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2015 Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

(posted October 7, 2015)

The first residential session of the 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place March 3-10, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Dianne Manning and Jacqueline van Wyk. The 2015 SAFRI Fellows are:

Hiba R. Ahmed, M.B.B.S., M.Sc. (Human Morphology), M.Sc. (Molecular Medicine), University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

Nazlie Beckett, B.Sc., M.B.Ch.B., PGDip. Fam. Med., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Chivaugn Gordon, M.B.Ch.B., Dip. Mental Health, Dip. HIV Man., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Helga Elke Koch, O.T., University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Hennie Lombaard, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., University of Pretoria, South Africa

Naledi Betsi Mannathoko, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Karl-Heinz Merbold, B.Ch.D., University of Pretoria School of Dentistry, Pretoria, South Africa

Bontle Gloria Motshidisi, M.P.H., R.N., M.D., C.H.N., Institute of Health Sciences-Serowe, Serowe, Botswana

Esoh Godfrey Nji, B.Sc., M.Sc., National Polytechnic Bamenda School of Medical and Biomedical Sciences, Bamenda, Cameroon

Nonhlanhla Nzima, B.S., M.D.S., Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA), Pretoria, South Africa

Ganiat Omoniyi-Esan, M.B.B.S., FMCPath., Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Belinda Scrooby, Ph.D., M.Cur., R.N., N.E., N.M., North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Stephane Tshitenge, M.B.B.S., M.Med., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Fredrick Wambu, R.N., The Nairobi Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

2015 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

(posted October 7, 2015)

The first residential session of the 2015 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute took place August 1-8, 2015, in Shenyang, China, under the direction of Bo Qu. The 2015 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Fellows are:

Qing Chang, M.D., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Jian Chen, Ph.D., Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, China

Shouqun Deng, M.A., Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, China

Chunyan He, Ph.D., Wuhan University School of Medicine, Wuhan, China

Junfeng Hu, Ph.D., Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China

Lei Lei, M.D., Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, China

Xinzhi Li, Ph.D., Shihezi University School of Medicine, Shihezi, China

Hong-Fu Liu, Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China

Ye Liu, Ph.D., Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Zhanghong Lu, M.D., Wuhan University School of Medicine, Wuhan, China

Jie Piao, Ph.D., Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China

Jiqin Tang, M.D., Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, China

Yanling Wang, M.D., Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Qiuwen Wei, M.D., Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China

Yan Wu, Ph.D., Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Chengyuan Xin, M.A., Jilin Medical College, Jilin, China

Gang Xin, M.D., Ph.D., Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

Libin Yang, M.A., Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China

Li Yuan, M.D., Shihezi University School of Medicine, Shihezi, China

Min Zhang, Ph.D., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

2015 FAIMER Institute Fellows

(posted October 7, 2015)

On October 4, FAIMER welcomed an incoming class of 16 Fellows to the 2015 FAIMER Institute, which is currently underway in Philadelphia. The 2015 FAIMER Institute Fellows are:

Adel Abdelaziz, M.B.B.S., M.H.P.E., Ph.D., Suez Canal University, Egypt

Fantu Abebe, M.P.H., Alkan University College, Ethiopia

Melaku Tamene Asfaw, M.Sc., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Titi Savitri Damardjati, M.D., M.A., M.Med.Ed., Ph.D., Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Marwa El-Beialy, M.Sc., M.B.B.S., M.D., Ain Shams University, Egypt

Pablo Lezama-del Valle, M.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Lynn Lu, M.Med., Ph.D., Southern Medical University, China

Shobha Misra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Medical College Baroda, India

Shah Golam Nabi, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Centre for Medical Education, Bangladesh

Prince Christopher Rajkumar Honest, M.B.B.S., D.N.B., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Nirmala Rege, M.D., Ph.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, India

Mohamed Hany Shehata, M.D., M.H.P.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., Suez Canal University, Egypt

Mihereteab Teshome Tebeje, M.Sc., Debre Tabor University, Ethiopia

Aileen Darton Traves, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.T.M., James Cook University, Australia

Mahesh Verma, M.D.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, India

Shanchao Zhao, Ph.D., Southern Medical University, China

2016 Calendar Created by Page Morahan in Support of FAIMER

(posted October 7, 2015)
FAIMER calendar

Page Morahan, Founding Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute, created a 2016 calendar featuring photographs of flowers that she has taken during trips to five continents. Each photo is paired with an inspirational quote. The calendar is available for purchase in two formats: wall and desktop/CD case. “This calendar honors those health professions educators who are so dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge of students and caring for their patients,” says Morahan, who will be donating the proceeds from the calendar to FAIMER.


