June 6, 2013
Each year, the Division of Continuing Medical Education (CME) selects two physicians to honor as CME Distinguished Lecturers at the meeting of the OHSU SOM Alumni.
The CME Distinguished Lecturer Award is given to two OHSU faculty member, who are recognized for their outstanding service to continuing medical education, have demonstrated excellence in CME teaching and have provided service to the OHSU Division of CME through one or more of the following: Project Development, curriculum planning, service on CME committee, faculty development, and serving as faculty at CME-sponsored programs.
This year's recipients are Michelle Berlin, M.D., MPH, an associate professor in the department of obstetrics & gynecology, and co-director of the OHSU Center for Women's Health, and Scott Mader, MD, associate chief of staff for extended care at the Portland VA Medical Center, professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics. Dr. Mader's award was given posthumously.
In addition to her many clinical responsibilities, Dr. Berlin plays a key role in the planning of the Pacific NW Update in OB/GYN & Women's Health – now in its 37th year – and is always a highly rated speaker. "We greatly appreciate Michelle's commitment to CME and willingness to teach the many healthcare providers that attend our courses" said Elizabeth Bower, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean for CME and associate professor, Department of Medicine.
Dr. Mader was consistently highly rated as a teacher, always involved in CME Committee discussions and consistently willing to serve as an advisor for OHSU CME programs.After a short illness, he unexpectedly died on February 18, 2013."He was an inspiring teacher and mentor and a valued colleague," said Dr. Bower. "It is with great respect that we recognized him as a 2013 CME Distinguished Lecturer."