Education Skills Program – August 2018

The Department of Pediatrics’ inaugural Education Skills Program sponsored by Office of Faculty Development was a success. The goals of this program are to enhance our skills as educators, to develop longitudinal peer networking and mentoring, to create productive education interest groups and to enhance the culture of education within our department. Attendees found the program to be worthwhile as the goals were met, good discussion was generated and much information was immediately applicable to their role as an educator.

Topics, presented by faculty, include bedside teaching, assumptions about learning, Engaging lectures, feedback, careers, mentoring, recommendation letters, positive learning environment, teaching with simulation.

Participants are nominated by Division Chiefs. The series will be offered roughly every 6 months and we will plan to vary the time for future series to try to accommodate different schedules.

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Did you Know… – December 2018

Safety Tip Sheet – Ergonomics Faculty, staff or students concerned about the setup of their work stations have several Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) resources they can turn to for help. EH&S often finds that simple adjustments to office, laboratory or clinic furniture and equipment set-ups can resolve most issues. …

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Faculty Awarded for Teaching Excellence

The Distinguished Service Teaching Awards ceremony was held in the EPNEC Auditorium on 11/15/18.  The Department of Pediatrics was delighted to have been awarded three awards in three different categories.  Dr. Yumi Turmelle, a pediatric hepatologist, and Advisory Dean at the medical school was honored for her work in creating a …

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Promotions – October 2018

Ginnie Abarbanell, MD, is appointed as Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology.  Dr. Abarbanell completed her BS at Cornell University and her MD at the University of Washington, Seattle, before serving her residency at Loma Linda University, California, and her fellowship at the University of Michigan Health …