2015 Annual International Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health

(posted October 7, 2015)
2015 Annual International Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health

The 2015 annual international conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) took place September 12-16, 2015, in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Held jointly with the annual conference of the South African Association for Health Educationalists (SAAHE), the conference theme was “Education for Change.” The program included keynote addresses, didactic sessions, workshops, and poster sessions related to this theme, as well as site visits to local community health care facilities.

A highlight of the 2015 Network: TUFH conference was the session presenting winners of the third annual Projects That Work competition, sponsored and organized by FAIMER, which showcased five projects that have been successfully addressing missions related to the conference theme for three years or longer. An annual feature of The Network: TUFH conference, Projects That Work recognizes excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant impact on health, the community, or the school, in order to encourage the development, implementation, and dissemination of more such projects. An open worldwide call resulted in 30 submissions, from which five were selected by an international panel of 13 reviewers.

The winning 2015 Projects That Work projects were represented at the conference by (pictured above, left to right) Rukhsana Ayub Aslam (Pakistan), Aminkeng Zawuo Leke (Cameroon), Carolina Araújo Damasio Santos (Brazil), Vidyadhar Balkrishna Bangal (India), and Suvetha Kannappan (India). The session was moderated by Ralf Graves, FAIMER Director of Regional Institutes. The projects were presented in a combined panel discussion/workshop format to maximize potential for collaboration and sharing amongst attendees.

This year’s conference also featured the introduction of a new program highlight. Sponsored by FAIMER and GEMx®, the Student Projects for Health competition recognized the work of students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. The competition was open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. An open worldwide call resulted in 73 submissions from which 17 students were selected by an international panel of 20 reviewers. The students produced posters describing their work, which they presented during an interactive session of the conference.

Projects That Work and Student Projects for Health will also be features of the next Network: TUFH conference to be held in Shenyang, China, July 26-30, 2016. Applications for both competitions will open in early January. Look here for an announcement.

GEMx Program Expands to Other Health Professions

(posted September 11, 2015)

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) has announced that it will expand its GEMxSM program beyond medicine to serve other health professions. Currently serving the international medical education community, GEMx is a global partnership that connects schools and other institutions around the world to offer students increased access to international educational exchange opportunities. Such opportunities can empower students with an international perspective to better meet the health care needs of an increasingly globalized world. Through expansion to other health professions—such as nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and others—GEMx will promote greater interdisciplinary education and strengthen relationships across the health professions.

To learn more about the GEMx expansion, please visit http://www.gemxelectives.org/news/2015/09/gemx-expands-to-other-health-professions/.

Inaugural FAIMER-Keele Master’s Class Completes Residential Session at Keele University

(posted September 8, 2015)
Inaugural FAIMER-Keele Master's Class

The inaugural class of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education Distance Learning program completed their residential session at Keele University from August 30 to September 4, 2015. The session was led by Course Directors Professor Janet Grant of The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) and Dr. John Norcini of FAIMER, as well as unit authors Dr. Danette McKinley and Dr. Jack Boulet, both of FAIMER. Members of the Master’s class submitted and defended their dissertation proposals during the weeklong session. With their proposals approved, they will conduct the activities needed to complete their dissertations by March 2016.

The intensive residential session provided an opportunity for students to have face-to-face meetings with the faculty, administrators, and classmates they have been corresponding with since the program’s implementation in April 2013. Students met with the Keele University librarian, Stephen Parton, to refine their literature searches. Dr. Paul Roach, Lecturer in Biomedical/Cell Engineering, provided an overview on the use of plagiarism detection at Keele, and gave them tips for writing their summaries of related research, including proper referencing. Students were provided with guidelines for academic writing by Mrs. Robin Bell, Foundation Year Coordinator for the Language Learning Unit. They had the unique opportunity to discuss the accreditation of clinical trainers with Dr. Charlotte Hart, Course Co-Director, Keele Master’s in Medical Education and Dr. Alwyn Ralphs, Keele Deputy Director of Postgraduate Programmes. Professor Kay Mohanna, Previous Course Director, and Mrs. Debbie Paddison, Keele Postgraduate Manager, were available to provide students with dissertation submission guidelines and an overview of university regulations, as well as respond to any other inquiries. Unit author Dr. Rodney Gale of CenMEDIC was on hand to discuss leadership, management, and accreditation issues. Mrs. Heather Owen, Program Evaluator at CenMEDIC, visited to observe the residential session. The course dinner, held on the evening of September 3 in a stately home, was attended by Professor Andrew Hassell, Dean of the Keele University School of Medicine.

We are pleased to announce the inaugural FAIMER-Keele Master’s class:

Rachel Adkins, Australia

Basim Al-Khafaji, United States

Peter Aznar, Philippines

Omran Bakoush, United Arab Emirates

Kadambari Dharanipragada, India

Edward Dick, United States

Luis Dominguez, Colombia

Muna A. M. Elnemr, Yemen

Anupama Gupta, India

Yvonne Hurst, United Kingdom

Mahinda Kommalage, Sri Lanka

Ciraj Ali Mohammed, India

Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, India

Himanshu Pandya, India

Sevgi Timbil, Turkey

Participants in the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program are able to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program aims to empower health professions educators with the knowledge and skills to take educational standards and practice to a higher level—to develop their own practice, to improve health professions education at their institutions and in their communities, and ultimately to help bring about real and lasting advances in local health care.

There is still time to apply for 2015 enrollment in the FAIMER-Keele program! The deadline for application has been extended to September 11, 2015, and course work will begin on September 21, 2015. (The 2016 application will open on January 1, 2016.)

Detailed information on the registration process, eligibility requirements, and tuition and fees can be found on the program’s Registration page.

To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/index.html.

Memoona Hasnain Joins FAIMER Leadership Team

(posted September 3, 2015)
Memoona Hasnain

We are pleased to announce that Memoona Hasnain, M.D., M.H.P.E., Ph.D., has joined FAIMER as Assistant Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute. Dr. Hasnain is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementing of educational methods and the educational research component of FAIMER education activities, including the FAIMER Institute, FAIMER Regional Institutes, and distance learning.

Prior to joining FAIMER, Dr. Hasnain served as Associate Department Head for Faculty Development & Research and Associate Professor of Public Health and Medical Education in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. The primary focus of Dr. Hasnain’s work is at the intersection of medicine and public health, with a special emphasis on interprofessional education, service, and research. Her work in health disparities and health professions education converges on developing leaders and scholars and finding effective ways to identify and address patient, provider, and system level barriers to the provision of high quality, patient-centered care for vulnerable populations. She is the principal architect of several educational innovations, including the UIC College of Medicine’s longitudinal “Patient-centered Medicine Scholars Program” and “Interprofessional Approaches to Health Disparities.” For the past 13 years, Dr. Hasnain developed and taught a course titled “International Women’s Health: Current and Emerging Issues” for Ph.D. and Masters students at the UIC School of Public Health. She is also past Chair of the Group on Faculty Development for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Dr. Hasnain’s work has been consistently externally funded and published in peer reviewed journals. She is a reviewer for federal grants and several scientific journals. Dr. Hasnain has received numerous accolades for her research and teaching, including the Teaching Recognition Award by the UIC Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Health Policy and Administration Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the UIC School of Public Health, and the Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D. Health Equity Pioneer Award from the UIC College of Medicine. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Macy Faculty Scholars Award by the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation. This award is given to select educators nationally to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.

Dr. Hasnain received her medical degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan and trained as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. She served as a Medical Educationist in the Department of Medical Education at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, a World Health Organization Center for Health Professions Education. She earned a Masters in Health Professions Education and Doctorate in Public Health Sciences from UIC. She is a trained mediator and Healer’s Art faculty.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hasnain to FAIMER.

There Is Still Time to Register for IME Day 2015: Water and Health: Reducing Inequalities and Defining the Future

(posted July 28, 2015; updated September 25, 2015)

There is still time to register to participate virtually in FAIMER’s 2015 International Medical Education (IME) Day! Those who register by October 4 are guaranteed to receive advance materials; however, registration is expected to remain open through October 19.

Water and Health: Reducing Inequalities and Defining the Future is the title of this year’s IME Day, which will take place on October 21, 2015 in Philadelphia from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (UTC – 4). The keynote speaker will be Dr. Shannon Márquez of the Drexel University School of Public Health. Registration is now open for virtual participation.

Overview
In this highly interactive face-to-face and virtual workshop, Dr. Márquez will highlight and provoke discussion on interdisciplinary and interprofessional issues related to water and health. Here are some of the facts:

Shannon Márquez
Dr. Márquez is the Associate Vice Provost for Global Health and International Development at Drexel University. She serves as the Director of Drexel’s Global Health Program and Principal Investigator of the National Institutes of Health funded Opening Doors for Health Disparities Research Training Program at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

Dr. Márquez’s research and scholarly work focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH); the environmental burden of disease in developing countries; and capacity-building and health systems strengthening. As Associate Vice Provost, she also oversees the Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program, which leverages an exciting capacity-building partnership between Drexel and World Vision to provide international field training in WASH, global health, and international development and funding. The program offers faculty/student research, six-month student co-op experiences, and summer experiences in 19 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Márquez holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and engineering from The UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. At Drexel, she teaches courses in WASH, global health ethics, health aspects of WASH, and public health in developing countries to online students located around the world. She also oversees a number of global health research and training activities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa on behalf of Drexel.

Registration
We invite you to join us as a virtual participant in IME Day 2015! Virtual participants—either individuals or small groups—will have access to the live streamed session, and moderators will incorporate virtual participants’ input into plenary discussions. Group participation is encouraged! Having at least one other person participate with you will enhance the experience considerably, and small groups of four to six face-to-face participants are ideal. Click here to register.

2015 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

(posted September 16, 2015)

The first residential session of the 2015 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 20-26, 2015, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2015 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:

Smrati Bajpai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Renuka Bradoo, M.B.B.S., M.S., D.O.R.L., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Sushama Dhonde, M.Sc., Ph.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College and Hospital, Sangli, India

Arunita Jagzape, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.H.P.E., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India

Ashutosh Meshram, M.B.B.S., M.D., Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India

Bhavana Mhatre, M.Sc. (PT), Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Kavitha Nagandla, M.B.B.S., International Medical University Faculty of Medicine and Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Haritha Kumari Nimmagadda, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India

Pragnesh Parmar, M.B.B.S., M.D., SBKS Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara, India

Shakuntala Prabhu, M.D., D.C.H., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Surekha Rathod, M.D.S., V.S.P.M. Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India

Sadhana Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Kamal Shigli, M.D.S., Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India

Bharati Taksande, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Anjali Telang, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Shweta Telang-Chaudhari, M.D., Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, India

2015 Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) Fellows

(posted September 3, 2015)

The inaugural session of the Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) took place May 4-10, 2015, in Manipal, India, under the direction of Ciraj Ali Mohammed. The 2015 MUFIILIPE Fellows are:

Johnson Alex, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Manipal University, Manipal, India

Mohammed Al-Naami, M.B.B.S., M.Ed., King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Teddy Andrews, M.S.W., Manipal University, Manipal, India

Abhishek Chaturvedi, M.Sc., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Sreejith Govindan, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.G.D.E., Manipal University, Manipal, India

Kanishk Gupta, M.D.S., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

Anitha Guru, M.Sc., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Suneeta Kalasuramath, M.Sc., Ph.D., S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere, India

P. Girija Ratna Kumari, M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Kamath Madhusudhana, M.D., D.Pharm., M.B.A. H.C.S., P.G.D.T.Q.M., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

T. Nagamma, M.Sc., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Arvind Kumar Pandey, M.Sc., Ph.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Ramprasad Vasthare Prabhakar, M.D.S., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

Mukhyaprana Prabhu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, M.Sc., Ph.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Subhashree A. Ramakrishnan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India

Aarthy Ramasamy, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Jamuna Rani, Ph.D., Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India

P. Arathi Rao, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Abdulrahman Mustafa Kamel Mohammed Rasheed, M.B.B.S., M.H.P.E., M.Sc., Almaarefa College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Vineetha Ravindranath, M.D.S., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

Anne D. Souza, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Rajaneesh Tolahunase, M.B.B.S., M.D., SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius

2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

(posted August 28, 2015)

The first residential session of the 2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 13-19, 2015, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2015 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Lakshmi Trikkur Anantharaman, M.B.B.S., M.D., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Geeta M. Govindaraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut, India

Jayalakshmi J., M.B.B.S., M.D., M.B.A., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India

Manjusha Jindal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Goa Medical College, Goa, India

Anila A. Mathews, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Palakkad, Palakkad, India

K. R. Nagesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India

Janardhana Aithala P., D.N.B., D.Artho., Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, India

Rukmini M. S., M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

VinodKumar C. S., Ph.D., S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere, India

Girija Sivakumar, M.Sc., Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Maduranthagam, India

Shanthakumari Sivanandam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India

Jyotsna Srinagesh, D.D.S., M.D., D. A. Pandu Memorial R. V. Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, India

Sandheep Sugathan, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.P.H., Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak, Perak, Malaysia

Maria Therese, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India

Murugan Venkatesan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinaygar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, India

Z. Zayapragassarazan, Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

2015 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

(posted August 28, 2015)

The first residential session of the 2015 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 7-19, 2015, in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2015 Brazil FAIMER Fellows are:

Julio César André, Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Christiane Motta Araujo, M.S., Sc.D., Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Diamantina, Brazil

Ivani Bursztyn, M.D., M.Sc., Sc.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marianne de Vasconcelos Carvalho, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Tania Afonso Chaves, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luiz Gutenberg Toledo de Miranda Coelho, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Valéria Lamb Corbellini, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N., Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Marcelo Viana da Costa, Ph.D., Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Pau dos Ferros, Brazil

