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Division of General Internal Medicine & Clinical Innovation Program for Medical Education Innovations & Research Program for Medical Education Innovations & Research Faculty Development

Program for Medical Education Innovations & Research Faculty Development

NYU Langone’s Program for Medical Education Innovations and Research (PrMEIR) educates faculty about how to best teach, conduct research, and deliver evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare through a variety of faculty development programs, fellowships, and lectureships.

Merrin Master Clinician Fellowship

The Merrin Master Clinician Fellowship is a two-year program for physician–educators who are recognized for their potential as inspiring teachers. The fellowship aims to improve the quality of clinical teaching and the delivery of patient-centered care. Fellows work with leaders in the field of medical education and receive an annual stipend for professional development.

Under the leadership of Mitchell H. Charap, MD, program director, and Michael P. Janjigian, MD, co-director, the fellowship follows a train-the-trainer model to transform how doctors teach and learn and to ensure that there are master teachers and role models for generations to come. By the end of the program, faculty are expected to train peers in their area of expertise and present their work at professional meetings.

Merrin Master Clinician Fellowship appointments are decided by a committee of faculty leaders from the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation and PrMEIR. For questions about the application process, contact Naya Jerome, MS, program manager, at prmeirsupport@nyulangone.org.

The Merrin Master Clinician Fellowship was established through the generosity of Edward and Vivian Merrin and the Martinsen Family Foundation.

Current Merrin Master Clinician Fellows

Fellow Area of Expertise
Carolyn (Carl) Drake, MD, MPH Health Professions Education
Alexandra Goodwin, MD Trauma-Informed Care and Structural Determinants of Health in Vulnerable Populations
Mathew Kladney, MD Substance Use Disorder

Murray J. Berenson Distinguished Scholar Program

The Murray J. Berenson Distinguished Scholar Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty with the opportunity to engage with leading experts in the field of physician–patient communication.

Each year, we invite a Murray J. Berenson Distinguished Scholar to present at Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, participate in research roundtable discussions, and conduct patient-centered communication workshops with faculty and physicians-in-training. Our goal is to create meaningful dialogue, enhance physician communication skills, and improve patient outcomes through skilled clinical examination.

Established in 2011, this visiting scholar program recognizes alumnus Dr. Murray J. Berenson’s lifelong commitment to compassionate patient care. Dr. Berenson practiced medicine for more than 40 years at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan.

Murray J. Berenson Distinguished Scholars

Year Scholar Institutions
2021 Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP University of Pennsylvania
2020 cancelled due to COVID-19  
2019 Cynthia Whitehead, MD, PhD University of Toronto and The Wilson Center
2018 Alicia Fernandez, MD University of California San Francisco
2017 Zachary Berger, MD, PhD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2016 Catherine Lucey, MD University of California San Francisco
2015 Eric Holmboe, MD Yale School of Medicine
2014 Amitai Ziv, MD, MHA Tel Aviv University and Israel Center for Medical Simulation
2013 Clarence Braddock III, MD, MPH University of California Los Angeles
2012 Judith L. Bowen, MD Oregon Health and Science University

Strategic Teamwork for Effective Practice Mentor Development Program

The Strategic Teamwork for Effective Practice Mentor Development Program, also called STEP-MDP, helps research staff develop skills to improve team performance, optimize productivity, and promote professional growth among members of their research teams.

Under the leadership of program co-directors Sondra R. Zabar, MD, and Christine Denicola, MA, participants take part in a series of interactive skill-building workshops and learning groups. Topics include being an effective mentor, strengthening team communication, delegating responsibilities, and building relationships with research entities such as institutional review boards and the Sponsored Programs Administration. Participants must take part in all workshops to complete the program.

STEP-MDP has trained more than 100 people and is open to research staff who have a team of 3 or more members. Complete our online application to be considered. For more information, please contact Naya Jerome, MS, program manager, at prmeirsupport@nyulangone.org.

Educator Community

We foster excellence in teaching and support career advancement for educators.

Education for Educators

We offer a yearlong certificate course for clinician‒educators who wish to enhance their teaching skills.

Innovation Grants

Pilot funding and consultations are available to researchers who contribute to medical education scholarship.