Pediatric faculty members named inaugural Champions of Learning Environment

Congratulations! – Dr. Amalia Guardiola, Dr. Sandra McKay, and Dr. Emma Omoruyi named inaugural Champions of Learning Environment.

16 faculty members named inaugural Champions of Learning Environment

16 faculty named inaugural Champions of Learning Environment

In an effort to continue to enhance professionalism and encourage a positive learning environment, Directors of Learning Environment Vineeth John, MD, MBA, and John Riggs, MD, have announced 16 McGovern Medical School faculty as the inaugural Champions of Learning Environment.

Selected for upholding aspects of a positive and vibrant learning environment, the Champions of Learning Environment create opportunities to promote and encourage professionalism amongst all of their colleagues.

“Creating a positive learning environment is part and parcel of being faculty, and our faculty are doing a great job,” John said. “The Champions of Learning Environment are role models to our students, and we want to highlight them and the work that they do.”

Inaugural awardees of the Champions of Learning Environment are:
Gabriel Aisenberg, MD, associate professor, Internal Medicine
Jonathan Chase Findley, MD, assistant professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Daniel Freet, MD, associate professor, Surgery
Erin Furr-Stimming, MD, associate professor, Neurology
Rukma Govindu, MD, associate professor, Internal Medicine
Amalia Guardiola, MD, associate professor, Pediatrics
Amanda Helminak, MD, assistant professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Sara Holcombe, DO, assistant professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Saleem Khan, MD, associate professor, Surgery
Sandra McKay, MD, assistant professor, Pediatrics
Cristina Murdock, MD, assistant professor, Internal Medicine
Emma Omoruyi, MD, associate professor, Pediatrics
Pamela Promecene, MD, professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bal Reddy, MD, assistant professor, Family and Community Medicine
Jennifer Swails, MD, associate professor, Internal Medicine
Robby Wesley, MD, assistant professor, Internal Medicine

“Professionalism is important to us at McGovern Medical School,” John said. “These faculty bring out the best learning environment and inspire students. Research grants and educational awards are important, but equally important is how you enhance the quality of the learning environment.”

Written By
Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications