Medical students in the Social Justice Coalition stand with their poster at the 2019 AAMC NEGEA conference. (Courtesy photo)
Several members of the Larner College of Medicine Teaching Academy, Active Learning office and Office of Medical Student Education, as well as medical students from the Social Justice Coalition, are attending and presenting at the 2019 Association of American Medical Colleges Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) conference. The event, which is taking place at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, runs through April 6.
Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., assistant dean for medical education, director of the Teaching Academy and the Larner Endowed Professor of Medical Education, is vice chair for medical education and a member of the NEGEA leadership. She served on the 2019 conference steering committee, chaired the conference abstract subcommittee, and will chair the 2020 meeting, set to take place at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont April 30 to May 2, 2020.
A highlight of the 2019 conference is the awarding of the NEGEA Distinguished Service and Leadership Award to Karen Richardson-Nassif, Ph.D., UVM professor emerita of family medicine. Richardson-Nassif joined the UVM faculty in 1991 and during her tenure served as director of research for the Department of Family Medicine, director of assessment for the Vermont Integrated Curriculum, and associate dean for faculty and staff development and diversity. She is a past-chair of NEGEA.
Larner College of Medicine presenters at the 2019 conference include:
- Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., & colleagues re: “Writing and submitting a successful NEGEA grant proposal.”
Oral abstract presentations:
- Eileen CichoskiKelly, Ph.D., director of education instruction and scholarship and associate professor of family medicine; Donna O’Malley, M.L.S., library associate professor; and colleagues re: “A Qualitative Study to Inform an Effective Model for Mentoring in Medical Education Scholarship.” (Nominated for an NEGEA Excellence in Medical Education Award.)
- Cara Simone, M.A., project manager for active learning; Cate Nicholas, M.S., P.A., Ed.D., director of education, Clinical Simulation Laboratory, and assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences; Jesse Moore, M.D., director of active learning and associate professor of surgery; and Huggett re: “A Six-Step Active Learning Design Process: Illustrating the Iterative Process of Design, Engagement, & Reflection in Medical Education.”
- Lee Rosen, Ph.D., director of student support and assistant professor of psychiatry; Leigh Ann Holterman, Ph.D., director of curricular evaluation and assessment; Moshe Bitterman, MD’18; Elizabeth Lynch ’21; and Olivia Larkin ’21 re: “The Medical Student Mental Health Panel: A powerful approach to overcoming barriers to medical students seeking mental health care.”
- Moore; Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and course director, Nutrition, Metabolism and Gastrointestinal System; Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and Foundations director; Holterman; Simone; and Huggett re: “Creating standardized active learning instructional methods to replace lecture in a medical school curriculum.”
- Raghav Goyal ’21; Samuel Epstein ’21; Cristina Dawson ’21; Trina Thornburgh ’21; Elizabeth Lynch ’21; Reed Hausser ’21; and Shae Rowlandson ’21 re: “Development of a Student-Led Social Determinants of Health Curriculum at Larner College of Medicine that Does Not Require Creation of New Lectures”
Holterman, who serves as co-chair of a new NEGEA Special Interest Group, served on the abstract review committee for the 2019 conference.