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Professor Pat Remington to Receive Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Patrick Remington, MD, MPH has been chosen to receive one of this year’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Chancellor Rebecca Blank will present this year’s teaching awards at a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM at the Pyle Center. Dr. Remington is a Professor of Population Health Sciences, Associate Dean for Public Health, and the Director of the UW-Madison Preventive Medicine Residency Program.


"Remington’s teaching style is interactive, multidisciplinary, challenging and fun. His vast knowledge, expertise and ability to explain a topic in depth, yet simplify it with an interdisciplinary point of view, are well respected nationwide. Remington's research examines ways to improve public health surveillance methods and outcomes. He led the development of the Wisconsin County Health Rankings program, which has now evolved into a major national program based at the UW–Madison Population Health Institute. In 2004, a new Master of Public Health (MPH) professional degree program was established with Remington serving as its first director. He developed two additional courses, one on the principles and practice of public health and the other in effective communication of public health information, based on a second textbook he co-edited for the American Public Health Association. Both of these courses are in high demand, feature active learning and real-world community engagement, and are critical to the success of the MPH program. Remington is also a highly valued mentor to graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty working on research to improve public health."