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Baystate Educators Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

April 28, 2021

Three educators involved in Baystate's Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track will receive awards for excellence in teaching from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. They join 18 others who will be honored during the Educational Recognition Awards ceremony on May 5, 2021. Baystate Health is the regional campus of UMMS.

Bettye Anderson Frederic—Patient as Teacher Award

Bettye Anderson FredericBettye Anderson Frederic is on the Baystate Community Faculty and is Incident Commander for the Springfield Dept of Health and Human Services Vax Force.

The Patient as Teacher Award acknowledges an individual patient and/or their family who has contributed to undergraduate medical education at UMMS over a period of years.

Only one award is given each year, and this is the second year in a row that a member of Baystate Community Faculty has been recognized. Charlie Holmes received the 2020 award.

Justin Ayala, MPH—Administrative Staff Award

Justin AyalaJustin Ayala, MPH  is the Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Medical Education.

The Administrative Staff Award recognizes the essential contributions of administrative staff to the success of UMMS education programs through program planning and support, direct student engagement, or educational and other roles that positively impact learners and faculty.

Mohammed Abozenah, MD—Resident/Fellow Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education

Dr. Mohammed AbozenahDr. Mohammed Abozenah is a PGY3 Internal Medicine resident who is entering the Cardiovascular Fellowship at UMMS-Baystate this summer.

The Resident/Fellow Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education is given to a resident or fellow who is especially motivated and inspired to teach students, serves as a mentor and powerful role model for students, or improves the educational content of student rotations and clerkships.

 > Annual Educational Recognition Awards May 5 will honor teaching excellence [UMass Med News, April 28, 2021]