Medical Post-Baccalaureate Faculty and Staff
Mario Jacomino, M.D., M.P.H ., co-director of the Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Schmidt College of Medicine. In this capacity, he teaches undergraduate medical students. He is a pediatrician with a public health background and his main focus is to bridge the gap between clinical medicine and public health. Prior to joining FAU, Dr. Jacomino worked with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County and functioned as the medical director for two public health clinics. He has been volunteering his time at Caridad Center in Boynton Beach, FL for over 20 years, serving the needs of underrepresented families in the community. He received the Community Outreach Wellness Prevention Hero Award for the Palm Beach County Medical Society in 2019. In addition, Dr. Jacomino is currently the advisor to the Pediatric Interest Group and the Competency in Medical Spanish, which is an effort between classmates, faculty, and staff at the Schmidt College of Medicine to provide career exploration to the medical students and collect donations of toys, diapers, and food to go to Palm Beach County Health Department Volunteer Services for distribution to the disadvantaged population of the county.
Mahyar Nouri-Shirazi, D.V.M., Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Schmidt College of Medicine, and Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the field of immunology through innovative research, publications in leading medical journals, patents and professional services to several prestigious non-profit societies including the American Association of Immunologists, the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Nouri-Shirazi is a member of the Medical and Graduate Student Admissions Committees and has taught immunology to medical and graduate students for over 10 years at Baylor University and FAU.
Brittany A. Stinson, M.S., Ph.D., is teaching Microbiology as an Assistant Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL She has been part of the Affiliated Faculty at the College of Medicine at FAU since 2021 and has taught Microbiology and Morphology. She also was a Laboratory Instructor at FAU, Department of Biology where she taught Human Anatomy and Physiology.
Mark A. Goldstein, Senior Director of the FAU Simulation Center (FAUSC) and Co-Director of the postbac program, oversees all facets of program operation at simulation center sites in Boca Raton FL. He implemented a pilot program for Healthcare Careers Outreach to high school students in Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties and has remained a guiding force behind the success of the program, gaining valuable teaching experience in his working relationships with high school students who have completed it. Mr. Goldstein also developed a pilot program for teaching interprofessional education for medical and nursing students, which has been incorporated into the curriculum at the Schmidt College of Medicine. After spending thirty-five years in technology development, including roles as a solutions executive and program director for IBM and Senior VP and Chief Information Officer for SAKS, Inc., Mr. Goldstein launched the simulation center. Mr. Goldstein is one of the principles delivering the professional development section of the program, as well as responsible for the overall management of the program.
Gloria Fuentes, MNM, Assistant Director, Operations for the Clinical Skills Simulation Center and Assistant Director, Medical Postbac Program. With over twenty years of experience in business administration, organizational leadership, and customer service. Mrs. Fuentes has managed the financial and administrative operations for the Clinical Skills Simulation Center at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for fifteen years. Mrs. Fuentes has developed and implemented a comprehensive process to launch and run the Postbac program, including financials, admissions, student and academic affairs and faculty affairs. She is actively involved in delivering the professional development program to the Post BAC students as well.
Julie G. Pilitsis, M.D. , Ph.D., M.B.A., Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Florida Atlantic University
Sarah K. Wood M.D., Vice Dean for Medical Education, Interim Chair of the Women's and Children's Health Department and Professor of Pediatrics