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Awards & Honors


Dr. Robert Spears

Dr. Robert Spears, assistant professor in biomedical sciences, has been accepted into the elite Program for Educators in the Health Professions sponsored by the Harvard Macy Institute. The program is a collaborative effort of the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Business School. 

Spears received word in early October about his acceptance into this highly selective and prestigious program that has trained more than 1,000 health care educators worldwide since its creation in 1994. The aim of the Harvard Macy Institute is to create a community of scholars who work to promote innovative change in health care education.

Spears will attend the program during two intensive sessions held in Boston Jan. 13-23, 2008, and May 18-23, 2008.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Spears has received this well-deserved recognition of his contributions as an educator,” says Dr. Rena D’Souza, professor and chair of biomedical sciences. “It is a fantastic opportunity that will benefit him as well as the students he teaches and mentors and the faculty who work alongside him.”