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Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter



  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    September 2018
  • Submission deadline:
    September 7th, 2018
  • E-mail: Donna Bishop

Faculty and Staff Changes



Welcome Aboard

Tripti Joshi, MBA, has joined DGIM for three months. She graduated from the Katz Business School MBA program and has prior Pitt working experience in the Payment Processing and Compliance Department. She is working as a Division accountant to support the Division's financial accounting operation and faculty/staff funding management and expense processing.

Sara Carter, BA, joins the Department of Medicine's Education Office as Fellowship Coordinator for the Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program as well as for General Internal Medicine Fellowships (ACES and Clinical Research). Sara previously worked as an Academic Coordinator for the Department of Neurology and earned her BA in International Politics from Pennsylvania State University. She is excited to meet everyone and get started in her new role!

Janet Parham, is a new team member in the Department of Medicine's Office of Education, Oakland Campus, as the academic support coordinator for the Residency Program. Janet joined us in April 2018 after seven years of working in education in a school district. She brings a wealth of experience in administrative functions, office management and operations. Janet previously owned a Cosmetic and Skin Care company, for which she obtained her PA State license as an esthetician and certifications in medical esthetics. She has volunteered with the "Look Good Feel Better" program from the American Cancer Society for eight years as a beauty trainer.

Xinmei Zhu, PhD, MS, joined the ICRE in January as a data analyst for Walid Gellad’s R01. She previously worked in Pitt's School of Social Work where she collaborated with the data manager and PIs within the Child Welfare Education and Research Programs to create data analysis plans, and to perform data quality assurance and statistical analysis.

Marissa Consolmagno is the new Administrative Manager for the Section of Palliative Care. Marissa completed her undergraduate degree in Health Policy and Administration at The Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the team, she spent five years with St. Clair Medical Services working with physician practices.

Ashley Wills is a new CRNP in the Magee Palliative Care Clinics. She joined the Section in November 2017.

Shelley McCormick is a new CRNP for the Magee Palliative Care Clinics. She joined the Section of Palliative Care in January 2018.

Megan Dooley is the new Degree Program’s Student Services Coordinator. Megan will assist our degree program students with enrollment, graduate, admissions and other academic needs. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Washtenaw Community College and she has six plus years of administrative experience. Prior to her move to the University of Pittsburgh she held a job with JLL at the Google Ann Arbor headquarters in Michigan.


Fond Farewell

Minuet Kurjakovic
Jessica Poli (July)
Melanie Robbins-Ong, MD
Sharon Stover, RN