PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

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Avinash Supe, Jack Boulet, Janet Grant, Ralf Rundgren Graves, S. Ramalingam, and Thomas Chacko at the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration
Pictured (left to right): Avinash Supe, Jack Boulet, Janet Grant, Ralf Rundgren Graves, S. Ramalingam, and Thomas Chacko

In June 2016, the PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute welcomed its 10th class of Fellows and celebrated this important milestone in Coimbatore, India. Approximately 120 people took part in the decennial anniversary celebration on June 18, including the 16 incoming PSG-FAIMER Fellows, alumni, and local and international faculty. Presiding over the celebration was Dr. S. Ramalingam, Dean of PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research and a 2010 PSG-FAIMER Fellow. FAIMER’s Director of Regional Institutes, Ralf Rundgren Graves, served as Chief Guest and presented PSG-FAIMER Director Dr. Thomas Chacko with a commemorative plaque. Felicitations were offered by Dr. Avinash Supe, Director of the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute; Dr. Jack Boulet, FAIMER Vice President for Research and Data Resources; and Dr. Janet Grant, Director of The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in the United Kingdom. On June 19, alumni and Fellows took part in four capacity-building workshops facilitated by international faculty.

PSG-FAIMER, the fourth of FAIMER’s Regional Institutes to be developed, began in 2007 under the direction of Dr. Chacko. Dr. Chacko is Professor and Head of the Department of Community Medicine and Medical Education at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, as well as a 2004 Fellow of the FAIMER Institute. More than 150 health professions educators from India and other parts of South Asia have participated in the program over the past decade.

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary, a booklet was published to highlight the history of the PSG-FAIMER program and share reflections from faculty and Fellows. A copy of the booklet (PDF – 6 MB) can be accessed here.

2016 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2016 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 18-24, 2016, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2016 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:

Dushyant Agrawal, M.B.B.S., M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Shalini Chandra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rohilkhand Medical College, Bareilly, India

Suchita Dabhadkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India

Prashanti Eachempati, M.D.S., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Sarojini Jadhav, M.B.B.S., M.S., Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Aurangabad, India

Mohan Joshi, M.A., M.D., M.B.A., Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune, India

Ashwin Kotnis, M.Sc., Ph.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Aarti Sood Mahajan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Vasudeva Murthy, M.B.B.S., International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Subhendu Pandit, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Swapnil Patil, B.D., M.H.A., M.H.Sc., V.S.P.M. Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India

Priti Puppalwar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal, India

Rupali Sabale, M.B.B.S., M.D., P.G.D.H.A., K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India

Prerana Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Jaimala Shetye, M.Sc., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Anjana Wajekar, M.B.B.S., D.N.B., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Director Avinash Supe Receives Maharashtra Medical Council Award

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GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Director Avinash SupeFAIMER is pleased to announce that GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Director Avinash Supe, M.B.B.S., M.S., recently received a Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) Award in recognition of his work in Urban Health. The MMC Awards were instituted in 2015, and the inaugural award ceremony took place on April 17, 2016, in Nagpur, India. Thirteen awards were given to professionals in six different categories, for their creative and selfless ethical contributions to the medical community. Dr. Supe received an award of INR 100,000 from the MMC, and reports that he plans to use these funds to institute a research paper award for young surgeons.

Dr. Supe currently serves as Director and Dean of King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and also works as Professor of Surgical Gastroenterology at Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India. He is also a 2002 FAIMER Institute Fellow and a 2007 International Fellowship in Medical Education (IFME) Fellow.

Detailed information on the MMC awards, as well as a collection of photos from the award ceremony, can be found on the MMC website.

2016 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2016 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 13-25, 2016, in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2016 Brazil-FAIMER Fellows are:

Ernani Aloysio Amaral, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM), Jardim São Paulo, Brazil

Cassia Beatriz Batista, Universidade Federal de São João del Rei, São João del Rei, Brazil

Giselle de Carvalho Brito, Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), Lagarto, Brazil

Ana Cláudia Santos Chazan, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Simone Regina Souza da Silva Conde, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Belém, Brazil

Andrea Taborda Ribas da Cunha, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Mossoró, Brazil

Sergio Ricardo Fernandes de Araujo, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Caicó, Brazil

Eduardo Dantas Baptista de Faria, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Brazil

Paulo Maurício Reis de Melo, Júnior, Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE), Recife, Brazil

Luís Flávio Souza de Oliveira, Universidad Federal do Pampa, Uruguaiana, Brazil

Eliziária Cardoso dos Santos, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM), Diamantina, Brazil

Ludmila Barbosa Bandeira Rodrigues Eme, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Sinop, Brazil

Verônica Clemente Ferreira, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Jataí, Brazil

João Maria Corrêa Filho, Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI), Parnaiba, Brazil

Fernanda Lazzari Freitas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil

Ludmila Mourão Xavier Gomes, Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (UNILA), Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Flávia Gomes Pileggi Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), São Carlos, Brazil

Vivianne Aparecida Accarino Grobério, Universidade Federal de São João del Rei (UFSJ), São João del Rei, Brazil

Hermila Tavares Vilar Guedes, Universidade do Estado da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Leonardo Sales Lima, Universidade Estadual do Piauí (UESPI), Teresina, Brazil

Michella Bezerra Lima, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil

Anna Valeska Procópio de Moura Mend, Universidade Federal do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil

Vivian Aline Mininel, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), São Carlos, Brazil

Lélia Cápua Nunes, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Muna Muhammad Odeh, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil

German Andres Pignolo, Universidade Federal da Integraçãon Latino Americana (UNILA), Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Maria Goretti Queiroz, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Goiânia, Brazil

Gustavo Antonio Raimondi, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Uberlândia, Brazil

Alice Belleigoli Rezende, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Barbara Souza Rocha, Universidade Federal de Goiás Faculdade de Enfermagem, Goiânia, Brazil

Silvana Maria Eloi Santos, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Rafaella Queiroga Souto, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil

Leonardo Vieira Targa, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Thiago Afonso Carvalho Celestino Teix, Universidade Federal do Amapá (UNIFAP), Macapá, Brazil

Eugenio Pacelli de Barreto Teles, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Lara de Araújo Torreão, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Gabriela Itagiba Agiiar Vieira, Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil

Paulo Maurício de Oliveira Viera, Universidade Federal de São João del Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, Brazil

Robson Zazula, Universidade Federal da Integração Latino Americana (UNILA), Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

 

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