The Michigan Infectious Disease Society honored Wayne State University School of Medicine Clinical Professor of Medicine Carl Lauter, M.D., with its Clinical Teacher Award at the society’s March 19 annual meeting at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
The award recognizes exemplary teaching skills, implementation of innovative educational programs, and outstanding bedside and patient communication skills. It is given to MIDS members in recognition of a career involved in teaching clinical infectious diseases to fellows, residents or medical students. The award also identifies excellence as a clinician and motivation to teach the next generation, with particular attention given to nominations that document the impact of an individual on the hospital, school or community where he or she practices.
Dr. Lauter, a Bloomfield Hills resident, received his medical degree from the WSU School of Medicine in 1965, and his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the university in 1962. He practices medicine at William Beaumont Hospital.
He joined the School of Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of Medicine in 1973 following a United States Public Health Service Infectious Disease fellowship at the School of Medicine. In 1976 and 1978, he was elected by the School of Medicine’s senior classes to receive the Best Clinical Teacher Staff Award. He has been a voluntary faculty member at WSU since 1980, teaching courses in infectious diseases and physical diagnosis, and overseeing fourth-year student electives in infectious diseases and allergy and immunology. He also teaches at William Beaumont Hospital and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Dr. Lauter was a member of the Medical Alumni Association Board