Vinicius Ximenes Muricy da Rocha, M.D., M.P.H., Universidade Federal de Campina Grande/Ministério da Educação, Cajazeiras, Brazil

Fabiana Aparecida da Silva, M.Sc., Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cáceres, Brazil

Marcos Alex Mendes da Silva, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Lúcia Maria Soares de Azevedo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Raquel Aparecida de Oliveira, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N.D., Fundação São Paulo, Sorocaba, Brazil

Cristina dos Santos Cardoso de Sá, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Juliano Mendes de Souza, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Faculdades Pequeno Príncipe, Curitiba, Brazil

Gerson Barbosa do Nascimento, Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas, Caicó, Brazil

Braulio Erison Franca dos Santos, M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil

Leonardo Carnut dos Santos, D.D.S., Ed.D., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Debora Carvalho Ferreira, Ed.D., M.A., Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil

Silvana Araujo Tavares Ferreira, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ida Helena Carvalho Francescantoni, M.Ed., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás Faculdade de Nutrição, Goiânia, Brazil

Reginaldo Antonio de Oliveira Freitas, Jr., M.D., M.Med., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil

Irani Ferreira da Silva Gerab, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Juliana Balbinot Reis Girondi, M.A.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil

Maria Inês Rebelo Gonçalves, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Rafael Kemp, M.D., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Ricardo de Lima Lacerda, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, Brazil

Leila do Socorro da Silva Morais, Universidade Federal do Estado do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil

Jose Ivo dos Santos Pedrosa, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Piauí, Parnaíba, Brazil

Judith Rafaelle Oliveira Pinho, M.S., Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Maranhão, Brazil

Eleonora Ramos de Oliveira Ribeiro, M.S., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil

Luciana Maria de Andrade Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D., Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP), São Paulo, Brazil

Maria de Fatima Correa Pimenta Servi, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil

Sumaia Inaty Smaira, Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP) Faculdade de Medicina, Botucatu, Brazil

Walquíria Lemos Ribeiro da Silva Soares, M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Maranhão, Brazil

Márcia Helena Fávero de Souza Tostes, M.Sc., Sc.D., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Luiza Carneiro Mareti Valente, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil

Sergio Geraldo Veloso, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de São João del Rei, São João del Rei, Brazil

Edlaine Faria de Moura Villela, Ed.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) - Regional Jataí, Jataí, Brazil

Luis Fernando Boff Zarpelon, M.D., Universidade Federal da Integração Latino Americana, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

There Is Still Time to Apply for Fall Enrollment in the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program!

(posted May 21, 2015; updated August 13, 2015)
FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program

FAIMER is currently accepting 2015 applications for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program. The deadline for application has been extended to September 11, 2015, and course work will begin on September 21, 2015. (The 2016 application will open on January 1, 2016.)

What makes the FAIMER-Keele program unique is its focus on accreditation and assessment. Participants are able to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program aims to empower health professions educators with the knowledge and skills to take educational standards and practice to a higher level—to develop their own practice, to improve health professions education at their institutions and in their communities, and ultimately to help bring about real and lasting advances in local health care.

Program features include:

The program, now in its third year, is conducted in partnership with Keele University and The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in the United Kingdom. Courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the quality assurance guidelines and policies of Keele. The guidance and expertise of Course Directors Janet Grant, Ph.D., Director of CenMEDIC and Emerita Professor of Education in Medicine at The Open University, and John Norcini, Ph.D., President and CEO of FAIMER, help participants to remain connected and engaged.

Detailed information on the registration process, eligibility requirements, and tuition and fees can be found on the program’s Registration page.

To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/index.html.

FAIMER Mourns the Loss of Latha Rajendra Kumar

(posted July 2, 2015)
Latha Rajendra Kuma Latha Rajendra Kuma Group Picture

We are saddened to share that Dr. Latha Rajendra Kumar (2009 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellow) passed away on June 25, 2015 after a battle with leukemia.

Latha was Professor and Head in the Department of Physiology at Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India. She was also Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Professions Education at her University, Coordinator of the Medical Education Unit at Yenepoya Medical College, and the Convenor of the Student Mentor Program.

Born in 1965, Latha’s early life was a struggle when, after receiving a dose of the oral polio vaccine, she unfortunately acquired poliomyelitis. She spent most of her childhood visiting hospitals, undergoing surgeries and physiotherapy. Yet, with the strong support of her parents, she learned to focus on positive things and try to achieve her ambitions with grit and will power.

