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Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter



  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    December 2016
  • Submission deadline:
    November 18th, 2016
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FACULTY

Conferral of Tenure

Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
After receiving a BA in biology from Amherst College is 1996, Dr. Borrero earned an MD from Case Western Reserve University in 2001 and an MS in clinical research from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. Dr. Borrero completed her residency in the internal medicine/women’s health track under the direction of Melissa McNeil, MD, at the University of Pittsburgh from 2001 to 2005; she served as chief medical resident from 2004 to 2005. Dr. Borrero also completed her fellowship in the internal medicine/women’s health track at the University of Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2007 under the direction of Kevin Kraemer, MD. In July 2007, Dr. Borrero began serving as a visiting assistant professor of medicine and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. She also became a core faculty member of the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC), the Magee-Womens Research Institute, and the RAND–University of Pittsburgh Health Institute. In April 2009, when she was appointed to the rank of assistant professor of medicine (primary appointment) and clinical and translational science (secondary appointment), she joined the tenure track. In 2012, Dr. Borrero became the director of the Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity program at the Institute for Clinical Research Education. In 2014, Dr. Borrero was promoted to associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science and to director of the Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation within the CRHC. In addition to very productive teaching and research positions, Dr. Borrero also maintains a busy clinical practice at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Molly Conroy, MD, MPH

Dr. Conroy received her BA from Stanford University in 1993 and her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999. She went on to complete her internship and residency in primary care internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2004, Dr. Conroy completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in general internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; that same year she earned an MPH in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2004, Dr. Conroy joined the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine (primary appointment), an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health (secondary appointment), and a core faculty member of the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC). She was appointed assistant professor of clinical and translational science in 2011 and assistant dean of medical student research in 2012. In 2014, Dr. Conroy was promoted to associate professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, associate professor of epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health, and associate professor of clinical and translational science in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). That same year, she was also named the medical director for UPMC electronic record evaluation. In July 2015, Dr. Conroy was appointed the director of the Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP) due to her ongoing dedication to clinical research education and mentoring and her ability to serve as a role model to medical students as a successful clinician researcher.

Dr. Conroy is a lecturer and instructor for several courses within the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the Institute for Clinical Research Education, and she has won several awards for her teaching. Dr. Conroy has made significant contributions to the fields of epidemiology, physical activity, the translation of lifestyle interventions into primary care setting, and the use of electronic health records to promote chronic disease prevention and management.

Larissa Myaskovsky, PhD

Dr. Myaskovsky received her BA with honors in 1993 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then enrolled in the MA program at California State University, Northridge, where she received the James Russell Simpson Student Scholarship for Academic Merit in 1994.
She was also awarded a grant to complete her master’s thesis in 1995 and was presented with the William Wilsoncroft Award for Academic Excellence in the General-Experimental Psychology Program in 1995. Dr. Myaskovsky came to the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 to pursue a PhD in social psychology. During her studies, she was awarded a Merit Fellowship from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and a Matching Merit Award from the Department of Psychology of the University of Pittsburgh to study stigma and intergroup relations with students from around the world at the Universite Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France. She also received a doctoral dissertation grant from the Department of Psychology and the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving her PhD in 2001, Dr. Myaskovsky was awarded two fellowships in Pittsburgh; one was a highly competitive postdoctoral fellowship from the Department of Psychiatry to study the clinical epidemiology of transplantation from 2002 to 2004, and the other was a fellowship in health services research from the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System from 2004 to 2005.

In 2006, at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Dr. Myaskovsky was appointed assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, with a secondary appointment as assistant professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry. In 2009, she also became an assistant professor of clinical and translational science. She was promoted to associate professor in 2011.


Promoted to Associate Professor

Esa Davis, MD
Kaleab Abebe, PhD
Erica Hoffman, MD

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Staff

Brenda Sperksi was promoted to Administrator II in the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics in February 2016.

 

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