Nov-Dec 2022 - Wayne State University
Nov-Dec 2022

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2022 AAMC Annual Meeting

2022 AAMC Annual Meeting

Learn Serve Lead, the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a forum where attendees ranging from clinical faculty and administrators, medical students and residents, researchers and healthcare professionals gather to engage in thoughtful explorations about the directions of US healthcare and medical education.  In November, more than 4,000 people attended the 2022 Learn Serve Lead meeting in Nashville, Tennessee; the AAMC celebrated the event as a time to “reunite with like-minded peers and reignite the spark of collective learning,” since this was the first in-person meeting since 2019.  Key topics covered at the conference included addressing health disparities and health injustice; supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in training and clinical care; and meeting the continuing mental health challenges faced by healthcare providers in the post-COVID era.

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GME News and Announcements

From the GME staff


We would like to extend to the entire GME community all best wishes for a happy and hopeful holiday season. Many thanks again for all your hard work and commitment to providing the best in patient care!  Associate Dean and DIO Anne Messman, Administrative Director Martha Jordan, Director of Education Brent Stansfield, and Research Coordinator Heidi Kenaga

GME 2022-23 Academic Boot Camps  

GME's 2022-23 Academic Boot Camps comprise 2-hour webinars and shorter supplemental research workshops. The IRB workshop for Dec. 8 has been cancelled, but the materials for the IRB module can be accessed via the GME Canvas site. All events will be conducted by GME Director of Education Dr. Brent Stansfield. Full details about the DART (residents) program can be found here and the DEFT (faculty) program here, or contact Dr. Stansfield.

2022-23 Svider Award  

GME is accepting applications for the 2022-23 Peter Svider Memorial Resident Scholarship Award in honor of the scholarly achievements, clinical excellence, and exceptional collegiality of Dr. Peter Svider, a graduate of our Otolaryngology residency program in 2018. The Svider Award is given once annually to a graduating resident or fellow in any GME program in recognition of distinctive achievement in scholarly activities across the entire period of training. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 24, 2023.

GME publishes article about gender and promotion in CUREUS  

Associate Dean Anne Messman and Brent Stansfield were co-authors of an article recently published in Cureus on "Identifying Positive and Negative Factors That Affect the Promotion of Clinical Faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine: Does Gender Matter?" 

2022-23 Seed Grant cycle open  

GME is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 Seed Grant funding cycle for both research and QI projects. Contact GME Research Coordinator Dr. Heidi Kenaga for more details.


Resident Council News

Resident Council meetings  

Resident Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm as virtual events. Martha Jordan emails invites to all residents the week prior to each meeting. The next Resident Council meetings will be held on Tuesday, December 13, January 10, and February 14. All are welcome!

Confidential reporting of issues, misconduct, or professional concerns by residents and faculty  

The Resident Council would like to remind all residents and faculty that GME hosts a page for confidential concern reporting.


Hats Off

Derm faculty and residents publish articles  

Dermatology resident Taylor Adlam and Associate Dermatology Program Director Geoff Potts are co-authors of an article on "Hyperhidrosis: A review of recent advances in treatment with topical anticholinergics," in Dermatology and Therapy.  The lead author is Nikita S. Wong, WSUSOM student, and Derm program alumnus Mehdi Farshchian, now faculty at UCLA, served as the fourth co-author.  Dr. Adlam and Dr. Potts are also co-authors of a manuscript "The impact of Hyperhidrosis on quality of life: A review of the literature," accepted for publication in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. The first author is Krishnan Parashar, WSUSOM student. Congratulations!        

Internal Medicine residents present research at ACG National Conference in October  

Three IM residents -- Tripti Nagar, Vatsal Khanna, and Alaa Taha -- presented research posters at the American College of Gastroenterology National Conference held in Charlotte in Oct. 24-25. Dr. Nagar and Dr. Khanna each won an Outstanding Poster Presentation award, the former for "Jejunal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) as a rare cause of lower GI bleed" and the latter for "Overutilization of amylase and lipase." Here's a list of all posters. Well done!

Need assistance with manuscript, poster, or conference presentation?


WSUGME is happy to offer any resident or faculty assistance in the preparation of a poster or abstracts for submission to academic conferences or review of a manuscript. Contact Research Coordinator Dr. Heidi Kenaga.


Promoting Resident Wellness

Marvin: Wellness resource for residents  

Marvin is a mental health resource developed specifically for medical residents. Marvin works with residents' insurance so there is no cost. It is also confidential and can be accessed at any time so it is convenient for residents to use.  Please see this video about the program, and here's a sign-up link.

WSU Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  

The Employee Assistance Program provided by Ulliance is available to all residents, faculty, and staff at no cost. EAP is confidential and available to you, your partner, and your dependents. To reach an advisor immediately, call 1-800-448-8326. Click here for the Life Advisor Resource Center website log-in page. To log in, enter "Wayne State University" as the name of your employer and "Detroit" as the City of Employment. The website provides information about EAP services and how to access them. 

Dept. of Psychiatry's Warriors Strong Together  

Warriors Strong Together is a program offered by the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences providing free assistance for all members of the WSU community who may be experiencing difficulties coping with the impacts of the pandemic. As an added convenience, the services are available by telephone or videoconferencing.


Program News

Dermatology program hosts MDS educational meeting in November  

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Dermatology program hosted a Michigan Dermatological Society educational meeting in Mazurek Medical Education Commons on the SOM campus. The 45th Annual Hermann Pinkus lecture was given by Lawrence Eichenfield, Distinguished Professor of Dermatology and Vice Chair, Dept. of Dermatology at the University of California-San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital. Photos here!


Equity Matters

Karmanos Health Equity Book Club: Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem? Dec. 15  

The next Karmanos Health Equity Book Club will discuss Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem? by Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH. The webinar will be held on Dec. 15 from 4-5 pm via Zoom. Reading the book prior to the session is encouraged but not required.

Health Equity resources: Institute for Healing & Justice in Medicine, CA  

Launched in 2020 by medical and graduate students in the Joint Medical Program at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine and the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health, the Institute for Healing & Justice in Medicine is an interdisciplinary organization that publishes community-based scholarship about emerging medical and public health practices addressing social justice. The institute has engaged more than 3,000 individuals from hundreds of institutions around the world in their activities, which include research working group initiatives, a peer-reviewed publication, a justice resource hub, and community healing gatherings.  

Upcoming Events


WIMS webinar on using AAMC resources for professional advancement, Dec. 12


SEMCME webinar: Professionalism: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Jan. 19


Upcoming Deadlines

2023-25 Jeremiah A. Barondess Fellowship - Deadline Dec. 16

Research Resources

Getting started on research: Resources at Shiffman Medical Library
PubMed's Clinical Queries: Locate clinical research studies more quickly
StatPearls: A publishing opportunity for residents and faculty
Don't have an ORCID? Set one up here

Professional Development

Groups for women in medicine and science
DMC GME Professional Faculty & Resident Development playlist
Office of the Provost: Resources for faculty success
Resident mentorship opportunities with WSUSOM

Nota Bene

Detroit Responds: Stories from the Time of COVID-19
Learn more about science and public policy in the D: SciPol-Detroit

Faculty Spotlight

Zachary Johnson, new IM faculty (and 2022 residency program grad!)


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