Tuesday, October 27, 2020

UMMC Professor Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus. Courtesy of UMMC.
University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus. Courtesy of UMMC.

University of Mississippi Medical Center professor Dr. Meagan Brown is the 2015 recipient of the School of Pharmacy Norman C. Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Meagan A. Brown (courtesy of UM School of Pharmacy)
Dr. Meagan A. Brown (courtesy of UM School of Pharmacy)

The award was established in 2004 to recognize superb teaching. The Nelson Order, which inducts teachers who excel at education, identifies such award recipients through a selection process based on student input and faculty peer review of the nominee’s contributions in teaching in the PY3 year and also his or her contribution to overall education mission and to the student experience at UMMC.

Dr. Norman C. Nelson served as the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and the dean of the School of Medicine for 21 years. He continues to be an inspirational figure in health science education, especially through his honorary society The Nelson Order.

Newly inducted members receive an embossed purple sash which they can wear during recognition each year at the UMMC Commencement. They will also get a permanent documentation on a plaque that will be hung in the Nelson Wall of Honor at UMMC administration building.

As the honoree of the award, Dr. Brown is also the School of Pharmacy’s nominee for the $10,000 Regions Bank TEACH (Toward Educational Advancement in Care and Health) prize which is given to a faculty member in all schools at UMMC.

Dr. Brown will be recognized at the upcoming Nelson Order luncheon and also at the UMMC Commencement in May.


Callie Daniels is a staff writer for HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at callie.daniels@hottytoddyarchive.com.