Seven from DOM recognized by Academy of Medical Education Scholars UArizona chapter

[Chair of the UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, Tara Carr, MD (far right), presents plaques to newly inducted members, Holly Bullock, MD, MPH (OB-GYN), Saman Nematollahi, MD (Infectious Diseases), Joy Bulger Beck, MD (GGP-General Internal Medicine), Jennifer Plitt, MD (GGP-Palliative Medicine), and Amy Mitchell, MD (OB-GYN). Missing from the photo are other new members, Maria Bishop, MD (Hematology-Oncology), Steven Dudick, MD (OB-GYN), and Aaron Mason, MD (Surgery).]The UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, at the College of Medicine – Tucson recently inducted new members and announced its 2023-2024 AMES Grant awardees, both of which include Department of Medicine faculty as well as residents.

On April 23 at an AMES After Hours event eight new members were inducted into the UArizona Chapter. They included: Maria Bishop, MD, BSNDivision of Hematology & Oncology, SAVAHCS (DOM); Joy Bulger Beck, MD, and Jennifer Plitt, MDDivision of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine (DOM); Holly Bullock, MD, MPH, Steven Dudick, MD, and Amy Mitchell, MD – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Aaron Mason, MD – Department of Surgery; and Saman Nematollahi, MDDivision of Infectious Diseases (DOM).

[Tara Carr, MD]“As Chair of AMES this year, I have been delighted to facilitate not only the call for new members, but a variety of grant awards and scholarships,” said Tara Carr, MD, chair of the UArizona AMES chapter and an associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine and program director of the Allergy & Immunology Fellowship.

“We’ve given out grant funding to support medical education research. We’ve awarded travel funds for faculty, students and staff to present medical education research. And we’ve awarded grants to support development activities toward improving medical education. We’ve supported poster printing for students to present medical education research through the Med Ed Distinction Track, too,” she added. “AMES is a wonderful organization with talented, dedicated medical educators and I look forward to continuing these activities next year.”

Among those receiving AMES Medical Research Grants were:

Dr. Carr said the UArizona AMES chapter has given about $38,000 for the various awards it has presented this past academic year, which is a fairly similar amount from year to year, including medical research and travel awards.

Learn about other 2023-24 AMES research and travel grant awardees here.

The AMES UArizona Chapter has 60 members across the College of Medicine – Tucson, which includes the eight new members inducted this year.

Prior to the new cohort, other listed Department of Medicine members of AMES were:

For additional information about AMES UArizona Chapter, or to apply for membership, please contact Dr. Carr, Dr. Partha or coordinator Eva Sanchez: or (520) 626-7294.

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Release Date: 
05/08/2024 - 5:00pm