Launch of the Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education

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FAIMER and Manipal University are pleased to announce the launch of the Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE). MUFIILIPE is a two-year fellowship program that emphasizes development of leadership competencies for interprofessional practice (IPP). It provides opportunities for interaction with recognized leaders in IPP, collaboration with peers, and implementation of interprofessional projects. The fellowship includes two annual one-week residential sessions at Manipal University (MU) in Karnataka, India, and two 11-month online learning sessions following the residential sessions. Participants receive mentoring and support from experts, faculty, and fellows who will be connected throughout the program and beyond.

Representatives of MU and FAIMER gathered in Manipal on September 22, 2014, where Memoranda of Understanding were exchanged by FAIMER Associate Director for Regional Institutes Ralf Graves and MU Vice Chancellor Dr. K. Ramnarayan to mark the official launch of MUFIILIPE. Also in attendance were MU Pro Vice Chancellors Dr. Vinod Bhat and Dr. Surendra Shetty, MUFIILIPE Director Dr. Ciraj Ali Mohammed, and other local dignitaries.

MUFIILIPE will welcome its first class of fellows in May 2015. The program is open to all professions interested in contributing to the health of communities. Twenty fellows will be accepted each year. Applications for 2015 will be accepted through January 15, 2015.

For more information, visit the MUFIILIPE website at: http://mu.faimerfri.org.

(posted October 3, 2014; updated December 18, 2014)

2014 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute took place July 31 – August 6, 2014, in Shenyang, China, under the direction of Bo Qu. The 2014 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Fellows are:

Zhenggang Bai, M.S., Ph.D., Lanzhou University Faculty of Medicine, Lanzhou City, China

Min Cheng, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Weifang Medical University, Shangdong, China

Xiaofang Gan, M.D., Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China

Rui Gao, M.D., Xi’an Jiaotong University College of Medicine, Xi’an Shaanxi, China

Yalu Gu, M.A., M.D., The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China

Yuhang Liao, M.Sc., Hainan Medical College, Haikou City, China

Chunmiao Liu, M.B.B.S., M.Ed., Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, China

Liang Liu, M.S., Ph.D., Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China

Hong Su, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China

Sipin Tan, M.D., Ph.D., Xiangya School of Medicine, Changsha, China

Renxian Tang, M.D., Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China

Lei Tian, M.S., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Shize Wang, M.D., Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China

Ana Xie, M.S., Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China

Xiaoyuan Xu, M.Ed., Ph.D., China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China

Yufang Zeng, M.B.B.S., Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China

Li Zhao, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Shenyang Health Bureau, Shenyang, China

Ye Zhao, M.Med., Shanxi Medical University, Shanxi, China

Zhihong Zhong, M.Med., Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, China

Xiaoqin Zong, M.P.H., Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China

2014 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 2-8, 2014, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2014 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:

Shobna Bhatia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Rahul Bogam, M.B.B.S., M.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India

Manjiri Deshpande, M.D., Ph.D., Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune, India

Mariya Jiandani, B.Sc., M.Sc., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Sushil Kachewar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, India

Sheila Mathai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Priyadarshini Mishra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Poonam Naik, M.B.B.S., M.D., Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

Naresh Nebhinani, M.B.B.S., M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajasthan, India

Sowmya Nettem, M.D.S., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Kirti Patel, M.B.B.S., M.D., Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Tejal Patel, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Subita Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Vishakha Shinde, B.Sc., M.P.Th., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Pradnya Veer, M.B.B.S., M.D., Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India

Bobby Zachariah, M.Sc., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

2014 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place March 29 – April 4, 2014, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2014 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Prashantha Bhagavath, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Johnson Cherian, M.B.B.S., M.D., Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

Archana Dharwadkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Sivaraman Ganesan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India

Manoj Goyal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Haryana, India

Kiran H.S., M.B.B.S., M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India

Umarani Jayaraman, M.Sc., Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangalore, India

Nitin Joseph, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Shwetha K., M.D.S., M.S. Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

Deepalakshmi Kaliyaperumal, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Archana Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Soundravally Rajendiran, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India

Ambili Remesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College & Hospital, Kerala, India

Parvathi S., M.B.B.S., D.N.B., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Poornima Sadashivaiah, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, India

Sunila Sangappa, M.D.S., J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital, Mysore, India

2014 Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place March 4-11, 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Dianne Manning and Jacqueline van Wyk. The 2014 SAFRI Fellows are:

Madele du Plessis, M.A., Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Danelle Hess, B.Sc., University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Penelope Keene, M.B.Ch.B., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Jan Kuehne, M.B.Ch.B., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Candice Lombardo, B.Sc., M.P.H., University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Vincent Mubangizi, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., M.P.H., Mbarara University, Mbarara, Uganda

Michael Mwandri, M.D., M.Med., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Deshini Naidoo, M.S., University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Thierry Ngoyi, M.D., M.Med., University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Emily Nyaga, B.Sc., M.Sc., Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Ganiat Omoniyi-Esan, M.B.B.S., Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Grace Phalwane, B.D.S., B.Dent. Ther., University of Limpopo, Medunsa, South Africa

Lunelle Pienaar, B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Else Reeber, B.Sc., M.Sc., Tswane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

Mirriam Shawa, R.N., B.Sc., M.P.H., Paray School of Nursing, Thaba Tseka, Lesotho

Heather Talberg, B.Sc., M.Phil., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

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book commemorating the 10th anniversary of the GSMC-FAIMER Regional InstituteIn June 2014, the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute welcomed its 10th class of Fellows and celebrated this important milestone at Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India. GSMC-FAIMER, the first of FAIMER’s Regional Institutes to be developed, was launched in 2005. A total of 175 health professions educators from seven countries have participated in the fellowship program, under the direction of Dr. Avinash Supe, Professor and Head of the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at King Edward Memorial Hospital and a FAIMER Institute 2002 Fellow. Many alumni returned to join current fellows, faculty, and special guests for the 10-year anniversary celebrations.

To commemorate the occasion, GSMC-FAIMER faculty members Sucheta Dandekar (PHIL 2010) and Chinmay Shah (GSMC 2008) produced a book entitled Celebrating 10 Years of Professional Development (PDF – 8 MB). The book includes photos and reflections from faculty and Fellows, and is a testament to the impact the GSMC-FAIMER fellowship program has had. According to Dr. Supe, “The continuous engagement of participants and the impact of the projects on local communities have been tremendous.”

FAIMER Regional Institutes are modeled on the curriculum of the flagship FAIMER Institute fellowship program held each year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All of the programs include both residential and distance learning sessions. To date there are six Regional Institutes: three in India, one in Brazil, one in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one in China. Two new programs, one in Colombia and another in India, are currently being planned for launch in 2015. Visit the Regional Initiatives page of this website for more information.

(posted July 9, 2014; updated November 7, 2014)

2014 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 4-13, 2014, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh and Dinesh Badyal. The 2014 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Gokul Jorwekar, M.S., Rural Medical College, Loni, India

Mohit Joshi, M.S., University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India

Ruchi Kalra, M.S., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Bhopal, India

Tapasya Karemore, B.D.S., VSPM’s Dental College & Research Center, Nagpur, India

Manjinder Kaur, M.D., Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur, India

Peter Prasanth Kommu, M.D., Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India

Sabita Mohapatra, M.D., V.S.S. Medical College, Burla, India

Dhinakaran Mullai, M.Ph.T., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Gita Negi, M.D., Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT), Dehradun, India

Hetal Pandya, M.D., B.K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara, India

Neeti Rustagi, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, India

Clarence Samuel, M.D., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Nilima Shah, M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

Simerjit Singh, M.S., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Vijay Singh, B.Ph.T., Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, India

Krithica Srinivasan, M.Phil. Optometry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

2014 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2014 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 1-13, 2014, in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2014 Brazil-FAIMER Fellows are:

Maria do Carmo Lacerda Barbosa, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA) Faculdade de Medicina, Maranhão, Brazil

Marcia Araujo Barreto, M.S., Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU) Faculdade de Medicina, Uberlândia, Brazil

Maria do Carmo de Souza Batista, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Piauí, Piauí, Brazil

Ângela Jornada Ben, M.D., Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) Faculdade de Medicina, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Olivia Andrea Alencar Costa Bessa, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil

Joselany Áfio Caetano, M.S., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) Faculdade de Medicina, Fortaleza, Brazil

Jacqueline Costa Teixeira Caramori, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP) Faculdade de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil

Andréa Aparecida Contini, M.S., Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), São Carlos, Brazil

Roberta Ferreira Coelho de Andrade, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil

Nathalie de Lourdes Souza Dewulf, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) Faculdade de Farmácia, Goiás, Brazil

Ieda Maria Avila Vargas Dias, M.S., Ph.D., R.N., Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) Faculdade de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil

Jorge Elias, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP-USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Breno Ferraz, M.D., Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Pernambuco (UPE), Recife, Brazil

Siulmara Cristina Galera, Ph.D., Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil

Sandra Sponchiado Gasparini, M.D., M.P.H., Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Campinas, Brazil

Clecio de Oliveira Godeiro, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) Faculdade de Medicina, Natal, Brazil

Maria Katia Gomes, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Faculdade de Medicina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eloisa Grossman, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.A., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ana Lucia de Lima Guedes, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) Faculdade de Medicina, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Elcio Shiyoiti Hirano, M.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.A., Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Campinas, Brazil

