Plesur, Accessibility Awards Go to Jacobs School Faculty

Published September 14, 2020

story by bill bruton

Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members have been recognized by the University at Buffalo undergraduate Student Association for their commitment and dedication to students.


Hohle Receives Plesur Award

Thomas H. Hohle, PhD

Thomas H. Hohle, PhD, lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, is one of the recipients of the Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Milton Plesur Award — named for a beloved teacher and scholar in the Department of History who died in 1987 — recognizes commitment and dedication to students and quality of teaching.

Hohle earned his doctoral degree in biochemistry from the Jacobs School.

Stefanovic, Wen Honored

Filip Stefanovic, PhD

Filip Stefanovic, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Xiaozhong Wen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, are recipients of the inaugural Accessibility Award.

Stefanovic earned his doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from McGill University. 

Xiaozhong Wen, PhD

Wen earned his doctoral degree in epidemiology from Brown University.

The Accessibility Award honors outstanding professors who “go above and beyond to ensure the inclusiveness of all their students, regardless of their disabilities,” according to Arsh Issany, director of student affairs for the Student Association during the 2019-2020 school year.

Recipients of both awards were nominated and selected by students.