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ACES Announces New 2023 Cohort

February 12, 2023

The Department of Internal Medicine’s Advancement of Clinician-Educator Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Development Program has accepted eight new junior faculty for the fifth year of the program. ACES scholars attend year-long seminars aimed at enhancing participant knowledge and skills in educational scholarship. Each participant will develop an individual educational project with mentorship provided through the ACES faculty leader, Donna Windish, MD, MPH.

ACES has already trained 21 clinician-educators in the Department of Internal Medicine and participants have been productive with their scholarly work. Past participants have developed curricula, conducted needs assessments, garnered numerous leadership positions, obtained grant funding, presented locally, regionally, and nationally, and published their work.

The following are the eight faculty, their sections, and their area of interest in educational scholarship. The next call for submissions for the program will be in the fall of 2023.

Anika Anam, MD
Endocrinology & Metabolism
Transgender and gender diverse health
Alex Choi, MD
General Internal Medicine (Palliative Care)
Use of a clinical reasoning assessment tool with palliative care fellows
Cesia Gallegos Kattan, MD, MHS
Cardiovascular Medicine
Curriculum for advanced education/CME across the HVC cardiac imaging laboratories
Norrisa Haynes, MD, MPH
Cardiovascular Medicine
International Cardiology Curriculum Accessible by Remote Distance Learning (ICARDs) for a Haitian Hospital
Mary Clare Higgins-Chen, MD, MPH
General Internal Medicine
Quality improvement and panel management curriculum for the Yale Primary Care Residency Program
Amy Ogurick, MD
Digestive Diseases
Curriculum in general outpatient GI for fellows
Nikhil Sikand, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Medicine
Curriculum for cardiovascular disease fellows using simulation, team-based education and multi-modality learning
Jonathan Weber, PA-C, MD, DFAAPA
General Internal Medicine (Physician Associate Program)
Lifestyle medicine curriculum development for PA students

The Department of Internal Medicine at Yale is among the nation's premier departments, bringing together an elite cadre of clinicians, investigators, educators, and staff in one of the world's top medical schools. To learn more, visit Internal Medicine.

Submitted by Julie Parry on February 10, 2023