D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham Faculty Award
This award was established in 2018 by D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham, a member of the UTHealth Development Board and avid supporter of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, with sincerest appreciation of the dedication and hard work that faculty members put into training the next generation scientists.
The purpose of the award is to recognize an exceptional faculty member who consistently demonstrates excellence in service and leadership at the GSBS. The recipient will receive a $4,000 cash prize and a commemorative plaque. All cash awards are funded by D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham Faculty Award endowment.
We encourage nominations from both GSBS faculty and students. Faculty who have been members of the GSBS for less than one year are not eligible for nomination, nor are department chairs, division heads and members of the GSBS Deans’ Office.
Your nomination of a GSBS faculty member using the form below should highlight his or her accomplishments in teaching and mentorship and the impact those achievements have had on the GSBS.
For further information, please contact Kristina Fern in the GSBS Deans’ Office at Kristina.N.Fern@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-9857.
Oldham Faculty Award Nomination Form:
Please complete the Nomination Form to nominate a faculty member for D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham Faculty Award. Nominations are not being taken at this time.
Recipients of the Oldham Award:
- Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD (2020)
- Richard R. Behringer, PhD (2019)
- Ambro van Hoof, PhD (2018)
John P. McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching
Every year GSBS students nominate and vote for the winner of the John P. McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching. The award recognizes excellence in teaching based on the following criteria:
- Knowledge of the subject
- Interest in/enthusiasm for teaching
- Interest in and understanding of students
- Responsiveness to student questions and encouragement of independent thinking
- Accessibility to students
The call for nominations is made in February each year by the Graduate Student Association and the award is presented to the recipient at commencement.
Recipients of the McGovern Award:
- Michael C. Lorenz, PhD (2020)
- Jian Hu, PhD (2019)
- Mien-Chie Hung, PhD (2018)
- M. Neal Waxham, PhD (2017)
- Russell R. Broaddus, MD/PhD (2016)
- Jill Schumacher, PhD (2015)
- Scott Lane, PhD (2014)
- Kevin Morano, PhD (2013)
- Joya Chandra, PhD (2012)
- Andrew Bean, PhD (2011)
- Stephanie Watowich, PhD (2010)
- Mong-Hong Lee, PhD (2009)
- Peng Huang, PhD (2008)
- Kevin Morano, PhD (2007)
- Russell Broaddus MD/PhD (2006)
- Joseph Alcorn, PhD (2005)
- Gilbert Cote, PhD (2004)
- Michelle C. Barton, PhD (2003)
- Henry Strobel, PhD (2002)
- David McConkey, PhD (2001)
- Alicia Dombroski, PhD (2000)
- Mien-Chie Hung, PhD (1999)
- Laurie Owen, PhD (1998)
- M. Neal Waxham, PhD (1997)
- Roger O'Neil, PhD (1996)
- Barry Shur, PhD (1995)
- Norman Karin, PhD (1994)
- Mien-Chie Hung, PhD (1993)
- Craig Hanis, PhD (1992)
- Gary Gallick, PhD (1991)
- Mien-Chie Hung, PhD (1990)
- Stephen Tomasovic, PhD (1989)
- Barry Shur, PhD (1988)
- George Weinstock, PhD (1987)
- N. Burr Furlong, PhD (1986)
- Peter Berget, PhD (1985)
- A. Joanne Bednarz-Prashad, PhD (1984)
- Tommy Douglas, PhD (1983)
Paul E. Darlington Mentor Award for GSBS Faculty
Paul E. Darlington, Ph.D. served GSBS for many years as its Associate Dean and for a few years as Interim Dean. Though he made many valuable contributions to GSBS, Dr. Darlington is best remembered as a proponent of excellence in mentoring. Upon his retirement, this award was established in his honor to recognize, with an honorarium of $2,000, a current GSBS faculty member who has made an exceptional impact, as a mentor, on students and faculty. A call for nominations is made in the spring each year by the Deans' Office.
To be eligible for this award, the nominee must:
- Be a current GSBS faculty member (Associate or Regular)
- Have mentored at least two GSBS students to their terminal degrees; and
- Be currently mentoring at least one GSBS student
Note: Previous winners of the award are ineligible to be nominated; self-nominations will not be accepted.
Questions and nominations should be directed to Kristina Fern in the GSBS Office of Academic Affairs.
Recipients of the Darlington Award:
- Paul Scheet, PhD (2019)
- Laurence E. Court, PhD (2018)
- Pierre D. McCrea, PhD (2017)
- Gary E. Gallick, PhD (2016)
- Guillermina Lozano, PhD (2015)
- Richard R. Behringer, PhD (2014)
- Kevin A. Morano, PhD (2013)
- Michelle C. Barton, PhD (2012)
- Michael R. Blackburn, PhD (2011)
- Sharon R. Dent, PhD (2010 - tie)
- Theresa M. Koehler, PhD (2010 - tie)
T. C. Hsu Research Award in Genetics or Cell Biology
This award was established in 2007 by Margaret Hsu, daughter of the late T. C. Hsu, renowned scientist in cell genetics. This is a ten-year commitment by Ms. Hsu of approximately $10,000 annually to honor and support an exceptional GSBS faculty member who is not yet tenured but on tenure track in the scientific areas of genetics or cell biology. The award may be renewed up to 3 years.
Questions should be directed to Susan Simon in the GSBS Office of Public Affairs and Development.
Recipients of the T. C. Hsu Research Award:
- Ilya Levental, PhD (2017)
- Nicholas Navin, PhD (2013-2015)
- Eric Wagner, PhD (2010-2012)
- Angabin Matin, PhD (2007-2009)