College of Medicine Education Innovation Award Recipients and a Call for Applications

The College of Medicine (COM) Office of Medical Education is excited to announce the June 2022 faculty recipients of the Education Innovation Award.

  • Catherine E. Mattinson, Ph.D., and Jesse W. Young, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Arthur Coulton, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Medical Sciences

Drs. Mattinson and Young’s project, “Student-Generated Prosected Specimens for M1 Anatomy Teaching,” will create resources that provide an engaging yet efficient gross anatomy lab experience for students in the Human Architecture and Composition (HAC) module.  The student dissectors that generate the prosected specimens will have the opportunity to advance their understanding of human anatomy while practicing important teamwork and problem-solving skills.   

Dr. Coulton’s “Developing Customized NEOMED Course Content that Students want to Use” project will enhance student learning by providing student supported, targeted customized content for the NEOMED curriculum and will primarily impact the M1 Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal (CPR) module.

Applications open

Applications are now being accepted for the Education Innovation Award, established to support faculty in developing innovative ways to engage learners. Project proposals should align with the NEOMED COM Educational Program Objectives and support a formal COM curricular component.

All faculty currently teaching in the COM curriculum are eligible for the award. The maximum award amount is $5,000 and is limited to one award per module/course and one award per applicant per academic year.  The application is due to by July 15, 2022.  Awardees will be announced by September 1, 2022.

Details on the application process, requirements, and the application form can be found on the Education Innovation Award page on the COM Faculty Development website.

For more information on the award or application process, please contact COM Faculty Development at

--Submitted by Jennifer Hillyer, Ph.D., director of Faculty Development for the College of Medicine

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