Volume 8 Issue 2 
April 2018

Dear IAMSE Members, 

The Membership Committee is delighted to bring you another issue of IAMSE Connects, your quarterly newsletter that keeps you connected to all aspects of IAMSE. Enjoy!

Dr. Huda Tawfik, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University was awarded best "cool" idea in medical education at the  Innovation in Medical Education conference 18 at the Keck School of Medicine for her team’s the project: "Merit Badges: A Para-curriculum to Develop In-Depth Clinical Skills during Medical School"

Raeann L. Carrier, Ph.D., who is also a member of ASPET (the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) will be inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Pharmacology Educators at the ASPET annual meeting this April. The Academy of Pharmacology Educators recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to pharmacology education in one or more of the following areas: student-teacher interaction, innovation contributions, scholarly endeavors, and/or professional development and service. Dr. Carrier is the Director of the Office of the National Boards and Exam Center and tenured assistant professor of pharmacology at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). In 2009, Dr. Carrier joined the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NBOME) National Faculty and she still serves as a pharmacology Subject Matter Expert.  Her work with the NBOME includes writing, reviewing, editing, and developing content for COMLEX-USA Level 1 and the new Foundational Biomedical Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT) exam.

Mark J Hernandez, Ph.D. has been invited to join the Academy of Pharmacology Educators and also has been invited to join the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME).

Featured Member: Mike Lumpkin from Georgetown University Medical Center

Dr. Lumpkin is Professor in the department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Division of Integrative Physiology, and immediate past Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He directs the Human Endocrinology course taught to first-year medical students and teaches physiology and neuroendocrinology to both medical and graduate students. He lectures in the Conventional Medicine series of the Georgetown Mini-Medical School. In addition, Dr. Lumpkin is a facilitator for Mind-Body group and is the course director of the Physiology of Mind-Body medicine. Dr. Lumpkin will be presenting a workshop on this topic with Emily Ratner on Saturday, June 9 at the annual IAMSE conference.

Welcome to our new members!

Kristoffer Gonzalez
Raghav Govindarajan
JG Kim
Ron LeFebvre
Kanee Lewill
Ross Longley
Kin Ly
Lauren Maloney
Jennifer Hotzman
Maggie Ryan
Mark Slivkoff
Alice Dalrymple
Narelle Hunter
Chad Rasmussen
Cyndi Ochsner
Nisha Manikoth
Dee Saunders
Patrick Boyd
Robert Treat
Kevin Steed
Helena Spartz
Raquel Ritchie
Steven Ellis
Michelle Beidelschies
Dwight Warren
Sylvia Nelsen
Seddrick Weekes
Dennis Peffley
joseph baker
Steve Ely
Yolanda Payne-Jameau
Grady Campbell
Kyle Bauckman
Paula Wales
Tara McKinley
Cathy Wilcox
Davinder Sandhu
Cyamatare Felix Rwabukwisi
Deborah Russ
Sara Rabie

Maryellen Gusic
Kelaine Haas
Marije Hogeveen
Selina Gierer
Kristine Gibson
Avery Ford Emily Bird
Vicki Coffin Coffin
Kristoffer Gonzalez
Martina Stojanovska
Jill Azok
Cathy Wang
Tala Dajani
Cynthia Perry
Kaitlyn Brown
Timothy Cho
Michael Oglesby
Anne Dersch
Brielle Ashley
Daniel Rogstad
Cecily Allen
Kin Ly
Elise Zhao
Lauren Maloney
James Fong
JG Kim
Ron LeFebvre
Cortny Williams
Mari Hopper
Michael Cossoy
Carrie Baldwin-Sayre
John McNamara
Carrie Nazaroff
Kanee Lewill
Gagani Athauda
Ross Longley
Marije Hogeveen
Carolyn Glaubensklee
Molly Johannessen
Amy Robinson

Sateesh Babu Arja
John Fitzsimmons
Nicole Geske
Megan Bray
Deborah Barry
Maryellen Gusic
Justin Sewell
Christine Peterson
Kristen Pagel
Rahul Mhaskar
Molly Johannessen
Kelaine Haas
Cynthia Cadieux
Rica Amity
Erika Allen
Lynetta Jobe
Kimberly Redding
Bobbi May
Najma Mobin
rakhshindah qureshi
Lee Ann Schein
Nina Zaveri
David Skyba
Steven Prinster
Tricia Garrelts
Raghav Govindarajan
Colleen Sweeney
Joel Roberts
Colin Block
Vanessa Nguyen
Neel Sharma
Arati Mali
Maria Barnes
Jessica Newman
Mari Hopper
Jennifer Hotzman
Narelle Hunter
Lynetta Jobe

As a follow-up to our successful series on faculty and student wellness and resiliency and as a prelude to our annual meeting integrating nutrition and wellness education in teaching the health sciences, the 2018 Spring IAMSE Web Seminar Series focused on specific examples of how schools have implemented programs to address these issues. The first session featured presentations by Angela Cheung from the University of Toronto and Maryam Hamadi from Stanford who described the current status of physician nutrition, barriers to healthy eating by physician training and practice, and suggestions for awareness recognition of the importance of proper nutrition in the wellness of physicians. The second session was presented by Nicholas Pennings from Campbell University and highlighted, from a practical standpoint, how a new osteopathic medical school implemented a longitudinal nutrition theme focused on obesity. The third session, presented by Sian Cotton, provided a detailed description of a highly successful center for the promotion of integrative health and wellness at the University of Cincinnati. The fourth session featured another paired presentation by John Yoon from the University of Chicago and Tania Jenkins from Temple who examined research focused on the moral and spiritual development of students over-time, conducted as part of the of the “Good Physician Project.” The series concluded with a presentation by Joe Shapiro from Beth Israel on promotion of student wellness using peer-support groups. 

Registration for the Fall series, The Role of Technology in Health Sciences Education, will open in July and commence in September. Be sure to keep an eye on your email for more information!

AACOM 2018 Annual Conference
April 18 – 21, 2018 l 
Washington, DC, USA

2018 CIPhER Summer Institute in Research-based Teaching and Course Design
May 21-24, 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Mexican Association of Faculties and Schools of Medicine (AMFEM) Annual Congress
June 12-16, 2018
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference
June 26 - July 1, 2018
Denver, Colorado, USA

AMEE 2018 
August 25-29, 2018
Congress Centre, Basel, Switzerland

TBLC Regional Workshop
September 15, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio, USA


The 22nd Annual IAMSE Conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from June 9-12, 2018. The IAMSE meeting offers opportunities for faculty development and networking, bringing together medical science educators from many professional disciplines and spanning the continuum of health care education.

Have you registered yet? What are you waiting for? Register here today!

The website is beautiful, easy to navigate, and helps you keep connected. Check it out!  And don’t forget to drop your ideas in the IAMSE Idea Box while you are there! To access the idea box, log in to the IAMSE member site here. Once logged in, click “Manage Profile” at the top right of the page and then scroll to where it says, “Content and Features.” Under this heading, you will find the Idea Box.

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