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  • 2020 AAMC Health Equity Call for Research Informational Webinar - June 18

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/18/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    Join us to discuss the application process, key dates, review criteria, and more.

    The 2020 AAMC Health Equity Call for Research: Consumer Survey of Health Care Access opens June 3, 2020.  

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) requests research proposals to support innovative and cutting-edge studies that fit clearly within the core mission of the AAMC Collaborative for Health equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE)-- advancing collaborative research, policy, and programmatic solutions to health and health care inequities. Three to five selected research teams will receive unrestricted access to the multi-year Consumer Survey data for up to 12 months. The Consumer Survey provides demographic and contextual health information for a nationally representative sample of over 2000 respondents. The deadline for applications is July 24, 2020. Learn more about the Call for Research.

    Join the AAMC for an informational webinar on June 18th, 2020 at 2:30 pm ET to discuss the application process, key dates, review criteria, and more. The application review committee will be available during the webinar for questions.

    Michael Dill
    Director, Workforce Studies
    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Natalie Felida
    Research Analyst
    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Funmi Makinde, MPH, CHES
    Health Equity Research Analyst
    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Karey M. Sutton, PhD
    Director, Health Equity Research Workforce
    Association of American Medical Colleges

  • NIGMS Director’s Update – June 10

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join Jon Lorsch, PhD, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), for an update on key NIGMS issues for the extramural research and research training community.

    Join Jon Lorsch, PhD, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), for an update on key NIGMS issues for the extramural research and research training community. Dr. Lorsch will address:

    • NIGMS support of faculty and trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Progress of MIRA (R35) awards for early-career and established investigators
    • Update on revised NIGMS T32 training programs
    • Support for regional facilities and lab safety in training environments

    Dr. Lorsch welcomes discussion during a question and answer period to follow the presentation.

    You may also submit questions ahead of time to Amanda Field, PhD, AAMC Senior Science Policy Specialist, at afield@aamc.org.

    The AAMC looks forward to providing this platform for interaction with the GREAT and GRAND communities on these and future topics. Please send topic suggestions to Amanda Field (above).

    Jon R. Lorsch, PhD

    Director of the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

    Jon Lorsch became the director of NIGMS in August 2013.  In this position, Lorsch oversees the Institute's $2.9 billion budget, which supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. NIGMS supports more than 3,000 investigators and 5,000 research grants–around 11 percent of the total number of research grants funded by NIH as a whole. Additionally, NIGMS supports around 26 percent of the NRSA trainees who receive assistance from NIH.

  • GREAT/GRAND Community Forum

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    The AAMC invites GREAT Group and GRAND members to join in a new webinar series to give these communities a place to receive briefings on new and emerging issues, interact, and discuss topics of interest.

    The AAMC is providing these forums as a platform for sharing important policy updates and other timely information with the GREAT Group and GRAND communities. Topics are selected by AAMC staff with input from the GREAT Group and GRAND Steering Committees, and suggestions are invited from the membership.

    Please send topic suggestions to Amanda Field, PhD, AAMC Science Policy Specialist, at afield@aamc.org.

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    Rebekah Corlew, PhD, AAMC Director of Constituent Engagement for Research Education and Women in Medicine and Science. 
    Dr. Corlew is the constituent engagement director and contact for the GREAT group, GRAND, and GWIMS.



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    Amanda Field, PhD, AAMC Science Policy Specialist
    Dr. Field follows research and research training issues for the GREAT group and GRAND and is hosting this series.






  • GIR Annual Membership/Business Meeting Webinar – All Members Welcome - June 10

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Since the GBA Spring Meeting was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be conducting the GBA Annual Membership/Business Meeting using this webinar as the platform.

    The Group on Information Technology (GIR) Annual Business Meeting takes place every year and is typically held during a business lunch at the Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference sponsored by the GIR. Since the Spring Meeting was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be conducting the GIR Annual Business Meeting using this webinar as the platform. 

    During this meeting, the main business will include: election announcements, awards, recognition of outgoing Committee members, Committee updates, and looking ahead to next year's opportunities. This meeting is intended for the GIR community and open to all AAMC constituents (employees of AAMC member institutions) who are interested in attending.

