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Abraar Karan MD MPH DTM&H is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a member of the Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He is also a columnist at the British Medical Journal. He graduated from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he served as the Student Body President, and completed an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also earned a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His primary interests are in global health systems, medical ethics, and international health politics. He has worked in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, with many vulnerable populations including sex workers, the disabled elderly, TB/AIDS co-infected patients, and those suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases. His work has been published widely, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, Health Affairs, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, and Journal of Global Health. He has also written extensively for the laypress, including in LA Times, NPR, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, STAT News, and Scientific American. His book, “Protecting the Health of the Poor,” was released in December 2015. Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011 as a Journalism Scholar and Parker Huang Fellow. He was named a 2018 40 under 40 healthcare innovator by Medtech Boston, and a 2018 STAT Wunderkind.
Dr. Noronha was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate and medical school training. He stayed at Boston University for his internal medicine residency and chief residency. After chief residency he accepted a position at Boston Medical Center as a medical educator splitting his inpatient time between primary care and inpatient ward attending. Dr. Noronha was the director medicine consult service including being the clinic director for the Boston Medical Center Pre-procedure clinic for several years. Dr. Noronha is currently an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He has served on Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine E-Learning and Communication Committees. Dr. Noronha is the Director for Quality Improvement Education at Boston Medical Center. He directs the quality improvement curriculum for the residency and leads the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) pathway. He also directed the ambulatory curriculum for the residency program.
Dr. Noronha’s academic work focuses on career preparation, residency scheduling and quality improvement. He has presented several national workshops on subjects including fellowship and job preparation, trainee professionalism, ambulatory curriculum, and residency scheduling systems. Dr. Noronha acts as a mentor for medical students and residents. While he has a great appreciation for academic medicine, he believes strongly that each trainee should choose a career path that best fits with their individual values and goals. He takes pride in seeing his mentees move on to a variety of fields and areas of practice.
In his free time Dr. Noronha enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters. He is an amateur aquarium enthusiast, enjoys exercising, and is still an avid Buffalo Bills fan despite decades of futility.
Jeanette joined the NRMP in 2014 as the Director of Match Operations. She directs the daily operations of the Main Residency Match and the Specialties Matching Service, and supervises the operations support team. She provides strategic direction in the planning and growth of NRMP and NRMP-International matching services.
Prior to joining the NRMP, Jeanette worked for more than 12 years at the Association of American Medical Colleges serving as the program manager for Careers in Medicine, a medical student career planning program. With Careers in Medicine she presented hundreds of workshops and conference sessions on specialty choice and assisting students though the residency application and Match process.
Jeanette holds a B.S. in Communications and an M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, both from the Florida State University.
Dr. Frances Ue is an Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), Associate Site Director of Physical Diagnosis and Reasoning for Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Instructor at HMS.
A serendipitous decision to pursue a health and literacy internship near Varanasi, India, became the starting point for an incredibly meaningful 9 years, working in the field of international health as a community organizer, public health researcher, and now as a medical professional. She received a Master's of Public Health from Columbia University and has worked across sub-Saharan Africa and North America. Through her travels, she has found joy in learning with and from diverse, underserved communities and has sought opportunities to advance social justice.
She has continued to hone her skills as a clinician educator, researcher, and leader. She attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, where she served as Chief Resident, above all during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is most proud of her work as a leader within the residency program and hospital at large during this time and reflected on her experience in the NEJM – Insights in Residency Training blog: https://blogs.jwatch.org/general-medicine/index.php/2020/05/ourpublic-hospital-leads-massachusetts-in-caring-for-coronavirus-patients/.
Her research is mainly in the areas of medical education and infectious diseases. She is currently leading a project as a co-principal investigator evaluating missed opportunities for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at CHA. Her favorite pastimes include trekking through the alps on the Tour du Mont Blanc and trail running in Cape Town.
Angela Jackson, MD is associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs since 2013. A former program director at Boston Medical Center for over 15 years, she served as the principal investigator for several successfully funded HRSA Title VII primary care training grants. A practicing primary care physician at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Jackson completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital.
Jeanine Shumaker, MPA, is the Program Manager for the ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO) at the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). In this role, Jeanine is focused on providing support to international medical graduates pursuing ECFMG Certification and graduate medical education in the United States.
ECFMG is a world leader in promoting quality health care—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning.