Faculty Development Workshop and Planning Meeting at ASCOFAME, Bogota, Colombia

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In early December a workshop and preliminary planning meeting was held in Bogota, Colombia to explore the potential for a future FAIMER Regional Institute for Latin America. The meeting was hosted by the Asociación Colombiana de Facultades de Medicina (ASCOFAME). In addition to deans and other representatives of ASCOFAME-affiliated medical schools, the meeting was attended by Colombian FAIMER Fellows Ricardo Borda, Martha Delgado, Luis Dominguez, Francisco Lamus, Ivan Solarte, and Marco Sosa. These Fellows are among the group of Spanish speaking Fellows who belong to the FAIMER Regional Initiative in Latin America (FRILA)interest group. FAIMER was represented by William Burdick, FAIMER Associate Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute, and Ralf Graves, Associate Director, Regional Institutes. The enthusiasm and positive feedback resulting from the meeting has led to subsequent activities amongst these stakeholders to further develop the ideas that were generated by attendees.

2012 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute (GSMC-FRI) took place June 4-10, 2012, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2012 GSMC-FRI Fellows are:

Noorin Bhimani, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Kundankumar N. Dandekar, M.B.B.S., M.S., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Ahmednagar, India

Atul Deshkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jazan University Faculty of Medicine, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Saee Deshmukh, M.D.S., V.S.P.M. Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India

Amol Hartalkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Ahmednagar, India

Shenaz Iliyaz, M.B.B.S., M.D., Gulf Medical College, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Sharmila Jalgaonkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Supriya John, M.Pth., K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India

Abhay Nirgude, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Arpita Nishal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

Rajneesh Pandey, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Vishala Pandya, M.B.B.S., M.S., Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, India

Nirmal Pathare, M.Sc., Ph.D., Oman Medical College, Muscat, Oman

Maria Pauline, M.B.B.S., M.D., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Rajeev Saxena, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune, India

Mukeshkumar Vora, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, India

2012 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 14-20 in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2012 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Mausumi Basu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India

Sheshgiri Chowdapurkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Juliana D’Sa, M.Phil., Ph.D. (Nursing), Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangalore, India

Shirley George, M.B.B.S., M.D., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Suvetha Kannappan, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Sitanshu Kar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Padma Krishnaswamy, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Swapnatai Meshram, M.B.B.S., M.D., Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, India

Pushpalatha Murugesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India

Balu Palicheralu, M.B.B.S., M.D., J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, India

Krishnananda Prabhu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Kalpana Ramachandran, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Muthukumaran Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Amita Ray, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India

Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam, M.B.B.S., D.L.O., D.N.B., Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

Kalyanasundaram Swaminathan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, India

Asha V., M.Sc. (Medical Physiology), Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Faculty from China Medical University Visit SAFRI

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Faculty from China Medical University (CMU) in Shenyang, China, visited Cape Town, South Africa, in early March to attend the first residential session of the 2012 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI). Prof. Sun Baozhi, Professor of Medical Education and Director, North China Center for Medical Education Development; Prof. Zhang Zhongzhi, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director, Graduate School; and Prof. Zhao Yuhong, Director, School of Medical Informatics and Director, Human Resources Department, observed the SAFRI session first-hand to gather information in preparation for the planned launch of a new FAIMER Regional Institute at CMU in August 2013. The CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute (CMU-FRI) will be FAIMER’s first Institute in China.

The cross-cultural exchange between SAFRI and CMU is expected to continue throughout the development of CMU-FRI. SAFRI faculty member Dianne Manning (PHIL 2008) will participate in the development of the new Institute by attending a planning meeting scheduled to take place in July 2012. In addition, Professor Manning will spend two months at CMU to assist with the establishment of CMU-FRI during its early stages. She has also been invited to deliver a key-note address on medical education in South Africa at the Annual Conference of the Chinese Association of Medical Education Research in Kunming immediately before beginning work at CMU.

Reflecting on her role in the development of CMU-FRI, Prof. Manning notes: “It was a great pleasure to host our visitors from China and I am very excited about working with them and faculty of the CMU-FRI, including those who are Fellows of the FAIMER Institute in Philadelphia. I am honored to have been invited and to be able to contribute to FAIMER’s work in this new arena. I particularly appreciate the opportunity for learning about the health and education systems in China and look forward to establishing long-term collaborative partnerships.”

2012 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place February 28 – March 7, 2012, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Juanita Bezuidenhout. The 2012 SAFRI Fellows are:

Ludo Badlangana, M.S., Ph.D., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Innocent Besigye, M.B.Ch.B., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Maria Christodoulou, M.B.Ch.B., University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Johannes Coetser, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Magbagbeola Dairo, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abigail Dreyer, M.P.H., University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, South Africa

Maaike Flinkenflogel, M.D., National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda

Zerihun Gebremichael, M.D., M.Sc., Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Conran Joseph, B.Sc., University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Rodrick Kabangila, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., M.Sc., Weill Bugando University College of Health Science, Mwanza, Tanzania

Lianne Keiller, M.Phil., University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Eveline Konje, M.Sc., Weill Bugando University College of Health Science, Mwanza, Tanzania

Mpho Mogodi, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Hilda Mujuru, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., M.Sc., University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Prudence Mweemba, M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Anthea Rhoda, M.Sc., Ph.D., University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Valerie Tagwira, M.B.Ch.B., University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

2012 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place January 24 – February 2, 2012, in Porto das Dunas, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2012 Brazil-FAIMER Fellows are:

Magda Almeida, M.D., M.S., Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil

Adriane Batiston, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Campo Grande, Brazil

Shamyr Castro, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Uberaba, Brazil

