UNC SOM faculty members, student group honored by AAMC's Southern Group on Educational Affairs

Recently, members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty and a group of students were honored separately by the American Association of Medical Colleges' Southern Group on Educational Affairs for outstanding poster presentations.

The Medical Education Scholarship Awards were introduced by the AAMC's Southern Group on Educational Affairs in 2003 as a way to promote to promote and recognize achievements in educational scholarship demonstrated by active members of the SGEA from SGEA member schools.

Recently a group of faculty members and a group of students were recognized with awards for their outstanding poster presentations.

In the category of Outstanding Poster by a Professional Medical Educator, Frank Church. PhD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Johanna Foster, MPA, director of Curriculum Support, Kathryn Smith, assistant director of Curriculum Support, and Tom Belhorn, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, were recognized for their presentation, "Best Practices from Creating an Integrated Immunology Block in the UNC School of Medicine Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) Curriculum."

In the category of Outstanding Poster by a Trainee, UNC School of Medicine students and recent graduates Rebecca Flint, Andrew Miller, Jessica Koontz, Brendan Toma, Helen Toma, Morgo Pray, Kate Abraham, and Matthew Hunt were recognized for their work with the Samaritan Health Center, a mobile health clinic serving East Durham.

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