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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2000

WSU School of Medicine faculty receive
Teaching Excellence Awards

DAYTON, OH--Wright State School of Medicine faculty were presented with awards for teaching excellence at the annual Thelma Fordham Pruett Awards Ceremony, held at Wright State University's Student Union, on Saturday October 7.

The recognition ceremony provides the School of Medicine with a unique opportunity to recognize the achievements of hard-working faculty and students. In addition, it is a wonderful way for the School of Medicine to thank its vast community of friends, alumni, volunteers, and students.

This year's awards for Teaching Excellence were given to: Ronald J. Markert, Ph.D., former professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Timothy G. Janz, M.D., associate professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine; Stuart Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Pathology; and Robert Turk, M.D., clinical professor, Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine.

The Mentors' Awards were given to H. Bradford Hawley, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, and Robert E.W. Fyffe, Ph.D., professor, Department of Anatomy.

The Excellence in Medical Education Award was presented to Susan H. Allen, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine.

The Pruett Recognition Ceremony is named after Mrs. Thelma Fordham Pruett, a philanthropist, community leader, and friend. Her investments helped the School of Medicine establish the Fordham Health Resources Library, the Pruett Rare Book Room, and many student scholarships.