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Welcome New Staff

Medical Education welcomed several new staff members over the past 4 months. Please join us in welcoming these new staff to our units!

Florencio Verano, Jr. ("Juhn") joined our team in June as a Foundations 2 Advisor. In this position, he’ll be a part of the Student Experience Team, supporting students and helping them navigate through in Foundations 2. Florencio was raised in Vallejo, CA and lives in Oakland, CA. The majority of his career experiences have been in higher education with stops at San Francisco State, Touro University California, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University. He held a variety of student affairs and student services positions that encompass academic advising, pre-med/pre-health counseling, and admissions. He received his bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in Applied Behavioral Sciences and a master’s degree in College Counseling from San Francisco State University.

Kristin Haynes joined the ACE team in May as Inquiry Coordinator. In this position, Kristin will support the Pathways to Discovery Program and the new Inquiry Curriculum. Raised in Georgia, Kristin attended college in Southern California and is now a happy resident of San Francisco.  Kristin joins the OME with over fifteen years of experience in education, healthcare, and business coordination; past employers include Ashford University, ICDC College, and Mission Bicycle, where she managed many aspects of the small, local SF business. 

Walter Polo Black Golde joined the Technology Enhanced Education team in May as Business Systems Analyst. In this capacity he will facilitate the design and specification of IT solutions for medical education. Polo joins UCSF with a diverse background in experience design, medical education, and academia. Before joining UCSF, he designed learning experiences on a product team at a small San Francisco-based startup. Previously, he spent several years at the NYU School of Medicine during a major curricular reform. Starting with the deployment of a secure, online exam system, Polo worked across teams to develop digital tools and data architecture for teaching, assessment, and outcomes initiatives. Polo began his professional career as a research assistant at The Hastings Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan medical ethics research institute in the Hudson Valley, New York. He is a Bay Area native with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and philosophy from Williams College.

Ken R. Coelho, MS, FRSPH is the Accreditation Manager in the Office of Graduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine Dean’s Office. He manages administrative operations related to the accreditation of the sponsoring institution, UCSF School of Medicine and approximately 90 ACGME and ABMS accredited residency and fellowship training programs. Ken has over 10 years’ experience in accreditation, quality improvement and patient safety. Ken’s interests include ACGME accreditation and leadership development; graduate medical education; public health and epidemiology; and quality and patient safety.

Ken has participated in the Bay Area Patient Safety Leadership Institute, and completed the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Certificate in Quality and Patient Safety. He is an accreditation surveyor for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and a final year student in the online doctor of health sciences program specializing in leadership and organizational behavior at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. He has a Master’s of Science in Global Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He was recently elected as a Fellow of the U.K. Royal Society for Public Health.

 

 

Karin Fleming joined the Office of Medical Education in February as Communications Manager.  Karin joins the OME with over fifteen years of communication experience in the academic and non-profit health sciences sector. Most recently, she worked as the Communications and Media Specialist for the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute of Sutter Health. A native of Canada, Karin’s prior employers also include the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital and Ogilvy-Maher Advertising in Toronto. Karin will be your contact for all medical education-related stories.joined the team in February as Communications Manager.  Karin joins the OME with over fifteen years of communication experience in the academic and non-profit health sciences sector. Most recently, she worked as the Communications and Media Specialist for the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute of Sutter Health. A native of Canada, Karin’s prior employers also include the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital and Ogilvy-Maher Advertising in Toronto. Karin will be your contact for all medical education-related stories.

Marine Mouget is an intern with the Year Up Program—a non-profit organization that provides urban young adults with skills, experience, and support to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Marine will provide office management and project coordination support to OME for the next six months. Marine grew up in Paris, France before moving to the Bay Area. Prior to joining Year Up, she gained experience as a barista and a waitress. She envisions her internship role as a communications coordinator as a jumpstart to her career goals.