School of Medicine professor wins national award
Dr. James R. Stallworth of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has received the 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges.
The national award recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical education. It was presented Nov. 6 during the AAMC’s annual meeting in Washington.
Stallworth is an associate professor of pediatrics, assistant dean of admissions and director of student recruitment, where he helps shape the school’s student body and builds relationships with advisers on undergraduate campuses in the state and region.
USC students can begin and end their School of Medicine careers under Dr. Stallworth’s tutelage. In their first year, students find him leading small group learning sessions as part of “Introduction to Clinical Medicine.” For third-year students, Stallworth directs the pediatrics clerkship program, as he has for 27 years. And in their last year, they work with Stallworth in his capacity as pediatrics acting intern director.
Stallworth also is medical director of the S.C. Institute for Childhood Obesity and Related Disorders, a collaborative program of the state’s four children’s hospitals.