Daniela Chiesa, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil

Marcelo Cruzeiro, M.D., M.Sc., Sc.D., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Ana Julia de Alencar, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Brazil

Cristina Dias, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), Viçosa, Brazil

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

Ernesto Figueiró Filho, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Campo Grande, Brazil

Carlos Fontes, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Brazil

Anete Francisco, M.Sc., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Marília (FAMEMA), Marília, Brazil

Silmar Gannam, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Carlos Lima, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS), Feira de Santana, Brazil

Cristina Lopes, M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Alfenas (UNIFAL), Alfenas, Brazil

Edson Miguel, M.D., M.S., Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Brazil

Luiz Noro, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Brazil

Bruno Perotta, M.D., M.Sc., Faculdade Evangélica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

Olivan Queiroz, M.S., Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) – Campus Sobral, Sobral, Brazil

Lísia Rabelo, M.D., M.Med., Ph.D., Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil

Maria Roberti, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Goiânia, Brazil

Rosana Rossit, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil

Marcello Sampaio, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ariel Scafuri, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Brazil

Maristela Sestelo, M.Sc., Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública (EBMSP), Salvador, Brazil

Ana Maria Sette Câmara, M.Sc., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Otacílio Sousa Nétto, D.D.S., M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI), Teresina, Brazil

Maria de Fátima Tazima, M.Med., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo (FMRP-USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Luciana Teixeira, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Uberaba, Brazil

2012 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2012 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 1-7, 2012, in Ludhiana, India, under the direction of Tejinder Singh. The 2012 CMCL-FAIMER Fellows are:

Anumeha Bhagat, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. (Physiology), Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Madhuri Chandra, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India

Sabyasachi Das, M.B.B.S., M.D., North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India

Puja Dulloo, M.B.B.S., M.D., P.D.H.H.M., Oman Medical College, Sultanate of Oman

Uma Gupta, M.B.B.S., M.D., Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow, India

Dilara Kamaldeen, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

Madhuri Kanitkar, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. (Pediatrics), Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Sandip Kudesia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun, India

Vasudha Kulakarni, M.B.B.S., M.D., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

Shaveta Kundra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Manasee Panda, M.B.B.S., M.D., S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, India

Soumendra Sahoo, M.B.B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

Mohammad Shah, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India

Neerja Sood, M.P.H., M.Sc., Ph.D., Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India

Tripti Srivastava, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India

Preeti Yadav, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Surat, India

2011 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 2-8 in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2011 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:

Althaf A., M.B.B.S., M.D., T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

Kalaiselvan Ganapathy, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry, India

Reneega Gangadhar, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Sarath Babu Gillellamudi, M.B.B.S., M.S., Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, India

Sunil Holla, M.B.B.S., M.D., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Rashmi Jain, M.B.B.S., M.S., Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, India

S. Muhammad Salim Khan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Srinagar, India

Shobha K. L., M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

Ramesh P. Menon , M.B.B.S., M.D., T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

Komala Nanjundaiah, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Subish Palaian, Ph.D., College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal

Sunita Patil, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Rano Mal Piryani, M.B.B.S., M.D., KIST Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asuma Rahim, M.B.B.S., M.D., Calicut Medical College, Calicut, India

Sharada Rai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Ashakiran S., M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, India

2011 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place March 2-8, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Juanita Bezuidenhout. The 2011 SAFRI Fellows are:

Paula Barnard-Ashton, M.Sc., University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, South Africa

Sara Brair, M.B.B.S., M.D., Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Midion Chidzonga, M.Med.Sc., P.Grad.Dip. (International Research Ethics), D.D.S., M.D., University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Fawole, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Heike Geduld, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Margaret Kabanga, R.N., M.Ed., Mulago Health College, Kampala, Uganda

Mike Kagawa, M.M.Ed., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Mohamed Labib, M.B.Ch.B., M.M.Ed., University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Mange Manyama, M.D., M.Sc., Weill Bugando University, College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania

Japhter Masunge, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., University of Botswana, Francistown, Botswana

Ellenore Meyer, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., University of Limpopo, Medunsa, South Africa

Stephen Mshana, M.D., M.Med., Weill Bugando University, College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania

Chiratidzo (Rati) Ndhlovu, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Adenike (Kemi) Ogah, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences, Ishaka, Uganda

Shahd Osman (Hallal), M.B.B.S., Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan

Thomas (Corne) Postma, M.Ch.D. (Community Dentistry), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Alain Rabenandrasana, M.D., Ph.D., Université de Mahajanga, Mahajanga, Madagascar

Jacqueline (Liz) Wolvaardt, M.P.H., University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

(posted June 30, 2011; updated June 28, 2013)

2011 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2011 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute (GSMC-FRI) took place June 6-12, 2011, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2011 GSMC-FRI Fellows are:

Parineeta Bhat, M.B.B.S., M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India

Sanjay Gupta, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India

Anjali Kanhere, M.B.B.S., M.D., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Sukesh Kathpalia, M.B.B.S., M.D., Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Santosh Kshirsagar, M.B.B.S., M.S., Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar, India

Seema Kumar, M.B.B.S., M.D., K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India

Gauri Lele, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune, India

Sarala Menon, M.Sc., Ph.D., Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India

Ashok Mhaske, M.B.B.S., M.S., People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India

Rajashree Naik, M.Sc., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Sujata Patwardhan, M.B.B.S., M.S., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Deepak Phalke, M.B.B.S., M.D., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College, Loni, India

Maryada Reddy, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

Santosh Salagre, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Uma Shinde, M.Sc., Ph.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India

Kuldeep Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), Indore, India

Vijaykumar Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

Subba Sonu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India