Prof. Fatima Suleman – Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Educator Award

The 2018 SAAHE Distinguished Educator Award was made to Prof Fatima Suleman. Fatima is Professor in the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in the School of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). She has demonstrated a commitment to the development of teaching, mentoring and supervision skills in new academics and assisting other academics with developing their Teaching Portfolios for Performance Management and Promotion. She has developed international partnerships for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, within and beyond Africa. At UKZN, she conceptualized and coordinated the development of two completely online Masters programmes in Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Fatima has been involved in various international grants to develop health professions education. With a NORHED grant, she facilitated the development of online or blended Masters programmes in Mozambique and Malawi; she was involved in the Medical Education Partnership Initiative grant; she was a panel member on WHO Technical Working Group on Health Workforce Education; and Principle Investigator Council for AFREhealth.

Other awards she has garnered include the Distinguished Teacher Award for UKZN in 2010; the Distinguished Teacher award by Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa in 2011; and a TAU Fellowship 2015 (Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellowships).