W. Charles Huskins, M.D., Named CTSA Teacher of the Year
W. Charles Huskins, M.D. and Sherine Gabriel, M.D.
W. Charles Huskins, M.D., was named 2010 Teacher of the Year by the Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA).
Sherine Gabriel, M.D., director of CTSA Education Resources, presented Dr. Huskins with the award during CTSA Grand Rounds, February 4.
"Because we are charged with developing the next generation of clinical and translational scientists, it is fitting that we recognize individuals who have truly made a difference, and moved us forward in that endeavor," said Dr. Gabriel. "Dr. Huskins exemplifies the teacher and leader we all hope to be, both in terms of his commitment, as well as his exceptional contributions."
Dr. Huskins distinguished himself among the CTSA faculty by his evident devotion to his students, and his longstanding, excellent teaching record, said Drs. Gabriel and Robert Rizza (CTSA Director), in a letter notifying Dr. Huskins of his award. They further praised his contributions to the relationships with the University of Puerto Rico and Mayo Medical School as well as his integral role in the expansion of CTSA's continuing education offerings.
"Teaching and mentoring the next generation of clinical researchers is one of the most rewarding parts of my career," Dr. Huskins said. "I enjoy working with each new group of scholars, and finding ways to make the learning experience as meaningful as possible."
Dr. Huskins served for several years as the Associate Director for Education in the CTSA, and is currently a consultant in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Huskins is the second individual to receive this distinguished award, the previous award winner was Walter Rocca, M.D. Awardees are nominated by scholars and faculty within CTSA's postdoctoral programs. Nominees are faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the mentoring of CTSA scholars within the KL2, Ph.D. or master's programs. Read more