Announcing the 2017-2018 Teaching and Research Scholars

By MedStar Health

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We are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 cohorts of MedStar Teaching and Research Scholars.

At the heart of the MedStar Teaching Scholars program is MedStar’s commitment to teaching clinician educators from across MedStar Health how to apply research principles to medical education; to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature; to be effective collaborators in medical education research; and to develop as leaders in academic medicine. This two-year longitudinal program leads to Medical Education Research Certification (MERC) and Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certification. This program is a joint endeavor from MHRI and MedStar Health Academic Affairs, offered in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The MedStar Research Scholars program supports the development of MedStar clinicians who seek careers with a focus on clinical and translational research, in large part by addressing the need for research mentorship and critical feedback in project design, analysis, and presentation. MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Health Academic Affairs, and the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science offer this research career development program to clinical and junior research colleagues.

More information on both programs can be found here. Congratulations to the new scholars!


Teaching Scholars

Anne Kelemen, LICSW
Palliative Care
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Leon Lai, MD
Infectious Disease
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Laura Moreno, MD
Family Medicine
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Nargiz Mugalinskaya, MD
Internal Medicine 
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Sarah Thornton, MD
Hospital Medicine
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Francis Tirol, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Research Scholars

Cynthia Deklotz, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Carter Denny, MD, MPH
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Suhasini Kaushal, MD
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine 
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Deliya Wesley, PhD, MPH
Health Services Research
MedStar Health Research Institute