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Dr. Dehra Harris received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year

On May 19, 2017, Dr. Dehra Harris, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year. The graduating senior class of 2017 chose Dr. Harris for the honor. She was presented with the plaque at the Senior Diploma Ceremony. The service was held at America’s Center in Downtown St. Louis.

During her acceptance speech, Dr. Harris thanked her mother, who was in the crowd. She said her mother taught her the “meaning of education and determination.” She also went through a list of collaborators and peers to which she thanked each of them. Dr. Harris also echoed earlier words spoken by saying, “I want you to make medicine better.” Telling the students they need to bring their uniqueness to the medical field.

Dr. Harris' acceptance speech video