Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2013

Submission deadline:
June 21, 2013


Faculty and Staff Updates

Welcome Aboard to New Faculty

Chaithra Prasad, MD, was recruited as a clinical instructor of medicine. Dr. Prasad studied at the University of Nevada, where he received a BS in biochemistry and subsequently received his MD in 2009. Before joining the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, he completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Jonathan Yabes, PhD, received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh and then joined the Division of General Internal Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of medicine. He currently works as a statistician in the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC) Data Center and collaborates with investigators on various clinical research projects. His methodological research interests include time-to-event regression methods, longitudinal data analysis, and missing data techniques.

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Welcome Aboard to New Staff

Media Brown transferred from UPMC St. Margaret to Shea Medical Clinic in January 2012 to fill a medical assistant position. Media is a certified emergency medicine technician and is currently enrolled in the RN program at Community College of Allegheny County. She has 13 years of experience in emergency and nonemergency departments at Allegheny General Hospital.

Jennifer Hall, RN, BSN, joined the General Internal Medicine Oakland Clinic in October 2012 as an outpatient nurse coordinator in the preventive care project. She has a BS in nursing from George Mason University and has experience working in medicine/surgery, family medicine, and staff education at Carilion Clinic in Virginia.

Stacey Kollet, CRNP, joined the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics and the UPMC Supportive and Palliative Care Program in February 2013. She will provide clinical palliative care at the UPMC Presbyterian campus.

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Fond Farewell

We bid a fond farewell to the following friends and colleagues:

  • Andreas Achilleos, MD
  • Erica Stovsky, MD

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