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Department of Family and Community Medicine Hosts Annual Faculty Appreciation Dinner

The Department of Family and Community Medicine hosted its annual Faculty Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony on May 25 in the Skyline dining room. The evening began with a faculty development workshop, “Happy Student, Happy Teacher: Creating a Positive Learning Relationship,” led by Sally Schwab, Ph.D., M.S.W., assistant dean for faculty development, assistant professor of medicine and course director of Learning to Teach. Lori Weir Solomon, M.D. ’99, M.P.H. ’09, assistant professor of family and community medicine and clerkship director, offered insight into recent family medicine clerkship updates and the evening concluded with the presentation of 5-, 15- and 20- year service awards for preceptors and outstanding service awards.  View the Faculty Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony photo gallery here. 

Mukundha Maneyapanda, M.D., right, assistant professor of family and community medicine, earned the highest kudos and was named Preceptor of the Year. “Dr. Maneyapanda did an excellent job partnering with patients and explaining disease processes and treatment options, modeling great partnership and commitment to continued learning. He was always open to patient discussion and was easy to approach with any questions, concerns or needs. He was very focused on ensuring student participation in all aspects of patient care,” wrote one of his medical students in his clerkship evaluation.  Lori Weir Solomon, M.D. ’99, M.P.H. ’09, center, assistant professor of family and community medicine and clerkship director, and Alice Teich, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine and assistant clerkship director, thanked Dr. Maneyapanda for his service and dedication.