Although she missed a normal childhood, Latha completed her schooling and went on to earn her M.B.B.S. She was a high achiever and won six gold medals for her proficiency in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology at Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. She completed her M.D. in Physiology, again winning a gold medal, and decided to take up teaching as her profession. She taught Physiology at the Asian Institute of Medical Science and Technology in Kedah, Malaysia and at the Father Muller Medical College in Mangalore, India, before joining Yenepoya Medical College in 2011. She went on to pursue her research interests and earned her Ph.D. from Mangalore University in 2012.

Latha was selected for the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute fellowship in 2009, where she worked on identifying learning styles of students. She received a national honor in the form of the “Rashtriya Gaurav award” on December 14, 2010 for meritorious services, outstanding performance, and remarkable role and achievements in the field of medicine and medical education. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in Medical Education in 2012 and traveled to the United States, where she spent some time teaching medical physiology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her project was titled, “Teaching medical physiology using appreciative inquiry-learning style model.” While in the United States, she was also invited to deliver a guest lecture at the University of Chicago on “Current practices and innovations in Medical Education” and “Appreciative inquiry-learning style model.” She also had several papers published in medical education journals.

After Latha returned to India in 2012, she continued to work at Yenepoya University, and enabled the Medical Education Unit and Centre for Health Professions Education to soar to new heights. She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in February 2015. Her family, friends, colleagues, and students rallied around her at this hour. She underwent a stem cell transplant, but unfortunately succumbed to complications. She is survived by her husband KP Rajendra Kumar, her son Tarang, and her daughter Twaja.

Latha was an amazing woman, who learned to live life to the fullest. If there is one feature which defined her, it was her persistence. In the face of adversity and despite the numerous physical hurdles that came her way, Latha never gave up on her dreams. She will be deeply missed by the FAIMER family.

2015 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

(posted July 2, 2015)

The first residential session of the 2015 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 3-9, 2015, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh and Dinesh Badyal. The 2015 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Sukhinder Baidwan, M.S., Gian Sagar Medical College & Hospital, Patiala, India

Gagan Bajaj, M.Sc., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Purnima Barua, M.D., Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat, India

Kavita Bhatnagar, M.S., Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, India

Shuchi Consul, D.G.O., D.N.B., Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki, India

Sanjoy Das, M.D., Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, India

Abhijit Datta, M.D., Agartala Government Medical College, Agartala, India

Upreet Dhaliwal, M.S., University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

Juhi Kalra, M.D., Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, India

Amir Maroof Khan, M.D., University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

Vanita Lal, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India

Bharati Mehta, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India

Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj, M.D.S., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Swapnil Paralikar, M.D., Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society (GMERS) Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Hem Rimal, M.D., Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal

Hironmoy Roy, M.D., North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, India

Winners of the 2015 Projects That Work Competition

(posted June 16, 2015; updated June 1, 2016)

FAIMER is pleased to announce the selection of five winners of its third annual Projects That Work competition. A representative of each project will be sponsored by FAIMER to attend the joint conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE), to be held September 12-16 in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Winners will discuss their work during a panel session designed to give conference attendees insights about factors that have contributed to their projects’ success and sustainability.

The winners of the 2015 Projects That Work competition are:

A Arte de Nascer (The Art of Being Born)
Carolina Araújo Damasio Santos, Brazil

Diabetes Management in Rural Communities: Student Nurses Make a Difference Using Point-of-Care Testing
Aminkeng Zawuo Leke, Cameroon

Improving Health of Women in Garment Industries through Needs Assessment and Peer Health Education
Suvetha Kannappan, India

Sustaining Positive Change in MDG 4 and 5 through Building of “Village Aarogya Banks” in Rural and Tribal India
Vidyadhar Balkrishna Bangal, India

Using Service Learning to Develop Social Responsibility in Students and Improve Health of Women through Improved Health Literacy Action
Rukhsana Ayub Aslam, Pakistan

More detailed information on the 2015 winners and their projects will follow soon.

Winners of the 2015 Student Projects for Health Competition

(posted June 16, 2015; updated June 1, 2016)

FAIMER is pleased to announce the selection of 17 winners of its 2015 Student Projects for Health competition. The Student Projects for Health competition—supported by the Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMx) consortium and FAIMER—will be a feature of the joint conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) that will take place September 12-16 in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The theme of the conference is “Education for Change.” Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present their projects. The award includes a travel grant of $2,000 and free conference registration.

The Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being, and was open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects.

The winners of the 2015 Student Projects for Health competition are:

Nahyeni Bassah, Cameroon

Amy Booth, South Africa

Giancarlo Bruno, Italy

Sheila Chang, United States

Savo Bou Zein Eddine, Lebanon

Thomas Jeo Joseph, India

Martha Kirabo, Uganda

Amanda Liewen, United States

Thomas Mathew, India

Abhishek Mittal, India

Faith Nawagi, Uganda

Ubenthira Patgunarajah, India

G. Sundar Raajan, India

Mina Tanaka, United States

Deborah Uwadia, Nigeria

Karthikeyan V., India

Bessie Xijin Zhang, United States

More detailed information on the winners and their projects will follow soon.

