Teaching Academy Retreat Events Focus on New Members, Awards, & Assessment

January 18, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur

​The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held its annual Snow Season Education Retreat on January 15-16, 2020 in the College’s Medical Education Center and UVM Davis Center. Highlights included an Induction Ceremony for 2019 new members and advanced members, the presentation of the annual Teaching and Education Awards, and the first annual Snow Season Debate, moderated by Professor and Chair of Pediatrics Lewis First, M.D.

Larner College of Medicine Dean Richard L. Page, M.D. (right), congratulates Elise Everett, M.D., at the Teaching Academy's Teaching and Education Awards event. (Photo: David Seaver)

The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont held its annual Snow Season Education Retreat on January 15-16, 2020 in the College’s Medical Education Center and UVM Davis Center. Highlights included an Induction Ceremony for 2019 new members and advanced members, the presentation of the annual Teaching and Education Awards, and the first annual Snow Season Debate, moderated by Professor and Chair of Pediatrics Lewis First, M.D.

The induction and awards event was led by Teaching Academy Director Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D., who announced that since its establishment in 2014, the Teaching Academy has grown to include 163 members, including 18 at the Distinguished Educator level, 42 at the Master Teacher level, 86 at the Member level, and 17 at the Protégé level. Presenters at the event included Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and Foundations director, Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., and UVM Health Network Medical Group President Claude Deschamps, M.D.

Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for public health and health policy, received the Frederick C. Morin Educational Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an exemplary and sustained record of service in educational leadership, committee service, and/or administration. Elise Everett, M.D., M.S., associate professor and clerkship director for obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, received both the Innovation in Curriculum Development or Pedagogy Award and the Educational Scholarship Award. William Raszka, M.D., professor of pediatrics and Attacks and Defenses course director, was recognized with the Learner Assessment Award. Garth Garrison, M.D., associate professor of medicine, received the Outstanding Contribution Award.

UVM Health Network Medical Group education award recipients were also recognized at the event. Dr. Deschamps presented the Education Grant to Adam Ulano, M.D., assistant professor of radiology as principal investigator (PI), and co-PIs Ryan Walsh, M.D., and Michael Bazylewicz, M.D., assistant professors of radiology; the Graduate Medical Education Educator of the Year to Joseph Winget, M.D., associate professor of medicine; and the Continuing Medical Education Educator of the Year to Cheung Wong, M.D., Berta Pi-Sunyer Williams Professor and director of gynecologic oncology in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences.

Following the debate on making the USMLE pass/fail, Snow Season Retreat attendees participated in sessions on the following topics: development of evaluation tools; assessment and program evaluation for interprofessional education; narrative assessment; teaching quality improvement; assessing learners at any level; writing inclusive cases; faculty resilience; teaching for health equity; and planning for continuous quality improvement.

A total of 40 faculty members were recognized during the induction ceremony, including:

Distinguished Educator
Douglas Johnson, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Amanda Kennedy, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
Molly Rideout, M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Master Teacher
Naiim All, M.D., Assistant Professor, Radiology
Richard Bounds, M.D.,
Associate Professor, Surgery
Keith Curtis, M.D.,
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Nathalie Feldman, M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Peter Holoch, M.D.,
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Macaulay Onuigbo, M.D., Professor, Medicine
Mitchell Tsai, M.D., Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Bei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Member
Mark Bisanzo, M.D., Associate Professor, Surgery
Eike Blohm, M.D.,
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Carolyn Boscia, M.D.,
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Leigh-Anne Cioffredi, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Justin Deangelis, M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Katherine Dobec, M.D., Assistant Professor, Surgery
Kelsey Donovan, Sc.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine
Eric Ganguly, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
Emily Greenberger, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine
Rebecca Guy, Ph.D., Instructor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Emily Hadley Strout, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine
Victoria Hart, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Naomi Hodde, M.D, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Elizabeth Hunt, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Jennifer Kelly, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
Benjamin King, M.D., Assistant Professor, Surgery
Erin Morris, M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Katelin Morrissette, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine
Mirabelle Sajisevi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Surgery
Marie Sandoval, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
Sarah Schlein, M.D., Assistant Professor, Surgery
Alissa Thomas, M.D., Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences
Tina Thornton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine

Protégé
Alison Brandeis Johnson, M.D., Clinical Instructor – Resident, Medicine
Sarah Kelso, M.D.,
Clinical Instructor – Resident, Surgery
Adrienne Pahl, M.D., Clinical Instructor –Fellow, Pediatrics
Elly Riser, M.D.,
Clinical Instructor – Resident, Medicine
Benjamin Sanofsky, M.D.,
Clinical Instructor – Resident, Anesthesiology
Elizabeth Wahlberg, M.D., Clinical Instructor – Resident, Medicine

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