Med Ed Professor is APS Educator of the Year

Dr. JanssenHerb Janssen, Ph.D., professor in the Dept. of Medical Education, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, TTUHSC at El Paso, was selected the 2014 Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Educator of the Year winner by the American Physiological Society (APS).

“I am humbled and honored by the award,” said Dr. Janssen. “I sincerely appreciate the effort Dave put into the nominating process. Obviously this could have not happened without Dave’s help and support. The expertise and time required to navigate the nominating process was substantial. Dave saw it to a successful completion.”

According to APS, the Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award…recognizes a full-time faculty member of an accredited college or university and member of the APS who has independent evidence of: (1) excellence in classroom teaching over a number of years at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels; (2) commitment to the improvement of physiology teaching within the candidate’s own institution; and (3) contributions to physiology education at the local community, national or international levels. The awardee is requested to write an essay on his/her philosophy of education for publication in The Physiologist….The activities that distinguish a candidate in the rankings include outreach activities at the state, national, or international level; contributions to education through APS activities; peer-reviewed educational journal articles; and widely disseminated publications such as commercially produced textbooks, lab manuals, or software.