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Creighton University Medical Faculty Recognized

Creighton University Medical Faculty Recognized

The Creighton University School of Medicine has named Dale Bergren, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical sciences, as the 2009 recipient of the school’s 2009 Dedicated Teacher Award.

The award recognizes long and meritorious teaching of biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences that has helped provide students with a critical understanding of the faculty member's discipline. Bergren, who joined Creighton in 1985, has also been nominated numerous times by Creighton medical students for the school’s Golden Apple Award for teaching.

The award was presented at School of Medicine’s Spring Faculty Meeting in May by Rowen Zetterman, M.D., medical school dean. Other awards announced at the meeting:

  • Joann Porter, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Outstanding Mentor Award. Porter earned her medical degree from Creighton in 1992 and joined the School of Medicine’s faculty in 1995. She received the award for her contributions to mentoring medical students, residents and junior faculty.
  • Martha Gentry-Nielsen, Ph.D., professor of medical microbiology and immunology, Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award. Gentry-Nielsen joined the School of Medicine’s faculty in 1990 and helped found the University’s Women in Medicine and Science Program. In 2006, she earned the Mary Lucretia and Sara Emily Creighton Award.