biomedical Science’s 2014 Teacher Appreciation Day and award reception April 16.

4/26/13

Eleven medical school teachers and five residents received 2013 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards during an April 17 ceremony.

4/19/12

Teachers in pediatrics, pathology and anatomical sciences, family medicine and surgery received Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards at this year’s ceremony.

4/11/11

The recipients of the 2011 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching were announced April 11.

7/20/10

Students recognize SMBS faculty for their excellence in teaching.