Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds Presentation featuring Aviad Haramati, PhD – “Fostering Well-being in the Learning Environment: The Imperative for Medical Educators”
Department of Family Medicine
Community Health, One Family at a Time
Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Fostering Well-being in the Learning Environment: The Imperative for Medical Educators
Aviad Haramati, PhD
Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD, is Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine (Nephrology), and co-director of the CAM Graduate Program at Georgetown University Medical Center. He received a PhD in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati and came to Georgetown 36 years ago after 5 years at Mayo Clinic. His research interests addressed renal and electrolyte homeostasis, but now he focuses on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained. In April 2013, he was named the inaugural director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).
Dr. Haramati has taught physiology for over 40 years and has been recognized with awards at Mayo Clinic and at Georgetown University, where he has received 11 Golden Apple awards from medical and graduate students. In addition, he was awarded the Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching of the Basic Sciences, the Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year award by the American Physiological Society, the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Master Scholar Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), and in 2016 was named one of first two Distinguished Educators by the GUMC Teaching Academy for Health Sciences.
Dr. Haramati chaired the Faculty Senate at GUMC (2001-2005) and led the institution’s strategic planning committees. He taught at the Harvard-Macy Course for Leaders in Medical Education (2001-2006) and served on the Physiology Test Development Committee (USMLE Step1) for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He served as past-president of IAMSE, and past Vice-Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (ACIMH). He is Chair-elect of the Council of Faculty & Academic Societies (AAMC), and a member of the AAMC Board of Directors. He chaired the organizing committees for 8 international conferences on health professions education and on integrative medicine. He also hosted a number of conferences on well-being and resilience, including last year’s CENTILE Conference on Strategies to Promote the Well-being of Health Professionals in the Learning and Work Environments, held in Washington, DC, October 27-30, 2019.
Dr. Haramati seeks to improve medical education across the globe, especially with regard to the intersection of science, mind-body medicine and professionalism. Over the past 15 years he has advocated that mindful practices, together with group sessions, be integrated into the training of health professionals to improve and learning and work environment at academic health centers. Dr. Haramati has been a visiting professor at over 100 medical schools worldwide.
In accordance with Georgetown University’s instructional continuity guidelines, this presentation will be offered online only.
The Department of Family Medicine partners with MedStar Health to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Education (CE) credit to Grand Rounds attendees. To receive credit for attending Grand Rounds, if you have not already, please register for the CloudCME text-in application by following the instructions here. If you are already registered, a code will be given to you on the day of the presentation which can be sent to 202-796-7323. The Department will not maintain records for individual CME/CE credits.
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