Full Professor of Pathology
University of São Paulo
Paulo Saldiva, MD, PhD received his MD from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in 1977 and PhD in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the University of Sao Paulo in 1983. He is currently a Professor of Pathology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine and Director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies.
Dr. Saldiva made his scientific career on environmental pathology and the impacts of air pollution in human health. He is a leading researcher in this area and works on implementing scientific information in public policies to improve human health in megacities and metropolitan areas. Dr. Saldiva is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Meteorological Association, World Health Organization, and member of the Urban Meteorology and Environment Science Advisiory Group from WMO. He is also a member of the Brazilian Sciences Academy and National Academy of Medicine. He has two sons, plays harmonica and is a passionate bicycle rider.
University of Chicago
Husain Sattar, MD, is a surgical pathologist with particular skill and experience in breast and gynecologic pathology. Also an active educator and lecturer, Dr. Sattar is the associate director of the clinical pathophysiology and therapeutics course at the Pritzker School of Medicine. In this role, he serves as a dedicated instructor, advisor and mentor to second-year medical students, in addition to teaching a pathology review course that he developed. He has also authored several published research articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr. Sattar is recognized by students and peers for his excellence as an educator at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a regular recipient of teaching awards, including the Outstanding Basic Science Teaching Award, pre-clinical teaching awards, and the Favorite Faculty Award.
Professor, Associate Dean for Medical Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Talmon is a Professor in the Department of Pathology an Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, specializing in gastrointestinal, renal, liver, and transplant pathology. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UNMC, a fellowship in surgical pathology and the Mayo Clinic, and am currently obtaining a Master of Education in Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talmon serves as the Department’s Vice Chair of Medical Education, program director for the pathology residency program, director of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators, program co-chair for UNMC Master in Health Professions Teaching and Technology Program, and co-leader of the preclinical phase of the medical school curriculum.
As residency director, Dr. Talmon has been involved in the creation of multiple new educational programs. These have included curricula in laboratory management, billing, advocacy, and communication and the development of online tools such as a wiki for residents to use on call, an electronic electron microscopy course. In addition he has been extensively involved in pathology teaching to other groups of students including a pathology course that I created and have taught for the last 5 years for the UNMC High School Alliance. This is the only course of its kind in the country, successfully teaching high school juniors and seniors basic pathology concepts (material typically not encountered until professional schools).
Dr. Talmon has received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in medical student education for 5 consecutive years (elected to the “Hall of Fame”), the College of Medicine Basic Science Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Hirschmann Prize for outstanding teaching. He also serves as the president of the Group for Research in Pathology Education, the Nebraska Association of Pathologists, and chair of the American Society of Clinical Pathology’s Fellow Council.