DMU faculty salute peers

From left, faculty honorees Steele, Wilson, Delaney and Vardaxis.
From left, faculty honorees Steele, Wilson, Delaney and Vardaxis.

One of DMU’s hallmarks is its exceptional faculty. In June, they honored four of their own.

Laura Delaney, PA-C, M.P.A.S., assistant professor in the physician assistant program, earned the faculty service award for, among other activities, providing health care to the underserved in the community and on global health service trips with other DMU faculty and students.

Tim Steele, Ph.D., chair of the microbiology and immunology department, received the outstanding teacher honor. In addition to maintaining a productive research program, he’s known among students for his effective teaching and his care for their well-being.

Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and nutrition, received the excellence in scholarship award. He is consistently rated by students and other faculty as one of DMU’s best basic science teachers and scholars.

The recipient of the distinguished researcher award was Vassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy and research director in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He has published peer-reviewed papers, served on national grant review panels and editorial boards, held leadership roles in national scientific meetings and organizations, and mentored students and colleagues in their research.

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