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WELCOME DR. SHIRLEY BODI
The College of Medicine and Life Sciences welcomes Dr. Shirley Bodi, Assistant Dean for Curriculum Integration, to the Office of Medical Education.
Dr. Bodi completed her undergraduate work at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio majoring in Psychology and Pre-Medicine. Dr. Bodi received a Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio (1992) and went on to complete Family Medicine Residency training at the Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency followed by a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Michigan. She was a full time faculty member at the Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency from 1998-2011and during that time she directed the medical student education component and served on the Graduated Medical Education Committee, chairing it for several years. She has been on the UT Clinical faculty since 1995 and joined UT in 2015. She continues to maintain her Family Medicine practice.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Bodi to the Office of Medical Education. (June 2016)
DR. MARY R. SMITH, PROFESSOR EMERITA
The Board of Trustees of the University of Toledo, at its meeting of April 18, 2016, in recognition of her many years of dedicated service to the University of Toledo, conferred on her the status of Professor Emerita of Medicine and Pathology.
We welcome Dr. Smith to the distinguished group of emeriti faculty! (April 2016)
WELCOME DR. JEREMY LAUKKA
The College of Medicine and Life Sciences welcomes Dr. Jeremy Laukka, Assistant Dean for Foundational Sciences, to the Office of Medical Education.
Dr. Laukka graduated with his Doctorate in Molecular Medicine and Genetics from Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) where he studied the pathogenesis of inherited Leukodystrophies using advanced neuroimaging modalities. Concurrent with his Ph.D., he earned a Master in Medical Sciences from WSUSOM to complement and deepen his knowledge of the core medical sciences. Dr. Laukka’s Bachelor of Science was in Physiology from the Department of Natural Sciences at Michigan State University.
Leading up to Dr. Laukka’s arrival to the University of Toledo College of Medicine in the Fall 2012, he was a faculty member in the Departments of Radiology, Neurology, and Ophthalmology at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic and Human Medicine. He served in several leadership capacities that involved the expansion and operation of the College of Osteopathic Medicine to SE Michigan as a faculty liaison through course leadership and instruction both College-wide and campus specific across the preclinical curriculum in years 1-2. Dr. Laukka also provided oversight and delivery of weekly post-graduate medical education to the Detroit Medical Center residency and fellowship programs in Orthopaedic and Hand surgery. He played an important team role in the development, organization and reform of a new integrated curriculum that involved distant learning to (2) satellite campuses. Dr. Laukka is a trained multidisciplinary educator with experience providing leadership and educational content across the continuum of basic medical sciences including, but not limited to gross anatomy, neuroscience, physiology, histology, and human pathology which is a reflection of his philosophy of the importance of integration of foundational principles of the medical science and its translation into the practice of meaningful and impactful medicine. Dr. Laukka has a strong interest in medical education that encompasses curricular design and content integration, novel methods for content delivery across the basic medical sciences and innovated methods employed using technology. The outcome of integrating the foundations of medicine with clinical medicine is to stimulate and encourage critical and higher order thinking— qualities that are necessary for an evolving and competent clinician.
Dr. Laukka fosters and values the philosophy that we are to lead by example— an example that positively represents our college, department, specialties and individual character. Our ability to deliver a successful and rewarding curriculum that is meaningful, dynamic and career defining lies on the mantle of faculty who exhibit an all in-compassing ideal that reflects efforts to lead through example, being a leading authority in their area of science, commitment to student medical education and who inspire and encourage the acquisition of new knowledge.
Today, Dr. Laukka continues important collaborations in the field of Child Neurology and MRI by publishing, presenting at national and international meetings and serving on the Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease Scientific Advisory board. He is also an active member of the teaching team that delivers content in Human Structure and Development, Anatomy for Physician Assistants, Anatomy and Pathophysiology (MSBS Program) and Clinical Foundations in Organ Donation. Dr. Laukka also served as the Director for The Body Donation Program and on College of Medicine Steering Committee for Curricular Reform and Curriculum Evaluations.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Laukka to the Office of Medical Education. (April 2016)
WELCOME DR. ALLISON VANDERBILT
The College of Medicine and Life Sciences welcomes Dr. Allison A. Vanderbilt, Assistant Dean, Curriculum Evaluation and Innovation to the Office of Medical Education. Dr. Vanderbilt is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.
Her foci in the College of Medicine will be: developing the assessment and evaluation plan for the new curriculum, scholarship and funding related to medical education, and mentoring and collaborating with faculty as it pertains to medical education research. Her research areas of expertise are: simulation, interprofessional education, and health disparities.
She has been funded by several NIH funded proposals and has a broad range of experience in research, assessment and evaluation. Dr. Vanderbilt has worked in assessment and evaluation for almost nine years, conducted program evaluations of federal grants, schools systems. She was the evaluator for the new integrated curriculum at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine and for the Center on Health Disparities, School of Medicine.
Dr. Vanderbilt stated, “My firm belief is that medical education research will only be successful with the collaboration among colleagues and intra and inter sustainable partnerships. I have extensive experience over the years in academia of building collaborative relationships that cross over multiple states and clinical sciences. These relationships and commitment to research are critical and necessary to building the foundation necessary to succeed with grant applications, future multicenter research projects, and scholarship. Additionally, this is needed to sustain the academic community to further advance medical education research, curriculum, and future collaborative endeavors. Additionally, this is needed to sustain the academic community to further advance translational research.”
Join us in welcoming Dr. Vanderbilt to the College of Medicine and to the Office of Medical Education. (November 2015)
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2017 Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions
On behalf of the Office of Medical Education, we are pleased to announce that Jeremy Laukka, Ph.D. has been accepted into the 2017 Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions and will be joining a group of talented and committed faculty working to advance healthcare education worldwide.
The goal of the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists, and other healthcare professionals as educators. The program is built around (6) major themes: teaching & learning, curriculum, evaluation, leadership, educational research and information technology.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Laukka on his acceptance into this prestigious program! (October 2016)
KUDOS to The University of Toledo College of Medicine Faculty and Staff who presented at the 2016 Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Spring Conference, April 6-8, 2016!
Hageman H, Hasbrouck C1, Maio A, Masterson M2, Simpson D. IPE in the Clinic Setting: Optimizing Your Clinic and Teaching when you have Multiple Health Professions Trainees on your Team. 2016 CGEA Spring Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI. April 6-8, 2016.
Hansen M3, Plantegenest G, Moore P, Smith A. A Lapse in Judgment and the Effect it has on Professionalism: A Multi-Institutional Perspective on Social Media and its Policy in Medical Schools. 2016 CGEA Spring Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI. April 6-8, 2016.
Hansen M3, Raja S4, Smith MR5, Ali I6. Can a Capstone Course Provide Entering PGY-1 Residents Competence, Confidence, and Reduce Medical Errors? 2016 CGEA Spring Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI. April 6-8, 2016.
Vanderbilt A7, Baugh R8, Hogue P9, Ali I6. Curricular Integration of Social Medicine: A Call for Reform. 2016 CGEA Spring Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI. April 6-8, 2016.