2015-16 ITSP Scholars
Harmeet Bhullar, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, joined the faculty in 2008 and completed her Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia here at UC Davis in 2011.
Nobuko Hagiwara, Ph.D., Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, joined the faculty in 2002 and is now working in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She is passionate about medical genetics education and is currently working on the integration of genetics into the medical school curriculum. Her research expertise includes mammalian genetics and skeletal and cardiac muscle diseases.
Melody Hou, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, serves as the director of medical student education and the co-director of the Family Planning fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her M.D. and M.P.H. from Harvard, and completed OB/GYN residency and Family Planning fellowship within the Harvard hospitals.
Pouria Kashkouli, M.D., M.S., Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, earned a masters degree in physiology from Georgetown University and attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency at UC Davis and was board certified in palliative care and hospice in 2012. He has served on the UC Davis faculty since 2007.
Gerald Kayingo, Ph.D., P.A.-C., Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, is a microbiologist. He completed postdoctoral training in infectious diseases and a masters of medical science at Yale. His clinical experience is in primary care, infectious diseases and metabolic syndrome. Research interests include patient-centered outcomes, team-based care, quality and safety, health-care education and advancing rural and global health with mobile technologies.
Russell Lim, M.D., M.Ed., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where he is the director of Diversity Training and Education. He is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of cultural psychiatry.
Amy A. Nichols, Ed.D., R.N., Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, teaches in the Masters Entry Program and teaches courses in improving quality in health care and preparation for clinical practice. Her background is in maternal-child nursing, women's health and leadership. Academic interests are in the preparation of new nurses as leaders in quality and safety, advocates for diverse patient populations, and agents of change for healthier families and communities. She has extensive knowledge with the use of simulation-based learning to transform curriculums.
George Rodway, Ph.D., M.S.N., Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, joined the UC Davis School of Nursing in 2015. He completed his Ph.D. in nursing at University of Pittsburgh and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology. He has taught at the university level since 1998 and maintains research involvement in sleep disorders and hypoxia-related disease.
Charandip Sandhu, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, completed her college/medical school education at Creighton University and completed her internship/residency here at UC Davis. She has an interest in resident education and neuroanesthesia. She enjoys spending time with her children. Hobbies include watching Golden Girls reruns and eating chocolate fudge.
Sumathi Sankaran-Walters, Ph.D., is a teaching faculty member of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine. Her education research interests include utilizing simulation to enhance learning and improving means of instruction in cardiac diagnostics.
Jeffrey A. Stenger, M.D., F.A.C.P., Internal Medicine, Kaiser-Permanente, Sacramento, attended medical school at UC Irvine, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at UC Davis. He is an Assistant Chief of Adult Hospital Medicine at Kaiser-Permanente, Sacramento. He joined the Volunteer Clinical Faculty in 2000, and teaches medical students and residents as one of the Key Clinical Faculty for Inpatient Internal Medicine at Kaiser-Permanente, Sacramento.