Goldstein selected for New Faculty Scholar Award

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Dr. Shira Goldstein - Faculty Scholar Award
Shira Goldstein, MD

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation (STFM) announced Shira Goldstein, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine as one of 17 recipients for its 2022 New Faculty Scholar Award.

“As a junior faculty member, navigating the opportunities and challenges of an academic career can be both exciting and daunting,” Goldstein said. “It is for this reason that I am honored to be one of the 17 family physicians nationwide awarded the 2022 New Faculty Scholars Awards by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.”

The award is designed to be a catalyst for developing future STFM and academic family medicine leaders. Awardees will receive one year of coaching, learning, and networking opportunities with senior leadership of the STFM and other new faculty.

Winners will also attend the 2022 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference April 30-May 4 in Indianapolis, where they will give a presentation and be recognized as a New Faculty Scholar.

“This award allows me to participate in The New Faculty Scholars Program, which offers individual mentorship by national leaders in an array of academic pursuits including teaching, publishing, and seeking promotion,” Goldstein said. “I am honored to join this select cohort of clinicians, and am excited to represent UTHealth Houston on a national scale.”

Goldstein received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012 before completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2014 and a residency in family medicine at Heritage Valley Beaver in 2016. Goldstein is also the associate director of the Medical Student Education Program.

The STFM is a national community of academic leaders committed to developing an accomplished family medicine workforce, prepared to serve as the foundation of America’s health care system. The STFM hopes to advance family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars and to become the indispensable academic home for every family medicine educator.