Diane Harper, M.D., professor of community and family medicine, has received the Excellence in Education Award from the Soceity for Teachers of Family Medicine.
Harper, an internationally known researcher, clinician, and educator in the field of primary care, whose work focuses on the prevention of cervical cancer and HPV-associated diseases, is also a professor in the departments of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Informatic Medicine and Personalized Health and iis the director of Faculty Development in Clinical Research.
She was recognized for having touched the lives of many future physicians by providing excellence in education at every level from medical students, family medicine residents, residents in obstetrics and gynecology, national and international meetings, and to the public and national audiences via television, including an appearance on the Dr Oz show this past fall.
She helped establish national guidelines for the nomenclature of cytology and the screening and management of abnormal cytology and histology reports and has consulted for the World Health Organization on the use of prophylactic HPV vaccines.
She is an active faculty role model for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Her research has received honors from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the United States as well as the Distinguished Scientist Award from the European Gynecologic Societies.