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Drs. Neumayer, Rogers Receive ASE Distinguished Educator Awards


Leigh Neumayer, MD, FACS, general surgery, professor of surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor of Cancer Research, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and co-director, integrated breast program, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Salt Lake City; and David Rogers, MD, FACS, associate professor, division of pediatric surgery, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, received the Distinguished Educator Award of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) during the 2012 Surgical Education Week, March 20-24, in San Diego, CA. The Distinguished Educator Award is the most prestigious honor that ASE bestows on surgical education leaders.

Dr. Neumayer has been an ACS volunteer throughout her career. She currently serves on the Board of Regents and is a member of the ACS Finance Committee. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Neumayer served on the ACS Board of Governors and from 2006 to 2008, on its Executive Committee. Dr. Neumayer was also a member of the ACS Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors from 2003 to 2004 and she served, from 2003 to 2005, on the Advisory Committee of the ACS Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program.

Dr. Rogers pursues ongoing educational research programs by evaluating feedback in medical education and examining conflict in the operating room. Dr. Rogers has also served in a number of educational administrative roles and is currently the course director for the resident readiness senior medical student elective. A recipient of numerous departmental and institutional teaching awards, Dr. Rogers is a past-president of the ASE.

Receiving the Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award at the meeting were Timothy Farrell, MD, FACS; Charles Friel, MD, FACS; and Travis Webb, MD, FACS.

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