School of Medicine

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Allen A. Copping

Excellence in Teaching Awards


LSUHSC School of Medicine - New Orleans

Established in 1997, the Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Awards represent the preeminent recognition given to our faculty for teaching each year. Department heads as well as student and resident leaders coordinate the faculty nominations in both the basic sciences and clinical sciences. A School of Medicine standing committee composed of faculty, administrators, students from all classes, and house officers reviews the nominating letters, curriculum vitas, and in the case of student or house officer nominations, a support letter from the department. The awards are presented during the School of Medicine precommencement exercises.


2023 Winners

Clinical Science


Victoria Burke, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical
Department of Medicine


Basic Science


Jason Gardner, PhD
Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy


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Copping Award

Committee Chairmen

2013 1:25:48 PM

Fred Lopez, MD


Copping Awards

Co Committee Chairmen

Bishop-Baier, Maragaret

Margaret  Bishop-Baier, MD


Copping Awards

Co Committee Chairmen

Dr. Ali - Co Director of the Copping Award

Murtiza Ali, MD



2013 1:23:57 PM

Our Basic Scientist are the Best!




2013 1:23:08 PM

Our Clinical Scientist are the Best!