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Purdue instructor receives national Pfizer Teaching Award

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Mar 02, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
Washington, D.C. -- Dr. Larry Adams of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine has been chosen to receive the 2009 national Pfizer Teaching Award, the most prestigious veterinary teaching award in the United States.

The annual prize is awarded by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health and will be presented at the AAVMC Annual Meeting in Alexandria, Va., on March 13.

This is the third time Adams has won Pfizer teaching awards at the school level -- in 1997, 2005, and 2009. This is his first national award.

After joining the Purdue faculty in 1991, Adams became one of three faculty members who led the development and implementation of a series of problem-based learning courses in the first two years of the DVM curriculum and of third year core and elective courses at the school. His work in consensus building among the faculty led to an overwhelmingly positive vote for the curricular revision in the mid-1990s.