The Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows program provides fellows the opportunity to implement ideas that augment the education of medical students, residents and fellows. Initiated in 2004 with a gift from Carol and Jerome Loeb and supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the program was established to advance clinical education at Washington University School of Medicine by honoring faculty committed to clinical excellence and education, and encouraging teaching that excellence to medical students, residents and fellows.

2024 – 2026 fellows

Celina Jacobi, MD (Child Psychiatry): Mental Health Curriculum for Pediatric Residents

Goals: Develop a curriculum for pediatric residents to teach them the knowledge & skills they need to treat children and adolescents with milk to moderate mental health concerns. The curriculum will focus on teaching residents to diagnose and treat mild to moderate disruptive behavior, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use; additionally, it will enhance pediatric resident’s understanding of when to refer a patient to a mental health specialist. The goal of this project is to ensure that all pediatric residents graduate from the program ready to diagnose and manage mental health conditions and to work together with child psychiatrists to confront the growing pediatric mental health crisis in the United States.

Lisa Zickuhr, MD, MHPE (Internal Medicine): Feedback on Feedback- Iterative Feedback to Improve Assessors’ Written Narrative of Internal Medicine Clerkship Students

Goals: Take a scholarly approach to develop assessors’ skills writing high-quality narrative feedback for WUSM’s Internal Medicine Clerkship students that is grounded in behavioral learning theory. The project will build on established didactic sessions, additionally providing iterative, timely guidance to assessors via email and cultivate their narrative writing skills over time while evaluating the impact of the initiative through surveys. Its implementation will determine whether a curriculum using iterative feedback can improve the quality of written narrative assessments within WUSM’s Internal Medicine Clerkship. Secondarily, the initiative identifies the tool or tools most useful for delivering feedback on written assessments and collects validity evidence for their implementation in UME.

Past Fellows

Lindsey Clukies, MD (Pediatrics)
Mariam Malik, MD (Radiology)

Erin Hickey, MD (Pediatrics)
James Duncan, MD, PhD (Radiology)

Noor Riaz, MD, MPH (Pediatrics)

2020 – 2022
Ian Hagemann, MD (Immunology and Pathology)
Michelle Miller-Thomas, MD and Ali Mian, MD (Radiology)

2019 – 2021
Justin Sadhu, MD (Internal Medicine)
Jennifer Duncan, MD (Pediatrics)

2018 – 2020
Amy Bauernfeind and Kari Allen, PhD (Neuroscience)
Laurie Punch, MD (Surgery)

2017 – 2019
Sabrina Nunez, PhD (Medical Genetics)
Patricia Kao, MD, MS (Nephrology)

2016 – 2018
Simon Haroutounian, Ph.D. (Anesthesiology)
Steven Lawrence, MD, M.Sc. (Internal Medicine)

2015 – 2017
Amanda R. Emke, MD (Pediatrics)
Michael Friedman, MD (Radiology)

2014 – 2016
Ellen Binder, MD (Medicine)
Krikor Dikranian, MD, PhD (Anatomy & Neurobiology; Physical Therapy)

2012 – 2014
Nigar Kirmani, MD (Medicine)
Douglas Larsen, MD (Neurology; Pediatrics)

2010 – 2012
Michael Awad, MD, PhD, Surgery
Joan Rosenbaum, MD, Pediatrics
Gladys Tse, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology

2008 – 2009
Thomas M. De Fer, Internal Medicine
James J. Fehr, M.D., Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Mary E. Klingensmith, M.D., Surgery

2005 – 2007
Elliot E. Abbey, M.D., BJH, Voluntary Faculty
Martin I. Boyer, M.D., M.Sc., FRCS, Orthopaedic Surgery
Jane Loitman, M.D., M.S., BJH Palliative Care
Mary E. Klingensmith, M.D., Surgery

Process and Criteria
  • A demonstration of innovative teaching methodologies or programmatic development is desirable. Projects with a scope that reaches a large number of trainees will be viewed more favorably than those with a narrow focus.
  • Demonstration of understanding of how this project fits into current work in this or similar areas at Washington University, including a reference list to reflect the current status of this work at Washington University and nationally.
  • Loeb Teaching Fellows shall invest time both in direct teaching of medical students and/or residents and in program/curriculum development. Direct teaching should be a substantial portion of designated Loeb Fellowship time.
  • Particular consideration will be given to those candidates who include a plan for project sustainability following completion of their Loeb Fellowship term.
  • Faculty members who already have a substantial teaching commitment (clerkship directors, program directors, etc.) shall describe plans to improve or expand their current educational activities. If a continuation of current responsibilities, how does the Loeb fellowship support enable work that would not otherwise be feasible to complete?
  • Who will serve as mentor(s) to the Loeb fellow for the duration of the project?
  • Description of current teaching activities including involvement in School of Medicine and Graduate Medical Education committees and projects, as well as involvement in committees, programs and workshops of Academy of Educators, as applicable.
  • 2023 Selection Committee

    Appointed by the School of Medicine dean in consultation with the Barnes-Jewish Hospital chief medical officer, the selection committee includes representatives from the hospital’s and the medical school’s full-time and voluntary clinical faculty, resident and clerkship teachers, the senior associate dean for education, and the associate dean for medical student education.

  • Eva Aagaard, MD (co-chair)
  • Abby Spencer, MD (co-chair)
  • Kari Allen, PhD
  • Michael Brunt, MD
  • Erika Crouch, MD, PhD
  • Thomas De Fer, MD
  • Jennifer DeLaney, MD
  • Krikor Dikranian, MD, PhD
  • Jennifer Duncan, MD
  • Katherine Henderson, MD
  • Brendan O’Connor, MD
  • The Loeb Teaching Fellows Selection Committee reviews all proposals and selects up to two fellows, who are announced school-wide.

    Up to two faculty members will be selected this term for the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellowship. Supported by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation and Washington University School of Medicine, Loeb Teaching Fellows will receive $50,000 per year for two years, for salary compensation only, to enable dedicating a significant portion of their time to teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

    Loeb Teaching Fellows will be appointed to a two-year term beginning July 1, 2025 and ending on June 30, 2027. A midterm review and renewal is required in 2026. Loeb Teaching Fellows funds are not transferable and may not be used beyond the originally-stated award dates.

    Application submission dates: To be announced

    Eligibility: Barnes-Jewish Hospital volunteer clinical faculty; Washington University School of Medicine clinical and/or investigator track faculty

    Fellowship term: July 1, 2025 – June 30, 2027

    Questions: Contact