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Meet the Scholars

Each Macy Faculty Scholar engages in activities to enhance their career as an educator, as well as pursuing a mentored educational innovation project at their home institution.

2016 Scholars

DorAnne Donesky, PhD, RN

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University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing

DorAnne Donesky is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She teaches palliative care and pathophysiology, and is Co-director of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Program. Her career is dedicated toward improving the quality of life for patients living with serious illness by providing team-based palliative care education to students and practicing clinicians in the four core palliative care disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, and spiritual care. Although palliative care is interprofessional by definition, very few palliative care courses for learners or practitioners are designed for all core disciplines. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Donesky will develop an interprofessional center for palliative care education that will become a national model for other institutions to follow.

Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of Research and Development in Medical Education in the Center for Faculty Educators at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, serves as Dr. Donesky’s mentor.

Cristina M. Gonzalez, MD, MEd

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cristina Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a Robert Wood Johnson Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholar, and a recent graduate of the Association of American Medical College’s Leadership Education and Development Program. At Einstein, Dr. Gonzalez is the Chair of the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Task Force and a member of the Curriculum Design Executive Committee, chairing its Program Outcomes and Evaluation Design Team. She is dedicated to enhancing medical education to improve the health of vulnerable and marginalized populations and to training physicians who will contribute to achieving health equity.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Gonzalez will design, implement and rigorously evaluate a longitudinal curriculum for medical students in implicit bias recognition and management. The overall goal is to improve patient safety and decrease provider contributions to healthcare disparities by mitigating the influence of implicit bias on clinical decision-making.

Paul Marantz, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical Research Education and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, serves as Dr. Gonzalez’s mentor.

Temple Ratcliffe, MD, FACP

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University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Temple Ratcliffe is Co-Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. He is an Internist who has been engaged in health professions education for the past decade. Previously he served as both Associate Internal Medicine Clerkship Director for the Uniformed Services University and Associate Program Director for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Healthcare Consortium’s Internal Medicine residency. His teaching has been recognized by eleven medical student, resident, or program teaching awards. His current educational areas of interest and research include clinical reasoning, sensemaking, medical student and resident assessment, and interprofessional education.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Ratcliffe will implement a patient-partnered, collaborative, interprofessional care model that immerses learners in an authentic team-based clinical experience. Specifically, Dr. Ratcliffe is developing orientation materials, curricula and assessment tools to foster positive learner experiences.

Luci Leykum, MD, Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, serves as Dr. Ratcliffe’s mentor.

Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Tyler Reimschisel is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Director of the Division of Developmental Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As a clinical neurogeneticist he cares for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Reimschisel’s current education roles include Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics, Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, and Director of the Vanderbilt Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program. His major education interests include team-based learning, leadership training, and interprofessional practice. He has extensive experience in curricular reform, having co-led the redesign of the preclerkship phase of Vanderbilt’s new medical school curriculum.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Reimschisel plans to develop a working-learning health system in which patient panels drive the training of interprofessional teams of students, residents, and faculty as they care for their patients across the spectrum of clinical and community settings.

Bonnie Miller, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education and the Executive Vice President of Educational Affairs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, serves as Dr. Reimschisel’s mentor.

Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing

Jing Wang is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing. She is also adjunct faculty at the School of Biomedical Informatics. She is a current fellow of the Health Educator Fellowship Program at UTHealth, and serves as a member of the Advisory Council at the UTHealth Center for Interprofessional Collaboration. She is a dedicated educator working with students from all levels in nursing, public health, and informatics. Dr. Wang’s scholarly work focuses on patient-engaged and patient-centered interprofessional education, research, and practice.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Wang will develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative interprofessional curriculum on mobile and connected health technologies involving six health science schools. The curriculum will help prepare a healthcare workforce ready to meet the challenges arising from the increasing uses of mobile and connected health technologies in healthcare. It will also facilitate student learning and creative thinking in interprofessional education and practice for patient-centered care of underserved populations in primary care and independent senior living communities.

Carmel Dyer, MD, the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology and the Nancy P. and Vincent F. Guinee, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Gerontology, serves as Dr. Wang’s mentor.