John Norcini Is Awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners

(posted June 5, 2015)
Dr. John Norcini

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., was honored to receive an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on May 15, 2015. The RCGP is the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the United Kingdom, which works to promote excellence in primary health care. Fellowship is the highest level of membership granted by the RCGP, and is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine—particularly general practice/family medicine.

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten Coauthors NEJM Perspective on U.S.-Citizen International Medical Graduates

(posted June 5, 2015)

FAIMER Research Scientist Marta van Zanten, Ph.D., and N. Lynn Eckhert, M.D., Dr.P.H., of Partners HealthCare International, recently coauthored a Perspective piece for the New England Journal of Medicine, titled “U.S.-Citizen International Medical Graduates—A Boon for the Workforce?” Nearly 14% of applicants for residency positions in the United States are U.S.-citizen graduates of international medical schools (USIMGs), who are more likely to enter primary care fields compared to graduates of U.S. medical schools. The large majority of USIMGs graduated from medical schools located in the Caribbean region. In this Perspective, the authors describe data available on these international medical schools, and outline some of the issues related to Caribbean USIMGs and their contribution to the U.S. physician workforce.

The Perspective appeared in the April 30, 2015 issue (Vol. 372 No. 18) of the NEJM.

2016 FAIMER Fellowship Application Is Now Open

(posted June 2, 2015)

The 2016 application for FAIMER fellowship programs is now open. Applications are currently being accepted for the FAIMER Institute, Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute, CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute, GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE), and the Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI). The application for the CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute will open on September 1, 2015.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://faimer.fluidreview.com/.

FAIMER Director for Research and Data Resources Danette Waller McKinley Begins Term as Vice President of AERA Division I, Education in the Professions

(posted May 21, 2015)
Danette Waller McKinleyAERA

At the April 2015 Business Meeting of Division I, Education in the Professions, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Danette Waller McKinley, Ph.D., FAIMER’s Director for Research and Data Resources, began her term as Vice President. “I would like to thank the members of Division I for electing me to this esteemed position,” Danette says. “I am fortunate to assume this position at this time; the centennial celebration of AERA will take place next year. In addition to chronicling the accomplishments of the scholars who have generated research on the education of professionals and development of expertise, I hope to increase the division’s visibility and audience through partnership and collaboration with AERA divisions with similar interests, and to engage our international members.”

The 12 divisions of AERA are organized to represent major scholarly or scientific areas within education research that add to the field and the Association as determined by the AERA Council. Division I focuses on the context and conduct of scientific studies that address education in professional practice disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and nursing. The Division has a long history with AERA, from its beginning as a special interest group for health professions educators in 1971 to its divisional status approval in 1978. As Vice President, Danette will represent the interests of Division I members as she serves as a member of the AERA Council. Her tenure as Vice President over the next three or more years will serve to increase the visibility, both nationally and internationally, of FAIMER and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in the professional community.

Registration for the Joint 2015 Conference of The Network: TUFH and SAAHE Is Now Open

(posted May 8, 2015)

Registration is now open for the joint conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE), to be held in Gauteng Province, South Africa, September 12-16, 2015. The theme of the conference is “Education for Change.”

Joint hosting of The Network: TUFH and SAAHE annual conferences provides an opportunity to build on the strengths of two great organizations to discuss the education of health professionals, with a focus on excellence and relevance to community health needs.

To learn more, please visit the conference website.

John Norcini Is Awarded a Gold Medal by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

(posted May 4, 2015)

FAIMER President and CEO John Norcini, Ph.D., was honored to receive a gold medal from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), in recognition of his services to medical and postgraduate education. The medal was awarded during the 2nd SCFHS International Conference, held April 11-13, 2015, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The SCFHS is the organization responsible for supervising and evaluating training programs, issuing professional classification certificates for health care practitioners, qualifying trainees, and setting controls and standards for the practice and development of health professions in Saudi Arabia. Its aim is to meet international standards by improving professional performance, developing and encouraging skills, and enriching scientific theory and practice in the health professions.

International Medical Education Directory (IMED) To Be Discontinued by Mid-2015

(posted April 7, 2015)

As previously announced, it is expected that FAIMER’s International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and IMED Subscription Service will be discontinued by mid-2015. The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) also expects to discontinue its Avicenna Directory by mid-2015. At that time, the World Directory of Medical Schools will become the definitive list of medical schools in the world.

