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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2011


CONTACT:

A. Victoria Rivas-Vazquez
202-687-5100
ar626@georgetown.edu


Jamie S. Padmore Appointed as Associate Dean at GUMC and VP at MedStar Health


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and MedStar Health announce the appointment of Jamie S. Padmore, MSHA, as associate dean for graduate medical education (GME) and educational scholarship at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition, Padmore will be an adjunct associate professor in the department of surgery at GUMC. Having served as assistant vice president for academic affairs at MedStar Health since 2002, Padmore has also been promoted to vice president for academic affairs.

Padmore will work with Georgetown’s Dean for Medical Education to strengthen the graduate curriculum, as well as resident teaching, as required by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Residents provide nearly 40 percent of medical student teaching, as in most medical schools. Additionally, Padmore will continue to work with the academic training programs to develop innovative GME curricula for MedStar’s 1,000+ residents and fellows at its seven teaching hospitals, including Georgetown University Hospital. MedStar Health is the clinical partner for GUMC.

“We’re so pleased to appoint Ms. Padmore as an associate dean in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the School of Medicine, and reaffirm our trust in her to carry out critically important initiatives essential to the high quality medical education expected from Georgetown,” says Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, executive vice president of health sciences and executive dean of School of Medicine.

Building on the success of the MedStar Health Teaching Scholars Program, an innovative initiative developed for faculty to train clinical educators at the University and MedStar Health, Georgetown plans to establish the office of educational scholarship, which Padmore will co-lead. Also, Georgetown and MedStar Health will collaborate on the development of a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum in clinical quality, which will directly link medical education, from year one of medical school, to the clinical GME training offered by MedStar.

Moving forward, Padmore will mentor the Pellegrini Scholars, an endowed group of medical students who conduct research projects in clinical quality improvement and patient safety, a high priority for healthcare across the nation.

“We are proud to continue to build our academic partnership with Georgetown. Training physician leaders in clinical quality and patient safety is moving medical education and training to the next level,” says William L. Thomas, MD, executive vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer of MedStar Health.

About MedStar Health
As the largest health care provider in the Maryland-Washington, D.C., region, MedStar’s nine hospitals, MedStar Health Research Institute and 20 other health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research, innovation and treatments with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually and is the clinical and research partner of Georgetown University. As a $4 billion, not-for-profit, regional health care system based in Columbia, Md., MedStar is one of the largest employers in the region. Our 26,000 associates, including more than 6,700 nurses and 5,300 affiliated physicians, support MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. Visit us at www.medstarhealth.org

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. In fiscal year 2010-11, GUMC accounted for 85 percent of the university’s sponsored research funding.


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