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STFM Welcomes Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship Class of 2018-2019

January 12, 2018—Nineteen family medicine faculty have been chosen for the Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship class of 2018-2019. 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 2018 STFM Annual Spring Conference.

The Class of 2018-2019 includes:

  • Angela Antonikowski, PhD, Albany Medical College
  • Margaret Bockrath, PhD, Mercy St. Vincent’s FMRP, Toledo, OH
  • John Burkhardt, PsyD, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • Annie Derthick, PhD , Alaska FMR, Anchorage, AK
  • Limor Gildenblatt, PhD, LCSW, Presence Resurrection Medical Center FMRP, Chicago, IL
  • Nelly Gregoriam, LMFT, Kaiser Permanente San Diego FMR
  • Heidi Joshi, PsyD, Western Michigan Univ Homer Stryker SOM FMR, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Irina Kolobova, PhD, Penn State Health St. Joseph Family & Comm Health FMR, Reading, PA
  • Kaitlin Leckie, PhD, LMFT, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  • Krithika Malhotra, PhD , University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • James Mercuri, LCSW , UPMC St. Margaret FMR, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Carlie Nikel, PsyD,  University of Missouri-Kansas City FMR, Kansas City, MO
  • Ruth Nutting, PhD, Via Christi FMR, Wichita, KS
  • Elizabeth Pillsbury, LICSW, National Capital Regional Consortium’s FMR, Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Kristin Rajala, PsyD, Hawaii Island FMR, Hilo, HI
  • Verena Roberts, PhD, Idaho State University FMR, Pocatello, ID
  • Theresa Salmon, MSW, Methodist FMR, Irving, TX
  • Sarah Kay Welch, DO, Adventist LaGrange Family Medicine Residency, LaGrange, IL
  • Sundonia Williams Wonnum, PhD, Eglin Air Force Base, Eglin AFB, FL

Fellowship Director Kathryn Fraser, PhD, will lead the class through a competitive, yearlong program where fellows complete a professional development plan that builds on 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 2019 STFM Annual Spring Conference.

Applications for the 2019-2020 class will open in November 2018. For more information visit the Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship webpage

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