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, J.D., M.S. Associate Professor Department of Radiology
Barbara Van Ess Director of Personnel Policy School of Medicine
Charlie C. Hsu, V.M.D, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Comparative Medicine
Christopher Barnes, M.D. Resident Department of Anesthesiology
Christopher Knight, M.D. Associate Professor Department of Medicine
Clare McLean Photographer Strategic Marketing & Communications
Elizabeth Kaplan, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine
Farrel "Ric" Robinson, Ph.D. Professor Department of Biological Structure
Jeffrey Edelman, M.D. Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Jennifer Best, M.D. Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education Department of Medicine
Kimberly Blakeley Assistant Director Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications
Lacey LaGrone, M.D. Resident Department of Surgery
Leslie Hampton, M.N., R.N. Director Professional Development
Maria D. Quezada, M.D. Resident Department of Radiology
Matthew Rivara, M.D., F.A.S.N. Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicine
Megan Roosen-Runge M.D. Resident Department of Medicine
Molly Blackley Jackson, M.D. (Chair) Associate Professor Department of Medicine
Monica Morrison, PA-C.   Department of Surgery
Nancy E. Hovis Senior Director for Business and Regulatory Affairs School of Medicine
Rani Sunder, M.D. Acting Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Raye R. Maestas, M.D. Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine
Renata Urban, M.D. Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robert Harris, M.D. Professor Department of Radiology
Stuart Weinstein, M.D. Clinical Professor Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
William Mahoney, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Pathology
Marjorie D. Wenrich, M.P.H. Associate Dean for Education Strategies School of Medicine, CPI Senior Advisor

CPI Student Advisory Council

NameFoundations SiteYear
Alyssa D. Hummel Seattle MS3
Anna Smith Seattle MS2
Beth Gay Seattle MS3
Daniel M. Lim Seattle MS3
Dilip Nagarkar Seattle MS4
Emily Robinson Seattle MS2
Isabel Makman Bozeman MS3
Jasmine Rah Seattle MS2
Joan T. Tran Seattle MS3
Lara Shefelbine Bozeman MS2
Mara Hazeltine Spokane MS4
Sarah A. Gunby Seattle MS4
Taylor Ann Woo-Sekizaki Spokane MS2
​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.