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M.D., Ph.D., MSc



Huda Tawfik, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Pharmacology and medical educator working within the Foundational Sciences discipline of the CMU College of Medicine. She was previously working with the Medical College of Georgia as an assistant professor of pharmacology and a medical educator. During her work at MCG, she has had success in developing a curriculum which integrates pharmacology with clinical contents. She utilized active learning techniques, such as Team-Based Learning, Case-Based, and Problem-Based Learning to enhance the understanding of pharmacology within clinical contexts. She also uses a high-fidelity simulation activity to teach hard topics in pharmacology and therapeutics, such as antiarrhythmic medications and antibiotics use in infectious diseases. Dr. Tawfik is involved in multiple collaborative undergraduate medical education research projects. Dr. Tawfik's current research interests include teaching clinical reasoning to medical students using PBL instruction and developing curricular activities for the Pharmacology EPAs using case-based instruction. Recently, Dr. Tawfik developed a model to teach Value-Based Practice to M1 and M2 in the Medicine and Society course. The article was accepted at the Clinical Teacher journal and a workshop was presented at the IME meeting in the Innovations in Medical Education Conference (IME), Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2020. She also developed a practical method for educators to teach social accountability in medical education. The work was presented at the IME 2022 meeting.

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El-Remessy AB, Tawfik HE, Matragoon S, Pillai B, Caldwell RB, Caldwell RW (2010). Peroxynitrite mediates diabetes-induced endothelial dysfunction: possible role of Rho kinase activation. Exp Diabetes Res. 247861(1):1-9, 2010.

Tawfik HE, Cena J, Schulz R, Jacobs S (2008). Role of oxidative stress in parity induced coronary endothelial dysfunction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 295(4):H1736-42, 2008.

Romero MJ, Platt DH, Tawfik HE, Labazi M, El-Remessy AB, Bartoli M, Caldwell RB, Caldwell RW (2007). Diabetes-induced coronary vascular dysfunction involves increased arginase activity. Circ Res 4; 102(1):95-102. 2007.

Guo D, Nguyen T, Ogbi M, Tawfik H, Ma G, Yu Q, Caldwell RW, Johnson JA (2007). Protein kinase C-epsilon co-immuno-precipitates with cytochrome oxidase subunit IV and is associated with improved cytochrome-c oxidase activity and cardioprotection. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293(4):H2219-30, 2007.

Ma G, Al-Shabrawey M, Johnson JA, Datar R, Tawfik HE, Guo D, Caldwell RB, Caldwell RW (2006). Protection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury by short term diabetes: enhancement of VEGF formation, capillary density and activation of cell survival signaling. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 373(6):415-27, 2006.

Tawfik HE, El-Remessy AB, Matragoon S, Ma G, Caldwell RB, Caldwell RW (2006). Simvastatin improves diabetes-induced coronary endothelial dysfunction J Pharmacol Exp Ther 319(1):386-95, 2006.

Tawfik HE, Teng B, Morrison RR, Schnermann, Mustafa SJ (2006). Role of A1 adenosine receptor in the regulation of coronary flow. Am J Pysiol Heart Circ Physiol 291(1):H467H472, 2006.

Tawfik HE, Schnermann J, Oldenburg PJ, Mustafa SJ (2005). Role of A1 adenosine receptor in the regulation of vascular tone. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 288:H1411-H1416, 2005.

Tawfik HE, Sharaf E, Ewais M, AbdelAtty J (1997). Cardioprotective effect of Beta-adrenergic blockers versus calcium channel blockers in rat heart J Egypt Soc Pharmacol Exp Ther, 16 (1): 487-497, 1997.

Tawfik HE, Song X (2022). Tracking the progression of first-year medical students' clinical reasoning skills using an assessment rubric during problem-based learning instruction Medical Science Educator.

Tawfik HE, Cascio MA, Gomaa N (2022). Recommendations for implementing value-based practice in medicine. The clinical teacher.

Kleinheksel AJ, Winston NR, Tawfik H, Wyatt TR (2020). Demystifying Content Analysis in Pharmaceutical Education. Am J Pharm Educ.84(1):7113, 2020.
2020 Excellence in Teaching in Foundational Sciences
TD Cardiac Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
Maternal-Fetal-Newborn (MFN) Health, Postdoctoral Scientist Award, Canadian Institute of Health and Research (CIHR) University of Alberta, Canada
“Best of cool ideas” Award for the proposal: Merit Badges: a para-curriculum to develop in-depth clinical skills during medical school. The 2018 Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) travel award, Experimental Biology meeting (2005).
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) travel award and best abstract, Experimental Biology meeting, Washington DC (2004).
Doctoral fellowship from Egyptian Cultural Bureau
M.B.B.Ch., Suez Canal University, Ismailia
Ph.D., East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (NC)
M.Sc., Suez Canal University, Ismailia
PBL-Case development and evaluation committees. Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta GA, USA
Women Child Health Research Institute (WCHRI), University of Alberta, Canada
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Admission Committee, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta GA, USA
Perinatal Research Centre, University of Alberta, Canada
International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Canada
CMU Academy of Medical Educators – full member
Co-chair of the Academic Detailing Committee, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA)
American College of Clinical Pharmacology
The global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA)
Year 1 & 2 curriculum committee, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
Physician Syndicate, Egypt
Curriculum mapping workgroup, CMU College of Medicine.
Pharmacology Ad hoc committee, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta GA, USA
Student Academic Promotions and Professionalism Conduct Committee, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA, USA
Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Alberta, Canada
Phase 1 & 2 curriculum committee, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta GA, USA
Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) Ad hoc committee, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta GA, USA
Merit Badges Committee Ad hoc committee. Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta GA, USA
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta GA, USA.