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Doctor Spodnik winner of the "Raise the Line" award


The results of this year’s Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards, organised by Elsevier, a company dedicated to analysing and sharing scientific data and information, have been announced. During the 2nd National Congress of Anatomical Didactics (Słupsk, 14-16 April 2023), a representative of the publishing house, Małgorzata Warmińska-Marczak, announced the results in the Anatomy & Physiology category, with students voting for Jan Spodnik, Ph.D. from the Division of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the MUG.

Jan Spodnik, Ph.D.
Jan Spodnik, Ph.D.

It was with great joy and some surprise that I accepted this award, especially as both the nomination and the voting depended solely on students. According to the information provided by the publisher Elsevier, more than 1,000 people from academic centres all over the world entered this year’s edition. I am all the more pleased to have won this award in such a strong field. Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me and I promise to strive to maintain the same high level of teaching and empathy for the next generation of students – said Spodnik, Ph.D.

The Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Awards recognise the best researchers from around the world who are making a significant and inspiring contribution to the competence of the next generation of healthcare professionals through more effective teaching and enhancing the capacity of healthcare systems. More than 1,000 researchers from 375 institutions around the world entered the competition. Awards were given in eight categories: MD/DO, RN/NP, PA, Other Healthcare Professionals, Student Advisor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Anatomy & Physiology, and Librarian. The winners were recognised for their creative approach to teaching and their work in line with Osmosis’ values of openness to innovation, support, and creating long-term solutions, among others. The organisers emphasise that their aim in their work is to provide the world’s clinicians with the best possible educational experience.

Detailed results of the competition are available at


photo: Paweł Sudara/MUG