Committees

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for developing opportunities for member interactions and Academy publicity.

  1. It develops standards for AME publicity (e.g., a newsletter that highlights for the faculty and administration at McGovern Medical School and the Health Science Center the activities of the AME and its members).
  2. promotes monthly or quarterly socials that highlight current AME member activities.
  3. is responsible for AME web development.
  4. promotes AME member participation in the annual TEACH-S educational symposium.

Current Members:

Dr. Rhashedah Ekeoduru
Dr. Vineeth John
Dr. Pedro Mancias
Dr. Donna Mendez (Chair)
Dr. Pamela Promecene
Dr. George Williams

The Journal Club Committee:

  1. organizes and recruits AME members for the Committee.
  2. develops and publicizes a monthly schedule of journal articles or topics for discussion (September-April).

Current Members:

Dr. Asha Bhalwal
Dr. Eugene Boisaubin
Dr. Phillip Carpenter (Co-chair)
Dr. Hilary Fairbrother
Dr. Christine Ford (Co-chair)
Dr. Sara Holcombe
Dr. Samuel Luber
Dr. Rebecca Lunstroth
Dr. David Marshak
Dr. Adan Rios
Dr. Joshua Samuels

The Faculty Mentoring Committee:

  1. organizes group and individual activities and consultations.
  2. provides junior faculty the guidance and support necessary to enhance their knowledge
  3. organizes and promotes the annual spring education workshop.

Current Members:

Dr. Bindu Akkanti
Dr. Chiamaka Aneji
Dr. Max Buja
Dr. Patricia Butler
Dr. Anneliese Gonzalez (Co-chair)
Dr. Amalia Guardiola
Dr. Katie Guttenberg
Dr. David Hall
Dr. Katherine Loveland
Dr. Donald Molony
Dr. Srikanth Sridhar
Dr. Margaret Uthman (Co-chair)
Dr. Robby Wesley

The Peer Coaching Group (AME-PCG) provides faculty teaching support through the observation –> feedback process. Peer Coaches are trained to observe faculty lectures, clinical instruction, and small group facilitation to provide faculty feedback. For more information, click here: https://med.uth.edu/oep/educational-development/peer-coaching-group/

Current Members/Coaches:

Dr. Sasha Adams
Dr. Gabriel Aisenberg
Dr. Michelle Barratt
Dr. Phillip Carpenter
Dr. Len Cleary
Dr. Tom Cole
Dr. Pratik Doshi
Dr. Johnnie Frazier
Dr. Anneliese Gonzalez
Dr. Amalia Guardiola
Dr. Mark Hormann
Dr. Peggy Hsieh (Co-chair)
Dr. Travis Markham
Dr. Brandy McKelvy
Dr. Elizabeth Nugent
Dr. Philip Orlander
Dr. Allison Ownby (Co-chair)
Dr. Roy Riascos-Castaneda
Dr. Srikanth Sridhar
Dr. Erin Stimming
Dr. Eugene Toy
Dr. Mark Warner
Dr. Priya Weerasinghe
Dr. Han Zhang

The Education Scholarship – Learning Community fosters educational scholarship activities of AME members and other faculty at McGovern Medical School.

Current Members:

Dr. Gabriel Aisenberg (Co-chair)
Dr. Renee Flores
Dr. Veronica Gonzalez
Dr. Richard Gordon
Dr. Syed Hashmi (Co-chair)
Dr. Peggy Hsieh
Dr. Emma Omoruyi
Dr. Roy Riascos-Castaneda
Dr. Manickam Kumaravel
Dr. Jennifer Swails
Dr. Margaret Uthman
Dr. Priya Weerasinghe

The Membership Committee determines if applicants have met the AME teaching and scholarship standards as described in the educational portfolio template.

Current Members:

Dr. Elaheh Ashtari
Dr. Pamela Berens (Chair)
Dr. Asha Bhalwal
Dr. Nathan Carlin
Dr. Rhashedah Ekeoduru
Dr. Jonathan Findley
Dr. Gerard Francisco
Dr. Jonathan Giordano
Dr. Katherine Normand
Dr. Omonele Nwokolo
Dr. Deborah Pearson
Dr. Evan Pivalizza
Dr. Joyce Samuel
Dr. Cynthia Santos

The Standards Committee:

  1. defines and determines the procedures and process for faculty application to the Academy.
  2. refines the model portfolios to ensure that all faculty have a standard of reference for the application process.
  3. updates as needed the AME bylaws and election procedures.

Current Members:

Dr. Eugene Boisaubin
Dr. Len Cleary (Chair)
Dr. Daniel Felleman
Dr. Johnnie Frazier
Dr. Christopher Stephens
Dr. Michael Weaver
Dr. Han Zhang