Washington, DC -- The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) has named Aviad Haramati, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as the winner of its coveted Master Scholar Award. The Master Scholar Award recognizes an IAMSE member who has a distinguished record of educational scholarship, including educational research and/or dissemination of excellent and scholarly approaches to teaching and education.
“As a Founding Member of IAMSE and its first president, it was with great honor that the Association recognized Dr. Haramati for his achievements in advancing medical education,” the IAMSE stated.
Haramati has spearheaded many efforts to improve medical education nationally and at Georgetown University, especially with regard to making the teaching of basic science more effective and relevant to the development of health professionals. Recently, he led a broad National Institutes of Health-funded initiative to integrate complementary and alternative medicine into the School of Medicine's curriculum. His interest focuses on the intersection of science, mind-body medicine and professionalism. He currently works with a number of medical schools deans and educators in North America, Europe and Israel.
Haramati received his award in July at the annual meeting of IAMSE.
Haramati received his undergraduate education from Brooklyn College, and his PhD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He began his career at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and came to Georgetown in 1985. He has published more than 200 articles, abstracts and other publications and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including nine Golden Apple awards from Georgetown University, the Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching of the Basic Sciences, the Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year award by the American Physiological Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 2004, he was inducted to Magis Society of Master Teachers at Georgetown University Medical Center.
The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), a professional society that is based on the guiding principle that all who teach the sciences fundamental to medical practice should have access to the most current information and skills needed to excel as educators.
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