(May 23, 2008)
Drs. Robert Lust and Robert Tanenberg have been named master educators for 2008 at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Lust, a professor of physiology, has a doctorate from Texas Tech University and joined ECU in 1986 in the Department of Surgery. He has chaired the Department of Physiology since 1998 and also holds faculty appointments in nursing and allied health sciences.
Tanenberg, a professor of internal medicine, has a medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and fellowships in endocrinology and diabetes. He joined ECU in 1998, directs the diabetes fellowship at the medical school and is medical director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center.
The master educator program recognizes excellence in leadership and administration, teaching contribution or mentorship, innovation and curriculum development, evaluation and research, faculty development in education, and educational contributions by community physicians.
Lust and Tanenberg were cited for the time they spend with students and the care they take in mentoring and guiding students. They were recognized at an April 24 medical school faculty meeting.
Faculty members and students may nominate faculty members to receive the award, and a committee of faculty members and students decides on the recipients.
Since the program began in 2002, 30 Brody faculty members have been recognized.