Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE)
Christine Arenson is the Co-Director of the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Arenson graduated from the University of Delaware in 1986 and Jefferson Medical College in 1990. She completed her residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she was chief resident in 1993. Post-residency, Dr. Arenson completed a two-year geriatric fellowship at Jefferson. In 2005, Dr. Arenson became Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and in 2010 became the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Her clinical, academic and research concentrations continue to be in the area of geriatric medicine.
Reena Antony is the Education Programs Administrator of the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education at Thomas Jefferson University. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as a Program Analyst for the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health - Tobacco Control Program. Reena received her MPH and BS from MCP Hahnemann University (Drexel University) and a BSN from LaSalle University. Ms. Antony's concentration continues to be in the areas of public health, interprofessional education, program planning and evaluation.
Nethra Ankam is an Instructor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Ankam graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 2003. She completed her residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2007. Her interests include neurologic rehabilitation and medical student education.
Director, Learning Resources
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Dale Berg, MD is Co-Director of the UCSSC and Professor of Medicine. He is a national leader in medical education and in the use of Standardized Patients and Simulation in teaching and evaluation. He has an expertise in physical examination and in teaching the teachers how to teach clinical skills. He has been Faculty and Course Director of an innovative Advanced Physical Diagnosis course at Harvard Medical School and at Jefferson. He is a leader in developing curricula and in its evaluation and has a great interest in Interdisciplinary curriculum development. He has won multiple teaching awards on a local and national level.
Katherine Berg, MD is Co-Director of the UCSSC and Associate Professor of Medicine. She is a national leader in medical education and in the use of Standardized Patients and Simulation in teaching and evaluation. She has an expertise in physical examination and in teaching the teachers how to teach clinical skills. She has been Faculty of an innovative Advanced Physical Diagnosis course at Harvard Medical School and at Jefferson. She is a leader in developing curricula and in its evaluation and has a great interest in Interdisciplinary curriculum development. She has won multiple teaching awards on a local and national level.
Associate Residency Program Director, and Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
Jeanne is the Director of CME at Jefferson Medical College and has been at Jefferson since 1997. As Director, Jeanne oversees Jefferson's compliance with changing national requirements for CME. She is actively involved in planning and implementing CME activities, overseeing Jefferson's accreditation systems, developing proposals for funding of CME activities, and adapting Jefferson CME programming to quickly changing goals and requirements. Jeanne works closely with the Chair of the Committee on CME to fulfill its obligations, including implementing Jefferson CME policies and procedures.
She is an Fellow of the Alliance for CME (FACME), and a member of the Society for Academic CME. In addition, Jeanne has volunteered as a Site Surveyor for the ACCME since 2006.
Kenneth Covelman, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Couple and Family Therapy, of Thomas Jefferson University, School of Health Professions. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo in 1975 and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in clinical Psychology at the Devereux Foundation. Dr. Covelman was a member of the clinical staff and a member of the Family Therapy Training Center at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic from 1975 until 1993. While there he consulted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and co-developed an interdisciplinary pediatric pain service. From 1993 until the present Dr. Covelman has been a clinical staff member at the Council for Relationships and was Director of the Post- Graduate Training Program in Couple and Family Therapy for six years. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Mr. John J. Duffy is Associate Director of University Simulation and Director of Nursing Simulation and Clinical Skills. A graduate of Temple University, earning his Baccalaureate degree in Nursing Science and later earned his Masters Degree from Widener University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Burns/Emergency and Trauma. After many years in hospital practice he joined the faculty at Jefferson in 2008. His research interests include the use of simulation with interprofessional learner.
Dr. Erdmann is currently Associate Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University after serving as Dean of Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University. During his tenure, Dr. Erdmann was instrumental in several initiatives including opening a School of Pharmacy, program development and expansion in all professional courses of study within the college, enhanced departmental program interactions with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and unified systems between Jefferson College of Health Professions and Jefferson College of Graduate Studies. Dr. Erdmann has also held the positions of Associate Dean of Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Jefferson Medical College, and University Registrar. Prior to joining Jefferson, Dr. Erdmann served for 17 years as Director of the Division of Educational Measurement and Research at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Anthony Frisby is the Director of Education Services in the Department of Academic and Instructional Supports & Resources at Jefferson. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Tony holds degrees in: Bio-medical Communication (BS, College of Medicine), Labor and Human Resources (MLHR, College of Business), and Instructional Design and Technology (PhD, College of Education). Prior to joining Jefferson he was responsible for software design and development for the Office of Academic Services, College of Medicine, at OSU. His research interests include: human-computer interface design, development and measurement of self-directed learning skills, understanding and promoting best-evidence medical education practices.
