Katherine Hiller, MD, MPH, has been promoted to professor, Clinical Scholar Track. Dr. Hiller joined the UA Department of Emergency Medicine in 2004 and directs all medical student education for the department. She developed the Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Rotation selective for fourth-year medical students, and the Emergency Medicine and the Acting Internship Rotations electives for third-year medical students. Dr. Hiller is a member of the UA College of Medicine's Foundations of Health Care Delivery Committee and the Tucson Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee.
Nationally, Dr. Hiller organized the conference that created the new NCAT-EM (National Clinical Assessment Tool in Emergency Medicine), which will be piloted by more than 30 emergency medicine clerkship directors across the country this year. She also is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) task force, which created the EM-ACE (emergency medicine advanced clinical exam, the "shelf exam"). Dr. Hiller is an item writer for the American Board of Emergency Medicine In-training Exam, and a member of the Executive Board of the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) for the past three years.
Richard Amini, MD, has been promoted to associate professor, Clinical Scholar Track. Dr. Amini joined the department in 2013, and currently serves as serves as assistant dean for student affairs at the UA College of Medicine. He is ultrasound director for Banner – University Medical Center South, and founder of the Ultrasound Interest Group at the UA College of Medicine.
Lawrence DeLuca, EdD, MD, has been promoted to associate professor, Clinical Scholar Track. Dr. DeLuca is the director of Infectious Disease Research Collaboration. Dr. DeLuca was the department’s first Emergency Medicine Research Fellow and first Surgical Critical Care Fellow. Following fellowship training, Dr. DeLuca joined the faculty in 2010 and became one of only a few emergency medicine physicians in the country to have board certification in critical care medicine and the first at Banner Health.
Alice Min Simpkins, MD, has been promoted to associate professor, Educator Scholar Track. She joined the department in 2007 and currently serves as associate residency director for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Program. Recently, she was appointed associate course director for the new College of Medicine Clinical Reasoning Course.
Dr. Min Simpkins also is a member of the College of Medicine Dean’s Council on Faculty Affairs and elected chair of this Council. She has been elected an associate member of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars in the College of Medicine. Nationally, Dr. Min Simpkins was selected to be an oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Jarrod Mosier, MD, has been promoted to associate professor, Clinical Scholar Track. Dr. Mosier joined the department in 2012 and has a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep. He serves as associate director of the Critical Care Fellowship in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medicine.