Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2014

Submission deadline:
July 18, 2014


Announcements and Tidbits


The Institute for Clinical Research Education's Degree Granting Programs in Medical Education is designed to train individuals whose career focuses on clinical teaching, leadership, and scholarship in medical education. The Program's over all aim is to provide comprehensive and advanced training in the skills, knowledge and research methodology in medical education. Students will then lead teaching, curricular and research efforts and will administer programs in education at academic medical centers.

The Degree Programs in Medical Education are excited to recognize the accomplishments of one of their Master of Science graduates, Abby Lyn Spencer, MD, MS, FACP. Dr. Spencer was the recipient of the ICRE's 2013 Distinguished Alumnus in Medical Education Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of clinician education. Most recently, Dr. Spencer was appointed as the new Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Institute. Dr. David Longworth, Chairman of the Medical Institute, announced her appointment with enthusiasm, stating, "Her talent around innovation in curricular development will help us better train physicians for the 21st century." Congratulations Dr. Spencer!

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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! The ICRE's Commencement Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at the University Club. The program will begin at 4:00pm followed by a reception. The ICRE will recognize graduates from both their degree and training programs.

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Birth Announcements

Lyndley Maddox, husband Brad and daughter Reagan are pleased to announce the birth of, Caden Phillip on January 31, 2014 at 6:14 p.m. He was 7 lbs. and 20.5 inches long at birth.

Jenn Morgan, and husband Ryan are happy to announce the birth of their first child Camden James, on February 12, 2014. Camden was 6 lbs. 15 oz. and 19.5 inches long at the time of his birth.

Mahesh Gajendran and his wife Priyadarshini Loganathan announced the birth of their son Vihaan Mahesh. Vihaan was born March 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The baby was 5 pound 14 ounces, and 15 3/4 inch long at birth.

Mamta Bhatnagar, and her husband, Kristian Feterik, along with their eldest daughter Elizabeth welcomed, Anna Simran Feterik on March 14, 2014. Anna was 6 lbs. and 19.25 inches long at birth.

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