Yui-Wing Francis Lam, Pharm.D., FCCP, professor of pharmacology at UT Health San Antonio, is a 2018 Piper Professor as selected by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
Dr. Lam received a $5,000 award, certificate and gold pin, which will be presented at the foundation’s request by William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio.
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation awards the Piper Professors, names Piper Scholars for scholarships and dispenses student loans.The award, established in 1958 to recognize outstanding college professors across Texas, is made annually to 10 educators to honor their dedication to teaching and for their outstanding academic achievement.
“I am deeply honored to be selected to receive the Piper professorship,” Dr. Lam said. “I am grateful to the Piper Foundation for highlighting the critical role of education. I am certainly fortunate to be selected for this honor from among many deserving professors, and believe deeply in the principles this award represents.”
Dr. Lam has long been recognized for his teaching prowess. In 2015 he received the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System. The award is the foremost teaching honor in the UT System and recognizes excellence of the highest degree.
Dr. Lam was recognized in 2016 with a Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. At the time, President Henrich applauded him for not only his accessibility to students but also his involvement in the development of the curriculum and his understanding of the assessment process.
In 2017 Dr. Lam was inducted into The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education. He is also a member of the Academy of Master Teachers at UT Health San Antonio.
Dr. Lam earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. He has taught at UT Health San Antonio since 1987.