Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2011

Submission deadline:
November 4, 2011

E-mail: bishopdl@upmc.edu

Tenure and Promotions

Tenure

Congratulations to Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS, who was awarded tenure. Dr. Barnato is an associate professor of medicine, clinical and translational science, and health policy and management. She is also a core faculty member of the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC) and the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) and an associate faculty member of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness Laboratory (CRISMA Lab). In addition, she serves as the director of the Clinical Scientist Training Program for Medical Students, as the co-leader of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program, and as the principal investigator of several research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Barnato received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1994. After completing an internship in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1995, she completed a residency in general preventive medicine and public health at the California Department of Health Services in 1998. She received an MPH in health policy administration at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. She also completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in health care research and policy, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2001 and was awarded an MS in health services research. She joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2001.

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Tenure and Promotion

Congratulations to Kathleen M. McTigue, MD, MPH, MS, who was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor of medicine. In addition to holding joint appointments in epidemiology and clinical and translational science, Dr. McTigue is a core faculty member of the CRHC and ICRE, a faculty member of the RANDľUniversity of Pittsburgh Health Institute, and director of the Clinical Scientist Track for medical residents at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the principal investigator of projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. McTigue received a dual MD and MPH from the University of Connecticut in 1996. After completing her residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1999, she worked as a general internist in Colorado for a year. In 2000, she began a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and entered the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She completed both of these programs in 2002 and then joined the University of Pittsburgh.

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Promotions

Warm wishes to the following faculty members, who were also recently promoted:

  • Matthew Freiberg, MD, MSc, promoted to associate professor of medicine.
  • Franziska Jovin, MD, promoted to clinical associate professor of medicine.
  • Kristian Feterik, MD, promoted to clinical assistant professor of medicine.
  • Tamara Sacks, MD, promoted to clinical assistant professor of medicine.

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