Full Name

Alice Fornari

University

Hofstra University

Speaker Bio

Dr. Fornari is the Associate Dean of Educational Skills Development, Zucker SOM (ZSOM) at ZSOM and is the Vice President of Faculty Development for the 23 hospitals of the Northwell Health organization. Her faculty development role at both institutions is designed to align the UME, GME and CPD continuum. Serving in these roles for the past 10 years allows her to bring UME curricular innovations to the GME programs and recruit educators from GME to participate in faculty development and teaching at the School of Medicine. She is co-editor of the IAMSE publication “How to Guide for Active Learning” produced by the IAMSE Publications Committee in 2015. She has developed and implemented longitudinal CPD learning for faculty: “Learning Drives Teaching and Assessment” workshops, an educational research curriculum, “Educational Research Skills Development”, and system-wide “Resident as Teacher” and “Chief Resident” curriculum courses, all of which include interactive didactics and experiential components to assure skill-building is occurring in real-time. Dr. Fornari is actively engaged in obtaining external funding and implementing novel programs to transform medical education across the continuum. In 2014, Dr. Fornari was awarded a 2-year grant, Mentoring and Professionalism in Training (MAP-IT), funded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation that focused on developing mentoring skills in clinicians to achieve humanistic relationships with trainees, colleagues and ultimately patients across the continuum of medical education. In 2015 the Department of Internal Medicine was awarded a 5-year HRSA Primary Care Training and Education grant, Improving Patient Access and Care Through Training (IMPACcT). Dr. Fornari is Co-Principle Investigator on this grant and has oversight of implementation of grant activities which seek to transform delivery of education to students and residents in ambulatory clinical care environments and impacting care delivered in those settings. All of her grant funded projects have had sustainability beyond the funding period. National presentations and publications have disseminated the funded educational innovations. Currently she is a peer reviewer for numerous medical education journals, including Medical Science Educator and MedEdPortal. She uses her professional time to mentor numerous colleagues on educational research and how to bring an idea to project fruition and then publication. This mentoring also includes grant writing to seek funds for medical education projects. Dr. Fornari is an inaugural member of the Zucker SOM Academy of Medical Educators (AME) and in her faculty development role is intimately involved in the creation of its mission, landmark activities and message to all faculty at the Northwell Health Organization.

Alice Fornari

Full Name

Darin Latimore

Position

Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

University

Yale University

Speaker Bio

Darin A. Latimore, MD, has been Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) since January 2017, and is the School of Medicine’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer.

Alongside YSM senior leadership, Dr. Latimore is responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school, including a robust recruitment and retention program for faculty, and students from historically underrepresented in medical communities. He coordinates with such groups as the Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement & Equity (DICE), the Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE), the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (CDISJ), and the Dean’s Advisory Council on LGBTQ Affairs.

As part of his current strategy is to improve the cultural climate for all of YSM. Dr. Latimore has given over 50 talks on the topic of unconscious bias, training 1200 people. Dr. Latimore's research focus is microaggression and how it affects health professional students in the educational environment.

Dr. Latimore’s passion for promoting diversity and inclusion stems from his own background. As an undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley, he felt isolated on a campus where there were few African-Americans and even fewer students from his socioeconomic background. After obtaining his medical degree at University of California, Davis School of Medicine, he completed his residency in internal medicine at University of California, Davis Medical Center.

Darin Latimore

Full Name

Bonny Dickinson

Position

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

University

Mercer University

Speaker Bio

Dr. Bonny Dickinson is the associate dean for faculty affairs and professor of microbiology and immunology in the department of biomedical sciences at Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Dickinson is a member of the IAMSE Board of Directors, an Associate Editor of Medical Science Educator, Chair of the IAMSE Professional Development Committee, and co-chair of CAMSE, the Committee for the Advancement of Medical Science Educators (a subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee). CAMSE created educator and evaluator toolkits to facilitate the documentation and review of educator portfolios for the purposes of appointment, promotion/tenure, or induction into a teaching academy. These toolkits are available as an IAMSE recommended resource on the IAMSE website

Bonny Dickinson

Full Name

Maria Sheakley

Position

Vice Chair of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Physiology

University

Western Michigan University

Speaker Bio

Dr. Maria Sheakley is Vice Chair and Professor of Physiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Dr. Sheakley is an Associate Editor of Medical Science Educator, member of the Committee for the Advancement of Medical Science Educators (a subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee), and member of the 2021 IAMSE program committee.

