Celebration of New Members

Seated audience of people attending celebration of new members

2022 Celebration of New Members
Wednesday, September 21

Our Annual Celebration of New Members honored the incoming Academy Class of 2022 and recognized the contributions of health professions education staff and "front-line" teachers and educators who impact our learners on a regular basis to make UCSF such an outstanding healthcare institution. This event was open to the UCSF Community.

Awards and Honors Presented:

  • Induction of school-wide faculty to AME: whose inductees demonstrate excellence in direct teaching learners and/or faculty development for teachers/educators. New members also demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in one or more additional areas of health professions education activity: mentoring and advising; curriculum development, instructional design, and technology; educational leadership; and learner assessment.

Academy's Class of 2022 - Congratulations!

  • Celeste Allen, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Adnan Alseidi, MD, EdM, Department of Surgery
  • Rebecca Berman, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Danielle Campagne, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • David Chia, MD, MSc, Department of Medicine
  • Lei Choi, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine`
  • Nancy Choi, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Carmen Cobb, MD, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Eddie Cruz-Romero, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
  • Mansi Desai, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Valerie Gribben, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Beth Griffiths, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine
  • Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, MAEd , Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Marianne Juarez, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Efrat Lelkes, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Sara Lewin, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Katerina Melino, MS, PMHNP-BC, Department of Community Health Systems
  • Jillian Mongelluzzo, MD, MAEd, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Bridget O'Brien, PhD, Department of Medicine
  • Meghan O'Brien, MD, MBE, Department of Medicine
  • Neeti Parikh, MD, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Edgar Pierluissi, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Mike Reid, MD, MPH, MA, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Laura H. Rubinos, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Naomi Ellen Stotland, MD, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Family Health Care Nursing
  • Steven Tringali, DO, Department of Medicine
  • Rupa Lalchandani Tuan, PhD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Dina Wallin, MD, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
  • VyVy N. Young, MD, FACS, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • April Zaat, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Carly Zapata, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine
  • Faculty Awards: AME Excellence in Teaching Award for General Teaching and AME/Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education (PIPE) Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Award for UCSF Teaching Faculty

List of Teaching Award Recipients 2022 (Academic Year 2021-2022)

  • Staff Awards: Recipients for the Boyden Staff Award (campus) and the Award for Exceptional Service in Medical Education (for OME staff)
    • Early Career, Boyden Award: Sydney Farnesi (Rusconi) - SJV PRIME F2 Coordinator and Academic Advisor, UCSF Fresno, Undergraduate Medical Education
    • Mid-Level Career Boyden Award: Ariana Zaghmouri, BA, Residency Coordinator, Emergency Medicine (Fresno)
    • Team Boyden Award: Orthotics & Prosthetics Residency Mentors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Aarti Deshpande, CPO, MS; Nicole Henry, MS; Chrysta Irolla, MS; and Adrian Ravitz, CO
    • Award for Exceptional Service in Medical Education: Christina Cicoletti, MA, Executive Director for Assessment, Curriculum, Evaluations (ACE)

Keynote Address

The Celebration featured an annual keynote and special workshop from a nationally recognized visiting scholar.Tricia Rose

Teaching Futures: How Education Can Build a Just World

Tricia Rose, PhD

Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies
Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives
Brown University