Karen Young, clinical professor of clinical pathology at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), has received the 2012 Educator Award from the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP).
The ASVCP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of scientific advancement, education, and standards in veterinary laboratory medicine. Each year, the society’s Education Committee and Executive Board recognize a member for outstanding contributions to the education of future veterinarians and pathologists, including veterinary medical students, clinical pathology residents, veterinarians, and laboratory professionals.
“Dr. Young is the quintessential teacher,” says Kristen Friedrichs, clinical assistant professor of clinical pathology at the SVM. “She is a teacher of students, a teacher of teachers, and a visionary leader in the arena of veterinary medical education.”
In her nomination letter, Friedrichs also praised Young for her skills as a collaborator, mentor, scholar, and expert in the science of teaching and learning, among other areas. SVM students also recognize Young as an exceptional instructor.
“Every year in the course evaluations, students recognize ‘Clinical Pathology’ as the best course in the entire curriculum and express their desire that Dr. Young teach every one of their courses—or at least teach every instructor how to teach it,” says Friedrichs.