Dr. Edward JN Ishac receives SOM Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Edward J.N. Ishac, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, received the School of Medicine’s Teaching Excellence Award.
“What makes Eddy really a cut above all the other talented teachers at VCU is his ability to employ his considerable talent with computers and computer systems toward making his teaching even more effective” said George Kunos, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director, NIAAA/NIH. “To complement and enhance course material, Dr. Ishac has created multiple websites for various courses offering a plethora of links, audio powerpoints, video clips to illustrate many topics, and online quizzes,” wrote Stephen T. Sawyer, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Pharmacology and Toxicology. In the words of one M-II — “Dr. Ishac’s website rocks!”
“Dr. Ishac’s contributions as a medical educator extend far beyond technology. He is the most dedicated and truly outstanding educator that I have met in my almost 40 years in medical schools. His contributions include outstanding and well received formal lectures to students in class, excellence as course director, unending availability to students outside of class, immense commitment and outstanding use of new technological methods to foster self-learning and improving the excellence of teaching of the faculty. He clearly loves to teach. He is in fact, always teaching” praised William L. Dewey, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology. “Dr. Ishac has a passion for teaching that goes far beyond that of a typical faculty educator. He manages to build a strong bond with every class he teaches,” agreed Billy R. Martin, Ph.D., Harris Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. As evidence, Dr. Ishac has been selected as Professor of the Year in the deparment numerous times, and has been named the School of Medicine Outstanding Teacher every year in which he has taught in M-II medical pharmacology