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Junior Medical Educators and Faculty Participate in ASH Bootcamp for New Medical Educators

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the names of the 20 junior medical educators selected to participate in the new ASH Medical Educators Institute (MEI). Led by Marc Kahn, MD, of Tulane University School of Medicine and Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, this program is designed to cultivate future leaders in hematology education by providing a "boot camp" in teaching techniques and critical topics in medical education. Participants will also work with a mentor on a scholarly project to be implemented at their home institutions.

The 2016 ASH MEI consists of three core activities: a fall workshop, a year-long webinar series, and mentorship to assist the participants in completing scholarly projects and develop their careers. These activities will begin with a three-day workshop, from September 28-30, at ASH Headquarters in Washington, DC, during which participants will learn skills for becoming stronger clinical educators, implement a scholarly project in hematology medical education, and identify appropriate next steps in their career development.

“The ASH Medical Educators Institute embodies ASH’s commitment to supporting the education and development of future leaders in hematology education,” said ASH President Charles S. Abrams, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania. “Junior faculty are often placed into clinician educator tracks without receiving adequate training to set them up for success. After participating in this robust program, ASH MEI participants will emerge well on their way to becoming mentors to the next generation of hematologists.”

The 2016 ASH Medical Educators Institute participants are:

Participants Institutions
Allison Carilli, MD Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Orlando, FL
Adam Giermasz, MD, PhD University of California Davis Health System
Sacramento, CA
Christi Hayes, MD Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Karen Hook, MD University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Sawa Ito, MD, PhD National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Bethesda, MD
Jennie Law, MD University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Rebecca Leaf, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Gloria Lim, MD, MSc, FRCPC University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Ming Lim, MB BChir Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Molly Mandernach, MD, MPH University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Ariela Marshall, MD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN
Catherine McGuinn, MD NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
Sanjay Mohan, MD, MSCI Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Elizabeth Roman, MD New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
Melissa Rose, DO Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH
Satish Shanbhag, MBBS, MPH Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Richard Tower, MD, MS Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Milwaukee, WI
Katherine Walsh, MD Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH
Ida Wong-Sefidan, MD University of California
San Diego, CA
Michelle Zeller, MD, HMSc, MHPE McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada

The 2016 ASH Medical Educators Institute faculty are:

Mark Atlas, MD Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, NY
Linda Burns, MD National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match
Minneapolis, MN
Leslie Ellis, MD, MSHPEd Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC
Scott Gitlin, MD, FACP University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Marc Kahn, MD, MBA, Co-Director Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd, Co-Director Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Alice Ma, MD University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Erin Reid, MD, MS University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Roy Smith, MD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Jay Youngclaus Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC
Kenneth Zuckerman, MD University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Marc Zumberg, MD University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The American Society of Hematology (www.hematology.org) is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. The official journal of ASH is Blood (www.bloodjournal.org), the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.

Sara Khalaf, American Society of Hematology
[email protected]; 202-552-4925