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Abortion Training and Access Collaborative
Abortion Training and Access Collaborative

Addictions Collaborative
Promoting addiction treatment education in family medicine residencies, as well as prevention, & treatment of substance use disorders in model units.
Bruce Liese, PhD, Chair

Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents Collaborative
Promoting idea exchange/collaboration on child health training in family medicine clerkships & residencies by faculty, residents, & students.
Gayle Thomas, MD, Chair

Ethics and Humanities Collaborative
Sharing resources and fostering collaboration around ethics and humanities research, teaching, and clinical work.
Philip Day, Cochair, Cochair
Jocelyn Wilson, MD, MPH, Cochair

Evidence Based Medicine Collaborative
Developing and disseminating materials for obtaining skills to practice and teach evidence-based medicine.
William Dabbs, MD, Cochair
Sara Coles, MD, Cochair

Faculty Development Collaborative
Identifying existing resources from established faculty development efforts and sharing them throughout family medicine in an efficient manner as well.

Ellen Tattelman, MD, Chair

Family and Behavioral Health Collaborative
Serving as a forum for the discussion, collaboration, and communication on issues relevant to family systems and behavioral health within family medicine.
Courtney Barry, PsyD, Cochair
Alex Brown, PhD, Cochair
Randall Reitz, PhD, Cochair

Family Centered Maternity Care Collaborative
Keeping family medicine invested in maternity care, standardizing procedural assessment forms, and creating a toolkit for new residency & fellow graduates.
Narges Farahi, MD, Chair
Fareedat Oluyadi, Chair Elect

Global Health Educators Collaborative
Promoting understanding and teaching of family medicine throughout the world and strengthening collaborations to advance global development
Sommer Aldulaimi MD, Chair
Kathy Chang, MD, MPH, Chair Elect

HIV and Viral Hepatitis Collaborative
Promote teaching of HIV & Viral Hepatitis curricula in family medicine residencies, AOCs & fellowships

Amy Davis MD, Cochair
Kirsten Stoesser MD, Cochair
Yury Parra MD, Cochair Elect 

Hospital Medicine and Procedural Training Collaborative
Improving patient care by defining and promoting the provision of procedural and hospital care by family physician

LGBTQ Health Collaborative
Increasing awareness, comfort, knowledge, and skills among family medicine faculty & related educators regarding health issues impacting LGBTQ people
Matt Witthaus, MD, Cochair
Jessica Lapinski, DO, Cochair

Medical Student Education Collaborative (FM-PDN)
Encouraging and supporting medical student education faculty and leaders. Also houses the vibrant discussions of the previous FM-PDN listserve

Magdalena Pasarica, MD, Chair
Anna Virani, Chair-Ellect

Minority and Multicultural Health Collaborative
Increasing the number of URM faculty, including those with leadership positions in academic family medicine and the number of URM FM students/residents
Diana Carvajal, MD, MPH, Chair
Krys Foster, MD, MPH, Cochair

MSE Academic Coordinators and Administrators Collaborative
Planning of the coordinators track & facilitating better communication and organization of the Collaborative's activities at the MSE Conference
Melissa Owens, Chair

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Education Collaborative 
Serves as a resource on sports medicine topics for all STFM members and helps programs integrate a longitudinal experience in sports medicine into residency.
Irvin Sulapas, MD, cochair
Jordan Knox MD, cochait

New Faculty in Family Medicine Collaborative
Providing support and mentoring for new faculty members
Octavio Amaechi, MD Cochair
Kay Kelts, DO Cochair

Nutrition and Lifestyle Collaborative
Promoting, developing, and disseminating medical nutrition and lifestyle education, with incorporation of innovative teaching, research and mentoring
Bonnie Jortberg, PhD, RD, CDE, Cochair
Susan Evans, MD, Cochair

Oral Health Collaborative
Oral health education and promotion for family medicine residents and medical students.
Stephanie Gill, MPH, MD, Chair

Osteopathic Collaborative
Disseminating information about obtaining and maintaining osteopathic recognition, developing osteopathic curriculum, and collaborating on osteopathic research.
Emily Soni, DO, Cochair
Priscilla Tu, DO,  Cochair

Persons and Physicians With Disabilities Collaborative
Improving the health care of persons with disabilities by developing educational materials for health care providers, providing advocacy at all levels of government, doing research; and creating medical centers of excellence that are accessible, provide needed accommodations, and support for persons with disabilities and their caregivers, and increasing the number of physicians with disabilities by providing support for current medical students, residents, and practicing physicians with disabilities and increasing the number of students with disabilities accepted by US medical schools
Catherine Churgay, MD

Pharmacist Faculty Collaborative
Provide support and networking for pharmacist faculty and residents practicing in family medicine and resources on pharmacotherapy curricula to family medicine residency programs.
Thanh-Nga Nguyen, PharmD, Chair

Practice Management Collaborative
Effectively collaborating and sharing experiences and resources to advance practice management in Family Medicine nationally, while illustrating best practices and teaching our residents how to best practice Family Medicine

John Malaty, MD, Cochair 
John Stoeckle, MD Cochair

Primary Care and Public Health Integration Collaborative
Embracing the vision of a future health care system where primary care clinicians and public health professionals work together in new, collaborative ways.
Rebecca Bernstein, MD, MS, Chair
Corina Norrbon, MD, Chair-Elect

Professional Well-Being Collaborative
Provide a venue to share best practices for indentifying, preventing, and treating professional burnout, especially among resident and faculty physicians.
Carlie Nikel, PsyD, Cochair
Lauren Penwell-Waines, PhD, Cochair

Rural Health Collaborative
Promoting research on rural family medicine education.
Mary Wunderle-McIntosh, MD, Chair

Women in Family Medicine Collaborative
A network of women in the academic family medicine that advocate for equity, & address matters that pertain to women as students, teachers, leaders 
Jocelyn Young, DO, MSc, Cochair

Parvathi Perumareddi, DO, Cochair

Special Project Teams


Deans Associated with Family Medicine
Deans Associated with Family Medicine

Faculty Competencies Steering Committee Special Project Team

The Faculty Competencies Steering Committee is developing and vetting a framework of developmental competencies for interdisciplinary faculty teaching in family medicine. This steering committee is a subgroup of the STFM Faculty Development Collaborative

Group Medical Visits Special Project Team
This interdisciplinary team serves to create a curriculum on how to design, begin, and maintain group medical visits in primary care practices

Health Policy and Advocacy Special Project Team
Developing an online advocacy curriculum.

Immunization Education Special Project Team
Working on the Shots Immunizations App for smartphones, tablets, and PCs

Longitudinal Early Phase Primary Care Experiences Special Project Team 
Engage in research about longitudinal early phase clinical programs and serve as a connection point for program leaders.

Physical Examination and Webside Manner in Telemedicine Special Project Team

Private Teams


STFM Board of Directors

STFM Communications Committee

STFM Foundation Trustees and Officers

STFM Foundation Board

STFM Graduate Medical Education Committee

STFM Medical Student Education Committee

STFM Program Committee

STFM Research Committee