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IAMSE Board of Directors
Candidates for 2020

The Nominating Committee is pleased to present its slate of candidates for this year's election to the IAMSE Board of Directors. In accordance with our bylaws, these are being posted to our website in alphabetical order. 

 

Although selection by the Nominating Committee is our formal system for identifying appropriate candidates, any IAMSE member in good standing may petition to have his/her name added to this ballot by the mechanism described in our bylaws under Article VII Section 1.

 

Members of IAMSE are asked to review the candidates' qualifications listed below, and to thoughtfully consider the course each would take to achieve our Goals as discussed in their Personal Statement. On March 1, 2020 the electronic ballot will be activated and voting instructions will be provided at that time.

 

Also note, this page presents the qualifications and personal statement of each candidate only as submitted by the candidate. This is NOT the actual ballot.

 

 

Qualifications and Personal Statements

Helena Carvalho

Colleen Croniger

Nicole Deming

Sudhakar Pemminati

Amina Sadik

Maria Sheakley

 


 

Helena Carvalho
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

I would like to apply for the Board of Directors as I see this as a great opportunity for me to be even more involved and offer my contribution to the governance of IAMSE. Since I become member I have been attending several webinars, annual meetings and also presenting posters and focus session. In the last 2 years I did volunteer to the planning committee and reviewed abstracts several times. I am also a reviewer for the Medical Science Educator journal. Being part of the board of directors will give me a chance to share my professional expertise while learning with other educators. Most importantly I want to contribute to the mission of improve medical education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Colleen Croniger
Case Western Reserve University SOM

I have been a member of the Student Professional Development Committee (formerly known as Student Research Committee) since 2016. The Student Professional Development Committee is comprised of international faculty and students. The goal of the committee is to increase student membership and participation in IAMSE especially at the annual conference.  The committee has presented focus session for students at the last three IAMSE meeting on topics such as Improving Student Research Experience-an International Perspective, Mentoring 101 and Getting Your Research Published.  After each annual meeting the Student Professional Development Committee has sent a survey to the students who have attended to determine future topics for the focus sessions. I have participated in acquiring IRB approval for these surveys and I have overseen implementation of  the 2019 survey.  Chris Burns is the former chair of Student Professional Development Committee and served since its beginning over four years ago.  I have been appointed the new Chair for 2019-2023.  As we move forward, Student Professional Development Committee will design and implement a student webpage for the Student Professional Development Committee with JulNet,  develop a new  tool kit for students with the Publications Committee and continue to improve students presence in IAMSE and at the annual meeting. I look forward to working collaboratively to accomplish these goals. 


 


 

Nicole Deming
Case Western Reserve University SOM

Nicole Marie Deming, JD, MA,  I joined the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2009 and have served as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Human Resources since 2014.  I received my BA in Biology and Philosophy, with honors, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, my MA in Medical History and Ethics from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and my JD, with honors, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and earned concentrations in both International Law and Health Law.  My academic interests focus on bioethics, research ethics, and medical education.  I have served as the Director of our Master of Arts program in Bioethics, the Director of the Bioethics Medical Education, and developed a number of study abroad bioethics courses in Costa Rica, Spain, India, and The Netherlands.  I have the privilege of working with individuals around the world to identify, analyze and develop plans to address complex ethical issues in medicine and science.  I believe that interdisciplinary approaches and international collaborations result in a richer and more complete understanding of ethical issues in my field.    I joined IAMSE in 2012 and served on the IAMSE Website Development Committee in 2013-2015.  I have been a member of IAMSE Finance Committee since 2014 and served as co-chair on the Committee for the Advancement of Medical Science Educators (CAMSE), a subcommittee of the IAMSE professional Development Committee.  Since January 2018, I have served as the Secretary of IAMSE.  As a member of the Executive Committee, I have learned a great deal about the history, activities, and goals of IAMSE.  I wish to continue to serve IAMSE and its mission as a member of the board.  Thank you for your consideration.  


 


 

