Educators at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have many opportunities to have their work recognized through awards sponsored by the school.

Jane Hickman Teaching Award

The Jane Hickman Teaching Award is historically the highest recognition of excellence in medical student teaching at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

The Hickman endowment charges the Dean of the School of Medicine with responsibility for the management of the fund. The Dean has charged the Senior Associate Dean for Education to oversee the administration of the award. The goal is to reward faculty members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to medical student education at MU. The award may or may not be given out each year. A faculty member may be nominated multiple times, but may receive the award only once. (New materials must be submitted each time a faculty member is nominated.)

The Jane Hickman Teaching Award Committee is chaired by the Senior Associate Dean for Education.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2022: Shellaine Frazier, DO
  • 2021: James Stevermer, MD, MSPH
  • 2020: Elizabeth Malm-Buatsi, MD
  • 2019: Peter Wilden, MD
  • 2018: William Salzer, MD
  • 2017: Joel Shenker, MD, PhD
  • 2016: Kevin Kane, MD
  • 2015: Carla Dyer, MD
  • 2014: Thomas Mawhinney, PhD
  • 2013: James Feltz, MD
  • 2012: Debra Howenstine, MD
  • 2011: James Campbell, PhD
  • 2010: David Fleming, MD
  • 2009: Caroline Kerber, MD
  • 2008: Ted Groshong, MD
  • 2007: Michael C. Hosokawa, EdD
  • 2006: Louise S. Thai, MD
  • 2005: Ronald H. Freeman, PhD
  • 2004: Steven C. Zweig, MD
  • 2003: Mark E. Martin, PhD
  • 2002: William John Krause II, PhD
  • 2001: Julius Lynn Teague, MD
  • 2000: Barry Gainor, MD
  • 1999: Charlotte Longacre Phillips, PhD
  • 1998: John Yanos, MD
  • 1997: Robert L. Blake, Jr., MD
  • 1996: Mitchell Rosenholtz, MD
  • 1995: Ann Havey, MD
  • 1994: Elizabeth “Betsy” Garrett, MD, MSPH
  • 1993: E. Dale Everett, MD
  • 1992: William Giffin, MD
  • 1991: Michael Misfeldt, PhD

To nominate a faculty member, please contact Kate Wessler.

David and Kathy Morton Outstanding Faculty Educator Awards

The David and Kathy Morton Outstanding Faculty Educator Awards honors educators with a strong passion for teaching medical students and exhibits an effective teaching style. Award recipients are honored for promoting a collaborative and inclusive learning environment, participating in teaching activities, and providing regular and helpful feedback to students about their performance.

2022 Award Recipients

  • Pre-Clinical Teacher Award: Andres Bran, MD
  • Clinical Teacher Award: Andrew Harding, MD
  • Clinical Teacher Award: Kody Finstad, MD

2021 Award Recipients

  • Pre-Clinical Teacher Award: Charles Abromovich, MD
  • Clinical Teacher Award: Donald Doll, MD

2020 Award Recipients

  • Pre-Clinical Teacher Allison Nesbitt, PhD
  • Clinical Teacher – Springfield Campus Arijit Chowdhury, MD
  • Clinical Teacher – Columbia Campus Syed Hasan, MD

2019 Award Winners

  • Pre-clinical Teacher: Shellaine Frazier, DO
  • Clinical Teacher (Columbia campus): Cathy Jones, MD
  • Clinical Teacher (Springfield campus): Magnus Meyer, DO

To nominate a faculty member, please contact Kate Wessler.

Curriculum Board Excellence in Teaching Award

The Curriculum Board Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding faculty members across the School of Medicine.

2022 Award Recipients

  • Outstanding Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Innovation: Chrissa McClellan, MD, Electrodiagnostic & Neuromuscular Ultrasound Laboratory (ENUL)
  • Outstanding Clinical Educator Award: Robert Sobule, PA, Director of APP Psychiatry Fellowship-Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry- Columbia
  • Outstanding Community-Based Faculty Preceptor: Marcia Hernandez, DO
  • Outstanding Contributor to the Educational Program: Jason Furrer, PhD
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award: Terrance Mabry, MD

2021 Award Recipients

  • Outstanding Clerkship Curriculum Innovation: Longitudinal Neurosciences: Reza Farid, MD
  • Outstanding Clerkship Curriculum Innovation: Longitudinal Neurosciences: Scott Litofsky, MD
  • Outstanding Clinical Educator Award: Kevin Frazer, MD
  • Outstanding Community-Based Faculty Preceptor: Adam Fitzgerald, MD
  • Outstanding Contributor to the Educational Program: Mark Daniels, PhD
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award: Abdul-Azeez Abdullahi, MBBS, MD
  • Citation of Merit: Ted Groshong, MD
  • Excellence in Educational Leadership: Carla Dyer, MD
  • Excellence in Educational Leadership: Robin Blake, MD

2020 Award Recipients

  • Outstanding Pre-Clerkship Faculty Educator Allison Nesbitt, PhD
  • Outstanding Clinical Educator – Springfield Campus William Moore, MD
  • Outstanding Clinical Educator – Columbia Campus Junaid Siddiqui, MD
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher James Landreneau, MD
  • Outstanding Community-Based Faculty Preceptor Juan Dominguez, MD
  • Citation of Merit Shellaine Frazier, DO

2019 Award Recipients

  • Citation of Merit: Stephen Colbert, MD
  • Outstanding Pre-clerkship Faculty Educator: Laura Johnson, PhD
  • Outstanding Clinical Educator: Ovais Hasan, MD
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching: Lila Nolan, MD
  • Outstanding Community-based Faculty Preceptor: Kevin Blanton, MD
  • Outstanding Course Director: Arthur Rawlings, MD
  • Outstanding Pre-clerkship Curriculum Innovation: Robert Lim, PhD
  • Outstanding Clerkship Curriculum Innovation: Family Medicine Clerkship Leadership Team (Amanda Allmon, MD; Mark Ellis, MD; Peter Koopman, MD; Sarah Swofford, MD; and Angie Whitesell, MD)
  • Outstanding Contributor to the Education Program: Reza Farid, MD

2019 Award Recipients

  • Pre-clerkship Faculty Educator: Ghassan Hammoud, MD.
  • Clinical Educator: Lucas Buffaloe, MD.
  • Resident Teaching: Madihah Hepburn, MD.
  • Pre-clerkship Innovation: Integrative Anatomy team (Carol Ward, PhD; Richard Sherwood, PhD; Kevin Middleton, PhD; Casey Holliday, PhD; Kristina Aldridge, PhD; Laura Johnson, PhD; Allison Nesbitt, PhD; and Cheryl Hill, PhD).
  • Clerkship Innovation: Raghav Govindarajan, MD.
  • Course Director: Laura Morris, MD.
  • Citation of Merit: Integrative Anatomy team.

To nominate a faculty member, please contact Kate Wessler.