    Speakers:
    GIR Steering Committee members, guest speakers, and awards recipients (TBD)

  • AAMC June 2020 Policy and Advocacy Update - June 9

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    AAMC member medical schools and teaching hospitals are on the front lines addressing the coronavirus pandemic, and advocacy at all levels has been essential to ensure the academic medicine community has the resources and support needed to effectively protect the nation’s health.

    AAMC member medical schools and teaching hospitals are on the front lines addressing the coronavirus pandemic, and advocacy at all levels has been essential to ensure the academic medicine community has the resources and support needed to effectively protect the nation’s health. As we continue to navigate this crisis, the AAMC Office of Government Relations is offering a webinar on federal COVID-19 activities and other legislative and policy priorities. An agenda will be published ahead of the webinar.

    Erica Froyd (Facilitator)
    Senior Director, Advocacy and Engagement

    Tannaz Rasouli
    Senior Director, Public Policy & Strategic Outreach

    Len Marquez
    Senior Director, Government Relations & Legislative Advocacy

    Matt Shick, JD
    Senior Director, Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs

    Ally Perleoni
    Senior Legislative Analyst

    Jason Kleinman
    Senior Legislative Analyst

    Christa Wagner, PhD
    Senior Legislative Analyst

    Brett Roude
    Legislative Analyst

  • The Road to MedBiquitous - June 9

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will discuss recent changes and what our shared future of medical education will potentially look like, as well as what skills and capacities we as medical schools should develop to thrive.

    Marc Triola: Keynote 

    Medical education is in the midst of a transformation, one that has been fueled by new models of educational programs such as competency-based accelerated tracks, greater use of technology in every aspect of teaching and assessment, and the growing use of data and analytics to drive educational decision-making. Medical education is rapidly becoming a sophisticated ‘continuously learning’ system that consistently and constantly improves. In parallel, our academic medical centers have made dramatic changes in response to the current pandemic that have created opportunities and posed challenges to education programs.  The emergency response is highlighting emerging future skills for graduates: practicing telemedicine, health systems science and systems-thinking, and contributing to rapid and agile translational research. This webinar will discuss the recent changes and what our shared future of medical education will potentially look like, as well as what skills and capacities we as medical schools should develop to thrive.

    Johmarx Patton: Overview 

    The amount of data that we collect about our education and training programs continues to grow exponentially. We have data needs for accreditation, certification, teaching activities & learning content, as well as quality improvement efforts. MedBiquitous is a long-standing data standards program that has a vast community of contributors that want to help solve these health professions education and credentialing data challenges at scale. Please join this webinar as we discuss plans for the future of the program, including the launch of our new participation model. 

    "MedBiquitous Community Connection" is a series of free one-hour webinars featuring health professions educators and technology innovators from around the globe. "MedBiquitous Community Connection" provides a forum for community experts to share how digital technologies are promoting improvement and better outcomes across the continuum of health professions education. A portion of each webinar will reserve time for a brief Q&A session, allowing attendees the opportunity to dialogue with guest speakers.

    The virtual community, MedBiquitous ThinkTank, will be an active discussion space following each MedBiquitous Community Connection webinar. Your confirmation email will provide details on how to join.

    Marc Triola

    Associate Dean for Educational Informatics and Director, Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, NYU Langone Health

    Marc M. Triola, MD is the associate dean for educational informatics and an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health. He is the founding director of the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, a multidisciplinary team of faculty educators, education scientists, and informaticians. IIME combines advances in education strategies with new informatics solutions to connect the three missions of NYU Langone - patient care, research, and education - resulting in a research and innovation initiative that is translational, empowers transformational change in education programs, and benefits patients. Dr. Triola’s research focuses on the revolution at the intersection of health care and medical education driven by cognitive computing, big data, and advanced analytics. He has worked to create a continuously learning medical education system that includes new ways of integrating clinical data into educational research.

    Johmarx Patton

    Director of Educational Technology and Standards, AAMC

    Johmarx Patton, MD is a scholar and strategist at the intersection of health professions education, healthcare, and information technology. Dr. Patton currently serves as the Director of Educational Technology and Standards at the AAMC, and is responsible for the direction and operations of the MedBiquitous program. MedBiquitous develops enabling technology standards and guidelines that empower health professions education and quality improvement leading to better patient outcomes. Prior to joining the AAMC, Dr. Patton served as the Director of Education Informatics at the University of Michigan Medical School.

