Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., receives 2012 CTSA Educator of the Year award
Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) Education Resources is pleased to announce Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., as the 2012 Educator of the Year. Dr. Windebank was nominated by scholars and faculty within CTSA's postdoctoral programs for his outstanding contributions to the mentoring of CTSA scholars and his contributions to clinical and translational research education.
"Teaching is a learning experience. I always feel that I learn as much or more from the students as they learn from me. It is an opportunity to work in a wonderful team of faculty, support staff and learners that everyone enjoys," says Dr. Windebank. "For the first 10 years of my learning career (ages 5 to 15), I had the worst 'school phobia' imaginable — maybe that's why I like to make the learning environment a great place to be."
Dr. Windebank is a professor of neurology in the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, where he is responsible for the development of the Ph.D. Program in clinical and translational science (CTS). He teaches CTS Journal Club, CTS Works in Progress, Case Studies in Translation, Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease, and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Windebank is also active in CTSA Grand Rounds, where Mayo investigators and faculty share their translational research successes and challenges.