The World Directory of Medical Schools was launched in April 2014 by FAIMER and WFME. Developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the University of Copenhagen, the World Directory is a result of a March 2012 agreement to merge IMED and WFME’s Avicenna Directory to produce a single comprehensive resource on undergraduate medical education worldwide.

During the transition to the new World Directory of Medical Schools, IMED and the Avicenna Directory remain available to ensure that medical regulatory authorities and other users of these directories have continuity of the essential service that they provide. Please monitor the FAIMER website for updates on this transition.

For more information on the World Directory of Medical Schools, visit www.wdoms.org.

CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

(posted April 7, 2015)

In February 2015, the CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute welcomed its 10th class of Fellows and celebrated this important milestone at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana (CMCL), in Punjab, India. Many alumni returned to join current Fellows, faculty, and special guests for the anniversary celebrations. On February 8, a day-long program titled “Horizons in Medical Education” was held, featuring ceremonies, presentations, and speeches by distinguished national and international guests and speakers. Themes of the day included faculty development, teaching and assessing professionalism in medical education, competency-based medical education, the art of large group teaching, and organizing a medical education conference, as well as a 10-year look-back on the CMCL-FAIMER program.

To commemorate the anniversary, a book entitled Footprints on Sand: 10 Years of Advancing Education was created by the CMCL-FAIMER faculty and distributed to attendees of the Institute. The book includes reflections and photos from faculty and Fellows, and is a testament to the impact the CMCL-FAIMER program has had.

CMCL-FAIMER, the second of FAIMER’s Regional Institutes to be developed, was launched in 2006 under the direction of Dr. Tejinder Singh, Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Principal at CMCL, and FAIMER Institute 2003 Fellow. Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology at CMCL, CMCL-FAIMER 2007 Fellow, and FAIMER Institute 2011 Fellow, has since joined Dr. Singh as the program’s Co-Director. A total of 159 health professions educators from six countries have participated in the CMCL-FAIMER program over the past 10 years.

Abstract Submission Deadline for the Joint 2015 Conference of The Network: TUFH and SAAHE Extended to May 11

(posted March 4, 2015; updated March 9, 2015, April 15, 2015, May 8, 2015)

Abstracts are now being accepted for the joint 2015 conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE), to be held September 12-16, 2015, in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The conference organizers invite abstracts containing empirical, theoretical, or descriptive studies relevant to the subtheme for which the abstract is being submitted. Any contribution reflecting progress or containing new ideas will be considered.

Detailed information on the abstract submission process, including format, themes and subthemes, and the review process can be found on the website of the 2015 Network: TUFH Conference.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to May 11, 2015.

Student Projects for Health Application Deadline Extended to May 15

(posted February 5, 2015; updated March 9, 2015, April 29, 2015)

FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2015 Student Projects for Health competition. The Student Projects for Health competition is supported by the Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMx) consortium—a global network for exchanges—and FAIMER, and will be a feature of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) conference that will take place in Gauteng Province, South Africa, September 12-16, 2015. This will be a joint conference of The Network: TUFH and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE). The theme of the conference is “Education for Change.” Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present their projects. The award includes a travel grant of $2,000 and free conference registration.

The Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. Up to 20 winners will be selected and more than one student from the same project may be selected, so all key contributors are encouraged to apply. Each application will require an endorsement by a faculty member closely associated with the project.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. Detailed information on selection criteria can be found here.

The deadline for application has been extended to May 15, 2015. To apply, click here.

Projects That Work Application Deadline Extended to May 15

(posted January 14, 2015; updated March 9, 2015, April 29, 2015)

FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2015 Projects That Work competition! FAIMER will sponsor a representative of up to five selected projects to attend the 2015 Network: Toward Unity for Health (TUFH) conference in Gauteng Province, South Africa, September 12-16, 2015. This will be a joint conference of The Network: TUFH and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE). Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee. Although registration for the conference is not yet open, watch the Network: TUFH website (http://www.the-networktufh.org/) going forward for more information as it becomes available.

The Projects That Work initiative, now in its third year, is sponsored by FAIMER as part of the annual Network: TUFH conference. This year the Projects That Work competition will showcase projects that have been successfully addressing missions related to the 2015 conference theme, “Education for Change,” for three years or longer. The intent of the Projects That Work initiative is to recognize excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant impact on health, the community, or the school, as well as to encourage the development, implementation, and dissemination of more such projects.

The deadline for application has been extended to May 15, 2015. To apply, click here.

2015 Application for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning Program Is Now Open

(posted January 2, 2015)
FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program

The 2015 application for the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program is now open. Detailed information on the registration process and eligibility requirements can be found on the program’s Registration page.

To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/.

[last update: June 1, 2016]