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Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc to Receive Distinguished Service Teaching Award

Simon Haroutounian
Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Interim Chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR), Dr. Simon Haroutounian, who will be recognized at the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. This will be Dr. Haroutounian’s second Distinguished Service Teaching Award. 

The Distinguished Service Teaching Awards are presented by Washington University medical students to faculty and house staff in appreciation of exemplary service in medical student education. Each fall, WashU medical students finishing their first, second, and third years of study nominate and vote for course masters, lecturers, clerkship directors, attendings, and residents who distinguished themselves most in their efforts, dedication, and patience.

Initiated by students and implemented with support from the Office of Medical Student Education, the DSTAs honor educators who have made the most significant contributions to the training of future physicians.

“Becoming a recipient of the DSTA is a great honor,” said Dr. Haroutounian. “It is sort of the ultimate reward for educational contribution, since DSTA awardees are selected by the students, and not faculty or institutional leadership. It’s a coordinated group effort that takes careful planning to successfully implement a good course.”

“I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Pharmacology course this year – the teaching faculty (Drs. Bottros, Gage, Evers, Montana, Moulder, Mullins, Park, Seibert, and Sharma), the teaching assistant (Luke Diorio-Toth), the OMSE faculty and staff (particularly Sabrina Nunez and Jamie Breuer), as well as to Maureen Arends for her immense help. And of course I am grateful to all M1 students for the opportunity to share our knowledge with them, and for selecting me for this award.”

Once again, congratulations Dr. Haroutounian!