Grubs receives 2019 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award


Human genetics professor Robin Grubs was honored with the 2019 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. Presented at the annual Honors Convocation ceremony in February, the award recognizes excellence in teaching by members of the University of Pittsburgh’s faculty as evidenced by students, colleagues, department chairs, and deans. Each faculty awardee wins a cash prize of $2,000 and a grant of $3,000 to support his or her teaching activities. 

Teaching excellence is demonstrated by the manner through which faculty members fulfill the University’s mission to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. This includes how a member of the faculty generates intellectual excitement in students and how he or she motivates students to acquire the knowledge essential to personal and professional achievement. Distinguished teaching implies sustained commitment, effectiveness in helping students achieve meaningful goals, and overall teaching excellence.

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