UAB School of Medicine’s second-year medical students recently honored the Department of Nutrition Sciences’ Dr. Douglas C. Heimburger with awards for Best Course and Best Course Director at the annual Argus Society Awards.
“I was honored and very pleased to receive awards for the Best Course and Best Course Director,” Heimbuger said. “The Best Course Award is no doubt given because of the uniformly high quality of instruction the students receive from (the department of nutrition sciences faculty).”
Heimburger, a professor in the Division of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics in the Departments of Nutrition Sciences and Medicine, has been on the faculty at UAB since 1982. He is very involved in teaching nutrition at UAB and advocating for medical nutrition education around the country. In addition to being a professor, he has also held the titles of director of Medical Nutrition Services, senior scientist in the UAB Clinical Nutrition Research Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center, medical director of the EatRight Weight Management Program, director of the Clinical Nutrition Fellowship Program and director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program.
This is not the first award for Heimburger. He has received the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, an American College of Physicians commendation as the Best Internal Medicine Board Review Course faculty in Nutrition, and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition’s Dannon Institute Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education
The Argus Society is chaired by the two second year medical school class representatives. The society works closely with the associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and hands out awards each year for outstanding faculty.