Faculty Recognition

It is with great pleasure for the Medical Education Department to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of its faculty. Please join us in congratulating our faculty members for their fantastic work done throughout the year.

MedEd March 2021 Internal Award Recipients

Dr. Otto Phanstiel Ph.D. awarded the UCF’s Research Incentive Award

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Dr. Marcy Verduin M.D. honored for Women’s History Month

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“2020 COM Faculty Awards”

— 1st Ever Virtual Awards Ceremony

Excellence in Medical Librarianship Award

NADINE DEXTER, ED.D, MLS, D-AHIP

Award for demonstrating excellence in the library profession and outstanding contributions to the college’s faculty and students.

Title: Medical Librarian, Director of HSL, and Director of Informatics

Courses taught:

  • Focused Inquiry and Research Experience 1 & 2
  • GME/IM Residency Orientation
  • M1/M2/M3 Orientation
  • Practice of Medicine
  • Wikiproject Medicine

Innovative Teaching Award (Pre-Clinical)

NYLA DIL, DVM, MSC (PATH), PH.D.

Award for demonstrating continued and effective use of innovative teaching methods in the curriculum.

Title: Assistant Professor of Immunology and Medical Microbiology

Courses Taught:

  • Brain and Behavior
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
  • Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems
  • Health and Disease
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Skin and Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Structure and Function
  • Virology

Innovative Teaching Award (Clinical)

LUCIANA GARBAYO, MD, PH.D., MA

Award for demonstrating continued and effective use of innovative teaching methods in the curriculum.

Title: Assistant Professor

Courses Taught:

  • Ethics & Medical Humanities Longitudinal Theme
  • Longitudinal Teaching of Ethics and Medical Decision
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Knowledge/Reasoning
  • Ward Ethics

M1 Golden Apple Award

CHRISTINE KAUFFMAN, M.D.

Award for demonstrating the highest standards of teaching excellence during the M1 year.

Title: Associate Professor and Module Director

Courses Taught:

  • Cardiopulmonary Systems Module
  • Cellular Function and Medical Genetics
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
  • Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems
  • Health and Disease
  • Practice of Medicine 1 and 2
  • Structure and Function

Faculty Community Service Award

DANIEL TOPPING, MD

For demonstrating continued commitment to the local, regional, or global community that improves the welfare of all people.

Title: Associate Professor, Director of the Anatomy Lab & Willed Body Program

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Clinical Anatomy
  • Clinical Anatomy Teaching
  • Clinical Anatomy Teaching Elective
  • Endocrine/Reproductive Systems
  • FIRE I and II
  • Mechanics of Biostructures I & II
  • Musculoskeletal/Skin
  • Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare
  • Psychosocial Issues in Medicine
  • Structure and Function

Grants


Congratulations are in order to the following Medical Education Faculty for receiving grants in December 2020 .

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MedEd December 2020 Internal Grant Recipients

$25k awarded to Drs. Hernandez M.D. and Pasarica M.D., Ph.D.

Drs. Caridad Hernandez M.D. and Magdalena Pasarica M.D., Ph.D. were awarded a $25K internal grant for their proposal titled, Improving the Health Equity and Wellness of Medically Vulnerable Persons in Downtown Orlando: Addressing Social-Determinants of Health.

Learn more about Dr. Hernandez.

Learn more about Dr. Pasarica.

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$20k awarded to Dr. Saleh Rahman M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

Dr. Saleh Rahman M.D., Ph.D, M.P.H. was awarded a $20K internal pilot grant for his proposal titled, Retrospective Epidemiological Study of Disparities and Clinical Outcomes in COVID-19.

Learn more about Dr. Rahman.

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MedEd December 2020 Departmental Grant Recipients

$20k awarded to $6k awarded to Dr. Hirumi Ph.D.

Drs. Atsusi Hirumi and Audra Skukauskaite were awarded a $6K departmental grant for their proposal titled, “Understanding standing stakeholders’ perceptions and use of formal and informal curriculum resources: An essential precursor to innovation”.

Learn more about Dr. Hirumi.

$6k awarded to Dr. Hirumi Ph.D.

Drs. Atsusi Hirumi and Audra Skukauskaite were awarded a $6K departmental grant for their proposal titled, “Understanding standing stakeholders’ perceptions and use of formal and informal curriculum resources: An essential precursor to innovation.

$6K AWARDED TO $6K AWARDED TO DRS. KAY PH.D. AND CASTIGLIONI M.D.

Drs. Denise Kay, Dexter Hadley, and Analia Castiglioni were awarded a $6K grant for their proposal titled, “Can artificial intelligence address the burden associated with scoring narrative assessments?”

Learn more about Dr. Kay.

Learn more about Dr. Castiglioni.

$6K AWARDED TO $6K AWARDED TO DRS. KIBBLE PH.D. AND PLOCHOKI PH.D.

Drs. Jonathan Kibble and Jeffrey Plochocki were awarded a $6K grant for their proposal titled, “Sentiment analysis for assessment of professionalism”.

Learn more about Dr. Kibble.

Learn more about Dr. Plochocki.

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