Marchuk Selected for 2010 Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award

Durham, N.C. (March 2010) —Douglas Marchuk, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Director of the Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics, has been selected to receive the 2010 Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award. Marchuk is being honored for his continuing excellence in teaching and mentoring and for his exemplary commitment to the education of graduate students within Basic Science Departments and Graduate Training Programs of the School of Medicine.

The award is named for Gordon G. Hammes, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and University Distinguished Professor, who served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1991 through 1998. During his tenure as Vice Chancellor, Professor Hammes led a number of major initiatives to improve the scope and quality of the graduate program within the Duke School of Medicine, including the creation of the annual Graduate Student Symposium. The School of Medicine established this award in 2001 in his honor.

Dr. Marchuk will be honored at the annual Spring Faculty Meeting on May 13, 2010 at the Doris Duke Center of the Duke Gardens.