Three Women Academics Named Macy Faculty Scholars

Macy Faculty ScholarsThe Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has announced five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2016. The five scholars will receive $100,000 each for the next two years to fund their research. The Macy Faculty Scholars Program, launched in December 2010, aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. The program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

Three of this year’s five Macy Faculty Scholars are women.

DoneskyDorAnne Donesky  is an associate professor in the school of nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She teaches palliative care and pathophysiology and is co-director of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Program at the university. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Donesky will develop an interprofessional center for palliative care education that hopefully will become a model for other institutions.

Gonzalez_HeadshotCristina M. Gonzalez is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in The Bronx, New York. For her Macy Faculty Scholar project, Dr. Gonzalez will design, implement, and rigorously evaluate a curriculum for teaching medical student how to recognize and manage their implicit bias. Dr. Gonzalez completed her medical education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Wang_headshotJing Wang is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She also teaches in the School of Biomedical Informatics. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Wang will develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative interprofessional curriculum to help prepare a healthcare workforce ready to meet the challenges arising from the increasing uses of mobile and connected health technologies in healthcare. Dr. Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Jiangxi Medical College in China. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh.

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