Samar Hegazy

Samar Hegazy
Samar Hegazy
Teaching Assistant Professor
Biomedical and Translational Sciences

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Education

  • Master of Education in The Health Professions: School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, US, 2024
  • Post Master’s Certificate- Evidence-Based Teaching in Health Professions, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, US, 2022
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada, 2012
  • Master of Science in Pathology, Zagazig University, Egypt, 2003
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.B, B.CH.) Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery, Zagazig University, Egypt, 1997

Biography

Samar Hegazy is an MD and PhD pathologist. She completed her MD degree and Anatomical Pathology Residency training at Zagazig University, Egypt, and her PhD in Molecular Pathology (Laboratory Medicine and Pathology) from the University of Alberta, Canada. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical cancer research to identify novel prognostic and therapeutic biomarkers for prostate cancer at the University of Calgary and Prostate Cancer Center, Canada. Dr. Hegazy completed and was conferred a Master of Education in Health Professions (MEHP) with leadership specialization from the Johns Hopkins School of Education. She is an Assistant Professor at Carle Illinois College of Medicine (CI MED)-UIUC, the Pathology and Histology Discipline Lead, the Lifespan Health Thread co-director, the respiratory course co-director, the director of the Literature Reviews in pathology elective course, and the chair of the curriculum evaluation subcommittee. Dr. Hegazy is the faculty advisor of the student pathology and Academic Medicine interest groups. Dr. Hegazy is mentoring several medical students who are interested in academic pathology as a career.

She has extensive experience teaching pathology and conducting translational/clinical research (with a solid track record of peer-reviewed publications) at medical schools and research laboratories in North America and internationally https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Aczwz1gAAAAJ&hl=en. She continues to expand her research expertise to the field of medical education in the areas of instructional strategies and curriculum development to contribute to advancing evidence-based medicine and teaching. Currently, she is working on improving pathology education and enhancing simulation training on pathologies related to female reproduction and Women's Health by developing open educational resources and 3D-printed pathological models supported by grant funds from the US Federal Department of Education https://medicine.illinois.edu/news/carle-illinois-led-team-advances-instruction-on-womens-health- issues-with-federal-funding. 

Dr. Hegazy is an active member of the Diversity Education in Pathology (DEP) group of the APC and the AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA)- Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-racism and Equity (I-DARE) particular interest group. She serves on several committees at CI MED (curriculum oversight committee, curriculum evaluation subcommittee, and the curricular threads subcommittee) and IAMSE (Faculty Development Committee, the onboarding task force, and the GRIPE resource bank editorial board). Dr. Hegazy is also a member of the AAMC curriculum and academic medicine communities. She aims to improve medical school curricula and the quality of training medical professionals receive to enhance their competencies for providing high-quality health care.

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, BMTS, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, UIUC, 2020-Current (100%)
  • Co-Director-Life Span Health Curricular Thread, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, UIUC, 2022-Current
  • Discipline Lead-Histology and Pathology, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, UIUC, 2024
  • Respiratory Course Co-Director, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, UIUC, 2024
  • Faculty Affiliate, Informatics Programs, UIUC, 2023-Current (0%)

Professional Registrations

  • Association of American Medical Colleges, US, 2023-Current
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), US, 2021-current
  • UMEDS Council Member-at-Large, Association for Academic Pathology (AAPath), formerly the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC), US, 2024
  • Undergraduate Medical Educators Section (UMEDS), Association for Academic Pathology (AAPath), formerly the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC), US, 2021-current
  • International Association of Medical Sciences Educators (IAMSE), US, 2020-current

Research Interests

  • Clinical Research
  • Translational Research
  • Targeted Therapies
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Cell Signalling/ Signalling Pathways
  • Tumor Biomarkers
  • Medical Education Research 

Monographs

Selected Articles in Journals

Professional Societies

  • Undergraduate Medical Education Section (UMEDS) of the Association for Academic Pathology (AAPath), formerly the Association of Pathology Chairs, Member, 2021-Current
  • UMEDS Council Member-at-Large, the Association for Academic Pathology (AAPath), formerly the Association of Pathology Chairs, 2024
  • International Association of Medical Sciences Educators (IAMSE), Voting Member of the Onboarding Committee (2021-Current), and the Professional Development Committee (2023-Current)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), Member, 2021-Current

Service on Department Committees

  • BMTS Executive Committee, Member, 2022-Current

Service on College Committees

  • Foundational Sciences Subcommittee, Ex Officio, 2023-Current
  • Curricular Thread Subcommittee, Voting Member, 2023-Current
  • Curriculum Transformation Subcommittee, Voting Member, 2023-Current (Elected by Dean Cohen)
  • Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee, Chair, 2023-Current
  • Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee, Voting Member, 2022-2023
  • Curriculum Oversight Committee, Vice Chair, 2023-Current
  • Curriculum Oversight Committee, Voting Member, 2021-2023
  • Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, Voting Member, 2021-2022

Other Outside Service

  • AAMC Curriculum Champions Subcommittee, Active Member, 2023-Current
  • AAMC- Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA)- Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-racism and Equity (I-DARE) Interest Group, Active Member, 2023-Current
  • AAMC curriculum and academic medicine communities, Active Member, 2023-Current
  • Association of Pathology Chairs-Diversity Education in Pathology Working Group, Active Member, 2023-Current
  • IAMSE Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) Resource Bank Editorial Board, Active Member, 2023-Current

Honors

  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) (2010-2011)

Teaching Honors

  • Certificate of Recognition in Academic Excellence (2024)

Research Honors

  • Prostate Cancer Canada and Building Trades of Alberta Apprenticeship (2015)