Paloma Cariello Receives 2020 Early Career Educator Award in Health Sciences
Jan 9, 2020 2:00 PMThe Division of Infectious Diseases is honored to announce that Dr. Paloma Cariello has been selected to recieve the 2020 Early Career Educator Award in Health Sciences. She was selected for this award by the Academy of Health Science Educators' (AHSE) Advancing Excellence in Education Committee. The committee selected Dr. Cariello for this award because of her impressive educational accomplishments, and involvement in creating a culture of exceptional education in the University of Utah Health community.
Dr. Cariello will be acknowledged for this award at the Dean's Reception on May 13, 2020. In addition, she will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium for her educational efforts.
About Dr. Paloma CarielloPaloma F Cariello, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a clinical educator who graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2003 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from University of Massachusetts in 2013. Dr. Cariello’s clinical work is focused on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of transplant-related infections and immunocompromised hosts, with dedicated training and expertise in caring for that patient population. She believes team work is the best approach to patient care, with the patient being the key element of the team. In addition to clinical work, she is highly dedicated to medical education and serves as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and Host & Defense Course for the School of Medicine. Dr. Cariello embraces diversity as a core value and fundamental priority across the different fields in medicine. The power of a diverse group allows for increased creativity and innovation, with unparalleled opportunities for growth. Dr. Cariello is a strong supporter and advisor for female medical students interested in leadership. During her free time, Dr. Cariello enjoys cooking, puzzles, hiking and outdoor activities.