|President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP (foreground) recognizes the leadership of the deans of the five Health Science Center schools, including (left to right) Interim Dean Robert Reddick, Dean Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., Dean Kenneth Kalkwarf, D.D.S., M.S., Interim Dean Douglas Murphy, Ph.D., and Dean Francisco González-Scarano.|
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The UT Health Science Center San Antonio honored 93 Distinguished Teaching Professors and 82 faculty members who recently were promoted or received tenure. The celebration was held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the lobby of the Academic and Administration Building.
President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, started the program by thanking the deans of the five Health Science Center schools:
- Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the Dental School
- Robert L. Reddick, M.D., interim dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Health Professions
- Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, and
- Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., dean of the School of Nursing
“What is accomplished by our faculty is under your watchful guidance and support,” President Henrich said. “I am most grateful for your leadership and what you contribute each day to our four missions of the Health Science Center. I thank each of you for our exceptional vision and leadership.”Promotion and tenure process rewards excellence
President Henrich noted that the lengthy and detailed promotion and tenure process is shared by the offices of the deans and is coordinated by the Promotions, Tenure and Appointment Committee led by I-Tien Yeh, M.D., a professor in the Department of Pathology.
This year, 35 faculty members were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor, 25 were promoted from associate professor to professor and 18 were granted tenure.
Dr. McKenzie named chair emeritus
|Dental School honorees included Karen Troendle, D.D.S., Adriana Segura, D.D.S., M.S., Ivy Schwartz, D.D.S., and Elizabeth McAlister, D.D.S., RDH.|
One faculty member — Shirlyn McKenzie, Ph.D., MLS — was granted the title of chair emeritus and distinguished teaching professor emeritus. “She is an author, a researcher, a national leader within her profession and literally built the clinical laboratory sciences program at the Health Science Center from the ground up. Today it ranks among the top programs in the country,” President Henrich said.Distinguished Teaching Professors
He also acknowledged the university’s Distinguished Teaching Professors, a University of Texas System honor. “We believe it is very fitting to acknowledge our faculty who has made significant contributions to education. They were selected through peer review on their excellence as teachers and their achievements in the scholarship of teaching and learning,” President Henrich said. “Our Health Science Center has more Distinguished Teaching Professors than any other health science center campus in the UT System.”See the program
from the evening’s event that lists the names of all the honorees.