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Panel Members: Denver, CO Location, November 2011

Long Day's Journey into Night

By Eugene O'Neill

Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting Panel Members:

Adina Kalet, M.D., M.P.H.

Adina Kalet, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery and primary care physician who co-directs the Program for Medical Education Innovation and Research (PrMEIR) at New York University School of Medicine. She is the primary investigator on a number of ongoing curriculum development and research projects. She has written extensively and consulted nationally and internationally on issues of clinical skills evaluation, faculty development, professionalism assessment, and psychosocial aspects of medicine, including substance abuse for students, residents, and faculty. She leads the Research on Medical Education Outcomes (ROMEO) unit, a group of dedicated cross-disciplinary faculty researchers seeking to raise the bar of medical education research by linking education and health services research and studying how educational interventions lead to long-term outcomes in learners and patients.

Dennis Novack, M.D.

Dennis Novack, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medical Education at Drexel University College of Medicine. His work has focused on clinical skills teaching and assessment, evaluation of the effectiveness of a variety of innovative educational programs, teaching and research in physician-patient communication, the influence of physician personal awareness and growth on well-being and clinical competence, psychosocial aspects of care, and medical ethics. Dr. Novack is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann Medical College. He did his residency in internal medicine at Bryn Mawr Hospital and his fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Michele P. Pugnaire, M.D.

Michele P. Pugnaire, MD, a Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), provides leadership and oversight for the education mission of UMMS across undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education. During the past 25 years, she has held a variety of school-wide educational leadership positions, including Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Associate Dean for Admissions, and Assistant Dean for Student Advising. Dr. Pugnaire has presented her work in curriculum development and innovation through numerous publications, presentations at national and international meetings, and as a consultant, advisor, and invited speaker at individual medical schools. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and is a 2007 graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and Drexel University College of Medicine.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Panel Members:

Kathy Cole-Kelly, M.S., M.S.W.

Kathy Cole-Kelly, MS, MSW is a Professor of Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She has been a medical educator for more than 25 years, having been the Director of Psychosocial Medicine at Metrohealth Medical Center in Family Medicine. For more than 20 years, she has co-directed the Introduction to Clinical Medicine seminars curriculum and directed the Communication in Medicine curriculum at the medical school. She is part of several curricular design teams at the medical school working on a third-year integrated curriculum, a four-school inter-professional curriculum, and a third-year narrative curriculum. Ms. Cole-Kelly is a family therapist by training. She has written many peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She has given national and international presentations on wide-ranging topics including: families and chronic illness, balance of of work and family, maintenance of professional boundaries, integration of communication skills during in clerkship years, issues confronting international medical school graduates, and gender and illness.

David L. Gaspar, M.D.

David L. Gaspar, MD, is an Associate Professor and Medical Student Education Director in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. He holds a secondary appointment in the School of Dental Medicine. He completed family medicine training at the University of Western Ontario in 1982 and a faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University in 1994. He serves on the main Curriculum Steering Committee, Admission Committee, Faculty Promotions Committee, and many educational sub-committees of the School of Medicine. He is director of the 4-week Rural and Community Care clerkship and sees patients and teaches residents at the A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center, Stapleton in Denver, CO.

Adina Kalet, M.D., M.P.H.

Adina Kalet, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery and primary care physician who co-directs the Program for Medical Education Innovation and Research (PrMEIR) at New York University School of Medicine. She is the primary investigator on a number of ongoing curriculum development and research projects. She has written extensively and consulted nationally and internationally on issues of clinical skills evaluation, faculty development, professionalism assessment, and psychosocial aspects of medicine, including substance abuse for students, residents, and faculty. She leads the Research on Medical Education Outcomes (ROMEO) unit, a group of dedicated cross-disciplinary faculty researchers seeking to raise the bar of medical education research by linking education and health services research and studying how educational interventions lead to long-term outcomes in learners and patients.