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Inaugural medical education lecture honors the late Richard C. Vari, PhD

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM), in partnership with Teaching Excellence Academy for Collaborative Healthcare (TEACH), hosted the inaugural Richard C. Vari Endowed Lecture last month. The event honored the school’s founding curriculum dean who became the senior dean for academic affairs. The beloved educator passed away from complications of ALS in June.

The lecture was established in accordance to Vari’s wishes to bring in an internationally renowned innovator in medical education annually as part of Teach Education Day. This year, Louis Pangaro, a professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., presented “What does Physiology Teach us about Assessment and Evaluation?”

Thanks to the generosity of those who knew and loved Vari, VTCSOM is proud to continue the endowed lectureship for years to come. Donations in support of the lectureship are greatly appreciated.

The Teach Education Day concluded with a poster session and naming of the TEACH Faculty Awards. Highlights from Teach Education Day: