Dr. Dee Silverthorn awarded distinguished lectureship by the American Physiological Society

Feb. 6, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Dee Silverthorn, a senior lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship by the American Physiological Society (APS).

Silverthorn will receive her award for the APS Teaching of Physiology Section and will lecture on “Teaching and Learning in the Interactive Classroom” during the Experimental Biology 2006 conference, April 1-5 in San Francisco. She is one of 12 scientists to receive a Distinguished Lectureship Award. Each award is named after an outstanding contributor to physiology and is awarded in the 12 disciplines of physiology.

Silverthorn’s teaching has also received the American Physiological Society Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Teacher of the Year, the Texas Excellence Teaching Award for the College of Natural Sciences and a College of Natural Sciences Teaching Award.

Her textbook, “Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach,” is widely used around the world and won a Robert W. Hamilton Book Award and a Text & Academic Authors Association Textbook Excellence Award.

APS, based in Bethesda, Md., was founded in 1887 to foster scientific research, education and the dissemination of scientific information. APS has more than 10,000 members and annually publishes 14 peer-reviewed journals containing 4,000 articles.

For more information contact: Lee Clippard, College of Natural Sciences, 512-232-0675.