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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.