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2015 Fellow Highlights Archive

Surapaneni Krishna Mohan Receives Awards for Teaching Excellence, Best Paper in Pharmacology

Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., M.Acad.Med. photoSurapaneni Krishna Mohan, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., M.Acad.Med.
Vice Principal (Admin) and Associate Professor,
Department of Biochemistry
Saveetha Medical College & Hospital
Faculty of Medicine, Saveetha University
Chennai, India

Congratulations to Surapaneni Krishna Mohan (CMCL 2009), who received the 2015 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Teaching Excellence-2015, awarded by Marina Labs. Dr. Mohan also received the Prof. Duggirala Visweswaram & Prof. Sreemantula Satyanarayana Award for Best Paper in Pharmacology for his research article titled, “Effect of pioglitazone, quercetin and hydroxyl citric acid on the lipid profile and lipoproteins in experimentally induced non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH),” which was published in the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in 2014. This award was presented at the 20th Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) Annual National Convention in October 2015.

Dr. Mohan was also recently appointed as the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Steering Committee Coordinator for Saveetha University. He was also recently certified as a Clinical Chemist by the National Registry of Certified Chemists in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mohan received a National Award for Outstanding Contribution in Medical Education and Research as part of the 2015 National Education Achievers initiative of Praxis Media, which honors “Achievers, Innovators, and Leaders for their excellence, reputation, and exemplary work in the education sector.”

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Chitra Pai Receives a Manipal Global Excellence Award for International Academic Excellence

Chitra Pai, M.D. photoChitra Pai, M.D.
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Coolidge, Antigua

Congratulations to Chitra Pai (GSMC 2009), who received a Manipal Global Excellence (MaGEX) Award for international academic excellence on June 16, 2015. Originally from Mumbai, India, Dr. Pai relocated to the Caribbean in 2013, where she is currently employed by the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. “Teaching in a medical school with an innovative curriculum in line with the U.S.-based schools has been an exciting and challenging journey,” she shares. The feedback she has received from students has been very gratifying, and she has been able to contribute to the growth of the school by heading its subcommittee on Continuous Curriculum Improvement. Dr. Pai is thankful for her FAIMER fellowship experience, which she says gave her a new perspective on medical education that has, in turn, empowered her in many different ways.

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Marykutty Mammen Receives Appreciation Award from Walter Sisulu University and Eastern Cape Health Department

Marykutty Mammen, Ph.D. photoMarykutty Mammen, Ph.D.
Head, Medical Biology Department
School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
Walter Sisulu University
Mthatha, South Africa

Congratulations to Marykutty Mammen (PHIL 2009), who recently received an award of appreciation from Walter Sisulu University and the Eastern Cape Health Department in South Africa for her contributions to the field of Medical Education.

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Marykutty Mammen, Ph.D.
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Dr. Mammen is a faculty member of the Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI), as well as a member of the research group of The Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet) on Social Accountability, representing the Walter Sisulu University School of Medicine. She wishes to dedicate her award to the FAIMER faculty members who encouraged her to grow as a medical educator.

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Wagdy Talaat Receives Appreciation Award from the Libyan International Medical University

Wagdy Talaat, M.D., Ph.D., F.H.P.E. photoWagdy Talaat, M.D., Ph.D., F.H.P.E.
Professor and Founding Head, Medical Education Department
Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University
World Health Organization – Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office
Ismailia, Egypt

Congratulations to FAIMER Global Faculty member Wagdy Talaat (PHIL 2007), who recently received an appreciation award from the Libyan International Medical University. Dr. Talaat was recognized for his efforts to establish an integrated problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum for the university, as well as for his training of its faculty. The award was given during an event hosted by the Libyan Attaché of the Arab League in February 2015.

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