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John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award

The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award winner is presented each academic year to an educator from each of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston component schools. The faculty member who earns the award embodies excellence in teaching.

The award recognizes excellence in teaching based on knowledge of the subject, interest and enthusiasm for teaching, understanding of students, responsiveness to student inquiries, encouragement of independent thinking and accessibility to students.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2019-2020 Kimberly Smith, PhD
2018-2019 Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD
2017-2018 Angela Ross, DNP, MPH
2016-2017 Todd Johnson, PhD
2015-2016 Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE
2014-2015 Kimberly Smith, PhD
2013-2014 Yang Gong, MD, PhD
2012-2013 Trevor Cohen, MBChB, PhD
2011-2012 Juliana J. Brixey, RN, PhD
2010-2011 Madurai Sriram Iyengar, PhD
2009-2010 Dean Forrest Sittig, PhD
2008-2009 Paul T. Macklin
2007-2008 Stefan Birmanns, PhD
2006-2007 Willy Wriggers, PhD
2005-2006 Kimberly Dunn, MD, PhD
2004-2005 Elmer V. Bernstam, MD, MSE
2003-2004 Wily R. Wriggers, PhD
2002-2003 Cynthia L. Phelps, PhD
2001-2002 Jiajie Zhang, PhD
2000-2001 Kathy Johnson, PhD
1999-2000 James P. Turley, PhD
1998-1999 Craig W. Johnson, PhD



Dean’s Excellence Award

The School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) Dean’s Excellence award was first awarded in 2019. It is given annual and acknowledges SBMI faculty members for exceptional performance in three different categories: research, teaching, and innovation.

The measurement for this performance considers achievements like high impact publications, novel course development, and innovative projects in applied domains.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2019-2020 Winners:
Research – James Langabeer II, PhD, EdD
Teaching – Angela Ross, DNP and Debora Simmons, PhD
Innovation – Amy Franklin, PhD, Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE and Deevakar Rogith, PhD
2018-2019 Winners:
Research - Luca Giancardo, PhD
Teaching – Kimberly Smith, PhD
Innovation – Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD



American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) Fellows

This group of elected fellows includes professionals who are recognized for their significant and sustained contributions to the field of biomedical informatics. ACMI Fellows are eligible to use the designation FACMI and membership is open to informaticians across the globe.

The measurement for this performance considers achievements like high impact publications, novel course development, and innovative projects in applied domains.

RECIPIENTS
SBMI ACMI Fellows
Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE
Hardeep Singh, MD
Dean Sittig, PhD
Cui Tao, PhD
Hua Xu, PhD
Jiajie Zhang, PhD



Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)

Individuals who receive this distinction are recognized AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting. Fellows also demonstrate professional achievement and leadership during there sustained commitment to the betterment of AMIA.

RECIPIENTS
SBMI Fellows of AMIA
Dean Sittig, PhD
Jiajie Zhang, PhD
Robert Murphy, MD



Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Winners

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Three members of the SBMI community have been named recipients of this prestigious award.

RECIPIENTS
SBMI PECASE Awardees
Cui Tao, PhD
Hardeep Singh, MD
Muhammad Walji, PhD



International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) Fellows

The Academy serves as an honor society that recognizes expertise in biomedical and health informatics internationally. Academy Membership is one of the highest honors in the international field of biomedical and health informatics.

RECIPIENTS
SBMI IAHSI Fellows
Dean Sittig, PhD
Jiajie Zhang, PhD