Boone County Health Center is proud to announce that Dr. Joel Travis has received the Distinguished Volunteer Faculty Award for the College of Medicine from the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). This award honors volunteer faculty who exemplify excellence in education and service.
Dr. Travis has served as volunteer faculty in the UNMC Department of Family Medicine since 1992 and has instructed students and residents every year since his initial appointment. He was nominated for this award by UNMC Family Medicine Vice Chairman, Jeff Harrison, MD who wrote, “His demonstrated commitment to providing an outstanding educational experience, coupled with his role modeling service to his community and patients make him a well deserving recipient for this award.”
Travis accepted the award at the Premier Education Banquet held Tuesday, August 16 at UNMC in Omaha. The banquet was sponsored by UNMC Faculty Development, the Interprofessional Academy of Educators (IAE), and the Nebraska Medicine Office of Health Professions Education (OHPE).
“Dr. Travis has a long-standing commitment to excellence in providing valuable learning opportunities to residents and students at our facility,” said chief of medical staff, Anthony P. Kusek, M.D. “His contributions have had a lasting impact on the many residents and students he has mentored. His enthusiasm for, and dedication to, teaching make him an ideal role model for educators of the future; he is deserving of this honor.”
Dr. Travis was the recipient of the award for the College of Medicine. Distinguished Volunteer Faculty Awards were also given to the College of Public Health, College of Nursing, and the College of Allied Health Professions.