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2011 Macy Foundation Scholars

The Macy Faculty Scholars program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

Alan Dow, MD, MSHA

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Alan Dow is the Ruth and Seymour Perlin Professor of Medicine and Health Administration and Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He directs the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU and is responsible for developing, implementing, and studying initiatives in interprofessional education and practice across seven schools at VCU, the VCU Health System, and the surrounding community. Under his leadership, the Center’s programs engage over 1500 students, faculty, staff, and practitioners annually. He researches, writes about, and speaks on healthcare teams through a translational approach, studying the basic science of teamwork in healthcare and applying these insights to innovation in education, practice, and health policy. Alan serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Interprofessional Care and the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice as well as the board of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

Dena H. Hassouneh, PhD, ANP, PMHNP

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Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Dr. Hassouneh is a Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing. Dr. Hassouneh teaches and mentors doctoral students, maintains an ongoing program of federally funded research, and provides leadership in the School of Nursing. Her scholarly work focuses on two key areas: addressing inequalities in nursing education and understanding, and improving mental health disparities in women. To address the experiences of faculty and students of color in the United States Dr. Hassouneh has conducted research and published theoretical work addressing racism in health professions education. She has also worked to improve nursing education internationally by helping design and bring to fruition a BSN program in the Palestinian territories.

Eve R. Colson, MD, MHPE

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Yale University

Eve Colson is a Professor of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine where she is the Co-director of the Longitudinal Clinical Experience — an interprofessional program for students. In addition, she is Chief of the Section of Education in the Department of Pediatrics. She has focused her career on prevention of infant mortality, mixed methods research and the education of healthcare professionals.

Jennifer S. Myers, MD

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University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer S. Myers is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality and Safety in Graduate Medical Education at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the director of a quality and safety fellowship program in Penn’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety and co-director of a GME-wide Healthcare Leadership in Quality residency track which has trained over 80 residents and was recently awarded grant funding. In the past year she was senior author on an Academic Medicine publication describing strategies for integrating the quality and safety mission of teaching hospitals and GME and has another article in press on GME leadership roles in quality and patient safety. In 2015, she was appointed to co-chair the National Board of Medical Examiners Patient Safety Test Materials Development Committee and invited to be a member of the AAMC Integrating Quality Steering Committee. She directs the “Quality & Safety Educators Academy” which is a national faculty development program now in its fifth year and has trained close to 500 faculty members from around the country.

Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF

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Drexel University (DU)

Roberta Waite, professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, with appointments in both the Doctoral Nursing Department and the Health Systems and Science Research Department, serves as both Interim Associate Dean of Community Programs and Director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Eleventh Street Family Health Center of Drexel University (henceforth 11th Street).  In partnership with their community, 11th Street and Dr. Waite strive to promote a transdisciplinary approach to the delivery of primary care, behavioral health, dental services, and health and wellness programs in a trauma informed and responsive manner to patients served at the center. Preparing for Sanctuary certification in January 2017 and deepening their work through enhancing mindfulness-based strategies supported through funding by the Center for Health Care Strategies are also underway at 11th Street. Waite continues cultivating educational initiatives with leadership development among interprofessional students in the health professions, and expansion has occurred to include public health students.