The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. We select up to five faculty leaders each year.

Macy Faculty Scholars receive salary support up to $100,000 per year over two years to implement an educational change project in their institution. Scholars also receive mentoring and career advice from our National Advisory Committee.

2018

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Vineet Arora is Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at the University of Chicago. In the latter role, she bridges educational and hospital leadership to integrate residents and fellows into the quality, safety, and value missions of the institution.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Arora will aim to evaluate, sustain, and spread IGNITE (Improving GME Nursing Interprofessional Team Experiences) to train residents, nurses, and other professionals to work in high-reliability teams aligned with institutional priorities to improve patient care and ultimately support the vision of interprofessional clinical learning environments (IPCLE).

Debra Albert, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at the University of Chicago Medicine, and Greg Horner, MA, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Vice President of Operational Excellence at the University of Chicago Medicine, serve as Dr. Arora’s mentors.

2018

C. Jessica Dine, MD, MSHP

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

C. Jessica Dine is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and Director for Assessment and Evaluation for the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her education role focuses on the development of robust evaluation systems with a particular focus on measuring the competencies of communication, professionalism, and interprofessional collaboration.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Dine will design and develop the optimal assessment strategy for interprofessional collaboration in the clinical learning environment that could assess providers across the health care professions while providing clinical care in real time.

Judy A. Shea, PhD, Associate Dean for Medical Education Research and Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, serves as Dr. Dine’s mentor.

2018

Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF

University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

Cynthia Foronda is an Associate Professor of Clinical at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Foronda is a pediatric nurse who specializes in simulation, technology, cultural diversity, and vulnerable populations. An expert in evaluating educational interventions, she is focused on fostering breakthroughs in education through the use of technology and diverse teaching methods. Her work in simulation has resulted in several international awards, and she was voted President-Elect of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Foronda will apply simulation and telehealth technology to create longitudinal experiences that bridge health care education to patient and family outcomes. Focusing on empowering family caregivers of children with asthma, her project evaluates the impact of a simulation and telehealth intervention on student learning, the experience of family caregiving, child health outcomes, and costs.

Cindy L. Munro, RN, ANP-BC, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS, Dean and Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, serves as Dr. Foronda’s mentor.

2018

Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN

University of South Carolina College of Nursing

Coretta Jenerette is the incoming Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. She is dedicated to educating future nurse scientists about the role of social determinants of health (SDH) on health outcomes. Currently, she is using her internationally recognized, patient-centered program of research in sickle cell disease to exemplify the importance of communication skills for vulnerable patient populations.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Jenerette will focus on enhancing PhD programs with simulations that expose PhD students to the social determinants of health (SDH) and interprofessional education (IP/IPE). Simulation experiences will enhance current PhD curricula offerings and allow future nurse scientists to be well-versed in community-engaged research with minority and underserved populations. Development of “Simulation in PhD Programs” (SiPP) will be designed to meet unmet needs of PhD nursing students, including SDH and IPE activities.

Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, FNP, FAAN, ANEF, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, serves as Dr. Jenerette’s mentor.

2018

Daniel J. Schumacher, MD, MEd

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Daniel J. Schumacher is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schumacher is currently working to establish an education research unit, which he will co-direct, at CCHMC. Since transitioning from residency administration to focus on medical education research three years ago, he has been working on a PhD at Maastricht University and has led two national studies focused on: 1) decisions made by clinical competency committees (CCCs) and 2) assessment of entrustable professional activities.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Schumacher will extend lines of investigation from both of these studies, seeking to understand summative entrustment decision-making by CCCs. This work is well-aligned with Dr. Schumacher’s established career focus on the link between educational outcomes and patient care outcomes and builds upon his local, national, and international competency-based medical efforts over the past several years.

Carol Carraccio, MD, Vice-President for Competency-based Assessment at the American Board of Pediatrics, serves as Dr. Schumacher’s mentor.

2017

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN

George Washington University School of Nursing

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney is a neonatal nurse practitioner and an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University (GW) School of Nursing. She has worked throughout her career to advance nursing research, education, and practice with a focus on long-term cognitive and social outcomes of high-risk neonates. As the director of infant research at GW’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, Dr. Darcy-Mahoney advances the body of research on infant health and developmental outcomes in high-risk infants.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Darcy-Mahoney will educate future pediatric clinicians in understanding the drivers of inequity, including how poverty and related social determinants of health have a vital link to early brain and child development. Her proposal, the Pediatric Equity Scholars, will equip future nurses and doctors with the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems and organizations.

Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE, Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation, and Clinical Science at The George Washington University School of Nursing, serves as Dr. Darcy-Mahoney’s mentor.

2017

Maja Djukic, PhD, RN

New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Maja Djukic is an Assistant Professor at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing where she teaches quality improvement and evidence-based practice. She is dedicated to educating health professionals in healthcare quality and safety competencies essential for high value care. To date she has used innovative educational technologies such as virtual patients and simulation to build interprofessional teamwork competencies for nursing and medical students. She has also led national research efforts to assess nurse quality, safety preparedness and inform educational gaps and solutions in this area.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Djukic will apply her expertise in quality improvement, teamwork, and educational technologies to develop her project which is entitled Integrating Management of Patient Panels Across the Curriculum with Technology (IMPPACT). The aim of the IMPPACT project is to prepare pre-licensure nursing students for enhanced roles in primary care by building their panel management competencies using a virtual patient practice model.

Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, serves as Dr. Djukic’s mentor.

2017

Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc

Penn State College of Medicine

Jed Gonzalo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Associate Dean for Health Systems Education at Penn State College of Medicine. His work focuses on two areas in medical education: (1) the emerging field of Health Systems Science, and (2) the relationship between education and practice within health systems.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Gonzalo proposes to develop an interprofessional Health Systems Science Academy where faculty (e.g. nurse, physician, advanced-practice clinician, and staff), resident/fellow trainees, and student teams will collaboratively acquire systems and teaching competencies in a nine-month curriculum, and apply them to educational projects aligned with local needs. Dr. Gonzalo will also create a “Virtual Health Systems Science Academy” linking the Macy Faculty Scholar network and members of the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. The goals of these initiatives are to accelerate the education of systems-ready providers, and improve health systems and patient health.

Paul Haidet, MD, MPH, Director of Medical Education Research and Professor of Medicine, Humanities, and Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine, serves as Dr. Gonzalo’s mentor.

2017

Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd

Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Kesselheim is an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Since 2013, she has directed the Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Medical Education, a two-year degree program pairing formal coursework in medical education with a yearlong thesis component. Dr. Kesselheim’s leadership experiences have inspired numerous scholarly pursuits focused on ethics training, humanism education, entrustable professional activities, social media in medical education, and the balance of service and education.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Kesselheim aims to lead a study designed to deliberately and systematically weave interprofessional education into the required HMS pediatric clerkship. The intervention will blend four new curricular elements including formal introduction to interprofessional collaboration, daily participation in interprofessional practice, interviews of interprofessional teammates, and an interprofessional simulation experience. An emphasis will be placed on assessing interprofessional teamwork. 

Edward M. Hundert, MD, the Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education at the Harvard Medical School, serves as Dr. Kesselheim’s mentor.

2017

Jeanette M. Tetrault, MD, FACP, FASAM

Yale University School of Medicine

Jeanette Tetrault is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. She has dedicated her career to advancing education and scholarship in the field of addiction medicine. As such, she teaches addiction medicine to students, residents, fellows and providers in practice. She is on the Board of Directors for the Addiction Medicine Foundation and for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Directors Association.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Tetrault will build on the existing infrastructure of the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience at Yale (ICLE) to develop an interprofessional curriculum where learners will apply the chronic disease model to addiction, enhance clinical skill development, and characterize the challenges patients and their families may face while navigating the healthcare system. She will rigorously evaluate the curriculum and develop a dissemination toolkit for replication at other institutions.

David A. Fiellin, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, serves as Dr. Tetrault’s mentor.

Our Advisory Committee

Our National Advisory Committee guides the Macy Faculty Scholars Program and provides Scholars with career advice.

David M. Irby, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (HON), FAAN

Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, Emerita, Professor of Nursing and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Professor, Emerita, UCSF School of Nursing

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD

George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Christine A. Tanner, RN, PhD, FAAN

AB Younmans-Spaulding Distinguished Professor, Emerita, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing

Samuel O. Thier, MD

Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus, Harvard University Medical School