Dr. Dawn Quelle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology was selected to receive the 2015 J.P. Long Award for Teaching in the Basic Sciences.  The award honors basic science faculty who not only demonstrate unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching throughout their career, but also are accomplished scientists and good citizens.  In her faculty nomination letters, phrases used to describe Dr. Quelle were outstanding educator, inspiring role model and exceptional mentor, both in the classroom and lab.

An outstanding characteristic of Dr. Quelle is the meaningful relationships she has with her students.

  • “…the greatest lesson I have learned from Dawn is to keep calm and never give up.”
  • (to write a letter of support) “It is the least I can do for all of the huge sacrifices she has made to teach me and to help me become an independent scientist and teacher myself.”
  • “I wouldn’t be where I am without her wisdom, mentoring, and outstanding teaching…”
  • “Dawn sparked a passion that has now become a huge part of my life and will be for years to come.  When I look back to the beginning of my professional career as a scientist, Dawn will be one who stands out.”
  • “She is such a genuine and caring person and has been the most influential person in my scientific life and career.”

 Congratulations to our colleague, Dr. Dawn Quelle!