Master of Medical and Health Professions Education
Become a leader in health professions education and share your knowledge with the next generation of healthcare professionals.
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Cynthia P. Cadieux, PhD, RDN, FAND
Dr. Cadieux has worked in the area of higher education for 25 years. She has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) since 1989.
Research interests include educational research on topics such as the study of sense of community, especially in the online classroom.Read More
Peggy Gesing, PhD
Dr. Peggy Gesing is the Associate Director of the Medical and Health Professions education programs and an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions. Dr. Gesing earned her PhD in Higher Education at Old Dominion University and her Master's of Education in Adult Learning and Development at Cleveland State University. The foundation for her research and teaching is built on 16 years of experience at top-ranked research universities. Her research focuses on international student mobility and education as a driver of economic opportunity and social justice.Read More
Jennifer Styron, PhD
Dr. Styron is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Teaching and Assessment at the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning at EVMS. She earned a PhD in Instructional Technology and Design from the University of Southern Mississippi and has extensive experience in grant administration, interprofessional education and practice and active learning strategies, such as team-based learning. During her time at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Styron was part of a three-year $1.3 million HRSA project aimed at developing interprofessional core competencies among health professions faculty and students, and delivering high quality, efficient, team-based care in community-based clinical settings to improve patient outcomes.Read More
Heather Newton, EdD
Dr. Newton obtained her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology and a master’s degree in Teacher Education and Curriculum Instruction from Regent University in Virginia Beach. Dr. Newton’s passion is education, and she has over 20 years of professional experience in the educational field. Currently, Dr. Newton works with EVMS Graduate Medical Education as the Director of GME Educational Programs. In this role, she helps to create and implement faculty development curricula and deliver trainings in multiple modalities to residents, faculty and staff. Additionally, she serves on the Institutional Review Board and provides her expertise as a social/behavioral expert while reviewing protocols.Read More