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STFM Welcomes Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship Class of 2018

December 20, 2016—Sixteen family medicine faculty have been chosen for the Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship class of 2018. These fellows are responsible for coordinating or teaching the behavioral science/family systems curriculum at their program or department and are within their first 5 years of teaching. This group will begin their yearlong fellowship at the 2017 STFM Annual Spring Conference.

The Class of 2017-2018 includes:

  • Jennifer Nelson Albee, LICSW, University of Minnesota Duluth FMR, Duluth, MN
  • Major Ebon Alley, PhD, USAF, BSC, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfeild, CA
  • Wendy El-Amin, MD, Southern Illinois University SOM FMR,  Springfeild, IL
  • Nelly Gregoriam, LMFT, Kaiser Permanente San Diego FMR, San Diego, CA
  • Marchion Hinton, PhD, Hennepin County Medical Center FMR, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bob McKinney, MSW, LICSW, ACSW, The University of Alabama FMR Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Julie Radico, PsyD, MS, Penn State FCMR at Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • Josh Rainey, PhD, HSPP, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial FMR, Muncie, IN
  • Peter Rainey, MS,  Mount Nittany Medical College, Penn State Hershey FCMR at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA
  • Josh Schactman, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A,  MAHEC FMR, Asheville, NC
  • Laura Schaecher, LCSW, Community Health Network East FMR, Indianapolis, IN
  • Rebekah Schiefer, MSW, LCSW, Oregon Health and Science University FMR, Portland, OR
  • Michelle Sherman, PhD, University of Minnesota FMR, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mary Smith-West, LGSW, University of South Alabama College of Medicine FMR, Mobile, AL
  • Laura Sudano, PhD, LMFT, Wake Forest FMR, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Colleen Warnesky, PsyD, Northridge FMR, Northridge, CA

Fellowship Director Kathryn Fraser, PhD, will lead the class through a competitive, yearlong program where fellows complete a professional development plan that builds upon the fundamentals of behavioral science education. Fellows will also build a strong mentoring relationship with seasoned behavioral science/family systems educators who will meet with fellows regularly and assist in the fellows' individual scholarly projects. The class will present their scholarly projects and be recognized at the 2018 STFM Annual Spring Conference.

Applications for the 2018-2019 class will open in November 2017. For more information visit the Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship webpage. 

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