Co-Directors of the SOM Basic Science Curriculum
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joy Sturtevant and Dr. Andrew Hollenbach will join Dr. English, Dr. Levitzky, and the rest of the Undergraduate Medical Education team as Basic Science Curriculum Co-Directors. Both have been intimately involved in the curriculum revision process for several years and are very knowledgeable about the curriculum goals and educational program objectives that directed the revision.
Dr. Sturtevant, an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology, has been an active Curriculum Renewal Committee member since its inception. She is the course co-director of the Diseases and Therapy of the Pulmonary System and the Medical Immunology courses. She has been an active member of numerous work groups that developed various aspects of the revised curriculum, including clinical skills integration, infectious diseases, and ethics.
Dr. Hollenbach, a Professor in the Department of Genetics, has been an active Curriculum Renewal Committee member since its inception. He is a lecturer in several courses in the revised curriculum and has also been an active member of numerous work groups including clinical skills integration and cancer. He has been an integral contributor to our longitudinal cultural competency curriculum.
Both faculty members have been recognized for their excellent teaching and student mentorship. They will serve as liaisons between the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education and individual courses to provide support to course directors, feedback to faculty lecturers, ensure compliance with accreditation standards, and facilitate continued integration of basic science material.