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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UCSF Fresno Faculty Member to Receive Prestigious Kaiser Teaching Award
Bjorn Nilson, MD, director of pediatrics for the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, has been named a 2003 recipient of the prestigious Kaiser Teaching Award from the UCSF School of Medicine.
Nilson is being honored for his tireless efforts to support medical resident education in the Valley for more than 20 years. He will receive the award at the UCSF Fresno commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 5.
Four Kaiser Teaching Awards are presented each year—three to faculty on the main UCSF campus (one each to a member of a clinical department, a basic science department, and the volunteer clinical faculty), and one to a volunteer clinical faculty member in Fresno. Recipients receive a certificate and monetary reward.
“Dr. Nilson is a leader in training the Valley’s future doctors,” said Joan Voris, MD, associate dean of UCSF Fresno. “Not only has he delivered state-of-the-art education by carving out innovative teaching methods, he continues to be a role model to faculty and residents alike.”
The Kaiser Award criterion is teaching, not service based, and includes demonstration of teaching skills, motivation of learners, and communication abilities. Faculty and medical residents select the recipient.
Past recipients of the Kaiser Award in the UCSF Fresno Program include: Roger Larson, MD, and first-time Kaiser Award recipient (1981), Steven Parks (1993 and 2001), and Justin L. Williams, MD (2002).
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