Women In Academic Medicine (W.I.A.M.) : Women’s History Month 2014

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Honoring Women Faculty Contributions

We are more than an university. We are a global institution connecting faculty, staff, administrators and students from all over the world. For us, diversity is a way in which we value every member of our community. During the month of March, Women History Month reflects “our” history. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine honors those who have significantly impacted our community.

Please click on the links below to see the many accomplisments of our women faculty. Congratulations!

Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH, Assistant Professor and Director of Communication Skills Program

Participated in at the University of Portugal Medical School, faculty development program where her contribution was faculty training on the communication topic of Breaking Bad News.

“It was an honor and privilege to work with other communication experts from USA and UK.” Dr. Broome.

Panagiota Caralis MD, JD, FACP Professor of Medicine

Panagiota Caralis MD, JD, FACP Professor of Medicine

Dr. Caralis has been a member of the full-time faculty at the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami since 1979. She is a tenured Professor of Medicine and in conjunction with her clinical and administrative duties at the VA Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital, she has been a significant contributor to the education of medical and law students, house staff and faculty and community health professionals and the public.

Dr. Marilyn K. Glassberg is Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Marilyn K. Glassberg, MD, FACP, FCCP, Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Marilyn K. Glassberg is Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program, and Chief, Pulmonary Division at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

She is a Principal Investigator and member of the Steering Committee of the NIH-sponsored IPFnet and serves as a Principal Investigator of several ongoing trials in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Erin N. Marcus, MD, MPH, FACP

Erin N. Marcus, MD, MPH, FACP

Erin N. Marcus, MD, MPH serves as the associate director for resident education in the Jackson Memorial Hospital Academic Primary Care Internal Medicine clinic. She also directs the Population Health theme in the UMMSM Doctoring Course and is a core preceptor in the Generalist Primary Care and Clinical Skills programs. Her research focuses on how health systems communicate results to patients, with a focus on mammography results. She has published articles in the academic literature and spoken at national professional meetings this year. She also writes for the general public, and has published articles in The Washington Post and other mass media outlets this past year.

Teshamae Monteith. MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Teshamae Monteith. MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Chief, Headache Division, Headache Fellowship Program Director

As the Department of Neurology Division Chief of Headache, Dr. Teshamae Monteith has developed a curriculum and received accreditation for a UCNS-accredited headache fellowship program. The headache fellowship program reflects the clinical, teaching, and research mission of the Miller School of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Monteith also received the Harold G. Wolff Award.

Ivette Motola, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine

Ivette Motola, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine

Some important things to focus on with Dr. Motola are the AMEE guide on simulation, the presentations in Japan on Simulation for Disaster Response to the Disaster Nurses Congress (700 in audience) and on Simulation for Healthcare Education at several Universities. Also, her service on several statewide and nationwide boards and initiatives as delineated below including serving as the Peer Review Co-chair for the AAMC SGEA 2014 Meeting.

Sara Tullis Wester, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Sara Tullis Wester, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

She was recently awarded “Leading Physicians of the World”. She also has a focus on translational research, with research initiatives focused on analyzing the orbital adipose stem cell population and improving treatment options and outcomes for patients with thyroid eye disease by analyzing changes in the adipose population in these and other disease states. She is dedicated to teaching residents and organizes an annual orbital dissection course, most recently working with ENT to develop the 2014 All Florida Resident Endoscopic Sinonasal, Skull Base, and Orbital Surgical Anatomy Course.