Teaching Scholars Program Announces New Members

The Teaching Scholars program, launched in 1986, takes nominations from across the many divisions and departments that make up the UNC School of Medicine and chooses the next rising stars to invest faculty development time in each fall.

The year-long program includes monthly seminars and individual projects. The latter provide participants with an opportunity to pursue individual educational interests and to report their results to their colleagues at a symposium and graduation at the conclusion of the program. Graduation from the program confers recognition as a scholar in medical education and provides the School of Medicine with a resource of talent in education.

This faculty development program is specifically designed for those individuals who have responsibility for educational programs or courses, or whose work includes a focus on teaching and who seek to develop their skills in that area. Ten Teaching Scholars are chosen each year from faculty nominated by their department chairs.

This year's class of Teaching Scholars:

Shifali Arora, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Pearlie Chong, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Jennifer Cooke, PT, DPT, Clinical Instructor, Division of Physical Therapy

Adam Creech, MD, Hospitalist, WakeMed

Sarah Dotters-Katz, MD, Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Elizabeth Greig, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Medical Director, Internal Medicine Clinic

James Fiordalisi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Andrew Heling, MD, Fellow, Pediatrics

Sydney Hendry, MD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Tori Hudspeth, MD, Fellow, Endocrinology

Sheryl Jordan, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology, Breast Imaging

Sabrina Mir, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Michelle Roughton, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

John Rommel, MD, Fellow, Cardiology

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