Brown receives McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching

Sharma named student marshal

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Graduating student, Angela Frazier, M.P.H., executive director of the School of Public Health Student Association, presented Eric Brown, Ph.D., with the McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching at the 2018 commencement ceremony at NRG Center in Houston.

HOUSTON — Each year, graduating students from across The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) select professors from each school to receive the John P. McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching at commencement. The award recognizes excellence in teaching based on knowledge of the subject, interest and enthusiasm for teaching, understanding of students, responsiveness to student questions and encouragement of independent thinking, and accessibility to students. The award is made possible by an endowment from the McGovern Foundation.

9W5A4491-a-sqDuring the spring 2018 commencement on May 11, Eric Brown, Ph.D. was presented with 2018 McGovern Award for Outstanding Teacher at UTHealth School of Public Health. This is Brown's first time receiving the prestigious award. Brown is an associate professor of infectious disease in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston.

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Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., prepares to lead the students out after the commencement ceremony. Sharma was student marshal for the ceremony.

Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., was the runner-up for the 2018 McGovern Award and served as the student marshal at the annual commencement ceremony. Sharma is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston and works with the school's Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living.