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TEACH Membership

TEACH is an inclusive teaching academy with voluntary membership. All faculty and professional staff affiliated with Carilion Clinic, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University Carilion who have a role in health professions education are encouraged to apply.

Terms of Membership

Membership is automatically renewed based on continued program participation at the appropriate membership level.

Membership Levels

Membership is available in three levels: Emerging, Skilled, and Advanced.

TEACH Subcommittee and Steering Committee Members

TEACH is led by an outstanding Steering Committee of recognized educators throughout Carilion Clinic, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University Carilion. The steering committee and subcommittees are responsible for producing an outstanding experience for faculty.

The Education Research subcommittee is working to develop the interest and scope of education research and scholarship as a critical part of establishing an evidence base for best practices in health professions education delivery and assessment. We anticipate building a coalition of interested individuals to serve as a peer support mechanism for developing our faculty’s education research skills and ad-hoc peer review for those interested in submitting manuscripts or grants for medical education scholarship. 

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Ms. Jennifer Bath, Chair

Dr. Andrew Binks

Dr. Helena Carvalho

Dr. Francis (Frank) Dane

Dr. John Epling

Dr. Sarah Harendt*

Dr. David Musick*

Dr. Sarah Henrickson Parker

Dr. Rebecca Pauly*

Ms. Mariah Rudd*

Dr. Shari Whicker*

The Faculty Development subcommittee is focused on developing core activities (e.g., workshops, hands-on breakout sessions, Education Day) to enhance the skills of our TEACH faculty as teachers, learners, and education researchers. This subcommittee assesses faculty needs in various ways including analysis of national and institutional evaluations and reports, reviewing the literature, and faculty surveys. We are always open to feedback from the faculty whom we serve. Please feel free to contact us (teach@carilionclinic.org) at any time regarding feedback on existing sessions and/or suggestions for future topics.

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Ms. Mariah Rudd*, Co-Chair

Dr. Shari Whicker*, Co-Chair

Dr. Andrew Binks

Dr. Mahtab (Mattie) Foroozesh

Dr. Jed Gonzalo

Dr. Joanne Greenawald

Dr. Sarah Harendt*

Dr. Bhaba Misra

Dr. David Musick*

Dr. Milena Staykova*

Dr. Lubna Wani

Dr. Diana Willeman-Buckelew*

Dr. Angelica Witcher

TEACH Journal Club began meeting in early 2016.  We invite level 2 and 3 TEACH membership levels throughout Carilion, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University Carilion to join and participate in the journal club. The objectives of the Journal Club are:

  1. Develop quality improvement strategies to critique and keep up-to-date with relevant health education literature
  2. Share current knowledge and translate into evidence-based practice of health education
  3. Opportunities for scholars to have a discussion on current changes in the health education field.

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Ms. Mariah Rudd*, Chair

Dr. Helena Carvalho

Dr. Francis (Frank) Dane

Dr. David Musick*

Dr. William Rea*

Dr. Shari Whicker*

The Membership subcommittee is responsible for outlining and recommending a membership structure inclusive of member benefits and responsibilities. Additionally, this subcommittee is responsible for reviewing all membership applications and determining the appropriate membership level approval for each applicant. Please feel free to contact us (teach@carilionclinic.org) with questions or concerns.

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Dr. Shari Whicker*, Chair

Dr. Chad Demott*

Dr. Erica Reynolds*

Ms. Mariah Rudd*

Dr. Mary Beth Sweet*

Dr. Brian Unwin*

The Mentoring subcommittee is working to facilitate and enhance the development of mentorship relationships within the Academy.  We see these dyads as dynamic, reciprocal relationships between an advanced career incumbent (mentor) and a mentee aimed at promoting advancement of the teaching careers of both.  While we anticipate frequent informal mentoring to occur within the Academy, the subcommittee seeks to expand mentorship options with supportive guidelines and robust faculty development in this area.

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Dr. Adegbenga Bankole*, Co-Chair

Dr. David Musick*, Co-Chair

Dr. Sarah Harendt*

Dr. Aubrey Knight*

Dr. Arthur Ollendorff

Dr. Rebecca Pauly*

Ms. Mariah Rudd*

Dr. Tarin Schmidt-Dalton

Dr. Shari Whicker*

The Recognition subcommittee focuses on ways in which TEACH can recognize its members that display exceptional and innovative skills in their teaching and education scholarship. This subcommittee develops the criteria by which TEACH members are considered exceptional and will report these members to the steering committee for review of recognition. Ways in which exceptional and innovative teaching can be recognized include publication of bio and achievements in local media, presentation of award, or recognition within TEACH as an esteemed member. We are always open to feedback from the faculty whom we serve. Please feel free to contact us (teach@carilionclinic.org) at any time regarding feedback on recognition of TEACH members.

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Dr. Aubrey Knight*, Co-Chair

Ms. Mariah Rudd*, Co-Chair

Dr. Adegbenga Bankole*

Dr. Andrew Binks

Dr. Sarah Harendt*

Dr. Bruce Johnson

Dr. Lubna Wani

Dr. Shari Whicker*

The Teaching Consultation and Observership subcommittee is focused on providing active review and consultation of teaching activities by faculty members.  We have several individuals on our subcommittee who have been trained to provide formative feedback on teaching in several settings (e.g., classroom, small group, clinical care rounds).  This service may be viewed as a type of collegial “peer review” of teaching, and results in both verbal feedback and a brief written summary as the discretion of the faculty member requesting the service.  It is especially helpful for newer faculty, or for faculty members who are in tenure track positions.  Using this service also counts toward a faculty member’s annual requirement of 2 hours of faculty development for teaching.

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Dr. Jennifer Cleveland*, Chair

Dr. Sarah Harendt*, Co-Chair

Dr. Chad Demott*

Ms. Misty Flinchum

 

Dr. Tim Fortuna

Dr. Bruce Johnson

Dr. Anita Kablinger

Dr. Daniel Lollar

Dr. Mahtab (Mattie) Foroozesh

Dr. David Musick*

Ms. Mariah Rudd*

Dr. Serkan Toy

Dr. Shari Whicker*

The Technology and Innovation subcommittee is dedicated to exploring and recognizing novel ways to teach, that may or may not use technology. Our subcommittee’s initial task was to design the framework of the website for TEACH. We recognize and disseminate the creative teaching methods of our faculty members, and introduce TEACH members to creative use of technology. Please feel free to contact us teach@carilionclinic.org at any time regarding areas of interest or innovation that you would like to see featured.

(* denotes Steering Committee Member)

Dr. William Rea*, Chair

Dr. Adegbenga Bankole*

Dr. David Halpin

Dr. Sarah Harendt*

Dr. Sallie Beth Johnson*

Ms. Heather Mason

Dr. David Musick*

Ms. Mariah Rudd*

Dr. Shari Whicker*