March 26, 2013
Nathan R. Selden, M.D., Ph.D., Campagna Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery and professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, has been selected to receive the Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The annual award recognizes 10 program directors nationally who are excellent teachers and mentors and who exemplify the "courage to teach." The ACGME accredits approximately 8,900 residency and fellowship programs across the United States. The award is named after Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D., a writer and senior associate at the American Association for Higher Education. Dr. Palmer wrote The Courage to Teach and is a national leader in educational issues.
Dr. Selden was also the recipient of this award in 2012.