Faculty Awarded for Teaching Excellence

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(pictured L to R, Dr. Andrew J White, Vice Chair of Education, Dr. Yumi Turmelle, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Dr. Colleen Wallace, Hospitalist and clerkship director, Dr. Amanda Reis, PGY-2)

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 new medical school selective called Advance Medical Spanish which focuses on having the students become proficient in conducting a clinical encounter in Spanish. Dr. Colleen Wallace, the director of the third year clerkship in pediatrics was recognized for her teaching efforts on the general pediatric wards with the third year students, and Dr. Amanda Reis, a PGY-2 in the pediatric residency program was recognized as a resident teacher of the year by the medical students for her tireless efforts at teaching, orienting and including the medical students in the day to day operations of the pediatric wards.  These award winners are selected annually by the students at the Washington University School of Medicine and are a testament to the efforts of our faculty, fellows and residents in pursuit of our mission of patient care, research and education.

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Resources for parents with school-aged children

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Employee online support groups

WashU psychiatry faculty are hosting weekly, confidential Zoom support groups to help employees cope during these challenging times. Details are on the HR Mental Health Resources page. Current topics include: Mondays — Quarantine Support Group, 10-11 a.m.; Frontline Support Group, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays — Coffee and Questions: Ask the Expert, …

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April Office of Education News

Office of Education News Dr. Kerri Palamara to Lead Faculty Development Sessions on Coaching and Positive Psychology The Office of Education will host Kerri Palamara, MD, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School on Thursday, May 28 – Friday, May 29, 2020 for faculty development on coaching and positive psychology. The event will …