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2020-2021 Dean's Teaching Fellows

Elizabeth Brown, MD, MPH

George L. Engel Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2019-2021

Project: Designing a practice based improvement project that teaches Family Medicine Clerkship students about chronic disease management and the value of team based care.

Elizabeth Brown, MD, MPHDr. Brown received her medical degree from the Medical School for International Health in Beer Sheva, Israel in 2002. Dr. Brown went on to complete a year of Public Health and Refugee Studies in Forced Migration at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. An interest in global health drew her to residency at the University of Rochester. She traveled to Honduras and Haiti during residency training. Dr. Brown stayed on as Chief Resident, and then joined the Family Medicine faculty. Her current responsibilities include seeing patients, maternity care and teaching residents. She organizes the medical school's Family Medicine electives, and directs the Global Health Pathway for the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include maternal child health, breastfeeding medicine and caring for refugee populations.  


Rachel Diamond, MD

Jules Cohen Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2019-2021

Project: Facilitating healing, preserving memory and providing education: A curriculum for Pediatric fellows in communication run by bereaved family members.

Rachel Diamond, MD
Dr. Diamond's clinical interest is in the care for children with complex chronic illness as well as terminal illness both in the hospital and community settings. She is also interested in outpatient general pediatric medicine as well as resident wellness and education. Dr. Diamond's research interests are in better understanding the characteristics and needs of children and their families receiving Palliative Care in the community setting. She is also interested in utilization of and satisfaction with Palliative Care services in the ICU setting.



Jennifer Findeis-Hosey, MD

Andrew W. Mellon Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2019-2021

Project: Flipping the Pathology Lab: Assessment of Impact of Small Group Virtual Microscopy Labs in the Flipped Classroom Model

Jennifer Findeis-Hosey, MDDr. Findeis-Hosey is an academic pathologist who oversees the busy GI/Hepatobiliary Pathology service at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Along with her clinical practice, she devotes time to research and education efforts. Her research focuses on Lynch Syndrome and the development of care models for the increased identification of patients and families with this disease. She is active within the education community at the University, serving as Director of Undergraduate Pathology Education for the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine, where she teaches medical students across all four years and creates curricular improvements. Additionally, she oversees the Explorations in Pathology intensive pre-college program offered by the University of Rochester (previously the Pathology Information Technology Program) where she works closely with select groups of high school students to impart her passion for pathology.


Casey Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH, MSEd

Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2020 - 2022

Project: A Breastfeeding Medicine Fellowship Core Curriculum

Casey Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH, MSEdDr. Rosen-Carole is Medical Director of Lactation Services and Programs at the University of Rochester. She trained at New York Medical College and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. She was a practicing community pediatrician and residency faculty from 2008-2014, in New Haven, CT then in New York's Hudson Valley before relocating to Rochester to do a fellowship in Breastfeeding Medicine and General Academic Pediatrics. Dr. Rosen-Carole was in the National Health Service Corps from 2010-2014 working in Federally Qualifying Health Centers, which helped her fulfill her mission of increasing access and quality of care for at-risk children. She practices outpatient and inpatient Breastfeeding Medicine. She is fluent in French and Spanish.


Margie Shaw, JD, MA, PhD

George W. Corner Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2020 - 2022

Project: Teaching Bioethics in the Anatomy Laboratory:  Using a Collaborative Online Productivity platform to Integrate Anatomy, Histology, Pathology, and medical Humanities to Support the Moral Identify Formation of Future Physicians

Marjorie Shaw, JD, PhDMarjorie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Law and Bioethics Theme at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Shaw received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University (1987), where she was inducted as a member of the Golden Chain Senior Honor Society. She received her JD from Cornell University Law School (1991), her MA in Philosophy from the University of Rochester (2004) and her PhD in Education from the University of Rochester (2011). She completed her Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2012.

Dr. Shaw teaches on the intersection of law and health care, medical judgment and decision-making, and bioethics. She serves as a member of the clinical ethics consultation team. Her dissertation explored coaching as a form of instruction and as a component of medical ethics education. Her current research interest include law and ethics instruction in medical school curriculum and issues in applied ethical decision-making in health care.

Previously, she served as Judicial Administrator for Cornell University. She co-founded (with Steve Worona) and served as Director of the Cornell University Computer Policy and Law Program, (now the Cornell University Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law).


Jared Walsh, MD

Marshall Lichtman Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2020 – 2022

Project: Development and Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Online Learning Modules on Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Motivational Interviewing

Jared Walsh, MDDr. Walsh attended college at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA where he earned a degree in Psychology with a focus in Biopsychology through the Psychology Honors Program. After graduation, he worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he was a clinical research coordinator for multi-center pharmacogenetic clinical trials. Afterwards, he attended Boston University School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree and a master of arts degree. Upon graduation, he moved to Rochester, NY where he completed his internal medicine residency and served as a chief resident at the University of Rochester. Dr. Walsh has a special interest in primary care with a focus in addiction medicine, HIV care, mental health, medical education and teaching, hospital medicine, and research. 


Laura Watkins, MD

Gilbert B. Forbes Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2019-2021

Project: Developing and Implementing a Pediatric Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum

Laura Watkins, MDDr. Laura Watkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Watkins completed a residency in Nuclear Medicine at Clinical Military Hospital & University Hospital in Bucharest. She then completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency-training program at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Watkins followed that by completing a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 2018.

Dr. Watkins' clinical focus is applying critical care ultrasonography in bedside management of critically ill pediatric patients. As the Director of Pediatric Critical Care Ultrasonography, she is currently overseeing training and quality improvement in ultrasound in the pediatric intensive care unit. Her Dean’s Teaching Fellowship project will develop the training program for both Fellows and Faculty in the use of pediatric critical care ultrasound with the hope to establish Golisano Children’s Hospital as a center of excellence for training in pediatric critical care ultrasound. Her research interests are in evaluating the impact of pediatric critical care ultrasound in guiding various conditions such as shock, pediatric acute respiratory syndrome and early diagnosis of severe abdominal conditions in the ICU.

Jennifer West, PhD

John Romano Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2020-2022

Project: It's time:  Development and Evaluation of an Educational Program to Improve Firearm Injury Prevention Skills

Jennifer West, PhDDr. West has extensive experience in the clinical treatment of children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of children with acute and chronic medical conditions, especially asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, Type I diabetes, craniofacial anomalies, abdominal pain, and encopresis. She also has expertise in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders in children and adolescents.

Dr. West is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Track of the Psychology Doctoral Internship Program. Current research focus is on the measurement of implementer fidelity and competence, the relationship of these constructs to intervention outcomes, and the implications for training interventionists. Dr. West is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Genesee Valley Psychological Association.