Award-winning teacher shares top tips for educators and students

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

In just five short years with the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Lisa D’Ambrosio has become a popular teacher among students, earning two teaching awards along the way.

The secret, she says, lies in staying connected with her students.

“By keeping communications flowing with the students, I can assess the effectiveness of my teaching,” she says. “This way, I can actively craft my approach to resonate with them.”

Beloved by students

In 2018, just two years after joining the Faculty, Dr. D’Ambrosio received the Denis Williamson Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology (BMI). Late last year, she won the Faculty’s 2020 Award of Excellence for Educator of the Year in Basic Sciences.

“It’s humbling to know I’m helping students reach their academic goals,” says Dr. D’Ambrosio, an assistant professor in the Faculty’s Translational and Molecular Medicine program. “It’s a reflection that in some small way, I’m contributing to the foundations of their careers.”

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