Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter

  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    September 2018
  • Submission deadline:
    September 7th, 2018
  • E-mail: Donna Bishop


Professor of Medicine

Carla L. Spagnoletti, MD, MS, was promoted to the rank of professor of medicine. Dr. Spagnoletti directs the Academic Clinician Educator Scholars Fellowship in General Internal Medicine and the Masters and Certificate Programs in Medical Education through the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). She is also co-director of the Leadership and Discovery (LEAD) resident research program and course director for Advanced Medical Interviewing in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM). She leads the division's Patient Experiences Committee and is a founding member of the UPMC Patient Experiences Physician Advisory Council. She is chair-elect of the Society of General Internal Medicine Education Committee.
Dr. Spagnoletti received her MD from UPSOM in 2001, completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Women's Health at UPMC in 2004, her fellowship in general internal medicine/women's health at VA Pittsburgh and UPSOM in 2006, and earned a Master's of Science in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. She is a recent recipient of SGIM's Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award in 2018 and SGIM's Scholarship in Medical Education Award in 2015, the Leadership Award from the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in Internal Medicine in 2016, and the William I. Cohen Award for Excellence in Clinical Instruction from UPSOM in 2017. She has mentored dozens of residents, fellows, and junior faculty on their medical education research. Her own scholarly work focuses on patient–doctor communication and patient experiences, for which she has secured both internal and foundational funding.

Peggy Hasley, MD, MHSc, was promoted to the rank of professor of medicine. Dr. Hasley is a key clinical faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, in which she is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Medicine. She has served as advisor and mentor for hundreds of residents over the years. She created and still leads the Generalist Track within the residency program. In addition she has created or co-created curricula in care for vulnerable populations including the "no-show" patient and the LGBT population. She has also developed curricula in musculoskeletal medicine, large joint aspiration and injection, efficient and effective ambulatory documentation in the electronic health record, and a high value cost conscious care curriculum. She is the co-creator of a program to train residents to work in the Patient-Centered Medical Home which includes training in population medicine, inter-visit telephone medicine, and interdisciplinary team based care. She is also responsible for the creation, development, and direction of a unique curriculum in health policy and advocacy for the residency program. Dr. Hasley earned her medical degree and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Jennifer Corbelli, MD, MS, was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Corbelli is a clinician-educator and the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. She is actively involved in teaching medical students in all four years of training, and has presented nationally and published work in a variety of different research content areas including systematic review, medical education research such as curriculum development and evaluation, and women's health. In addition, she actively mentors residents and fellows in their own research and education projects. Dr. Corbelli practices primary care medicine at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, with a particular focus on women's health including provision of contraception services. She also attends on the hospital service at UPMC Montefiore. She has a special interest in health care for the underserved and volunteers regularly at the Birmingham Free Clinic and the Women's Shelter and Center of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Corbelli earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 2007 and completed her residency here at UPMC and a VA Women's Health Fellowship from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She also earned an MS in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jodie Bryk, MD
Natasha Parekh, MD

ICRE Staff

In recognition of her broadening skillset, we congratulate Natalie Vazquez, MFA, on being promoted to the role of "Video Production Specialist and Multimedia Designer." We have all appreciated Natalie's "magic" as we enjoy the electronic slides on the Parkvale news and media screens. Over the past year Natalie has also lent her skills to development of graphics for grant proposals and publications. In the coming months, you can look forward to seeing more of Natalie's work displayed in the highly anticipated revitalization of the ICRE website. Congratulations, Natalie!

Juliana Tambellini is a name that has become synonymous with the ICRE. Juliana has truly become the "face" of the ICRE degree programs: She creates and executes strategies to keep a positive image. She forms and maintains relationships with members of the public, and University leadership to advocate for our students and programs. She is the driving force behind new business opportunities—in our case, new course offerings and track offerings to keep up with current demands. She oversees communication in a variety of forums, like social media and eNews Boards, and she makes sure that any promotional materials are in line with the ICRE's image and goals. We congratulate Juliana on her promotion to "Assistant Director of Academic Programs and Media Relations."