UW Continuous Professionalism Improvement (CPI) Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The UW School of Medicine is committed to the promotion of professionalism in our community of faculty, staff, trainees and students. To support this, the Committee for Continuous Professionalism Improvement CPI) was created in 2007 by Dr. Paul Ramsey.  The CPI is charged with overseeing and promoting professionalism throughout the medical school and all teaching sites.

This diverse, engaged committee has provided a key leadership role on efforts such as creation of the UW Medicine Conflict of Interest Policy and the Policy on Professional Conduct, and on improving the learning environment for both teachers and learners.


  • Annemarie Relyea-Chew, JD, MS, Associate Professor, Rad​iology
  • Barbara Van Ess, Director, Personnel Policy
  • Charlie C. Hsu, V.M.D, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine
  • Christopher Barnes, M.D., ​Resident, Anesthesiology
  • Christopher Knight, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Clare McLean, Photographer, Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Claudia Finkelstein, Director of Faculty Wellness Programs
  • Elizabeth Kaplan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine
  • Erika A. Goldstein, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for the Colleges
  • Farrel "Ric" Robinson, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Structure
  • Jeanne Krick, M.D., Fellow, Neonatology-Perinatology and Clinical Bioethics
  • Jennifer Best, M.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Kimberly Blakeley, Assistant Director, Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Lacey LaGrone, M. D., Resident, ​General Surgery
  • Leslie Hampton, MN, RN, Director, Professional Development
    • Matthew Rivara, MD, FASN, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
    • Matthew T. Schultz, Resident, School of Medicine
    • Megan Roosen-Runge, , MD Resident, Internal Medicine
    • ​​Mo​lly Blackley Jackson, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine (Chair)
    • Monica Morrison, PA-C., Department of Surgery
    • Nancy E. Hovis, Director of External Business Relations, School of Medicine​
    • Rani Sunder, M.D., Acting Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    • Raye R. Maestas, M.D., Associate Professor, Family Medicine
    • William Mahoney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pathology
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    • Marjorie D. Wenrich, M.P.H., Associate Dean for Education Strategies, School of Medicine, CPI Senior Advisor

    CPI Student Advisory Council

    • Alyssa D. Hummel, Student, School of Medicine
    • Amelia Starr, Student, School of Medicine
    • Anna Smith, Student, School of Medicine
    • Beth Gay, Student, School of Medicine
    • Daniel M. Lim, Student, School of Medicine
    • Dilip Nagarkar, Student, School of Medicine
    • Emily Robinson, Student, School of Medicine
    • Isabel Makman, Student, School of Medicine
    • Jasmine Rah, Student, School of Medicine
    • Joan T. Tran, Student, School of Medicine
    • Lara Shefelbine, Student, School of Medicine
    • Mallory Davis, Student, School of Medicine
    • Mara Hazeltine, Student, School of Medicine
    • Sarah A. Gunby, Student, School of Medicine
    • Shiri Raphaely, Student, School of Medicine
    • ​Taylor Ann Woo-Sekizaki, Student, School of Medicine

    ​​Please contact Dr. Molly B. Jackson (blackley@uw.edu) with any questions and suggestions for the CPI committee.​​​​

    WWAMI Pro Recognition Program

    The WWAMI Pro recognition program honors professionalism throughout our medical school community by capturing moments in time when someone has gone above and beyond in providing a respectful and supportive learning environment. Medical students are encouraged to recognize role models and teachers in their midst. Recognition can be directed toward any contributor to a student's learning environment, including attending physicians, residents, interns, other physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and staff, such as front office staff, administrators clerks, custodial staff and security.

    Individuals recognized will be notified during the next recognition cycle, and will receive a pin to wear or display. Notification to the individual will include information from this form, but will not include the nominating student's name. If additional information is needed, the student may be contacted. Only current University of Washington medical students may submit a WWAMI Pro recognition.

    Visit the WWAMI Pro Recognition website to submit a recognition.