WashU Nephrologists Timothy Yau and Steven Cheng Honored with Distinguished Teaching Awards

WashU Nephrology congratulates two of our outstanding medical educators, Timothy Yau, MD, and Steven Cheng, MD, for recently receiving Distinguished Service Teaching Awards.

Timothy Yau

Every year, WashU students completing their first, second, and third year of studies nominate and vote for faculty and house staff who have had a significant impact on their education.  

This year, Dr. Yau was the recipient of two awards.  The first was the “Stanley Lang Teacher of the Year” award given by the entering class of 2021 for the academic year 2021-2022.  The award is presented to a junior faculty member in honor of Stanley J. Lang, PhD, a former professor of cell biology and physiology. 

Yau’s second award was the “Didactic Distinguished Service Teaching Award” for the academic year 2021-2022, as voted by the medical school entering class of 2020; the award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching of didactic sessions outside of the clinical setting, such as in lectures or simulation labs.

Steven Cheng

Dr. Cheng was selected by the entering class of 2021 to receive the “Jane Phillips-Conroy Professor of the Year” award for the academic year 2021-2022. The award is given in honor of Jane Phillips-Conroy, PhD, a professor emeritus of anthropology and of anatomy who retired in 2017.

All awardees were formally recognized by medical school students and the administration at the annual Distinguished Service Teaching Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the Eric P Newman Education Center.  See here for a full list of awardees.

WashU Nephrology is proud to have such respected and valued teachers as Yau and Cheng.  Each has been recognized multiple times over the years for their exemplary skills and creativity in teaching the physicians of tomorrow.  See below for more information about their awards and accomplishments.

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