Sudhakar Pemminati
American University of Antigua

Dear Sir, My career in medical pharmacology began in 1999. The purpose of being an educator or facilitator/teacher is to be able to teach students is to work on critical thinking, problem solving, and applying basic science knowledge in clinical case scenarios to excel or master in board or licensing exams (USMLE/NBME Step-1). For me, teaching is a continuous learning process. I am not the same teacher today that I was 18 years ago when I was a teacher in a government medical college. When teaching, I expect my students to develop an understanding of the concepts and be able to apply this knowledge into case scenarios. This includes understanding and recollecting material. As associate professor of medical pharmacology, I am responsible for giving my best to the students. This starts with adequate knowledge, preparation, and updating recent developments in all fields of medical sciences; not limited to medical pharmacology. I design and deliver teaching materials in an interactive manner to engage students to avoid passive learning by rote memorization. I continuously update my knowledge by reading textbooks, medical journals, and attending conferences/workshops. I am a life-long learner and have wide academic experience in and outside the classroom, thereby appealing to a wide range of students of medicine and of the allied health sciences. My experience includes teaching and mentoring MD, MSc, MBBS, BDS, BSc (nursing), BPT, and other allied health sciences. My experience reflects my training in various workshops, as well as in continuing medical education courses and participation worldwide. In working with students and colleagues over a career spanning 18 years, my work has become transformed from teaching as a job to teaching as an enterprise. Medical pharmacology is an endless subject which includes new developments every day. I strive to make my teaching enjoyable, using story-telling and real-life clinical vignettes to create interest and concrete memories for the students. I present complex concepts in simple ways by using cases, showing videos, using technology, and virtual patient simulations, as well as using modern audience response systems to acquire immediate feedback. I have extensive knowledge of instructional technologies, Experience with curricular and instructional design and training in educational theory and evaluation. My experience in using innovative teaching delivery formats includes team-based learning, 'flipped classroom,' problem-based A STATEMENT OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY. DR. SUDHAKAR PEMMINATI learning, distance learning (lecture capture), interactive large group presentation, and audience response systems, curriculum information management systems such as Blackboard, proficiency in test item writing (USMLE and NBME-style), and computer-based assessment systems such as Examsoft. I am an active participant in academic committees including Examinations, Research, Appeals and Community Service, as well as in mentoring various student and faculty research projects. I am also an active volunteer in service to the local community in terms of participating in local health fairs, health awareness programs, and I contribute financially and professionally to people in need of health and social services. I have enclosed my curriculum vitae for your review. Some of the key strengths I have included in my resume. I look forward to hearing from you, Thank you very kindly for your consideration. Respectfully submitted, Dr. Sudhakar Pemminati


 


 

 

Amina Sadik
Touro University in Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

I am very honored to have been nominated to the IAMSE Board of Directors. As an IAMSE fellow and an active committee member of the IAMSE Educational Scholarship Committee, I know what it takes to make the association as successful as it is currently. It takes dedication, hard work, creativity, and endurance on the part of each member of the Board of Directors to reach the common goal that the association has set for itself and to make each conference an enjoyable learning opportunity for its members. I am convinced that I have enough experience in the areas of medical education, curriculum development, assessment, and research to make a significant contribution as a board member.  I am a professor of Medical Biochemistry in the Basic Sciences Department at Touro University Nevada, in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am a student-centered faculty member who mentors and involves students from the Doctor of Osteopathy, Physicians Assistant, and Masters of Health Science program students in all of my research projects. All my students are IAMSE members, and they have and will continue to contribute to IAMSE conferences. My scholarly activities include writing book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, conducting collaborative workshops, and giving presentations at national and international conferences. My recent contribution to medical education resources is authoring a chapter in Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies.  Although I feel privileged to be recently inducted into the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators as a follow, my highest honor is receiving the Wissam of Officer of the National Order of Merit from His Majesty King Mohammed IV, in July 2014. My committee members can attest to my assiduity and my dedication to the success of IAMSE, and I would be honored to continue to serve in the same manner as a Board member. 

 

 


Maria Sheakley

WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Dear IAMSE Nominating Committee,  I am writing to express my interest in the officer position for the IAMSE Board of Directors. I have a keen interest in becoming more involved in the IAMSE organization to help promote the development and recognition of health professions educators. As a medical educator for more than a decade, I have considered IAMSE my primary professional society, and have relied on the annual meetings for professional development in all aspects of my academic career, including teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology and learner-centered education.  Over the past two years, I have become more involved in IAMSE on several levels. First, I served of the Committee for the Advancement of Medical Science Educators (CAMSE) to help develop educators and evaluator toolkits to support the promotion of medical science educators. Stemming from this, I helped to develop and deliver focus sessions at IAMSE 2018 to disseminate the work we did as a committee, and will help to develop and facilitate a pre-conference workshop at IAMSE 2020 to further make educators aware of the materials developed by CAMSE. In addition, I am also co-presenting a synopsis of this material with Bonny Dickinson in the IAMSE webcast audio series this Fall (2019). Finally, I was appointed as an associate editor for Medical Science Educator earlier this year, and I am a member of the program committee for the 2021 annual meeting.   I have read and understand the role of Director of IAMSE, and know my strengths in communication, organization, teamwork, and attention to detail will make me an excellent fit for this position. I look forward to serving with the IAMSE leadership to advance the association beyond the great strides it has already made, and to support health professions educators in their journey to excellence. 

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