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Fernandez Receives Creighton’s Continuing Medical Education Faculty Award

Cristina Fernandez, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics, has been selected the 2012 recipient of Creighton University’s Distinguished Continuing Medical Education (CME) Faculty Award.

Dr. Fernandez has been the course director for “A New Clinical Approach to Foster Healthy Weight in Youth: Nebraska’s Model to Target and Prevent Obesity.” The course was delivered across Nebraska and later converted to 12 online continuing education offerings.

Dr. Fernandez was also instrumental in obtaining funding and collaborating with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on the project. As a result of her efforts, the Nebraska Medical Association developed a tool kit that has been placed in physicians’ offices in Nebraska. Dr. Fernandez has been a presenter at a variety of Creighton-sponsored CME activities and serves as a member of the CME Committee.

Criteria for the CME award include:

  • active involvement in CME activities
  • working cooperatively with the CME Division in developing CME conferences
  • innovation and new ideas
  • embodiment of the Creighton philosophy and spirit
  • personal CME activities have had an educational impact
  • has excellent reviews for teaching skills