Full Name

Larry Gruppen

Position

Professor of Learning Health Sciences, Professor of Learning Health Sciences Director of the Master of Health Professions Education Program

University

University of Michigan Medical School

Speaker Bio

Dr. Gruppen is Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School, where he directs the competency-based Master in Health Professions Education program. His research interests center around the development of expertise, knowledge and performance assessment, self-regulated learning, and scholarship development. He has over 160 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics in medical education and presents regularly at national and international professional meetings. He was recognized for career productivity by the AAMC’s Central Group for Educational Affairs’ Medical Education Laureate Award, the 2015 John P. Hubbard Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Merrel Flair Award from the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs.

Full Name

Sean Tackett

Position

Associate Professor

University

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Speaker Bio

Sean Tackett, MD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Medicine and International Medical Education Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a Senior Medical Consultant for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. His career goal is to improve the quality of health professions education internationally.

Full Name

John Co

Position

Director of GME at Partners HealthCare, Designated Institutional Official, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School

University

Harvard Medical School

Speaker Bio

John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH, is the Director of Graduate Medical Education at Partners HealthCare, Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Brigham and Women’s (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospitals (MGH), and Director of Ambulatory Quality and Safety for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, all in Boston, MA. He is a trained in health services research, and for 5 years served as associate program director for pediatric residency training at MGH. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in General Pediatrics, and focuses his academic work in areas that are at the intersection of medical education, quality improvement, and patient safety. Currently he serves as Co-Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Clinical Environment Review (CLER) Evaluation Committee and has served on several other national committees related to education and quality of care, including the ABP Foundation Board of Directors and as on the Editorial Board for Pediatrics.

Full Name

Cindy Anderson

Position

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation

University

OSU

Speaker Bio

Cindy Anderson is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation at the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Cindy has a BS in Nursing from Salem State University and a MS in Nursing and PhD in Physiology from the University of North Dakota. For more than 2 decades, Cindy Anderson have been dedicated to the education of nursing students at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. She is the author of several book chapters and the text, Applied Pathophysiology: A Conceptual Approach to the Mechanisms of Disease”.

Full Name

Karen Hills

Position

Chief, Professional Development

University

PAEA

Speaker Bio

Karen Hills is the Chief of Educational Development for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). She is Professor-Emeritus Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. Before joining PAEA, she was on faculty at the Duke University PA Program for 16 years having served as program director from 2013-2017. She received her master’s degree in health fitness management from the American University in Washington, DC and her PA certificate from the Wake Forest University Physician Assistant Program. Her clinical experience includes cardiology, family medicine, student health and working with patients in a substance abuse treatment facility.

Ms. Hills has successfully submitted proposals for Title VII funding where she has served as PI on projects related to faculty development, primary care enhancement and combatting the opioid crisis.

Full Name

Luke Mortensen

Position

Chair, Pharmacology, Physiology & Pathology

University

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Speaker Bio

Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA, FNAOME, is Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Pathology at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, where he also serves as Director of Professional Development and Director of Interprofessional Education. Prior to these roles, he served as Vice President and Chair of Medical Education at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) from 2012-2017 where he engaged with their member colleges to promote teaching/learning excellence in osteopathic medical education throughout the educational continuum. His work also facilitated collaboration, provided services through constituent group activities, and developed resources for osteopathic medical education professionals. From 1995-2012, he was a tenured faculty member at Des Moines University where he taught clinical pharmacology and physiology for seventeen years and also served in administration as Assistant Dean and Director to develop and provide basic science and clinical professional development to faculty, OPTI members, residents, and others in a variety of health care professions. Dr. Mortensen has also played a significant role in the planning and implementation of workshop institutes for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) which seeks to promote and encourage efforts that would advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future health care providers for team-based practice. Luke received his doctoral training at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan and post-doctoral experience at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators.

Full Name

Daniel Harrington

Position

VTFaculty - Interim Dean

University

VTCSOM

Speaker Bio

In 2007, Dr. Harrington was named Vice President for Academic Affairs for Carilion Clinic where he supervised the expansion of graduate medical education resulting in the establishment of numerous new residencies and fellowships, and the development of the research, simulation, and professional development departments at Carilion Medical Center. As part of the transformation of the Carilion Clinic, Dr. Harrington was instrumental in the early development of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. At the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Dr. Harrington is a tenured Professor of Psychiatry and is the Vice Dean for the medical school. In 2014, Dr. Harrington was the recipient of Carilion Clinic’s Robert L. Keeley, M.D. Healing Hands Award for physician leadership and exemplary service to patients.