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2012 Macy Faculty Scholars

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

Kenya Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF

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The CUNY School of Professional Studies

Kenya Beard is an Associate Professor at The CUNY School of Professional Studies, and Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities. Dr. Beard’s research focuses on strengthening the capacity of academia to graduate a diverse workforce that’s prepared to eliminate healthcare disparities. She speaks nationally on best practices that support diversity and inclusive environments and is a senior fellow of the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College. She co-produces a radio show for HealthCetera on WBAI which focuses on health equity dialogues. She recently provided an elective on Implicit Bias and Healthcare Disparities at the Harvard Macy Institute. As the chair of the Future of Nursing New York State Action Coalition committee for diversity, she guided the team in producing the Workforce Diversity Toolkit for New York.

Macy Faculty Scholar Kenya Beard on Multicultural Education

Sandrijn M. van Schaik, MD, PhD

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University of California, San Francisco

Sandrijn van Schaik is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Fellowship Program Director for the Sub-Specialty Training Program in Pediatric Critical Care at UCSF. She also serves as the Education Director of the University’s Kanbar Center for Simulation, Clinical Skills and Telemedicine Education, and is in charge of Faculty Development for the new UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum. Her academic career focus is on health professions education with a research focus on interprofessional teamwork, communication and feedback.

Macy Faculty Scholar Sandrijn van Schaik on Improving Communication Between Health Professionals

Ted James, MD, MS, FACS

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ted James is Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. James has a history of successful interprofessional collaboration and has developed innovative educational programs to enhance clinical performance and improve patient outcomes. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. James designed and implemented a patient safety IPE activity incorporating medicine, nursing and pharmacy students. He has also developed a simulation-based oncology IPE training session for oncology fellows and nurses.

Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH

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University of Colorado

Wendy Madigosky is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine, Director of the Interprofessional Education and Development Course for the Anschutz Medical Campus, and Assistant Director on the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Council. Within the School of Medicine, she directs the Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum and chairs the Medical Student Professionalism Committee. She is an inaugural member of the CU Academy of Medical Educators, and received her fellowship training in medical education through the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is the Faculty and Network Advisor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School and advises her local CU chapter. Her 2012-2014 Macy Faculty Scholars work focused on developing interprofessional longitudinal curriculum in patient safety and quality improvement for the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Wrenetha A. Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

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Rush University

Wrenetha Julion is a Professor and the newly appointed Chairperson of the Department of Women, Children & Family Nursing. She is an educator who teaches nursing students in baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs. She is a NIH-funded researcher whose intervention research is focused on promoting positive parenting, with a particular focus on African American fathers who do not live in the same household as their children. Dr. Julion is passionate about promoting cultural competency and diversity in nursing students and faculty. Her Macy project led to the development of an elective cultural competency course with a community-based service learning component that is now being implemented with students in nursing and health sciences.