Clinical Center News
Fall 2022

Gubbi honored as Distinguished Clinical Teacher

Award winner lauded for "patience" and "sincerity"

Headshot of Dr. Gubbi
Dr. Sriram Gubbi

Dr. Sriram Gubbi was announced as the 2022 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teacher, the highest honor bestowed on an NIH senior investigator, staff clinician or tenure-track investigator. As this year's awardee, Gubbi will deliver the John Laws Memorial Lecture in June 2023.

According to his nominators, Gubbi exemplifies the ideal qualities of a mentor, teacher, clinician and researcher. He is highly involved with the endocrine fellowship training program where he supervises and teaches fellows in clinics and conferences.

Gubbi is a staff clinician/assistant research physician in the Genetics and Endocrinology Section of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Metabolic Diseases Branch. He is currently the lead associate investigator in natural history protocols on functional thyroid disorders and thyroid cancers.

Dr. Marja Brolinson, a clinical fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and co-chair of the Clinical Fellows committee, praised Gubbi's interactions.

"With the utmost patience and sincerity, he always goes above and beyond to teach the fellows however many times it takes to solidify our knowledge - making difficult concepts easier and forming us into better clinicians," said Brolinson in her introductory remarks.

Last year's DCTA winner, Dr. Jonathan Hernandez, a surgical oncologist with the Surgical Oncology Program in the National Cancer Institute, presented a lecture entitled The Development of Implementation of Ex Vivo Human Tumor Systems for Translational Science.

View the lecture and award presentation online.

- Donovan Kuehn

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