Using Project Medical Education (PME) to Engage the New Congress - February 12

Includes a Live Event on 02/12/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)

This January we welcomed a new Congress. Learn how the Project Medical Education (PME) program can be used to educate external audiences – including new and returning members of Congress – on about how medical schools and teaching hospitals bring together medical education, clinical care, and research.

Participants will learn:

  • What Project Medical Education (PME) is and how to access tools and resources to help them in planning a PME event
  • What audiences PME can be used to engage
  • How other institutions have used PME in the past and what the results of those events have been both qualitatively and quantitatively

Karen Fisher, JD
Chief Public Policy Officer – AAMC

Karen Fisher, JD, leads the AAMC’s public policy initiatives on medical education, health care delivery and medical research, providing strategic guidance to advance the association’s legislative and regulatory priorities and developing policy proposals that support the work of academic medicine. One of the nation’s leading experts on Medicare, Ms. Fisher has more than 20 years of experience in legislative and regulatory health care policy. Most recently, she served as senior health counsel for the Senate Finance Committee where she played a key role in drafting the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the new Medicare physician payment system. She also served as lead adviser on other Medicare concerns and health care policies. Before moving to the Senate, Ms. Fisher spent almost a decade as senior director in health care affairs at the AAMC after serving as senior health policy analyst and general counsel for the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission—the precursor to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).  Ms. Fisher earned both her pharmacy and law degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

Audrey Goodnight
Director Events and Protocol, Advancement and Engagement – University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Audrey is the Director of Events and Protocol at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences. With over a decade of academic event experience, Audrey is dedicated to enhancing relationships through sustainable goal-oriented and constituent-centered experiences. Her favorite aspect of producing events is seeing how every thoughtful detail comes together to witness guests in authentic moments - their expressions when they push their comfort zones or when they’re lifted by an experience which they share with friends and family in turn. Audrey advises on event protocol and oversees the school’s portfolio of more than 200 events ranging from Project Medical Education, community engagement opportunities, donor recognition events, formal graduations, appreciation events, recruitment and retention events, Speaker Series, professional development opportunities, formal dinners, ceremonies and galas.

Mark Brieve
Director, Community Engagement and Outreach – Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Mark Brieve is the Director for Community and Government Relations at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His duties include developing positive relationships with business and community leaders, as well as, university officials in order to promote and encourage visibility for the college through coordinated events. Additionally, Mark provides analysis and research on state and federal legislation with potential impact to the College. His role includes frequent visits to the college’s community campuses in Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Marquette, Midland, Southeast Michigan and Traverse City. Prior to joining MSU College of Human Medicine in August of 2012, Mark worked in the Michigan Legislature for nine years in both partisan and non-partisan roles. A graduate of Calvin College, Mark lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jared Dashoff
Public Affairs Specialist - AAMC

Jared Dashoff serves as a public affairs specialist at the AAMC, assisting in communicating the association's advocacy and regulatory efforts to a broad audience including the media, constituents, and the general public. He leads the organizations efforts on Project Medical Education (PME) and assists member institutions in planning and hosting PME events. Mr. Dashoff holds both a master’s in public policy and a BA in political science from American University in Washington, D.C.

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