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The Academy of Medical Educators Inducts the Class of 2023 and Honors Faculty and Staff with Education Awards

 |  By Karen Brent

On September 13, The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators hosted its annual Celebration of New Members which honored the incoming Academy Class of 2023 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. 

Congratulations to the AME's class of 2023:

  • Noriko Tei Boyd Anderson, MD, MPH, Department of Neurology
  • Sam Brondfield MD MAEd, Department of Medicine 
  • Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics
  • Nicole M. Cresalia, MD, Department of Pediatrics 
  • Anthony Ding, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • Tammy Duong, MD, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Martha J. Elster MD, Department of Pediatrics 
  • Sabrina Fernandez, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Robin S. Goldman, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine 
  • Aaron Harries, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Kenzo Hirose, MD, Department of Surgery 
  • Lily Hitchner, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine 
  • Marianne Hultgren, DNP, RN, CNE, Department of Family Health Care Nursing
  • Corina Iacopetti, MD, MA, Department of Pediatrics 
  • Erica Lawson, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Andrea Long, MD, Department of Surgery 
  • Lisa Mihaly, RN, MS, FNP, Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Pediatrics
  • Lisa Ochoa-Frongia, MD, Department of Medicine 
  • Iris M. Otani, MD, Department of Medicine 
  • Nailyn Rasool, MD, Department of Ophthalmology 
  • Ashkon Shaahinfar, MD, MPH, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Yalda Shahram, MD, Department of Medicine 
  • Peter Ureste, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Mia Williams, MD, MS, Department of Medicine

Faculty Awards

Staff Awards

The Jaclyne Witte Boyden Award

  • Tammy Ryan, CST, JD, LLM, Clinical Placement Supervisor, Dean's Office, School of Nursing
  • Debbie Bain Brickley, Director of Learning, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
    • Stephanie Wallace, Director of Education
    • Amy Lou, Program Manager
    • Angela Shoga, Student Affairs Coordinator
    • Christian Mendoza, Academic Programs Coordinator
    • Michael Tressel, Admissions and Recruitment Specialist

The Award for Exceptional Service in Medical Education

  • Betsy Norton, Lead Coordinator: F1 OEQ Assessments, Ground School, BMB
  • Craig Gawlick, Administrative Director, Kanbar Center
  • Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC)
    • Kristin Casey Callaghan MA, CMC Manager
    • Anna Kozas MA, CMC Manager, Direct Patient Care
    • Therese Denoga MPH, CMC Site Specialist
    • Jocelyn Faye MS, CMC Curriculum Coordinator
    • Patience Kriedt, CMC Curriculum Coordinator
    • Patricia Runquist MPA, CMC Site Specialist

Keynote Address by Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPHDr. Albert is Associate Dean of Admissions in the UCSF School of Medicine, Walter A. Haas-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in Cardiology, and Director of the Center for the Study of Adversity and Cardiovascular Disease. 

Dr. Albert's address “Stages of Dismantling Structural Racism in Medicine: A Focus on Medical Training” focused on the importance of eradicating racism in medical education.