The Gillings School Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Award recognizes a teaching assistant who inspires students; enhances students learning through creative, engaging and/or innovative teaching methods; supports student success in the classroom; and facilitates students’ development as a public health professional. Teaching assistants nominated for this award must be students who are pursuing a graduate degree at Gillings and have served in a TA role during the current (2022-2023) academic year. This award comes with a $500 prize this year intended to help advance their educational development in teaching.

Gillings faculty, staff and students may nominate a teaching assistant by providing a brief supporting statement (500 words) that addresses the above criteria for the person whom they are nominating. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, February 24, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST.