Geisel Event Honors Students and Master Educators


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On May 28, during the Geisel School of Medicine’s annual State of the Medical School address, several faculty and students were cited for their contributions to medical education and community service. Interim Dean Duane Compton welcomed nine faculty members to the Geisel Academy of Master Educators (GAME) and recognized three faculty members who received the new GAME Lifetime Educators Award.


The 2015 Geisel Academy of Master Educators honorees are, front row, from left, Alan T. Kono, Harold M. Swartz, Sharona Sachs, Sarah G. Johansen, Kelly A. Keiffer, and Harley P. Friedman. Back row, from left, Peter A. Mason, Cantwell Clark, Oglesby H. Young, John Dick, and Hugh F. Huizenga. Not pictured: E. Ann Gormley. (Photo by Jon G. Fox)

A distinguished group of faculty nominated by their fellow Geisel colleagues, the awardees possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and medical education. GAME members are leaders in medical education and innovation at Geisel and raise the overall quality of education by furthering the passion for excellence in teaching and learning and in mentoring faculty and residents on their journey to becoming great teachers.

“I’m extremely proud of this group of outstanding medical educators,” Compton said. “They have earned the respect of their students and fellow faculty members to be nominated and elected into our Academy of Master Educators.  It is an exceptional honor.”

The 2015 Academy of Master Educators inductees:

  • Cantwell Clark, assistant professor of anesthesiology
  • John Dick, assistant professor of medicine
  • Harley P. Friedman, assistant professor of medicine
  • E. Ann Gormley, professor of surgery
  • Hugh F. Huizenga, associate professor of medicine
  • Sarah G. Johansen, assistant professor of medicine
  • Kelly A. Kieffer, assistant professor of medicine
  • Alan T. Kono, associate professor of medicine
  • Sharona Sachs, assistant professor of medicine

Newly established by GAME, the Lifetime Educators Award recognizes Geisel master educators whose instructional methods had an impact and were memorable across many years.

The inaugural Lifetime Educators Award honorees:

  • Peter A. Mason, assistant professor of community and family medicine
  • Harold M. Swartz, professor of radiology
  • Oglesby H. Young, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Geisel Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry Joseph O’Donnell, who leads the NH-VT Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program, recognized two second-year medical students for outstanding achievement—Schweitzer Fellows Kimberly Betts, Geisel ’17, and Nicole Moraco, Geisel ’17.

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