A Kansas University Medical Center professor, whose research in human genetics has contributed to the potential for early diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders, has been awarded The Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship.
R. Neil Schimke, professor of medicine and pediatrics, joined the KU faculty in 1967. He has been the director of the division of metabolism, endocrinology and genetics at the KU School of Medicine since 1977.
Schimke was chosen by students and colleagues for his outstanding teaching ability. The Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships carry an annual $5,000 stipend and professors receiving the award retain the title as long as they continue to teach at KU.
"I'm deeply appreciative of those who thought well enough of my teaching over the years to honor me with the professorship," Schimke said. "I particularly would like to thank any and all of my former students because I have learned as much from them as they from me -- perhaps more."
Schimke has received more than a half-dozen other teaching honors in the course of his career.