OHSU UCEDD Director wins Excellence in Teaching Award

October 4, 2021

Rhonda Eppelsheimer, co-Directorand Associate Professor at the Oregon Institute on Development & Disability UCEDD/LEND was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University. Eppelsheimer was nominated by her colleagues for leading the Leadership and Community Engagement discussions with LEND cohorts. She is credited as excellent at affirming trainees and helps to frame difficult conversations as learning opportunities. Eppelsheimer provides a great model of how to encourage students and colleagues professionally. She has also taken her teaching outside of the Institute, developing, facilitating and teaching classes across OHSU programs about, and in partnership with, people with developmental disabilities