Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Award Winners

2017 Awards

Early Career Educator Award in Health Sciences

Andrew G. Smith, MD

Andrew Smith, MD, graduated from Northwestern University and received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He then completed residency in pediatrics at the University of Utah. Prior to returning to Utah, he worked both as a general pediatrician in Pocatello, Idaho, and as a member of the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Lilongwe, M... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Critical Care

Mary Steinmann, MD

Dr. Mary Steinmann is a Assistant Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division. She is triple board trained and board-certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry. She serves as a pediatrician and child psychiatrist on the child and adolescent inpatient unit at the University Neuropsychiatri... Read More

Specialties: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Outstanding Educator Award of Health Sciences Graduate Students

Outstanding Educator Award of Health Science Professional Students

Interprofessional Education Team Award

Interprofessional Telemedicine Core Team

Interprofessional Telemedicine Core Team

Sue Chase-Cantarini, DNP, RN, CHSE
Terry Box, MD
Troy Andersen, PhD, LCSW
Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD
Jean Zancanella, RN, CD
Susan Hall, DNP, APRN, WHNP
Julie Balk, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE
Valerie Flattes, APRN, MS, ANP-BC
Denise Ward, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Tamara Ekker, RN, MS

2016 Awards

Outstanding Educator Award of Health Sciences Graduate Students

Early Career Educator in Health Sciences

2015 Awards

Michael S. Kay, MD, PhD

Research Interests: Chemical Biology, Drug Design, Peptides, Protein Chemistry, Protein Design, Virology


Phone: 801-585-5021

Dennis L. Parker, PhD

Dr. Dennis Parker earned his MS in Physics from Brigham Young University and his PhD in Medical Biophysics and Computing from the University of Utah. He is the Mark H. Huntsman endowed Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, and Director of the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research. Dr. Parker is also an investigator of the Huntsman Ca... Read More

Research Interests: Composite MRI Gradient Systems, Custom MR Coils - Optic Nerve, Human Carotid Artery Plaque Imaging and Analysis, Improved Small Vessel Detail in Magnetic Resonance Angiography, MR Angiography (Rapid Scanning and High Resolution), MR Mammography, MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Both transcranial MRgHIFU and a Breast-Specific MRgHIFU Device, Mathematics and Physics of Medical Imaging with Emphasis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Phone: 801-581-8654