Medical School Official Receives Fellow Designation from American Academy of Family Physicians

Michael N. Nduati, M.D., associate dean for clinical affairs in the UCR School of Medicine, has been selected a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

The Fellow designation recognizes AAFP members who have performed outstanding service to the specialty of family medicine and their communities, as well as distinguished themselves through ongoing professional development and advancement of health care. The American Academy of Family Physicians represents more than 115,000 family physicians, residents and medical students.

Dr. Nduati, in addition to helping develop the clinical arm of the UCR School of Medicine, is director of the school’s Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE), an innovative three-year component of the medical school curriculum that provides students a longitudinal “practice” embedded within the primary-care clinics of the school’s affiliated health care partners.

LACE is designed to give medical students a “continuity-of-care” experience with a panel of patients while at the same time developing skills in research and evidence-based medical practice. UCR medical students are paired with physicians at several Riverside County family care centers, Riverside Medical Clinic, Kaiser Permanente sites in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and Riverside Physicians Network.

Dr. Nduati joined the UCR School of Medicine in 2011. He was a student in the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences, where he completed his bachelor’s degree and the first two years of medical school. He completed medical school and earned his M.D. from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His residency training was at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. He also holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Liam Dow Gives UC Riverside Third Consecutive Coro Fellowship Recipient

UCR senior business major Liam Dow got an early graduation present this month when he was named the recipient of a Coro Fellowship. This is the third consecutive year that a UCR graduate has received a Coro Fellowship. In 2012, Larry Chung was named recipient, and in 2013 Akhil Rao received the honor.

Dow, a native of the Bay Area, served as Associated Students UCR President in 2012–13. He will be graduating in June with a bachelor’s degree in business. He is currently chairman of the Student Service Fee Advisory Committee.

UCR Author Wins Major Literary Award

Nalo Hopkinson, associate professor of creative writing, has won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy for her 2013 novel “Sister Mine.”

The award was presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America at the Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose on May 17. It recognizes how the fantastical contributes to children’s literature, and how children’s literature is a vital part of speculative fiction. It also helps to draw attention to future classics that might otherwise be overlooked.

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