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COM Faculty Development Update


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Jen Hillyer

Since my arrival on campus in mid-July, I have learned more about our faculty at the Rootstown campus and have started to visit our clinical site faculty and partners.  On my listening tour, themes emerged around faculty needs and opportunities.  These themes focused on the faculty’s areas of interest and preferred modalities of faculty development.  Based on these themes, I created a draft version of the mission, vision, and goals for Faculty Development in the College of Medicine. A draft will be available to view on the soon to be created COM Faculty Development web page.

There are several faculty development opportunities slated for the first few months of 2020 which will take place on the Rootstown campus and at the clinical sites. This will include a session where I and various clinical faculty facilitate best practices in giving feedback in the clinical setting.

Currently slated events Rootstown events include:

  • Cerrone Cohen, M.D., Assistant Professor in Family Medicine & Community Health and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, has been invited by the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Faculty Fellowship through a grant funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for a visit on Mar. 5.  Dr. Cohen has presented at national and international conferences and will be giving a presentation entitled “Molding the Millennial Mind: Creating Engaging Lectures for a New Generation of Learners” Mar. 5, 10-11 a.m. in F-118. All faculty are invited to attend. RSVP to jhillyer@neomed.edu.


  • M2 student Ashley Myer has coordinated a panel of physicians and community members who will be discussing obesity as a social determinant Mar. 18, 5-6:30 p.m. in the NEW Auditorium at NEOMED.  More details will be forthcoming on this event.


  • Greg Hall, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences has recently published a book titled Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans: A Concise, Evidence-Based Guide to Important Differences and Better Outcomes. He will be on the Rootstown campus to present a lecture based on findings on Apr. 21. Details with time and location will be distributed soon.


To suggest future topics or for other information contact me at jhillyer@neomed.edu.

Thank you!


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