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The National Board of Medical Examiners awarded Hee Soo Jung, MD, a 2-year, $150,000 grant through its Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund for his project “The Use of Epistemic Network Analysis to Evaluate Non-Technical Skills Performance in Trauma Simulation Education.” The project team includes Sarah Sullivan, PhD, and Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, from the Department of Surgery and David Shaffer, PhD, from the Department of Educational Psychology. Congratulations, Dr. Jung, on your first major award, and the Department’s first award from NBME!


Neil Shah, a second year medical student, was selected as one of four recipients of the 2016 Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro “Excellence in Student Research” award. Dr. Luke Funk, assistant professor, mentored Neil as part of the Shapiro Summer Research Program. This award is given to second year students to recognize outstanding research achievement during the first two years of medical school. As a recipient of this award, Neil will receive a $400 cash gift and recognition at the Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 12. Congratulations!


The SMPH Clinician-Teacher Track Appointments and Promotions Committee unanimously approved the Department of Surgery’s recommendation that Richard Feinberg, MD, be appointed to the rank of Clinical Professor.


We received an email from an employee in UW Health’s human resources department about John Siebert, MD, in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,. It read:
“Hi, Dr. Siebert, Small world… I was making an appointment for my electrician, his wife handles his appointments, and because she knew I worked at UW Health we got onto the subject of her recent surgery for breast cancer. You were her surgeon, and she had such good things to say about you and her experience! What would normally be a traumatic and stressful time turned out to be a positive one because of her good care by you and her attending nurses. I just had to share!" Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System