Dr. Lihui Yuan selected for Exemplary Teacher Award


Lihui Yuan

Lihui Yuan, Pharm.D., Ph.D., R.Ph., an instructional assistant professor and the course director for Pathophysiology and Patient Assessment, or PPA, I and II, was selected for a UF College of Pharmacy Exemplary Teacher Award. Yuan is well recognized by students for her positivity and encouragement and her focus on keeping students at the center of her teaching approach. This approach was aptly summarized by one of her nominators: “Dr. Yuan has had a lasting impact on me as a student. Her positive attitude and upbeat spirit made coming to class exciting, and helped motivate me at times I felt pharmacy school was impossible. Her passion for teaching and desire to support students in their learning journey is undeniable.” In her commitment to supporting student learning, Yuan was instrumental in initiating a supplemental instruction program for the PPA courses. This successful program has been positively impacting first-year learners for more than five years. During the last year, she worked diligently to redesign and realign the content in the PPA course series to better balance the difficulty and cognitive load for learners.