Maria Sheakley

Full Name

David Rogers

Position

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, UAB Medicine Chief Wellness Officer

University

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Speaker Bio

Dr. David A. Rogers is a professor in the Departments of Surgery, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Medical Education and Pediatrics and an adjunct appointment in the Collat School of Business. He has served as the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the School of Medicine since 2012 and in this role serves as the co-director of the UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy. He was named the UAB Medicine Chief Wellness Officer and was appointed to the ProAssurance Chair of Physician Wellness in 2018.

Dr. Rogers received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He received a Master of Health Professions Education degree (MHPE) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed the Surgical Education Research Fellowship program sponsored by the Association for Surgical Education.

David Rogers

Full Name

Melissa Klein

Position

Professor of Pediatrics

University

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati

Speaker Bio

Melissa Klein, MD, MEd is a Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She serves as the Director of the Primary Care Pathway of the Pediatrics Residency Program, the Medical Director of the On-line Masters of Education program, the Director of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Educational Scholars Program and an Associate Editor for Education in Academic Pediatrics. She has a strong passion for caring for children from underserved communities in a primary care setting. As such, she serves as the physician champion for education for the Medical-Legal Partnership, a Board Member of the area’s largest food bank and recently led the endeavor to start an in-clinic pantry for food insecure families seen in the primary care center. Her main educational research interest focuses on creating innovative educational experiences to improve physician performance and impact patient outcomes.

Melissa Klein

Full Name

Valerie O'Laughlin

Position

Fellow, American Association of Anatomists, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education, Medical Sciences

University

Indiana University

Speaker Bio

Valerie Dean O’Loughlin, PhD, is Professor of Anatomy and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). She teaches human gross anatomy to medical students, basic human anatomy to undergraduates, and human anatomy for medical imaging evaluation to undergraduate and graduate students. She also teaches a pedagogical methods course and mentors MS and PhD students pursuing anatomy education research. Her research interests are in anatomy education and teaching assistant pedagogical development, and she utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methods for her education research. She received the American Association of Anatomists’ (AAA) Basmajian Award for excellence in teaching gross anatomy and outstanding accomplishments in scholarship in education. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Scholar Educator award from the Indiana University School of Medicine, which recognizes a single faculty member who approaches teaching through a scholarly lens. She was awarded the AAA Henry Gray Distinguished Educator award in 2018. Valerie is coauthor of two textbooks: McKinley/O’Loughlin/Pennefather-O’Brien: Human Anatomy, 5th edition and McKinley/O’Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 3rd edition.

Valerie O'Laughlin

Full Name

Teri Turner

Position

Professor

University

Baylor College of Medicine

Speaker Bio

Teri L Turner is professor and Martin I Lorin, M.D., Endowed Chair in Medical Education, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and director, Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship in Medical Education, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas. She was part of the national Student as Teacher Delphi group that defined curricular priorities for student-as-teacher programs and she currently mentors the Academy of Distinguished Resident Educators in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Turner has mentored resident educators in the development of both a teaching portfolio and a required month long teaching rotation (Supervising and Teaching as Residents with Safety) that both received the ACGME David C. Leach Award for educational innovation. She is the first author of the Clinician-Educator's Handbook, designed to aid clinicians in their day-to-day teaching duties. At her core, Dr. Turner is fervent about helping others succeed in their roles as teachers and educational scholars.

Teri Turner