Memorial's Cowasji receives teaching award

Memorial's Cowasji receives teaching award

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital's Dr. Shiavax Cowasji, clinical assistant professor of medicine, received the 13th annual Alpert Medical School Department of Medicine Beckwith Family Award for Outstanding Teaching.

The Beckwith Family Research and Education Fund was established at Alpert Medical School through gifts to endowment from the Beckwith Family Foundation. The endowment fund is used to support the education and research mission of the Department of Medicine, with an emphasis on the education and training of medical residents.

Each year, the fund presents the award to recognize superb teaching by its faculty. Recipients are nominated and chosen by students, residents, physicians, program and course directors in the Department of Medicine and earns a plaque and a cash prize.