Vice President, Neurology / Surgery / Trauma, Department of Hospital Administration
Carolyn Giordano joined the Office of Institutional Research in 2008 as the Senior Research Analyst. She holds a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology and is a PhD in Educational Psychology, with her dissertation in the area of interprofessional education. Her interests are in research design, evaluation and educational testing. She has completed research and evaluation of interprofessional education for the Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center and has made numerous presentations to national and international conferences. Prior to coming to Thomas Jefferson she worked as an analyst for the National Board of Medical Examiners for 7 years.
Karen M Glaser is a faculty member in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry and Human Behavior. A graduate of Cornell University with a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Glaser has been teaching communication skills and the dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship at Jefferson for over twenty-five years. Dr. Glaser has been an active facilitator of student and faculty professionalism committees. Her most recent presentations have centered around physician/patient dynamics and the effects of Balint group work on the doctor-patient relationship and the well-being of the practicing physician.
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Director, Jefferson Medical and Health Science Bookstore and Activities Office
Dr. Lisa Hark is currently Project Director in the Department of Research at the Wills Eye Institute and Associate Professor at Jefferson Medical College. She is currently co-investigator of two research grants to improve vision care in African American patients with diabetes. Prior to joining the Jefferson faculty in 2009, Dr. Hark was Director of the Nutrition Education and Prevention Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1990-2009. Dr. Hark is co-editor of Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals; Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach; and The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care. She is has also written Nutrition For Life and The Whole Grain Diet Miracle for consumers.
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Assistant Director, Corporations / Foundations
Marcia Levinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in pediatrics with a focus in Early Intervention. Dr. Levinson teaches several courses in the PT curriculum, in addition to Clinical Care Plan Interprofessional Course, and is a faculty member in the JCIPE Health Mentor Program. She received the Thomas Jefferson Dean's Faculty Achievement Award, 2008. Dr. Levinson co-authored the professionalism and portfolio program for the physical therapy students, Professional Behavior Profile. Current grant participation includes, "Training for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists in Early Intervention and School-Based Therapy" and "Effect of a Five Tier Fitness Program for Preschoolers". She is director of Camp Susquehanna, Lancaster PA and Executive Director and co-founder of Camp Sababa, Israel, camps for children with burns. She received her PhD from Walden University in Clinical Child Development, MS advanced degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Drexel University, and a MS degree, Drexel University in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Director, Center for Faculty Development
Coordinator: Adult Nurse Practitioner Program - JSN Graduate Faculty
Dr. Kevin J. Lyons is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Institutional Research in the School of Health Professions and directs the Center for Collaborative Research. Dr. Lyons has presented numerous papers at scientific meetings. He has published extensively and has two books; Successful Grant Writing: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals and Allied Health: Practice, Issues and Trends in the New Millennium. He has also served on the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Health Services Research and written a white paper for the National Commission on Allied Health. Dr. Lyons has received the J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions and is Editor of the Journal of Allied Health, which is the scholarly journal of that organization.
Dr. Manning is Associate Professor in the College of the Health Professions, Jefferson School of Nursing. Prior to joining Thomas Jefferson in July 2007, Dr. Manning held leadership positions at the National Patient Safety Foundation and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. At Children's Hospital she served as Executive Director of the Center for Quality and Patient Safety, Care Model Initiatives and Director of Infection Control and Occupational Health. Dr Manning received a Ph.D. from Temple University in Health Education and MSN and BSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Manning has over 30 years of clinical, educational and administrative experience. Dr. Manning's areas of scholarship include infectious diseases, infection prevention and control, organizational leadership, and interprofessional education.
