Tomás Eduardo Ceremuga Named Didactic Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Sep 3, 2015

For Immediate Release:  September 3, 2015    
For More Information Contact: AANA Public Relations
 
Park Ridge, Illinois – Tomás Eduardo Ceremuga, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), from Garden Ridge, Texas, has been named the 2015 Didactic Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
 
The Didactic Instructor of the Year Award, established in 1991, is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the education of student nurse anesthetists in the classroom.
 
Ceremuga is a professor at the United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing Academy of Health Sciences in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
 
Through his leadership abilities, Ceremuga has increased the visibility of the Army’s nurse anesthesia program among the national scientific community.  In one academic year alone, he obtained and currently manages more than $500,000 in TriService Nursing Research Program grant funds. Annually, the retired Army colonel provides over 150 hours of simulation training and teaches more than eight semester hours of doctoral-level courses.
 
Although retired, Ceremuga has not forgotten his military background, which helps him to impart relevant academic and clinical information that helps his students learn and function in the intense environment of civilian and combat operative healthcare.
 
“I have enjoyed the role I’ve played in the education and preparation of nurse anesthesia students extensively,” said Ceremuga.  “I am honored to receive this award and feel fortunate to be able to take my passion for the sciences and make a contribution to the education of future nurse anesthesia providers.”
 
Ceremuga earned his Doctor of Neuroscience degree at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., and earned his master’s degree in nurse anesthesia from the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. In addition, he earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Akron, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.
 
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