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.