For immediate release: May 7, 2007

GALVESTON, Texas - Dr. Kenneth Shine, executive vice chancellor of health affairs at the University of Texas System, will be the featured speaker when the Academy of Master Teachers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston holds its first induction ceremony on May 24.

"The new academy will recognize and reward outstanding academic scholars and master educators, much in the same way as exceptional scientists and clinicians are acknowledged," said Dr. Ruth Levine, academy director.

The AMT is an honorary service organization recently established at UTMB to recognize master educators and to provide guidance and mentorship in teaching skills to interested faculty members. The goal of the academy is to honor and reward UTMB's best teaching faculty and to enhance the university's teaching mission. The academy and the position of director are primarily supported with private funds. Membership will be open to faculty in each of the university's four schools.
For additional information on the AMT or the induction ceremony, please contact Carol McCoggins at, call (409) 747-0203 or visit
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Public Affairs Office
301 University Boulevard, Suite 3.102
Galveston, Texas 77555-0144