  • The Path Forward in GME: An AAMC Crisis Leadership Panel Discussion - June 5

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/05/2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    The AAMC invites the graduate medical education community to join a one-hour crisis leadership panel discussion.

    The AAMC invites the graduate medical education community to join a one-hour crisis leadership panel discussion. 

    Our featured speakers from across the nation will share their experiences in navigating the complexities of the COVID-19 crisis, its impact on our community, and how critical lessons learned will inform our path forward.

    Please make sure you are using Google Chrome or Firefox to register for the webinar.  Internet Explorer is not compatible with the registration system.

    Woodson "Scott" Jones, MD (Moderator)

    Vice Dean for GME and DIO, Professor of Pediatrics, UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

    Woodson "Scott" Jones, M.D. is the Vice Dean for GME and DIO in the Long School of Medicine. He is board certified in Pediatrics and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. The Office of Graduate Medical Education provides oversight for over 50 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs, nearly 30 non-ACGME fellowship programs, with more than 800 residents who work and learn in San Antonio and its surrounding areas. Prior to joining the LSOM, Dr. Jones served as the Dean, DIO and CEO of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium with 33 ACGME accredited training programs with approximately 600 interns, residents, and fellows.

    Dr. Jones also oversaw more than 20 graduate-level allied health training programs with approximately 100 trainees. Dr. Jones successfully completed the AAMC GME Leadership Development Course in May 2011. He remains active in the AAMC Group on Resident Affairs on the Steering Committee and invited faculty for the GME Leadership Certificate Program. Previous positions include: Associate Dean of GME, SAUSHEC; Pediatric Residency Program Director, SAUSHEC; Chief of Pediatrics, Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram AB, Afghanistan; Pediatric Clerkship Director, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD; Maternal/Child Flight Commander, 31st Medical Group, Aviano AB, Italy; and Chief of Residents, Department of Pediatrics, Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Jones completed his Pediatric Residency at WHMC in 1993. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 1990 from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and earned a BA in Biology from Baylor University in 1986.

    Dr. Jones’ honors include multiple research, clinical and teaching awards, to include the William P. Clement, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education from the USU Class 0f 2006, awarded to the uniformed faculty educator who exemplifies the principles of excellence in education by personal example and performance. In 2012, he was selected as an honorary member of the Order of Military Medical Merit for his contributions to the U.S. Army Medical Department. Dr. Jones’ has numerous published articles, book chapters, abstracts, and national/international presentations. While in the Air Force, his awards included the Legion of Merit Medal, the Joint Service and Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, two NATO medals, and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal. 

    Jacqueline Levesque, AED

    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs, University of Houston – College of Medicine

    Jacqueline (Jac) E. Levesque, A.Ed., is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs for the University of Houston College of Medicine. Dr. Levesque is responsible for supporting the residency and fellowship programs sponsored by HCA, as well as managing faculty development and onboarding.

    Dr. Levesque serves as the AAMC Group on Residency Affairs Leadership Course Director and speaks nationally on issues related to GME. Her research focus is the application of corporate business techniques to the administration and management of graduate medical education programs, along with GME finance.

    She is currently focused on the creation of onboarding and development programs for both full-time UHCOM faculty, as well as the numerous voluntary clinical faculty in the community. In addition, she supports the HCA team in their work to develop GME programs in the region hosting over 400 trainees.

    Dr. Levesque earned a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Houston.

    Ronald G. Amedee MD, FACS

    Dean of Medical Education & Head of Clinical School, DIO GME, University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School, Ochsner Health System

    Dr. Amedee earned his medical degree in 1981 from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. In 1986 he completed his residency in Otolaryngology at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Amedee is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has been on staff at Ochsner since October 2007.  In October of 2009 he became the Designated Institutional Official at Ochsner overseeing the activities in the Graduate Medical Education Office.  In July 2013 he was appointed to the ACGME Institutional Review Committee and in April of 2017 was elected Vice Chair, successfully completing both terms in 2019. He is a past-president of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers and remains actively engaged in the planning and execution of the Alliance’s National Initiatives. In May of 2018 he was appointed the Dean of Medical Education for Ochsner Health System and was named Head of School for the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans. He is extensively published in the peer-reviewed literature and has given over 200 scientific presentations and invited lectureships in 15 countries. He serves on the editorial boards of 13 specialty-related journals and was named the Editor-in-Chief of the Ochsner Journal in February of 2015. Dr. Amedee is the recipient of numerous academic awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, and is also a Fulbright Scholar. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Ochsner Health System “Spirit of Leadership -- Teacher of the Year” Award.  In March of 2019 he received the Parker J. Palmer Award from the ACGME for the Courage to Lead, and in that same year was elected Honorary Alumnus of the Ochsner Alumni Association.

