Joseph Grande, M.D., Ph.D., receives Alpha Omega Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from Association of American Medical Colleges
Joseph Grande, M.D., Ph.D. (PATH ’89, LABM ’91), Division of Anatomic Pathology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with the Alpha Omega Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award for outstanding contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers.
Awardees receive a $10,000 prize, and nominating institutions receive a $2,500 grant for teaching activities.
Dr. Grande is a steadfast supporter of students and is committed to creating a positive learning environment at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. He was fundamental in revising the school’s curriculum to maximize student engagement, and he created teaching assistantships to encourage third-year medical students to explore interest in education scholarship. Since joining the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine faculty in 1991, he has received more than a dozen Teacher of the Year awards.
Dr. Grande has appointments in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and the Division of Surgery Research. He is clinical director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory and a professor of laboratory medicine and pathology. He directs a research program on chronic renal disease funded b by the National Institutes of Health. He teaches pathology and cell biology to first-year medical students, and urology to second-year students.