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

SAFRI Five-Year Anniversary Dinner Held in Durban, South Africa

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Attendees of the five-year anniversary dinner of the Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute A dinner was held to mark the five-year anniversary of the Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) on June 29, 2013, at the Gateway Hotel in Durban, South Africa. Fifty-eight guests attended, including representatives from FAIMER, the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Council, deans of universities, and SAFRI Faculty and Fellows. Notably, Fellows representing each of the years of SAFRI’s existence (2008-2013) were in attendance.

Former SAFRI Co-Director Juanita Bezuidenhout served as the evening’s master of ceremonies. She welcomed everyone and gave the first speech, followed by speeches from FAIMER President John Norcini and former SAFRI Co-Director Vanessa Burch. SAFRI program leadership was officially handed over to new Co-Directors Dianne Manning and Jacqueline van Wyk. Corne Postma (SAFRI 2011) gave a speech on behalf of the SAFRI Fellows. At the end of the evening, some of the Fellows expressed their appreciation and joy by treating attendees to some impromptu dancing.

For more on the anniversary dinner and other SAFRI news, visit http://safri.faimerfri.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SAFRI_NEWSLETTER_AUGUST2013.pub_.pdf.

2013 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 3-9, 2013, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2013 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:

Yashodhara B.M., M.D., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Vidyadhar Bangal, M.D., Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, India

Lalita Chandan, M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Smita Chavan, M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Lalita Fernandes, M.D., Goa Medical College, Goa, India

Tushar Jagzape, M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India

Anju Kapoor, M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Kavita Krishna, M.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India

Dipti Lambade, M.D.S., VSPM’s Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur, India

Farzana Mahdi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, India

Usha Mg, M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Mohmmedirfan Momin, M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

Sangeeta Pednekar, M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Pankaja Raghav, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Satyaprakash Rane, M.Sc., Ph.D., Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

Wasim Shaikh, M.D., Ph.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

New FRILA Fellowship Program for Latin America and the Caribbean Beginning April 2014

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A new FAIMER Regional Institute for Spanish-speaking health professions educators from Latin America and the Caribbean will begin in April 2014 in Colombia. Applications for this new fellowship program, the FAIMER Regional Institute in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRILA), are now open.

The FRILA program offers health professions educators the opportunity to learn new education methods and management and leadership skills, as well as develop strong professional bonds with other health professions educators from Latin America and the Caribbean. The program, conducted in Spanish, includes two residential sessions (Sessions 1 and 3) that take place one year apart in Colombia, and two 11-month distance learning sessions (Sessions 2 and 4) following the residential sessions.

To learn more about the FRILA program, please visit http://frila.faimerfri.org/instituto-faimer-frila/.

(posted July 17, 2013; updated July 26, 2013)

2013 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 5-11, 2013, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh. The 2013 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Veena Ajay, M.D., M.B.B.S., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Shaila Talengala Bhat, M.B.B.S., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Subhramoy Chaudhury, M.D., M.B.B.S., North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India

Rakesh Datta, M.S., M.B.B.S., Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Rakesh Kumar Dixit, M.D., M.B.B.S., Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Kanpur, India

Sandeep Dogra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Jammu, India

Parmod Kumar Goyal, M.D., Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, India

Shivani Jaswal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Nandini Kapoor, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Laxminarayan Kota Karanth, M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Sandeep Kaur, M.B.B.S., M.D., Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, India

Jyotsna Rimal, M.D.S., B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

Anu Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.S., Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Lokendra Kumar Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sawai ManSingh Medical College, Jaipur, India

Vimala Thomas, M.B.B.S., Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Punam Verma, M.B.B.S., M.D., Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun, India

2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 6-12, 2013, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2013 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Syed Ali, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

Jayavardhana Arumugam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Gayathri Balasubramaniam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Rituparna Barooah, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Meghalaya, India

Rajnish Borkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, India

Ajay Halder, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Vijayshree Khairkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Meena Kukkamalla, M.B.B.S., M.D., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

Anupa Lucas, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Kottayam, India

Anupama Murthy, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Preethi Pai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Preethi Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Savita Ravindra, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Baby Subramanian, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Surekha Tayade, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Mahalakshmi Venugopalan, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore, India

2013 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2013 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place February 27 – March 6, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Juanita Bezuidenhout. The 2013 SAFRI Fellows are:

Mmapula Dube, B.Sc., M.B.Ch.B., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Ruebecca Ebrahim, M.Sc., University of Limpopo, Medunsa, South Africa

Bernhard Gaede, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Fasika Gebrekirkos, M.D., Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia

Karl Klusmann, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Ronel Maart, B.Ch.D., University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Milly Morkel, B.Sc., M.B.Ch.B., University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Takaedza Munangatire, B.Sc., Paray School of Nursing, Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho

Annet Mutebi, M.Sc., B.D.S., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Joanne Naidoo, Ph.D., University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Jane Namatovu, M.Med., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Champion Nyoni, B.Sc., R.N., Paray School of Nursing, Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho

Anoud Omer, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Everlyne Rotich, B.Sc., M.Sc., Moi University College of Health Sciences, Eldoret, Kenya

Enoch Sepako, B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Klaus von Pressentin, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa