Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
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   Programs and Resources for your Professional Development - May 2023

In This Issue of the CFE Newsletter

  1. CHEERS Education Research Consultation Service - Next session on June 26th
  2. SMHS Faculty Awarded at the GW 13th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony
  3. Spring 2023 Individualized Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development Graduates 
  4. W. Scott Schroth Mentor Award Recipient
  5. CFE SMHS Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Marie Borum
  6. Faculty Focused Resources: 
  • Register for AAMC IDEAS Learning Webinars
  • Register for AAMC Webinar Series focused on Scholarly Publishing
  • Changes in Blackboard LMS - Blackboard is now Blackboard Ultra
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CHEERS Education Research Consultation Service

The Office of the Associate Dean for Evaluation and Educational Research is teaming up with the Collaborative for Health Education Evaluation, Research, and Scholarship (CHEERS) to offer a monthly education research consultation service. Designed as an opportunity to consult with social science researchers and other GW colleagues in a friendly group setting, the consultation service is open to any student, trainee, or faculty member affiliated with SMHS.  
The next open session will be held on Monday, June 26th, 12-1 pm via Zoom.
  • Zoom Link to join:

    If you're interested, please feel free to join. You don't have to present; you can simply listen or provide your own thoughts and insights. This is a collegial group that strives to support each other in the pursuit of high-quality education scholarship. For more information on CHEERS and to request a consultation, visit our website.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Artino ( or Dr. Zaidi (
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Congratulations to our SMHS Faculty Awarded at the GW 13th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony

(Left to right) Dr. Rohini Ganjoo, Dr. Trudy Mallison
Dr. Rohini Ganjoo, PhD, 2023 Morton A. Bender Teaching Award
Dr. Trudy Mallinson, PhD, 2023 Office of the Vice Provost for Research Faculty Award, Research Mentorship Award
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Congratulations to the Spring 2023 Individualized Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development Graduates

Each graduate completed a research project, listed below:
  • Andrea Anderson, MD: Professional Identity Development and the Recitation of the Hippocratic Oath by Senior Medical Students, advised by Dr. Rosamond Tompkins
  • Geoff Shapiro, EMT-P: A Qualitative Analysis of Law Enforcement Instructor Experiences on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training, advised by Dr. Joe Bocchino
  • Simone Lawson, MD: Implementation of Core Content Recommendations for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowships: A Qualitative Study of Program Directors, advised by Dr. Joe Bocchino
  • Spandana “Spud” Induru, MD: Near Peer Mentorship for the Pediatric Trainee, advised by Dr. Kathleen Crowley
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Congratulations to W. Scott Schroth Mentor Award Recipient

Dr. Kofi Essel, MD, MPH
Congratulations to Kofi Essel, MD, MPH,  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Community Urban Health Scholarly Concentration Director, and the Director of the GW Culinary Medicine Program, as well as the GW Clinical Public Health Summit on Obesity. He is the 2023 recipient of the W. Scott Schroth Mentor Award. This award recognizes excellence in the mentorship of a GW SMHS Scholarly Concentration student by a GW Faculty Member. Among an esteemed group of educators and faculty mentors, Dr. Essel was recognized by students for his authentic and boundless commitment to student mentorship and, in the words of one student, his ability to “model the well-rounded, empathetic, and compassionate clinician I wish to be.” As a member of the search committee, Steven Davis, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shares "it was truly a pleasure to read accounts of Dr. Essel's mentorship; your commitment to student learning and career development is inspiring."
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Dr. Marie Borum
Join the CFE as we highlight Dr. Marie Borum, MD, EdD, MPH who discusses her professional and academic journey to her current position as Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Director of the Gastroenterology fellowship, and Professor of Medicine. She details her outlook on the future of advances of the division as well as the foundational elements for providing excellent clinical service, training future physicians, and developing faculty. Read the full interview here.
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Faculty Focused Resources

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) IDEAS Learning Webinars are free resources for registered members. AAMC membership is also free. The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism Series page: outlines all recorded webinars and additional resources. For example, the following topics are addressed, among many others: 
  • "Disrupting Bullying in Academic Medicine"
  • "Addressing Microaggressions in Academic Health: A Workshop for Inclusive Excellence"
  • "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competencies Across the Learning Continuum"
  • "Using Inclusive Language in Scholarly Writing"
  • "Effective Unconscious Bias Training Models for Health Professions Faculty and Staff"
  • "Strategies for Promoting Antiracist Research in Medical Education" 
  • "Improving the Learning Environment for LGBTQ+ Medical Students" 
The IDEAS Learning Webinars are led by experts with the purpose to provide "comprehensive, reliable information." These educational series are helpful to health and medical faculty, staff, and students who want to be proactive in their efforts to foster inclusive environments and promote equity in medical schools.

Register: AAMC Webinar Series focused on Scholarly Publishing
Register for a monthly webinar series hosted by the editorial teams of the AAMC’s 2 peer-reviewed journals, Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL. Sessions will cover the importance of publishing your education scholarship and practical suggestions for how to do so successfully, and will include interactive exercises to practice what you have learned and time for Q&A with the editorial teams of Academic Medicine and/or MedEdPORTAL. While this series features the editorial teams of the AAMC’s journals, the topics and recommendations presented will also apply to other types of medical education scholarship and to submissions to other journals and publications. These sessions are open to all so please consider sharing with your peers, students, and others interested in these topics.  
Changes in Blackboard
Blackboard’s landing page was updated on May 19. It got a new look as GWIT is upgrading the GWU version of Blackboard from Learn to Ultra. This change is not applied to courses, only to the landing page upon login. There is no timeline for converting courses as of yet. Here is how it looks now:
Changes to Blackboard landing page
For more information and one-on-one guidance, contact the CFE at
Note: Around the same time, IT is enabling two-factor authentication to Blackboard to improve security for all GW users. For more information, pelase contact  Tech Support: and/or
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