Drs. Luba Dumeno, L. Corey Hanley, Joyce Ou, and Mariana Canepa were each identified as a "positive champion of the learning environment" by Warren Alpert Medical School. 

At any point during their education, students may nominate faculty for demonstrating exemplary behaviors that promote a positive learning environment. This often includes a focus on respectful education, the creation of an environment that is welcoming to all students, providing clear expectations and appropriate feedback, and more.