Robert J. Kadner Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching


This award was established in honor of Robert J. Kadner, PhD, Norman J. Knorr Professor of Microbiology, who served as the senior founding Chair of the Academy of Distinguished Educators until his death in August of 2005. Robert Kadner devoted his 35-year career at the University of Virginia to the pursuit of outstanding teaching, training and mentorship of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty. This award recognizes faculty in the School of Medicine who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to teaching and mentoring PhD candidates and/or postdoctoral fellows with MD or PhD degrees pursuing careers in basic, translational, and/or clinical laboratory research.

The award is $1,500 and the nomination deadline is June 28, 2021.


Award Presentation

The award winners will be announced by the Dean. The Dean will notify each awardee’s Department Chair and the Dean’s Office will be responsible for appropriate publicity in University and non-University publications.

Award Qualifications

The primary nominator must be a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or clinical fellow.

Award Recipients

2020 Robert J. Kadner Award Recipient