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Mubuuke Gonzaga Completes Ph.D. Program at Stellenbosch University

Mubuuke Gonzaga, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.H.P.E., Ph.D. Mubuuke Gonzaga, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.H.P.E., Ph.D.
Lecturer
Makerere University, College of Health Sciences
Kampala, Uganda

Congratulations to Mubuuke Gonzaga (SAFRI 2009), who recently completed a Ph.D. program at the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Gonzaga successfully defended his dissertation, titled Exploring health sciences students’ experiences of feedback in a problem based learning tutorial: A case study in an African medical school, in January 2018 and will graduate in March 2018.

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Satendra Singh Receives Henry Viscardi Achievement Award

Satendra Singh, M.D. Satendra Singh, M.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology
University College of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India

Congratulations to Satendra Singh (CMCL 2011), who was a recipient of the 2017 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. Awarded annually since 2013, these international awards recognize exemplary leaders within the disability community and their societal contributions, while remembering the spirit and legacy of Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as a disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents. Since their inception, the Viscardi Awards have drawn nominations from cities throughout the United States and countries around the world. Nominations have included individuals with a wide range of disabilities from academia, health care, government, non-profit, and corporate sectors. Dr. Singh, who played an integral role in making India’s 2014 general elections in New Delhi accessible to people with disabilities, is the first Indian to receive a Viscardi Award.

Dr. Singh was also selected as “Medical Personality of the Year” by the Delhi Medical Association, an award presented to him in December 2017 by the President of the Medical Council of India.

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Himanshu Pandya Is Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Pramukhswami Medical College

Himanshu Pandya, M.D. Himanshu Pandya, M.D.
Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Professor and Head, Department of Medicine
Pramukhswami Medical College
Karamsad, India

Congratulations to Himanshu Pandya (CMCL 2007), who was appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Pramukhswami Medical College in Karamsad, India, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Pandya also serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at Pramukhswami Medical College, and was recently elected as President of the Academy of Health Professions Educators (AHPE).

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Purnima Barua Serves as Organizing Secretary of the 2017 National Conference on Health Professions Education

Purnima Barua, M.D., P.G.D.E. Purnima Barua, M.D., P.G.D.E.
Associate Professor of Microbiology cum Additional Medical Superintendent
Coordinator, Medical Education Unit
Jorhat Medical College
Jorhat, India

Congratulations to Purnima Barua (CMCL 2015), who served as Organizing Secretary of the 2017 National Conference on Health Professions Education (NCHPE), held November 7-11, 2017, at Jorhat Medical College in Jorhat, India. The theme of the conference was, “Faculty Development: Expanding Horizons…Fostering Change.” The NCHPE provides a platform for key stakeholders in health professions education in India to share scholarship, research, experiences, and educational strategies. It has been held nine times between 2007 and 2017, at various locations across India; however, this year’s conference was especially notable, as it was held for the first time in the eastern region of India.

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Surapaneni Krishna Mohan Is Appointed Dean, College of Medicine, Texila American University

Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., M.Acad.Med. Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., M.Acad.Med.
Dean, College of Medicine
Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry
Texila American University
Georgetown, Guyana

Congratulations to Surapaneni Krishna Mohan (CMCL 2009), who was appointed earlier this month to serve as Dean of the College of Medicine and Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry at Texila American University, East Bank Demerara, Guyana. Dr. Mohan also recently received the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Teaching Excellence – 2017 and the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Young Scientists – 2017, both awarded by Marina Labs.

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Omayma Hamed Is Promoted to Consultant for the Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation, King Abdulaziz University

Omayma Hamed, M.D., Ph.D. Omayma Hamed, M.B.B.Ch., M.Sc., M.D., J.M.H.P.E.
Chair, Quality and Academic Accreditation Unit
Consultant, Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation
Professor, Medical Education Department
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Congratulations to Omayma Hamed (PHIL 2011), who was recently promoted to Consultant for the Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hamed reports that her promotion was a consequence of her FAIMER project, which focused on curriculum evaluation and educational quality assurance and has since been expanded from the Faculty of Medicine to the whole university. The project flourished into exemplary full accreditation at the Faculty level and now extends to help other Faculties achieve their goals through the Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation/Vice Presidency of Quality and Development at King Abdulaziz University.

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[last update: February 23, 2018]