Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

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In February 2016, the Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute welcomed its 10th class of Fellows and celebrated this important milestone in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil. More than 150 people took part in the anniversary celebration, including the 39 incoming Brazil-FAIMER Fellows, alumni who serve as faculty for the program, other alumni, international faculty, and prominent guests. A focal point of the celebration was a session featuring the 10 winners of the Brazil-FAIMER Projects That Work competition. A National Medical Education Day was also held, highlighting the history of the Brazil-FAIMER program and including a presentation by Dr. Francisco Campos, who was the National Secretary of Labor and Education Management in Health of the Brazilian Ministry of Health when the program was established—with support of the Brazilian government that was due in large part to Dr. Campos’ vision and advocacy.

Brazil-FAIMER, the third of FAIMER’s Regional Institutes to be developed, began in 2007 under the direction of Dr. Eliana Amaral and Dr. Henry Campos. Dr. Amaral is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil, and a 2003 Fellow of the FAIMER Institute. Dr. Campos is Rector and Professor of Internal Medicine at Universidade Federal do Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil, and a 2002 Fellow of the FAIMER Institute.

In recognition of the 10-year anniversary, the Associação Brasileira de Educação Médica (ABEM) published a special issue of its Cadernos da ABEM in March 2016, devoted entirely to the Brazil-FAIMER program. The issue includes an overview and history of the program, as well as summaries of a sampling of the many impressive education innovation projects that have been implemented by Brazil-FAIMER Fellows over the years, including the winners of the Projects That Work competition. A copy of the special Cadernos issue (PDF – 3 MB; in Portuguese) can be accessed here.

An English translation of the editorial that serves as an introduction to the issue, written by Dr. Amaral, Dr. Campos, and several members of the Brazil-FAIMER faculty, can be accessed here.

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New FAIMER Regional Institute to Launch in 2016 at Southern Medical University, China

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Bo Qu, David Ellwood, Baozhi Sun, William Burdick, Minsheng Chen, Yanhong Yu, and Mingang Wen at Southern Medical University (SMU) in Guangzhou, China
Pictured (left to right): Bo Qu, David Ellwood, Baozhi Sun, William Burdick, Minsheng Chen, Yanhong Yu, and Mingang Wen

FAIMER is pleased to announce that a new Regional Institute will launch at Southern Medical University (SMU) in Guangzhou, China in November 2016. Representatives of FAIMER and SMU met in Guangzhou in November, where they signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their plans for academic cooperation and exchange. The SMU-FAIMER Regional Institute will launch under the direction of 2010 FAIMER Institute Fellow Zhimin Jia, Deputy Dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at SMU. FAIMER Institute Fellows Wei Li (2013), Lin Lv (2015), and Shanchao Zhao (2015) are expected to serve as faculty.

Present at the signing were SMU Party Secretary Minsheng Chen, President Yanhong Yu, and Vice President Mingang Wen, as well as FAIMER Vice President for Education William Burdick. David Ellwood, Deputy President of the Australian Medical Council and Chair of its Medical School Accreditation Committee, and CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Director Bo Qu and Senior Faculty Baozhi Sun were also in attendance.

2015 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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

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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 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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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

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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 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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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

2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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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 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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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

CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

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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.