MAYWOOD, IL – Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, has been awarded the 2020 M. Brownell Anderson Award for New and Emerging Educators by the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), the Midwest education group within the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Dr. Mirza is a pathologist at Loyola University Medical Center and associate professor of pathology and laboratory medical education and applied health sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the Parkinson School for Health Sciences and Public Health. He also serves as vice chair of education at the Department of Pathology at Laboratory Medicine, founding program director for the Master's in Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, assistant director for the Mechanisms of Human Disease Course, and associate program director of the AP/CP Pathology Residency Program.
The M. Brownell Anderson Award "recognizes early-career medical educators who have demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment and creativity in the field of medical education across the continuum and serves as an opportunity to celebrate their potential and talent," said Elizabeth A. Baker, MD, CGEA chair. “Dr. Mirza stood out among an amazing array of talented young educators."
Dr. Mirza will receive the award virtually at the 2021 regional CGEA meeting in April.
Dr. Mirza has received numerous awards and accolades. He was named to The Pathologist magazine’s “Power” lists in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2019, Dr. Mirza also received the Outstanding Classroom Educator award from the Stritch School of Medicine graduating class, and the Teaching Excellence Award from The Ohio State University's Pathology Student Interest Group. In 2017, Dr. Mirza was voted one of the top five honorees in the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) "40 Under Forty" list.