Omoruyi wins APA teaching award

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Emma Omoruyi - APA teaching award

Emma Omoruyi, MD, MPH, is the 2022 winner of the Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty.

Emma Omoruyi - APA teaching awardThe Academic Pediatric Association has named Emma Omoruyi, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, as the 2022 winner of the Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty.

The Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty recognizes excellence in teaching among APA members. Excellence is assessed not only by the quantity of teaching activities, but also by the quality of teaching engagement in the broader education community.

“Being honored with this award represents the privilege I have, knowing that my passion and profession intersect,” Omoruyi said. “It’s also a reminder of the great teachers I have been blessed to interact with locally and nationally. I will always be grateful for the mentorship I have received from Dr. Michelle Barratt, Dr. Latanya Love, Dr. Robert Yetman, and Dr. Mark Hormann.”

In her role with the Department of Pediatrics, Omoruyi educates medical students and pediatric residents and is the program director of the McGovern Medical School Pediatric Residency.

Omoruyi is the past winner of the NIH/NMA Fellows in Academic Medicine Career Award, received a Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship from the APA Educational Scholars Program, and is a recipient of the University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.  She was also nominated and selected for the McGovern Medical School Academy of Master Educators and the UT Shine Academy.

Omoruyi received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 2007 before completing her residency and chief residency at McGovern Medical School in 2011.

The Academic Pediatric Association serves as the inclusive and longitudinal academic home for child health professionals. Members ensure optimal health and well-being for all children, particularly those most vulnerable.