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Peter Rubenstein wins 2010 Faculty Service Award from the Carver College of Medicine

Congratulations to Peter Rubenstein, who won the 2010 Faculty Service Award from the Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein is a Harvard PhD, who conducted his post-doctoral fellowship at UCSF and joined Biochemistry faculty in 1977. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982 and Professor in 1987. He is an internationally known expert on the structure and function of actin, who is principal investigator of two R01 grants with funded effort on two other grants. He has taught and served as course director for the Medical Biochemistry course (99:163) since 1991. Approximately 175 first-year medical students take this course, where they learn fundamentals of biochemistry as applied to current medical practice. For his efforts, the medical students have voted him a finalist for Outstanding 1st year Medical Student Teacher no less than 12 times, and winner of the award three times. His medical student teaching also includes Case-Based Learning (050:162) in which a small group of students meet with Dr. Rubenstein to discuss a medical case and break it down to the biochemical level.

Dr. Rubenstein’s service efforts have has been directed towards diverse projects, which include improvements in the educational curriculum, laboratory safety, departmental reviews, education of Internal Medicine Residents, advice to Heads and Deans, grant reviews, recruitment of individuals at all levels, and faculty mentorship. Congratulations again to Dr. Rubenstein for winning the 2010 Faculty Service Award.

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