SOM Announces New Hires
Dr. Glina And Dr. Paul Will Help The SOM Continue To Develop Faculty And Student Excellence
The School of Medicine (SOM) is pleased to welcome Monica Glina, Ed.D., left, as assistant dean for faculty development, and Aleena Paul, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.Ed., assistant professor of family and community medicine and of pediatrics, as assistant clerkship director for family and community medicine and director of Phase 3 of the SOM M.D. curriculum.
Dr. Glina brings extensive experience conducting research and facilitating professional development opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers to her new role. Prior to coming to NYMC, she served as the director for the Office of Faculty Development at Stevens University and the director of faculty development at New York University and has also taught both undergraduate and graduate courses.
After receiving her master’s degree in linguistics from Boston University, she pursued a doctoral degree in pedagogy and was then awarded a post-doctoral fellowship with the Text Comprehension: Development, Instruction and Multiple Texts research group in the Department of Educational Research at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of democratic pedagogy, teacher development and classroom discourse and has presented her work nationally and internationally at professional conferences, seminars and workshops. She is currently writing a series, which has been acquired by Academic Impressions, called Relationships of Reciprocity on teaching and learning in higher education.
In her new role, Dr. Paul will direct Phase 3, or the Advanced Practice Phase of the curriculum which encompasses a subinternship and advanced clinical courses aligned with the student’s specialty track. Board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Paul practices at the NYMC Family Health Center and with Boston Children’s Health Physicians.
Dr. Paul earned her M.D. and M.B.A. in healthcare management at Albany Medical College. She completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a joint general internal medicine and academic general pediatrics fellowship at Northwell Health, with a focus on medical education scholarship. She obtained an M.S.Ed. in health professions education from Hofstra University.
She is the co-founder of Pager Publications, Inc. a non-profit literary corporation that curates and supports peer-edited publications for the medical education community, and of multiple online publications for medical students (in-Training, Mosaic in Medicine) and residents and fellows (in-House).