Douglas Francisco Kovaleski, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) Faculdade de Medicina, Florianópolis, Brazil

Alba Regina de Abreu Lima, M.Sc., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Bárbara Patrícia da Silva Lima, Mestrado em Ensino na Saúde, Universidade Estadual de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas (UNCISAL) Faculdade de Medicina, Alagoas, Brazil

Ademir Lopes, Jr., M.D., Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Medicina São Paulo (FMSP-USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Flavio Marques Lopes, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) Faculdade de Farmácia, Goiás, Brazil

Sheyla Ribeiro Rocha Martins, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Teófilo Otoni, Brazil

Aristides Augusto Palhares Neto, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP) Faculdade de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil

Sharmenia de Araujo Soares Neto, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil

Cristina Neumann, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Faculdade de Medicina, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Guilherme Rocha Pardi, M.D., M.S., Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba (UFTM) Faculdade de Medicina, Uberaba, Brazil

Rejane Christine de Souza Queiroz, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA) Faculdade de Medicina, Maranhão, Brazil

Marcio de Souza Rastelli, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Blumenau, Brazil

Ana Laura Schliemann, M.A., M.D., Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP) Faculdade de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil

Adriana Tavora de Albuquerque Taveira, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (UEA) Escola Superior de Ciencias da Saude, Cachoeirinha, Brazil

Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) Faculdade de Medicina, Natal, Brazil

2013 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The inaugural residential session of the CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute took place August 1-7, 2013, in Shenyang, China, under the direction of Bo Qu. The 2013 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Fellows are:

Feng Chen, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Logistics College of CAPF, Tianjin, China

Qin Chen, M.D., Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, China

Dongyan Fan, M.D., Ph.D., Tibet University Medical College, Lhasa, China

Yanni Lai, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Medical Center of Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Dandan Li, M.Ed., Liaoning Medical University, Jinzhou, China

Wangxing Li, M.B.Ch.B., Beijing Association for Medical Education, Beijing, China

Yan Li, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.Med., Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China

Aihua Lin, M.P.A., Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Ying Liu, M.Med., Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China

Yuqing Liu, M.S., Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, China

Shisi Lun, M.P.H., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Shaochun Lv, M.S., Medical College of Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, China

Wei Ma, M.D., Ph.D., Northwest Minorities University College of Medicine, Lanzhou, China

Li Niu, M.B.B.S., M.S., Jiujiang University Medical College, Jiujiang, China

Limei Sun, Ph.D., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Dawei Wang, M.D., Beihua University Faculty of Medicine, Jilin, China

Hai-Jiang Wu, M.S., Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China

Yuhua Wu, M.B.B.S., M.Med., Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China

Dan Xin, M.B.B.S., M.B.Ch.B., Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, China

Joanne Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

(posted December 20, 2013; updated January 22, 2014)

2013 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 16-27, 2013, in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2013 Brazil-FAIMER Fellows are:

Rosana Alves, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Elisabeth Campos Andrade, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Osmar de Oliveira Cardoso, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Piauí (UFPI), Teresina, Brazil

Marcia Aires Rodrigues de Freitas, M.D., M.S., Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Uberlândia, Brazil

Anna Tereza Miranda Soares de Moura, M.D. M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rebeca Garcia de Paula, M.D., M.Med., Universidade Federal do Tocantins (UFT), Palmas, Brazil

Alicia Regina Navarro Dias de Souza, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Beatriz Terezinha Trigueiro Figueiredo, Ed.D., M.S., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, Brazil

Ana Claudia Camargo Gonçalves Germani, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Carla Beatrice Crivellaro Gonçalves, M.S., Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF), Passo Fundo, Brazil

Daniel Riani Gotardelo, Mestre em Farmacologia Clinica, M.D., M.Sc., Instituto Metropolitano de Ensino Superior, Ipatinga, Brazil

Roxana Knobel, M.D.,M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil

Arine Maria Viveros de Castro Lyra, D.D.S., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Tarsis de Mattos Maia, M.S., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, Brazil

Cristina Malzoni Ferreira Mangia, M.B.A., M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil

Alissan Lima Martins, M.D., M.S., Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Campina Grande, Brazil

Janaina Silva Martins, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Brazil

Ana Paula Souto Melo, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, Brazil

Sally Cristina Moutinho Monteiro, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís, Brazil

Gláucia de Oliveira Moreira, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR), Boa Vista, Brazil

Reinaldo Gaspar Mota, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, Brazil

Maira Tiyomi Sacata Tongu Nazima, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil

Marco Antonio Prado Nunes, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), São Cristóvão, Brazil

Raquel Autran Coelho Peixoto, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Gerson Alves Pereira, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP-USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Lucia Antunes Pezzi, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Alessandra Carla de Almeida Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Uberlândia, Brazil

Edison Luiz Almeida Tizzot, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, Brazil