Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2014

Submission deadline:
July 18, 2014



Welcome Aboard

Welcome Elissa Caligiuri RN to Shea Medical Center. Elissa started in January and came from a Med-Surg. Unit at St. Margaret Hospital. She is a Certified Med-Surg. RN and is a very positive and valuable asset to Shea Medical's nursing staff.

Tia Gore, MS, joins the ICRE as Medical Editor and Writer. Tia's previous experience includes Assistant Editor at the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists and as Medical Writer/Protocol coordinator for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine's Center for Prostate Disease Research. Tia has 6 years of experience working with scientific academic manuscripts and grants, and a Master's in Journalism from West Virginia University. She will focus her efforts on assisting Division faculty, and in particular Institute for Clinical Research Education trainees, with writing and editing manuscripts for publication and grant proposals.

Courtlyn Schmalzried, PA-C joined the UPMC Supportive and Palliative Care team at UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore campus in January 2013. Courtlyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Physician Assistant Science from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. She most recently worked at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh. Welcome!

Drs. Rollman and Herbeck Belnap want to welcome Shawna McIntyre, BSN, Stacey Saracco, RN, and Amanda Moresco, BSN to the Hopeful Heart study team.

Aubrey Parrish, joined General Internal Medicine Oakland as a Patient Information Coordinator working in the Call Center. Aubrey will be a familiar face to many of you as she worked at 9 South in registration and Medical records as a temporary worker.

Lauren Petty BS graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2007. After graduation, she started working with Education Management Corporation, where she found she enjoyed working in an academic setting. Lauren began working with UPMC in January of 2010. She moved into the Office of Education in August 2014. She has most recently transitioned into the Residency Recruitment/Orientation role. "

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Fond Farewell

  • Missy Deasy
  • Matt Freiberg, MD, MPH
  • Rachel Hess, MD, MS
  • Harish Jasti, MD, MS
  • Anuradha Munshi, MD, MS
  • Hilary Tindle, MD, MPH
  • Dianne Zalenski, MD

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  • Rosa Lynn Pinkus
  • Debbie Seltzer

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