    Joan St. Onge MD, MPH, FACP

    Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Sr. Associate Dean for GME, DIO University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital

    Dr. Joan St. Onge is a graduate of Catholic University and Georgetown School of Medicine. After graduating from the School of Medicine, Dr. St. Onge pursued Internal Medicine residency training at Georgetown, followed by a chief residency year. Her clinical focus has focused on the care of complex adult patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, hypertension management, and women’s health. 

    Dr. St. Onge’s academic focus has been on medical education in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has served as ambulatory education director for internal medicine residents, Associate Program Director of the Georgetown University Transitional Residency Program, Associate Program Director and Program Director in the Georgetown University Internal Medicine Residency Program, and as the Program Director at George Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Designated Institutional Official for the UMMSM Regional Campus. In this role, her efforts have focused on guiding the programs through the development of evaluation tools for milestone implementation, and development of faculty skills in assessment of the milestones. In addition, she has overseen the development of new residency programs within the institution, and with the UMMSM affiliated hospitals. 

    In undergraduate medical education, Dr. St. Onge has served as internal medicine clerkship director at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Regional Campus, and as Assistant Regional Dean for clinical curriculum. Her duties focused on the development of the integrated clerkships in medicine and in surgery on the regional campus, faculty development of the community physicians and preceptors focused on assessment, evaluation and feedback. 

    Throughout her career, she has participated in institutional-based curriculum committees and graduate medical education committees. Dr. St. Onge has also been a member of national committees in the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine and the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the NBME Women’s Health Test Material Development Committee, and the NMBE Standard Setting Committee for the Clinical Skills Examination. 

    Dr. St. Onge’s research interests focus on the development of new curricula in undergraduate education, the assessment of residents’ skills in internal medicine. In addition, she has focused on programs that teach and reinforce the cross specialty competencies of professionalism, communication, patient safety and quality improvement, and teaching skills for residents, as well as maintaining wellness in residency.

    Yolanda Wimberly, MD

    Assoc. Dean of Clinical Affairs, Prof of Clin. Pediatrics, ACGME Designated Institutional Official Morehouse School of Medicine

    Dr. Yolanda Wimberly is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Grady Campus, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for the Graduate Medical Education Office at Morehouse School of Medicine. and Professor of Clinical Pediatric at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is double boarded in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Wimberly practices at several Adolescent/Young Adult health centers located in the Atlanta area. She directs a teen center at Morehouse Medical Associates and is a staff doctor at Student Health Services at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College.Originally from Nashville, TN, Dr. Wimberly completed her medical training at Meharry Medical College, her residency at Northwestern Children's Memorial Hospital and an adolescent medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She is the past president of the Georgia Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and is very active in her community. She is a member of numerous professional organizations and also serves on several national advisory committees. She served as a member of the ACGME Pediatric Residency Review Committee for 2 terms (6 years) and is also an ACGME volunteer CLER site visitor. In addition, she is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Program Director Advisory Group. She is committed to medical education and the enhancement of the resident education process to produce excellent physicians who provide primary care and advocacy services to the community. She completed a comprehensive Sexually Transmitted Disease Curriculum (STIKR), with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for implementation into medical schools nationally. She has provided quality health care to her patients and her community her entire career and was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award at Cincinnati Children's Hospital for her efforts, the prestigious Dean's Award at MSM.

