November 24, 2010

Acclaim: Aaron, Klugman and Patterson honored

Maria Aaron

Keith P. Klugman

Bobbi Patterson

Maria Aaron has been awarded the Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Program Director Excellence Award.

Aaron is an ophthalmologist at the Emory Eye Center.

The award is presented through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to 10 outstanding residency program directors for their commitment to teaching and their innovative and effective teaching methods.

Aaron served as Emory Eye Center's residency program director from 1999 to 2010, training and mentoring more than 70 residents and 30 medical students. She is actively involved in Graduate Medical Education at Emory.

Keith P. Klugman has been awarded the 2011 John F.W. Herschel Medal by the Royal Society of South Africa.

Klugman is the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health.

The top science award in South Africa recognizes Klugman's expertise on antibiotic resistance in pneumococcus, the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, and his research on the pneumococcal vaccine.

Bobbi Patterson received the "Excellence in Teaching" award from the American Academy of Religion.

Patterson is associate professor of religion in Emory College of Arts & Sciences.

Patterson founded Emory's Theory-Practice Learning Program, is a director in the Emory Scholars Program, a co-inaugurator of Emory's Sustainability Initiative and a member of Emory's Collaborative for Contemplative Studies.

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