Luan E. Lawson, MD, MAEd, is the Associate Dean of Curricular Innovation in Medical Education and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Her academic interests have focused on undergraduate education, with expertise in curriculum development, assessment, and team training. As the PI of the American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Education (ACE) grant resulting in East Carolina University’s Redesigning Education and Accelerating Change in Healthcare (REACH) program, the REACH team designed and implemented 1) the Teachers of Quality Academy faculty development program, 2) the Leaders in Innovative Care Distinction Track for medical students, and 3) a longitudinal curriculum in Health Systems Science. Her work with the AMA-ACE Consortium has focused on defining and codifying the principles of Health Systems Science (HSS) and developing curricula needed to teach these competencies to medical students and health care professionals. Dr. Lawson serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Exam Task Force and is the immediate past-president of the Clerkship Directors of Emergency Medicine.
Kelly J. Caverzagie, MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine and serves as the Associate Dean for Educational Strategy for the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) where he was responsible for leading the implementation of the Training the Physicians of Tomorrow curriculum which launched in August 2017. He also serves as the primary investigator for UNMC’s participation in the American Medical Association (AMA) Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) consortium.
Dr. Caverzagie also serves as the Vice-President for Education for Nebraska Medicine, the clinical partner of UNMC. As Vice-President, Dr. Caverzagie reports to the health system CEO and Chief Academic Officer and has accountability for ensuring an optimal learning environment for health professions learners, faculty and staff. To accomplish this goal, he has established the Office of Health Professions Education, a department dedicated to aligning and integrating the clinical and educational missions of Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.