Emeritus Faculty Awards
The University of Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association Emeritus Faculty Award recognizes outstanding service to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. It is offered to an emeritus faculty member who has exhibited exceptional commitment to the school over a period of years.
2013 Emeritus Faculty Award Recipient - Basic Sciences
This award is given to a basic scientist who demonstrated long and effective service to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in teaching and/or research or noteworthy administration, including program development.
William F. Dove, PhD
Dr. Dove has been a leader in the biological sciences on the UW-Madison campus since 1965, when he joined the faculty in the Department of Oncology. He continues his dedication to enriching the scientific environment and expanding opportunities for faculty, staff and students.
Dr. Dove is well-known for his thorough observation and quantitative approaches to mouse genetics important in development and in cancer. His discovery of what was arguably the first, and still one of the best, mouse models of human cancer has been distributed to dozens of laboratories around the world and has been used as a model of human disease in several hundred published articles.
Most recently, in collaboration with Dr. Michael N. Gould, Dr. Dove has generated a colon cancer model in the laboratory rat as an experimental platform for studies that are important in human health.
Dr. Dove has been a highly interactive faculty member and has tirelessly sought to engage other faculty, postdocs and students in scientific discussion and collaboration using many mechanisms to stimulate the best possible science on the UW-Madison campus. He was involved in creating the experiment-based structure of the Biology Core Curriculum and continues to be a driving force for the McArdle Symposia.
2013 Emeritus Faculty Award Recipient - Clinical Sciences
This award is given to a clinical scientist who demonstrates long and effective service to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in teaching and/or research or noteworthy administration, including program development.
Mary E. Peters, MD ’67
Dr. Peters is a professor emeritus of diagnostic radiology and a graduate of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. After five years of postgraduate training, she joined the UW Department of Diagnostic Radiology where she spent her entire career and served as vice chair for 11 years.
Teaching medical students was very gratifying for her. She supervised the department’s medical student radiology curriculum for a major portion of her career. Alongside her colleagues, she taught at all levels. Dr. Peters received several radiology departmental teaching awards from the students and was also honored with the Dean’s Teaching Award.
Dr. Peters presented papers on “The Radiographic Work Up: An Integral Part of the Fourth-Year Curriculum” and “Resident Involvement in Medical Student Didactic Teaching” at meetings of the Association of University Radiologists. Her work on medical student teaching was published in Investigative Radiology. She served on medical student education committees of the Association of University Radiologists for four years.
Dr. Peter’s interest in medical students has continued into retirement. For the past 11 years she has served on the non-resident medical student admissions committee.