Resume


Education

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M.B.B.S., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India July 2000
M.D. (Microbiology), Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India July 2004

Certification

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates June 18, 2013
USMLE Step 3 October 14, 2013

Professional Experience

Professor Microbiology, St. Matthew’s University, School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands May 2018 to present
  • Delivering lectures in Microbiology and Immunology – semester 3
  • Organizing and conducting laboratory exercises in Microbiology and Immunology – semester 3
  • Advising and mentoring students
Campus Chief Proctor, Examination Center, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua January 2016 to April 2018
  • Planning, organizing, scheduling, administering, proctoring, scoring, and reporting of all assessments.
  • Organizing, administering, proctoring, and reporting of all external exams, including the NBME Comprehensive Basic Sciences (CBSE) and Custom Assessments (CAS).
  • Recruiting faculty proctors, external proctors and coordinating IT support.
  • Designing and implementing a formal annual training and certification scheme for external proctors.
  • Monitoring all test sessions for disruptive behavior, cheating, and testing irregularities.
  • Creating examination policies and guidelines for writing exam questions.
  • Organizing of training for exam managers in ExamSoft portal utilization.
  • Organizing of training for faculty in writing exam questions.
  • Organizing and conducting meetings of the Examination Committee for vetting of exam questions and for post-exam item analysis.
  • Organizing and team building of the Exam Center.
  • Delivering orientation sessions for students on examination policies.
Professor Microbiology, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua January 2016 to present
  • Delivering lectures in Microbiology and Immunology – year two.
  • Organizing and conducting laboratory exercises in Microbiology and Immunology – year two.
  • Organizing and implementing Team Based Learning sessions.
  • Advising and mentoring students – year one and year two.
Academic Scheduling – Year two, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua January 2013 to present
  • Work with Chairs and faculty of all year two disciplines in the development of course scheduling, resources and accommodations.
  • Act as primary point of contact and liaison with faculty and staff on a range of scheduling, operational and administrative issues related to academic events and logistics.
  • Participate in strategic organizational planning and decision making.
  • Coordinate schedules, classroom space and related facilities to achieve optimum usage efficiency.
    • Prepare class schedules for year two – semesters 3 and 4; update schedules to reflect cancellations, rescheduling, addition, or modification of classes/laboratory/small group sessions.
Academic Promotions Committee, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua August 2013 to present
  • Building and maintaining Excel workbooks and formulae/logic for computing end-of-semester results and statistics.
Assistant Chief Proctor, Examination Center, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua August 2014 to January 2016
  • Administer the ExamSoft portal of the University.
  • Administer and deploy block exams for regular testers and students with special needs.
  • Study and present post exam psychometrics of exam questions in the Examination Committee.
  • Collate and report exam scores.
  • Training Faculty in the use of ExamSoft – importing, banking, tagging questions.
Blackboard LMS Administrator, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua January 2013 to July 2016
  • Deploy Blackboard patches and updates as required.
  • Liaise with managed hosting in system maintenance.
  • Deploying and managing third party software from Blackboard partners – Respondus and Turning Technologies.
  • Training Faculty and Faculty assistants in the use of the Blackboard LMS and associated educational technology tools.
Associate Professor Microbiology, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua January 2010 to December 2015
  • Delivering lectures in Microbiology and Immunology – year two.
  • Organizing and conducting laboratory exercises in Microbiology and Immunology – year two.
  • Organizing and implementing Team Based Learning sessions.
  • Advising and mentoring students – year one and year two.
Assistant Professor Microbiology, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua October 2009 to December 2009
  • Delivering lectures in Microbiology and Immunology – year two.
  • Conducting laboratory exercises in Microbiology and Immunology – year two.
Assistant Professor Microbiology, A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India August 2005 to September 2009
  • Delivering lectures in Microbiology and Immunology – medical and dental undergraduate students.
  • Conducting laboratory exercises in Microbiology and Immunology – medical and dental undergraduate students.
  • Member of Hospital Infection Control Committee – infection control rounds, microbial surveillance
  • Diagnostic Microbiology in patient care – reporting microbiology and immunology laboratory investigations.
  • Supervising the preparation and maintenance of laboratory records and reports; summarizes laboratory activities, accomplishments and needs.
  • Developing and implementing policies, procedures and performance standards designed to ensure efficient and safe laboratory operations.
Tutor Microbiology, A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India November 2004 to July 2005
  • Delivering lectures in Microbiology and Immunology – medical and dental undergraduate students.
  • Conducting laboratory exercises in Microbiology and Immunology – medical and dental undergraduate students.
  • Diagnostic Microbiology in patient care – reporting microbiology and immunology laboratory investigations.

Publications

  • Anita KB, Fernandez N, Rao R. Fungal endophthalmitis caused by Paecilomyces variotii, in an immunocompetent patient, following intraocular lens implantation. Indian J Med Microbiol 2010;28:253-4
  • Anita KB, Fernandez N, Faseela T, Mallya S, Malli C. The Prevalence of Moraxella Catarrhalis in Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2011;Vol-5(2):240-241

Conferences, CMEs and Workshops attended

  • 2016: Infectious Disease Medicine for Primary Care in Chicago, IL
  • 2015: 4th ASM Conference on Antimicorbial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens
  • 2014: ICAAC ASM Conference, September, 2014, Washington D.C.
  • 2013: The Teaching Professor Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 2012: iClicker Conference, Chicago
  • 2011:  ACP: Internal Medicine 2011, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
  • 2009: CME on Antibiotic policy: Issues and Challenges
  • 2008: INDO-US Emergency Medicine Summit, Mangalore
  • 2008: Workshop on Autoantibodies
  • 2007: 31st National Conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists.
  • 2004: Workshop on Water Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • 2003: Recent trends in Clinical Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore
  • 2003: Update in Clinical Parasitology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • 2003: Serological diagnosis and Molecular Diagnostic Tests for Leptospirosis, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • 2002: 26th Annual Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office, GIMP
  • Blackboard Learning Management System
  • ExamSoft Portal administration
  • Content Management System – Joomla
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