Outstanding Service Award Recipient (2010-2011)
Most of us are pleased on the occasions when our projects end better than we anticipated they would at the start. When the Duluth Medical School states that it is typical for Matthew Coleman’s final versions to “exceed expectations,” it reflects the stellar accomplishment of a high performer.
Matt is innovative, always in developing new approaches to get projects done. He improved the electronic admissions process at the Medical School, rewrote code for pathology software so that it is now a web-based application, and he created a server-based homework submission system that routes homework to faculty for comment and grading, and then back to the student for viewing the comments and notations.
But Matt’s many contributions have benefitted more than just the Duluth campus. He has created software to teach anatomy, and rewrote histology software to be a web application. Both of these are currently used by U of M medical students on both campuses. Currently, he is working with the Association of American Medical Colleges to develop an academic calendaring system and knowledge management system for the U of M Medical School
For his innovation and continuous improvement in the area of software development, we are proud to present this award to Matt.