NEOMED hosts a variety of educational events for healthcare professionals throughout the year. These events provide opportunities for lifelong learning and career advancement. Here are highlights from recent events.


April 2023

The Celebration of Health Professions Education Event, hosted by the Colleges of Graduate Studies, Medicine and Pharmacy, and the Office of Faculty Enrichment and Engagement, in collaboration with the Bitonte College of Dentistry, was held on April 17 in the Watanakunakorn Auditorium and via Zoom.

The event kicked-off with the plenary with Tim Brown, Pharm.D., BCACP, FASHP, presenting “Optimizing Health Equity: Focus on IPE and DEI Intersection.” He also led an Interprofessional Education (IPE) workshop following his opening talk.

Following the plenary and workshop, participants transitioned to presentations from NEOMED faculty, and the new Bitonte College of Dentistry shared their vision for the future. See details below:

Implementing Structural Competency Training in an Emergency Medicine Residency
Daniel Celik, M.D., FACEP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Aultman Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty

Developing Disability-Focused Simulated Patient Encounters for Preclinical Medical Students
Rachel Conrad Bracken, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Rebecca Fischbein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Hepatitis C: Expanding Access in Underserved Populations
Kenneth Furdich, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Clinical
Pharmacy Manager, AxessPointe Community Health Centers

Getting to Know the Bitonte College of Dentistry
Frank Beck, D.D.S., FAAHD
Interim Dean, The Bitonte College of Dentistry

Kristin Victoroff, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Dental Education and Academic Affairs
The Bitonte College of Dentistry

At the conclusion of the event, the Colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate Studies hosted their breakout session on “Working with Canvas: Higher Order Activities.”

The College of Medicine hosted their breakout session with Dr. William Cutrer, M.D., M.Ed., on “Transforming Lifelong Learning from Cliché to Reality: Developing Master Adaptive Learners.”

October 2022

The College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Master Teacher Guild hosted a Celebration of Health Professions Education event on October 17, 2022.

Larry D. Gruppen, Ph.D.  Professor of Learning Health Sciences and Director of the Master of Health Professions Education Program from the University of Michigan Medical School, started the day’s event with the plenary session, An Introduction to Doing Research in Health Professions Education.

The event then featured NEOMED faculty education innovation presentations, including Arthur Coulton, Ph.D. with M2 student, Sarah Vélez, Catherine (Katie) Mattinson, Ph.D. and Jesse Young, Ph.D., Alexander Hoffman, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS, and Margaret (Margy) Sanders, M.A., L.S.W.

A diversity, equity, and inclusion workshop session, Anchoring Cultural Humility in Medical Education, was presented in the afternoon by Yoleetah Ilodi, M.D., assistant dean of diversity (above left), and Iris Mirelez, M.Ed., assistant director of student diversity (above right) in the College of Medicine.  A digital poster session followed with innovative teaching posters presented by Liz Fredrickson, Pharm.D., BCPS, Thomas Mike, M.D., and Mariquita (Kit) Belen, M.D.

The event concluded in the early evening with college-specific breakout sessions as Brenda Roman, M.D., Professor Emerita of Medical Education and Psychiatry at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine presented Supporting a Struggling Learning in the Clinical Setting to College of Medicine faculty.

Clockwise, from upper left, are faculty presenters Mariquita (Kit) Belen, M.D., Arthur Coulton, Ph.D., Liz Fredrickson, Pharm.D. (’14), BCPS, Alexander Hoffman, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS, Jesse Young, Ph.D., Thomas Mike, M.D., Margaret (Margy) Sanders, M.A., L.S.W., and Catherine (Katie) Mattinson, Ph.D.

April 2022

The College of Medicine hosted a spring Celebration of Medical Education on Monday, April 25.

Larry Hurtubise, Ph.D. (pictured below), Curriculum Specialist for the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, started the day’s event with the plenary session, “Striving for Inclusive Teaching through Universal Design for Learning.”

Following the plenary, the education innovation award faculty recipients, Janice McDaniel, M.D., Amy Lee, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Kris Baughman, Ph.D., and L. Austin Fredrickson, M.D. (pictured below left to right), presented their projects and provided practical advice for those considering an application submission.

The afternoon continued with concurrent workshops focused on writing effective assessment items, presented by Gustavo Patino, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies and Neurology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (pictured below), and an active learning workshop facilitated by Larry Hurtubise.

A digital poster session highlighted the work of four education innovations as poster presenters Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS (pictured below to the left), Rebecca Fischbein, Ph.D., Kris Baughman, Ph.D., and Rachel Bracken, Ph.D. (pictured below to the right), provided snapshots of their projects.

The day’s events concluded with an early evening plenary session, presented by Cynthia Ledford, M.D. and Susan Nofziger, M.D., on language that enhances clinical coaching and narrative assessments.

October 2021

The College of Medicine hosted its first inaugural Celebration of Medical Education event on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Kent State University’s Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, Ph.D. (pictured below), kicked off the afternoon event with her engaging and interactive presentation, “Opening the Front Door to Inclusive Teaching: Intentional Reflection and Practical Strategies.”

After the plenary the education innovation award faculty recipients, Rachel Bracken, Ph.D., Mariquita Belen, M.D., and Kristen Knepp, Ph.D. (pictured below right to left) presented their projects and offered practical advice to faculty considering an award application submission.

An in-person workshop followed in the Great Hall that tackled assessing hard to assess objectives and was facilitated by Sara Kosiba, Ph.D., and Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS (pictured below right to left).

The afternoon concluded with Katherine Walsh, M.D., FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who presented via Zoom on clinical teaching tips related to observation, assessment, and feedback.