Joyce E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D., named 2015 CCaTS Educator of the Year
Joyce E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D., accepts the CCaTS Educator of the Year award from Education Resources Director David O. Warner, M.D.
Joyce E. Balls-Berry, Ph.D., received the 2015 Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) Educator of the Year award for her outstanding contributions to Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) education. This is the second 2015 award for Dr. Balls-Berry, who recently was named 2015 Teacher of the Year by the Mayo Graduate Student Association.
Dr. Balls-Berry was nominated by students and faculty who recognized her thoughtful and meaningful teaching, engaging and enthusiastic style, and overall commitment to the success of the students in her course and their careers in CTS.
According to CCaTS Education Resources Director David O. Warner, M.D., "Dr. Balls-Berry has created an entirely new curriculum in community-engaged research. Drawing on her experiences working in the CCaTS Office for Community Engagement in Research, she has brought to life for our students this research approach, which is crucial for effective translational research that will accomplish the mission of CCaTS."
Dr. Balls-Berry is an assistant professor of epidemiology in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the program director for the CCaTS Office for Community Engagement in Research.