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The Academy Celebrates UCSF's Educator Community

Academy's Class of 2017

On Monday, September 11, the Academy honored its seventeenth class of new members and recognized staff and faculty with the Boyden Staff awards, AME Service award, and Excellence in Teaching Awards at its annual Celebration of New Members.

The event gave the Academy and CFE an opportunity to come together, connect with colleagues, and honor the staff and faculty who strengthen the educator community at UCSF.

Congratulations to the Academy's New Members inducted for 2017:

  • Nima Afshar, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • Amy Garlin, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • Michelle Guy, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • David Jull-Patterson, PhD, Psychiatry, SOM
  • Ryan Laponis, MD, MSci, Medicine, SOM
  • Ellen Laves, MD, Pediatrics, SOM
  • Erin Mathes, MD, Dermatology, SOM
  • Bradley Monash, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • Alissa Peterson, MD, Psychiatry, SOM
  • Nardine Saad Riegels, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • Larissa Thomas, MD, MPH, Medicine, SOM
  • Pinelopi Xenoudi, DDS, MS, Orofacial Sciences, SOD
  • Tali Ziv, MD, Medicine, SOM

The Boyden Staff Award recognized amazing staff in medical education:

  • Kimberley Chan
    Residency Program Coordinator
    Department of Medicine

  • Laura Pliska
    Administrative Director, GME
    Assistant Director, Residency Program
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Excellence in Teaching Awards (Full List of Recipients)

The Academy highlighted to importance of incoporating a wellness curriculum and faculty initiatives with visiting Keynote speaker, Aviad Haramati, PhD

Aviad Haramati, PhD, is a Professor of Integrative Physiology, in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine

View and download Dr. Haramati's keynote slides (PDF) - September 11, 2017

View and download slides from An Experiential Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine workshop held on September 12, 2017

Physician burnout is pervasive and a cause for concern. Approximately half of all physicians experience burnout, which can lead to changes in the patient-provider relationship and adversely influence the quality of care. Many groups are developing interventions with medical students, residents, and faculty to address the rise in burnout and decline in professional resiliency. This workshop introduced participants to several mind-body medicine skills.


View the Academy's Photo Gallery for the annual celebration, on September 11, 2017
Photos by Elisabeth Fall/