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2012 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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… Continue reading 2012 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

FAIMER Mourns the Loss of Regina Lugarinho

The FAIMER family was shocked and saddened recently by the death of Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute faculty member and 2008 Fellow Regina Maria Lugarinho da Fonseca, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., after her struggle with a serious illness. Regina was Associate Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where she had… Continue reading FAIMER Mourns the Loss of Regina Lugarinho

2011 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute

The first residential session of the 2011 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 7-18, 2011, in Porto das Dunas, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2011 Brazil-FAIMER Fellows are: Jefferson Souza Bernardes, M.S., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), Maceió, Brazil Maria do Horto Fontoura Cartana, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N.,… Continue reading 2011 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute

Brazilian Ministry of Education Launches Pro-Ensino Project

More than one-quarter of the projects awarded in the new Brazilian Ministry of Education Pro-Ensino (Pro-Teaching) project include Brazilian FAIMER community members as authors. This new program is intended to provide scholarships for health professionals to obtain master’s, Ph.D., and post-Ph.D. degrees in education, and to establish a new research agenda in education in Brazil… Continue reading Brazilian Ministry of Education Launches Pro-Ensino Project

Launch of Websites for FAIMER Regional Initiatives

New websites for each of the five FAIMER Regional Institutes as well as a new site for the FAIMER Regional Initiative in Latin America (FRILA) were launched in the second half of 2010. Each website will be managed by local FAIMER faculty. News, announcements, Fellow highlights, and other communications of potential interest to a region… Continue reading Launch of Websites for FAIMER Regional Initiatives

Educators from Guinea-Bissau Participate in Four-Week Program in Fortaleza, Brazil

A four-week program for 30 educators from Guinea-Bissau from different educational backgrounds was held at the Universidad Federal do Ceará (UFC) in Fortaleza, Brazil, in late August-early September. The program was part of a movement by the Brazilian government aimed at creating a public higher education system in Guinea-Bissau, one of several Portuguese-speaking African countries… Continue reading Educators from Guinea-Bissau Participate in Four-Week Program in Fortaleza, Brazil

International Meeting on Medical Education for Universal Health Care Systems—EXPO SGTES 2010

A diverse group of experts in Human Resources for Health (HRH) took part in an international meeting on medical education for universal health care systems held in Brasilia, Brazil, on July 19, 2010, as part of the Secretariat of Labor and Education Management for Health’s (SGTES) three-day EXPO SGTES conference. The purpose of the meeting… Continue reading International Meeting on Medical Education for Universal Health Care Systems—EXPO SGTES 2010

Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education,” Recife, Brazil

The Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education: Relevant Research Issues in Postgraduate Medical Education” took place May 28-30, 2010, at Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira in Recife, Brazil. The seminar focused on reflection, change, and the systemization of scientific experiments in medical education between national and international research centers, and included multiple… Continue reading Second International Seminar “Frontiers of Medical Education,” Recife, Brazil

Brazil-FAIMER Fellowship Recognized as Specialty Diploma in Health Professions Education

On May 31, 2010, the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Brazil accredited the Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute (Brazil-FRI) fellowship as a diploma course in education for the health professions. Fellows who complete the program and its evaluation requirements will be awarded the diploma by the university, which also supports the administration of the Brazil-FRI in Porto… Continue reading Brazil-FAIMER Fellowship Recognized as Specialty Diploma in Health Professions Education

Fellows Contribute to 47th Brazilian Congress on Medical Education (COBEM)

Seventy-five Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute (Brazil-FRI) and FAIMER Institute Fellows plus 13 faculty members took part in the 47th Brazilian Congress on Medical Education (COBEM), held October 17-20, 2009, in Curitiba, Brazil. The conference, whose theme was “The Brazilian Health System (SUS) as a School,” drew more than 2,700 participants. Involved in nearly every aspect of… Continue reading Fellows Contribute to 47th Brazilian Congress on Medical Education (COBEM)

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