April 25, 2012 —
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement is pleased to announce that Task Force member Dr. Erin Kobetz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Miller School of Medicine, has won the Spirit of Service-Learning Award in Higher Education from the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida. CCE nominated Dr. Kobetz for this award that recognizes and celebrates outstanding educators in South Florida who integrate service-learning into the curriculum to strengthen academics, increase students engagement, and foster civic responsibility. The selection committee, which consisted of former Miami-Dade County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Stephanie King and three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, was extremely impressed by Dr. Kobetz’s efforts to prepare physicians who work in medically underserved communities, as well as her emphasis on empowerment, community participation, and cultural competency. Dr. Kobetz was chosen from 18 nominees representing five different South Florida universities. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kobetz for this wonderful achievement!
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