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Congratulations Dr. Steve Mitchell
2014 UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Mitchell, a professor in dentistry, has been director of the Undergraduate Clinic in Pediatric Dentistry since 2000. His co-worker say his innovative teaching activities are helping to transform the educational structure. "His course evaluations consistently are positive, and students comment that his teaching style encourages integration of concepts into clinical situations in a way that requires critical thinking," a colleague said. Mitchell has worked to give students more hands-on experience by helping with special-needs patients, and creating the Tuscaloosa and Cahaba Valley clinics, which give students direct patient experiences under the supervision of faculty. "The continuity he is able to provide between lecture presentations and actual clinical practices is an extremely unique and effective teaching tool," one student said.