2015 Winners

Dr Hong Gao
Fudan University

Department of Internal Medicine,
Shanghai Medical College Fudan University
Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongshan Hospital

Dr Hong GAO, M.D., PhD., MSc, Associate chief physician, an active teacher and medical education innovator. Deputy director of Clinical Skills Training Center, Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University; Chair, Doctoring course in Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University; Secretary of Department of Internal Medicine, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan Unviersity. She attended the development of Internal Medicine, Problem-based learning, bedside teaching, evidence-based medicine, etc. in Shanghai Medical College Fudan University. She manages a multidisciplinary international team and organized a new curriculum on Professional Communication Skills. It supplied a new idea to traditional medical education and filled this void in China.

Dr Allison Mandrusiak
University of Queensland

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Dr Allison Mandrusiak is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Cardiothoracics) at The University of Queensland, Australia. Allison infuses a breath of fresh air into learning about the lungs and puts a pulse into the heart of her courses, spring-cleaning this historically unpopular area of physiotherapy. Creating pop-up simulations is one of her specialities, converting classrooms into a range of clinical settings and ‘simulating on a shoestring’. Allison’s fresh approach has secured her a number of teaching awards, including UQ, national, and the inaugural U21 HSG Teaching Excellence Award.


2015 Nominees

Dr Tania B. Huedo-Medina
University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Statistics Department, Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention.

Dr José Cristian Plaza Plaza
Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile
Assistant Professor / Head of the graduate program in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics / Deputy Head of Continuing Education in Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Chemistry.


Dr Melissa Russell
University of Melbourne

Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and the Master of Public Health Course Coordinator, School of Population and Global Health / Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr Ross White
University of Glasgow

Senior Lecturer/Director of Global Mental Health, Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Ms Phoebe Wing Lam Chan
University of Hong Kong

Lecturer/Program Coordinator for Master of Clinical Pharmacy Graduate Program, Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy.

Dr Mary Ana Cordero Diaz Tecnologico de Monterrey
School of Medicine

Dr Cliona O'Sullivan
University College Dublin

Lecturer in Physiotherapy/Program Coordinator for MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) program, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.