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HPE Education Pathway Graduate Receives National Teaching Award

Aaron Kornblith, MDOn October 28, 2017, Dr. Aaron Kornblith of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics and a graduate of the 2011 UCSF HPE Education Pathway was awarded the American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award to honor outstanding educators in emergency medicine. Dr. Kornblith received recognition at the 2017 American College of Emergency Physicians National Convention and President's Award Gala in Washington DC. The award recognizes superior teaching activities including didactic lectures, clinical instruction, the development of innovative educational, community education, and contributions to regional and global programs, as well as the endorsement by faculty, residents, and students.

Dr. Kornblith's learners and peers recognized him for his innovative and unique teaching in pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Kornblith attributes his "kick start" in educational interests from the UCSF HPE Pathway. His HPE project was in collaboration with Dr. Sandrijn van Schaik and involved creating, evaluating and publishing on a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for pediatric critical care learners. He has continued what he started in the HPE Pathway, and this past September, Dr. Kornblith directed a point-of-care ultrasound workshop for pediatric providers at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kornblith attributes his bedside teaching to those HPE faculty like Dr. Bradley Sharp, but also his ability to create innovative lectures and curriculum to Drs. Tracy Boswell Fulton, Kristen Greene, Maria Wamsley, and Patricia O'Sullivan.Drs. Tabas and Kornblith with guests at awards ceremony

The American College of Emergency Physicians sponsor a national faculty teaching award to honor outstanding educators in emergency medicine. This award is designed to support emergency medicine faculty in their efforts to achieve academic advancement, as well as support the continued academic development of the specialty. The award recognizes superior teaching activities including didactic lectures, clinical instruction, the development of innovative educational programs, community education, and contributions to regional and global programs, as well as the endorsement by faculty, residents, and students. While the documentation required for this award is extensive, the process is designed to mimic the procedure used by university promotion and tenure committees in their deliberations. Recipients of this award receive national recognition that can be used as evidence of their teaching excellence.

By Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD