2015-2016 Dean's Teaching Fellows Melissa F. Carmen, MD Paul F. Griner Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2015-2017 Project: The Development of a Novel Program to Train Pediatric Providers in the Use of Telemedicine in Neonatal Resuscitation Melissa F. Carmen, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and is board certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal medicine. She completed her Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut and then went on to a Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University at Buffalo. She joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2012. In addition to her clinical duties, Melissa is the Director of Perinatal Outreach for the Finger Lakes Region and the Co-medical Consultant for the Neonatal Resuscitation program at the University. As Director of Outreach, she works with hospitals in the Finger Lakes Region to discuss the care of infants transferred to Golisano Children's Hospital and provides education and support to optimize the care of newborns throughout our region. Melissa will be working on a project that aims to use telemedicine in the simulated resuscitation of neonates. Melissa is a Rochester native; she moved away for her college education and medical training and is thrilled to be back in her hometown, near family and friends. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, painting and keeping her Labrador retriever, Ruby, out of trouble. Jorge F. Carrillo, MD Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2015-2017 Project: MIGS Curriculum in OBGYN Residency Dr. Jorge F. Carrillo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Carrillo received his medical degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá-Colombia (South America). He worked as a Professor of Human Anatomy at his medical school for one year. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rochester General Hospital in 2012. In 2014 he completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) at UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital. This Fellowship provides further training in conventional laparoscopic, robotic assisted and hysteroscopic procedures, providing the acquisition of additional skills to have the ability to care for patients with complex gynecologic disease using minimally invasive techniques. This training was complemented with an emphasis in assessing and managing patients with chronic pelvic pain conditions. His special interests are in chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, abdominopelvic neuropathies, minimally invasive procedures and techniques, abdomino pelvic anatomy, resident education and simulation in laparoscopic skills. Thomas M. Carroll II, MD, PhD George L. Engel Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2015-2017 Project: Primary Palliative Care: What is it, and can it be taught? Dr. Thomas M. Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He completed the combined MD, PhD program at the University of Connecticut in 2008 and his Internal Medicine residency in 2011. He then served as Chief Resident for one year and subsequently completed his fellowship in Palliative Care in 2013. Currently he practices primary care and palliative care at Strong Memorial Hospital and supervises internal medicine residents in their outpatient practice at Highland Hospital. He is also involved in medical student education including as an oral examiner for the second year Comprehensive Evaluation program and as a faculty sponsor for a medical humanities course covering patient-doctor communication. Additionally, he serves as the Palliative Care and Pain Management consultant for St. Joseph’s Community Center’s medical practice. Closely related to his clinical activities, Tom is interested in the border between “generalist” and “specialist” palliative care, specifically what it means to be proficient in generalist palliative care and how best to transmit this knowledge to non-palliative care specialists. Additional interests include resident and fellow education generally and in particular what it takes to practice medicine in the “real world,” a topic that has traditionally received little attention in medical education Theresa M. Green, PhD, MBA George W. Merck Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2014-2016 Project: An Innovative Curriculum in Community Health for Medical Students: Evaluating the Impact Theresa M. Green, PhD, MBA, is an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Sciences Department of University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also the Director of Community Health Policy and Education at the university’s Center for Community Health and is the Theme Lead for Health Systems in the medical school curriculum. She evaluates and informs community health policies and assures community health in education at the medical center. Previously, when Dr. Green was the Director of Community Health Planning for the Berrien County Health Department in Michigan, she worked on the passage and implementation of the Clean Indoor Air Regulation, childhood lead poisoning policy, health disparity and building healthy environments. After earning her Master’s Degree in Anesthesiology from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Green worked as a certified anesthesiologist assistant for over 20 years. She received her MBA in Health Care Administration and then earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at Western Michigan University with her dissertation on quantifying value in public health. Constantine G. Haidaris, PhD Lawrence E. Young Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2015-2017 Project: Applying Electronic Resoures to Enhance Learning in the Host Defense Course Constantine G. Haidaris, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Center for Oral Biology. He is also a member of the Strong Children's Research Center. He is the director of the