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2022-2023 Dean's Teaching Fellows

Szilvia Arany, DMD, PhD, MSBA

Andrew W. Mellon Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2021-2023

Project: Augmenting Dental GME Training by a Flipped Classroom Method in Clinical Geriatrics

Szilvia Arany, DMD, PhDDr. Arany completed fellowships in oral medicine, dentoalveolar surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. She matriculated PhD studies in Forensic Science and Biochemistry as a Japanese Government Scholar and holds a master’s degree in Medical Management. She conducted cell biology research using gene therapy at the Center for Oral Biology URMC. Her scientific goal is to combine basic and translational research developments into new, innovative treatment options for future clinical trials.

As an Assistant Professor at the Specialty Care clinic, Department of Dentistry, she has clinical responsibilities and supervises care for older adults with complex medical-social-psychological issues. She provided direct clinical supervision and teaching for 15 dental residents at the URMC Complex Care Center and over 60 dental AEGD and GME residents at the Specialty Care in the last four years. She has teaching experience in research and clinical education and integrated her diverse academic background in her geriatrics-oriented proposal for the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship. Her project proposal ties educational efforts of EIOH with the URMC geriatric resources by creating a benchmark for future projects.


Sarah Betstadt, MD

George W. Corner Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2022 - 2024

Project: Development and Evaluation of a Family Planning and Contraception Curriculum for Neurology Residents To Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies Among People with Neurological Disorders

Sarah Betstadt, MDDr. Sarah J. Betstadt is an Associate Professor in the Departmentt of Obstetrics and Gynecology and   the Director of the Ryan Residency Training Program and Complex Family Planning program at URMC.  

A native Rochestarian, Dr. Betstadt attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.  She then completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She finished her training by earning a master’s degree in Public Health and completing a fellowship in Complex Family Planning at Boston University.  She has been on faculty at URMC since 2008, and serves as the Women’s Health course director for the second-year medical students. Since receiving a grant from the March of Dimes in 2017, Dr. Betstadt’s academic interests have focused on contraception for patients with medical co-morbidities.  Dr. Betstadt is passionate about reproductive rights and justice and enjoys spreading her enthusiasm to her learners.


Theresa Bingemann, MD

Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2022 - 2024

Project: Can a Faculty Development Program Influence Mindset and Acceptance of New Skill Acquisition?

Theresa Bingemann, MDDr. Bingemann holds a dual appointment in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology as well as the Department of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology. She completed her medical degree at Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She subsequently completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and her Allergy and Immunology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She currently practices clinical allergy & immunology for pediatric and adult patients. Her clinical interests include food allergy, environmental allergies, asthma, atopic dermatitis, medication allergy, urticaria (hives) and angioedema. Dr. Bingemann is the Program Director for the Allergy and Immunology fellowship training program and enjoys clinical research on food allergy and physician wellness.


Grace Black, MD

Gilbert B. Forbes Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2021 - 2023

Project: Pediatric Development and Behavior Passport: A Curriculum Tool to Improve Teaching in the Pediatric Continuity Clinic

Grace Black, MDDr. Black is a general pediatrician and the Green Team lead physician for the Golisano Children's Hospital pediatric practice. She is interested in providing high quality care to all children from birth to young adulthood. She believes that good health care starts with prevention and parental/guardian involvement.

Dr. Black recently started a new role as Associate Director for Pediatric Resident Primary Care Curriculum at the Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice (GCHPP).

After finishing her residency at the University of Arizona, she worked as a primary care pediatrician, first in a rural clinic in Manitowoc, WI, and for the last four years at GCHPP as the green team lead physician. She moved back to Rochester, her childhood home, to take on a job with the URMC Department of Pediatrics for two reasons: to work with and provide care to patients traditionally underserved by medicine, and to re-engage with medical education, particularly the pediatric residency program.


Francis Coyne, MD

George L. Engel Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2021-2023

Project: Development and Evaluation of a Resident Sickle Cell Disease Curriculum

Francis Coyne, MDDr. Coyne has extensive experience in teaching medical students and other residents. His dedication to find the best and most effective ways to teach during a busy clinical service was what invigorated his passion. He was initially drawn to the University of Rochester by the culture that combined academic rigor with a supportive collegial atmosphere.

Dr. Coyne started his faculty career as the chief resident for the medicine-pediatrics program. As a chief resident, he has built passion and excitement through the development of a fellowship program in Transitional Care Medicine.

This year, Dr. Coyne works to refine an educational project to serve a those with sickle cell disease. People with sickle cell disease suffer from biases in medicine and a general lack of provider education. His goal is to provide this much needed education to residents.


Heather Reyes, MD

John Romano Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2022 – 2024

Project: Digital Heath Innovation Track for Residency Education

Heather Reyes, MDDr. Reyes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and is a Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist as well as faculty at the UR Health Lab, the University of Rochester’s digital health incubator. She is director of the Digital Health Innovation (DHI) track for residents across URMC and directs digital health and informatics education for the institution. She has undergraduate and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ and earned her medical doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Reyes’s research focuses on use of data science and digital health tools to improve bedside pediatric care. She is investigating the use of data science and machine learning to improve ICU alarm fatigue. Dr. Reyes has also partnered with Embodied, Inc. to pilot a program bringing Moxie, an artificial intelligence friend, for social and emotional learning to inpatient pediatrics. She is excited for the opportunity to expand the reach and assess the success of the DHI curriculum through her experience with the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship.


Jenny Shen, MD

Marshall Lichtman Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2022-2024

Project: Development and eEvaluation of Curriculum in Perioperative and Consultation Medicine

Jenny Shen, MDDr. Shen is an Assistant Professor in Hospital Medicine and Clinical Nursing.      

Dr. Shen M.D. graduated in 2004 from State University of New York College at Fredonia, with a BS in Molecular Genetics with a Chemistry and Sociology minor. She did research in the field of biochemistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center for 2 years. She then went on to earn her medical degree in 2010 from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Shen returned to the University of Rochester for her training in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital. At the completion of her training, she decided to remain on staff and joined the division of Hospital Medicine in 2013. In her free time, she enjoys music including singing and playing the piano. She is also fluent in Mandarin.


Christopher Tarolli, MD, MSEd

Jules Cohen Dean’s Teaching Fellow, 2021 - 2023

Project: Addressing Neuro-phobia through Student Engagement

Christopher Tarolli, MD, MSEdDr. Tarolli graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 and received his MD degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 2012. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2016. He since completed a fellowship in movement disorders and experimental therapeutics of neurological disease in 2018. He joined the UR faculty in 2018 and specializes in the care of individuals with Parkinson disease, atypical parkinsonian syndromes, and Huntington disease.

Beyond clinical work, Dr. Tarolli is a neurological educator and is the Co-Director of the Mind, Brain, Behavior neuroscience course at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also involved in clinical research focusing on novel technologies, practice-based research, and palliative care in individuals with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders.

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