Volume 2 Issue 1 February, 2011
  Connecting with Each Other ...

Congratulations to the following IAMSE members:

Matthew Gwee was appointed as Fellow in the Teaching Academy, National University of Singapore. http://www.nus.edu.sg/teachingacademy/members/matthew_gwee.htm
Evelyn Schwalenberg has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Clinical Education at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in "recognition of her outstanding work in the role of Director of Predoctoral Education”.  Dr. Schwalenberg is also a recent graduate of the UNECOM Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership.  
Chet Evans, Vice President for Medical Education and Program Development at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida, was reappointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Florida Diabetes Advisory Council.  Dr. Evans has served on the Council for 11 years and was re-elected as Chair.  
Roger Geiss was recognized at the 2010 Celebration of Excellence held at the University of Illinois College of Medicine for receiving the “Best Instructor” award  in three of the second year courses:  General Pathology, Pulmonary Organ Segment and Cardiovascular Organ Segment. http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu/departments___programs/Pathology/Pathology_Faculty/faculty_awards/  
Tom Hill was recently promoted to Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. http://www.ndmedicine.org/article.cfm?articleid=551   
Dan Webster received an award for being the “Core Curriculum Teacher of the Year” in the graduate curriculum at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.  Dan is the course director for the Cell Structure and Function course. http://www.ttuhsc.edu/cbb/faculty/webster.aspx  
Kalyani Premkumar received the 2010 Teaching Excellence Award given by the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. http://www.medicine.usask.ca/che/faculty/faculty/kalyani-premkumar-mbbs-md-msc-meded-phd.html  
Chuck Eldridge received a basic science teaching award from the 2nd year class at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  Chuck has also been selected to participate on the physiology and cell biology question writing team for Step 1 USMLE and notes that one of his IAMSE friends, Tom Schmidt, joined the team at the same time!  
Rakesh Kumar received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the category of Initiatives that Enhance Learning. Rakesh’s work focused on learning and assessment using virtual microscopy. http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/employee/acad/promsuccess.html#Vice-Chancellor  
Stewart Mennin, and  Professor Jan van Dalen, University of Maastricht School of Health Professions Education will be co-directors of the the Masters in Health Professions Education Program in Latin America.  The two-year program will have face-to-face sessions in Brasilia, Brazil with the majority of work to be completed online.   www.menninconsulting.com and http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/FHML/Theme/Education/InstituteForEducationFHML/SchoolOfHealthProfessionsEducationSHE/MasterOfHealthProfessionsEducation/MHPEBrasil.htm  
Anne Gunderson, has been names associate dean of medical education at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. As associate dean, Gunderson will provide administrative leadership for all areas of the medical student education program, including curriculum development, course and clerkship administration, coordination of the curriculum committees, program evaluation and faculty development. Additionally, she will direct the office of medical education. Gunderson serves as chair-elect for the Association of American Medical Colleges Central Group for Educational Affairs and will take over as chair in March 2011.      


Welcome to our New Members!

Tyler Cymet American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Mark Willis Wright State University
Naomi Lacy Texas Tech University
Richard Sabina Oakland University
David Taylor University of Liverpool
Robert West Robert Appleyard National University of Health Sciences
Orhan Arslan University of South Florida
Kerstin Zu Bentrup Tulane University
Andrea Berry University of Central Florida
Eugene J.F.M. Custers University Medical Center at Utrecht
Craig Doupnik University of South Florida
Bill Johnson University of South Florida
Kenneth Mitchell Tulane University
Stan Saporta University of South Florida
Lyudmyla Golub Ross University
Brian Hill Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Neal Cross
Christopher Andrews
Jeff Jordan
Paul Standley
Cynthia Standley

The Membership Committee would like to especially thank the following IAMSE members for helping to recruit new IAMSE members!

Patrick Bankston
Peter de Jong
Richard Feinberg
William Jeffries
Jeanne Schlesinger
Frazier Stevenson
Kasey Webb

We sincerely appreciate your efforts in sharing the benefits of IAMSE with your fellow colleagues.


  Connecting through Email Listserv ...

The IAMSE Member Only listserv was created as a forum for discussion and as an information source for the members of IAMSE interested in scholarly activity related to research and faculty development in medical science education.  Specifically, this listserv was developed to:

--promote discussion and development related to medical science education;
--facilitate networking among IAMSE members who share common interests or expertise;
--provide an electronic forum for disseminating information about funding and other resources related to medical education development and research  interests.

For details regarding the IAMSE Member Only listserv and to subscribe - please go to: http://www.iamse.org/member/listserv.htm

  Connecting through Meetings ...

15th Annual IAMSE Meeting

"Building Healthcare Professionals in a
Medical Science Curriculum"

June 18-21, 2011
St. Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg, Hilton Hotel

Follow meeting details at http://iamseconference.org

Call for Poster Abstracts is currently open!  Deadline to Submit:  March 1, 2011 - details here

Registration is now open!

  Connecting through Web Audio Seminars ...

Mark your Calendar for the Spring Series

"The Use of E-Learning in Medical Education"

Series starts March 8, 2011

The medical sciences are ideal for using computers for presenting images, movies and sounds, enriching learning materials, and providing students anytime/anywhere access to material.  This series will focus on the educational aspects of these technologies and will provide relevant background as well as practical suggestions for using thee tools in teaching and learning.  Topics covered include:  E-Lessons for Face to face, Engaging Students, Simulations, Capturing Lectures, Social Networks, and Future Digital Learning Environments.


  Connecting through Publications ...

Medical Science Educator

The first issue of Medical Science Educator is now available, The Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators IAMSE. The journal is the successor of JIAMSE, our highly appreciated peer-reviewed journal for health science educators to publish their scholarly work helping to move medical science education forward.

In this issue you will find several regular articles on innovative teaching methods, as well as two meeting reports on educational meetings from within the last few months.

To download the issue - Medical Science Educator

To celebrate this first issue of Medical Science Educator, it is freely available for all who are interested in Health Science Education. I hope you will enjoy this first issue and that you and your colleagues will consider publishing your own scholarly work in our Journal for the benefit of all our readers.

  Connecting through Committees ...

If you would like to become more involved with the activities within IAMSE, you might want to consider joining one of the various committees. To learn more about a committee, please contact the chair listed below:

Professional Development Committee - Aviad Haramatiharamati@georgetown.edu
Membership Committee - Amy Wilson-Delfosse, axw41@case.edu
Publications Committee - Dani McBeth, dmcbeth@med.cuny.edu
Educational Scholarship - Susan Pasquale, susan.pasquale@umassmed.edu
HEAL - John Szarek, Veronica Michaelsen, jszarek@tcmed.org, vmichaelsen@virginia.edu
Public Affairs - Gary Rosenfeld, Gary.C.Rosenfeld@uth.tmc.edu
Web Audio Seminar - Nehad El-Sawi, nelsawi@kcumb.edu
22012 Annual Program Committee - Nehad El Sawi, nelsawi@kcumb.edu/a>


  Connecting with Other Associations ...

10th Annual Team-Based Learning Conference

March 2-4, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
Planet Hollywood
Meeting Website:  TBLCMeeting.org

2nd all Russian Conference on Medical Education

March 24-25, 2011
Moscow Russia
MMeeting Website:  ACMOK

6th Congress of the Asian Medical Education Association

March 23-26, 2011
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
MMeeting Website:  AMEA Scientific Programme

2011 AMEE Meeting

August 27-31, 2011
Vienna Austria
Meeting Website:  AMEE.org


  Connecting with the IAMSE Office ...

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