Host Defense Course for the First Year Medical Students, and the director of the Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory Course for U of R undergraduates. He serves on the Medical Education Pathway (MEP) Committee, and as mentor for several MEP students participating in the Host Defense Course. Previously, he was director of the Immunology, Microbiology and Virology (IMV) Graduate Program. As a microbiologist, his research interests center on mechanisms of disease caused by bacteria and fungi, with emphasis on infections seen in the immune-compromised patient. The long-term goal of his work is the development of improved approaches to treat these infections. He has ongoing research collaborations with URMC colleagues in the Depts. of Microbiology & Immunology, Imaging Sciences, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Environmental Medicine. Robert K. Horowitz, MD Gilbert B. Forbes Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2014-2016 Project: Transforming Formative Assessment Dr. Robert K. Horowitz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. He began working as a rural Emergency Physician during his residency to support his growing family, and then pursued this line of work as his primary professional role for an additional 14 years. In 2012 he moved his professional home from the FF Thompson Emergency Department to the URMC division of Palliative Care, out of which he works with children and adults who have serious illness, in hospital, office and home settings. He was named Interim Chief of the Palliative Care Division in 2015. Rob also founded and served as Medical Director of URMC’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program from 1999 until 2015. In addition to his clinical duties, Rob is Director of the Medical School’s Year 2 and Year 3 Comprehensive Assessments, which are longitudinal formative assessments of student communication skills, medical knowledge and professionalism utilizing patient-actor interviews, multi-source feedback, peer-and self-assessments, and other modalities. He also teaches medical students in multiple other small and large group settings and facilitates several groups for clinicians, including Balint groups for physicians and Nurse Practitioners, and a support group for Palliative Care Unit nurses, techs and others. Rob has deep personal and professional interest in mindfulness and other reflective practices as means to enhance both clinician well-being and clinician-patient relationships. He speaks frequently to community groups, colleagues, and health care trainees about such topics as managing difficult conversations, pain management, and clinician self-care. He is a lifelong Rochester resident, married to Rhea, and father of three sons. He enjoys exercise, yoga, meditation and piano playing, and, inspired by his wife’s remarkable green thumb, is now a budding gardener (pun intended). Sandra H. Jee, MD, MPH Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2015-2017 Project: Development and Evaluation of an Integrated Mental Health Curriculum for Pediatric Residents and Psychology Interns/Fellows Dr. Sandra H. Jee is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric health services researcher. She received a B.A. in English from Yale University, and her M.D. with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester. She received an M.P.H. degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan. She completed her pediatric residency training at New York University, and at the University of Michigan. She completed an NRSA fellowship in Pediatric Health Services Research at the University of Michigan in the Division of General Pediatrics, prior to the Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities Fellowship. She received a career development award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, through the Physician Faculty Scholars Program. Sandy’s current research and clinical interests include clinic-based and community-based studies focused on improving the health and mental health of vulnerable children, especially for children and youth in foster care. Her focus has been on projects related to children in foster care, children with learning or behavioral difficulties, and children with health disparities. She is interested in the intersection between pediatric primary care and mental health, and promoting child well-being and resilience. To that end, her work has centered on ways that pediatric providers can better identify social-emotional or learning problems in children and adolescents, and also co-manage these issues with families. Bethany Marston, MD Andrew W. Mellon Dean's Teaching Fellow, 2014-2016 Project: Virtual Patients for Resident Education in Rheumatology Dr. Bethany Marston is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, practicing both adult and pediatric rheumatology. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and then completed a combined medicine and pediatrics residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester, where she subsequently completed a rheumatology fellowship. She joined the faculty in 2010, in the divisions of Pediatric Rheumatology and Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology. She currently serves as the associate fellowship director for the rheumatology training program. She has been involved in rheumatology education on a national level through the American College of Rheumatology, currently serving on both the musculoskeletal ultrasound educational planning committee and the in-training exam item-writing committee. Locally, she has had several educational roles in the departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, and has been involved in the development of EPIC tools and templates for her disvisions. Her current interests include the use of tools and technology to better care for patients and improve educational outcomes for pediatricians, internists, and rheumatologists.