Janet Hafler, EdD, director of the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center and associate dean for educational scholarship, received the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Distinguished Educator Award on April 4, 2019. The award was conferred during the NEGEA Annual Conference, held at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The NEGEA is one of four regional groups of the AAMC's Group on Educational Affairs.
This award honors an individual from an NEGEA institution who has made a significant contribution to the field of medical education. Some of the factors considered in conferring the award are:
- Excellence in teaching, both at their institution and within the NEGEA
- Noteworthy professional development of others through innovative faculty development, mentoring relationships and other developmental activities
- A track record of educational scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications in medical education
Richard Belitsky, MD, Harold W. Jockers Associate Professor of Medical Education and associate professor of psychiatry and deputy dean for education stated “Yale School of Medicine is so proud of Janet and very grateful to the NEGEA for recognizing her enormous talent and impact as an educator. We have all benefited from her generous spirit, expert guidance, and countless contributions to medical education.”