Medical and Health Professions Education, PhD
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Mila is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University-HSC Shreveport. She serves as the OBGYN clerkship director for third and fourth-year medical students. Mila is active in committees such as the academic success counsel for medical students, residency clinical competency committees, medical curriculum committee, and the hospital medical executive committee. She is passionate about education and empowering students, faculty and support staff. In her free time, Mila likes to get outside and enjoy nature with her family and furbabies.
Jeremy is a second-year DMHPE student interested in studying student self-regulation following academic failure. He serves as director of ultrasound education and is an assistant professor and critical care PA at Emory University School of Medicine. In his teaching role, he has implemented several novel active learning strategies to improve PA student competency in the basic sciences. Outside of his professional life, Jeremy loves to spend time with his wife and 3 children, play music and train Brazillian Jiujitsu. You'll usually find him with an ultrasound probe in one hand and a coffee in the other.
Alyssa L. Ransom
Alyssa is an Instructor of Gross Anatomy in the nursing school at LSUHSC in New Orleans, LA . She hopes to research the inclusion of race and ethnicity in the basic science course curriculum and how that impacts students. And, she admits to being one of those people that likes to do organized runs on holidays!
Becky Gates, MD
Becky is a general surgery resident at Virginia Tech-Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. She is taking two professional development years to complete her MMHPE at EVMS and work as a research fellow for the C-STAR surgical education lab at University of Michigan. In the future, Becky sees herself as a program director or clerkship director who is involved in nationwide conversations about how to improve our surgical education system. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cooking and gardening with her husband. She also enjoys snuggling with their two fur-babies.
Melanie Nohrer, MEd
Melanie has worked in higher education for 11 years at a variety of administrative levels and departments including admissions, academic affairs, administration and graduate medical education. She has a Master of Education in Higher Education, Educational Leadership degree from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing a DMPHE degree at EVMS. Melanie works as an Educational Specialist for EVMS Obstetrics & Gynecology, managing all three fellowship programs. Her top priority within the program is a fellow’s success, achievement and overall experience!
Eric J. Werner, MD, MMM, FAAP
Eric is an MHPE Teaching and Scholarship Certificate student and a Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Pediatrics at EVMS. He is a member of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Chief Medical Quality Officer with the Children's Specialty Group. Eric also serve as the Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.
Kathleen Gabana, MEd
Kathy has worked in education for nearly 10 years with experience in higher education, private and for-profit institutions in the areas of admissions, enrollment, student retention, advising, accreditation and program management. She currently serves as the Program Administrator for the Distance Education programs at EVMS and her responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day administrative functions for multiple doctoral, master’s and graduate certificate programs while overseeing a staff that supports 200+ students, program directors and faculty. As a doctoral student, her research interests are diversity, equity, bias, distance education and non-traditional learners.