    David Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

    Associate Dean & Co-Chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

    David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP is Co-Chief Academic Officer and Vice President for Academic Diversity at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) and Professor of Medicine and Founding Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.   A graduate of Princeton University (AB), SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine (MD) and Georgian Court University (MBA), Dr. Kountz holds state and national leadership roles in medical education, including appointment by Governor Christie to the Accreditation Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey in 2016 and current Chair for the Group on Resident Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  A practicing general internist at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Kountz‘s research and educational interests include pipeline programs for students underrepresented in medicine; graduate medical education; leadership development; and hypertension and related disorders in underserved populations. Dr. Kountz has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, as well as serving as an investigator on more than 20 grants, including a current grant to assess the value of social networks to help clinicians with safe opioid prescribing. Dr. Kountz is also involved in community outreach activities, having run annual “mini-medical school” programs for high school students in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  In 2014, the New Jersey School Board Association awarded the program its School Leader Award, which recognizes creative classroom and extracurricular programs in New Jersey's public schools.    Dr. Kountz is the 2019 recipient of the Verice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award from the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation.

  • FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/03/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    During this 90 minute webinar, AAMC staff will present on hospital payment and quality provisions from CMS’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.

    During this 90 minute webinar, AAMC staff will present on hospital payment and quality provisions from CMS’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions once the presentations have concluded.

     

    Mary Mullaney
    Director, Hospital Payment Policies 

    Andrew Amari
    Policy and Regulatory Analyst, Hospital and GME Payment Policy 

    Phoebe Ramsey
    Sr. Regulatory Analyst, Quality and Payment Policy

  • Generating Real-World Evidence to Enhance Knowledge during COVID-19 - May 27

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    As the scientific research community responds to COVID-19, there is value in using real-world data and evidence to inform clinical research.

    As the scientific research community responds to COVID-19, there is value in using real-world data and evidence to inform clinical research. The AAMC’s Research on Care Community (ROCC) will host a webinar featuring Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, who will discuss the benefits as well as challenges of generating real-world evidence and highlight specific examples related to COVID-19 research. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A discussion with Dr. Curtis following the presentation. 

    Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute

    Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences and Interim Executive Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis is an expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, and a leader in national data quality efforts. Dr. Curtis serves as a Co-Lead of the Data Core for the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products, and Chair of the Data Quality Subcommittee for the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) Coordinating Center that generates real-world evidence for health technology and medical devices.

  • Group on Institutional Advancement Webinar - May 28

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Visual Abstracts: Distilling Research and Serving It in a Nice Glass

    Visual Abstracts: Distilling Research and Serving It in a Nice Glass

    In this “too long, didn’t read” world, how can researchers and institutional communicators catch the eye of social media audiences and others and help them understand at a glance the main points of a journal article, conference presentation, report, or guideline? Enter the Visual Abstract – a graphic, sized for Twitter or a single PowerPoint slide, that distills key findings or conclusions into as few words, numbers, and icons as possible.

    After a 2017 study showed that sharing Visual Abstracts in tweets nearly triples the number of link clicks, journals and conferences began asking researchers to create them, in addition to traditional text abstracts. Institutions can harness them too as a tool for sharing information of all kinds. They’re especially useful in the absence of other visuals. This presentation -- by two communicators from the birthplace of the Visual Abstract – will equip attendees to create their own or assist researchers. 

    Learning objectives:   

    1. Understand the origins and growth of Visual Abstracts, and the evidence for their use 
    2. Learn the process for creating a Visual Abstract, including key tools and design principles 
    3. Equip communicators to help researchers create and refine Visual Abstracts about their work 

    Kara Gavin, M.S.

    Lead Public Relations Representative, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

    Kara Gavin, M.S., specializes in writing engaging stories about discoveries and issues in science, medicine, and health policy and connecting reporters with experts. For more than 25 years, most of them at the University of Michigan, she has helped bring the work of researchers to broad public audiences and to the attention of reporters. A science writing graduate of Lehigh University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she serves a Lead Public Relations Representative for Michigan Medicine, U-M’s academic medical center, and as Research & Policy Media Relations Manager for the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. She also plays French horn in the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra, which she helped found, and is a proud theater mom and Girl Scout leader.

    Emily Smith, M.A.

    Multimedia Designer, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan

    Emily Smith, M.A. is a Multimedia Designer at the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI). She supports IHPI and its collaborating centers by developing visuals that promote healthcare research and policy. Emily also leads internal workshops to help U-M faculty and staff better understand visual abstracts, design principles, and the creation of effective presentation slides. Prior to joining IHPI, Emily worked as a Graphic Designer for the Ohio University Communications and Marketing. While at Ohio University, she also served as an adjunct faculty and instructed a beginner design course within the School of Visual Communication. Emily currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and three cats.