Justin Sipla recognized with UI’s highest teaching honor

Justin Sipla recognized with ​UI’s highest teaching honor

Sipla is a clinical instructor in the Carver College of Medicine’s Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. During his 13 years as a faculty member, he received the Carver College of Medicine’s M1/PA1 Professor of the Year award four times and was selected by the 2022 graduating class to deliver the graduation keynote address. He playeda key role in transforming the college’s medical curriculum in 2014, attending neurology and psychiatry clerkships along with his students to optimize the relevance of course material. His work increased the medical students’ ranking in neuroscience education at Iowa from the 10th percentile nationally to the 90th percentile. He recently published his approach to neuroscience education, and students at other universities are using his handouts to supplement their education. 


Thursday, February 29, 2024