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April 26, 2019

By Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science staff

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education has announced the 2019 Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Award recipients.

The CLER awards recognize leadership and contributions of residents and fellows in the areas of quality improvement, patient safety, health care disparities, and diversity. Award recipients are selected based entirely on merit after being nominated by a Mayo Clinic resident, fellow, faculty, education program coordinator, or other employee that is aware of a trainee’s contribution to their project.

Narjust Duman, M.D., CLER Diversity Award recipient, said, “It was a great honor [to receive the CLER Award]. We started this project with only a few female trainees in 2017, and now we have close to 250 members and have been incorporated to the Mayo Fellows Association, which has provided funding for our activities and workshops.”

“Mayo Clinic is truly an example of what patient care should be,” said Zerelda Esquer Garrigos, M.D., CLER Patient Safety Award recipient. “I think the three shields summarize what happens indoors: excellence in patient care, education, and research. Getting trained in an institution that every day succeeds at all three is inspiring and a great opportunity that we will always remember and take wherever we go.”

Congratulations to all 2019 CLER Award recipients!

Quality improvement

    Raymond Stetson, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
    Project: Improving Fully Up-to-date Infant Immunization Rate at Time of NICU Discharge or Transfer

Patient safety

    Ana Catarina Paim, M.D.
    Eugene Tan, M.D.
    Zerelda Esquer Garrigos, M.D.
    Prakhar Vijayvargiya, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
    Project: Improving Transitions of Care in the Division of Infectious Diseases

Health care disparities

    Jordan Ray, M.D.
    Ryan Ung, D.O.
    Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida
    Project: Sulzbacher Homeless Cardiovascular Center


    Narjust Duma, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
    Project: Women in Medicine Group