Ms. Millinghausen is the Vice President of Medicine, Cardiac Critical Care and Specialty Services in the Department of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Ms. Millinghausen has experience in establishing and maintaining effective business relationships in a multidisciplinary environment; designing and implementing new and innovative programs; developing and mentoring competent staff and managers; anticipating and responding to budgetary and accreditation demands; integrating information systems as a business tool; recruiting and retaining high quality professional nurses resulting in increased nurse satisfaction, improved staffing ratios and maximum quality of care delivered to patients; and eliminated high cost of travel and agency nurses in all areas of responsibility. Ms. Millinghausen has been with Jefferson since 1986.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Nursing Research, Education and Quality
Valerie P. Pracilio is a Project Manager for Quality Improvement in the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University where she is responsible for organizing efforts on various research projects primarily related to health care quality and patient safety improvement. Valerie served as managing editor and author of Governance for Health Care Providers: The Call to Leadership published by Taylor & Francis, New York, New York in 2009 and Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness published by Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, Massachusetts in 2010. She is a graduate of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship and has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Scranton and a Master's Degree in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.
Brooke Salzman, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, in the Division of Geriatrics. Dr. Salzman is the Medical Director of the practice, Jefferson Family Medicine Associates at the Philadelphia Senior Center. She is the Associate Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program at Thomas University. Dr. Salzman graduated from Cornell University in 1995 and from Jefferson Medical College in 2001. She completed her residency in Family Medicine and her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Her areas of interest include innovative models of care for the frail elderly, practice redesign, and chronic disease management.
Dr. Rob Simmons is a Clinical Associate Professor, and Director of the MPH Program, in the School of Population Health and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy. Dr. Simmons has 35 years of public health experience in local and state government, international health in Latin America, health care, private health foundations, community health organizations and academia. His MPH is from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and DrPH from UCLA School of Public Health. He has taught at the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, West Chester University and more recently Drexel University School of Public Health. Dr. Simmons came to Jefferson in July 2007 to direct the newly reformatted Masters in Public Health (MPH) program. Rob is professionally trained as a Health Educator (CHES is Certified Health Education Specialist) and is currently President of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), the nation's leading health education organization.
Dr. Snyderman is an assistant professor in the geriatrics division of the department of Family and Community Medicine. She obtained her MD at Howard University College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her family medicine residency in 2006 and geriatrics fellowship in 2007, both at Thomas Jefferson University. Her specific interests in geriatrics include long term care and palliative care. She is the recipient of a 5 year Geriatric Academic Career Award focused on utilizing the Continuing Care Retirement Community as an ideal setting to teach geriatric principles across the spectrum of health and functional status.
Dr. Sorokin graduated from Yale University in 1976 and Washington University Medical School in 1980. She completed an internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Sorokin joined the Jefferson faculty in 1989 and has had multiple roles, including director of educational programs for internal medicine. In recent years she has worked on infection control and patient safety at TJUH and was named Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer in 2008.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Beth Ann Swan is Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs at the Jefferson School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Swan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is the Past President of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing and a 2007-2010 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Swan has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to evidence-based practice, ambulatory nursing care, and academic nursing practice.
Dr. Truluck is the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator (Nuclear Medicine & PET/CT) in the Department of Radiologic Sciences, Jefferson School of Health Professions since 2003. She obtained BS and PhD degrees at University of Wales, U.K., before moving to the U.S. in 1988. She held a position of Assistant Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 1993 until 2006.
Elena Umland spent 10 years practicing as a clinical pharmacist in the Thomas Jefferson University's Department of Community and Family Medicine. She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the new Jefferson School of Pharmacy in the Jefferson College of Health Professions. The Jefferson School of Pharmacy is poised to admit its first class in the Fall of 2008.
As Director of Medical Education Research, Mr. Veloski's primary responsibilities are in student assessment involving clinical simulations, written examinations, standardized patients and performance ratings by faculty. Other responsibilities include technical support for program evaluation of the M.D. curriculum and graduate medical education programs. He serves as Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and is a member of the College's Curriculum Committee. He is currently studying the psychometric issues involved when clinical simulations are used to measure physician performance. Research in this area since the early 1960s involving different approaches to simulation has identified a number of challenges that need to be taken into consideration when simulations are used. He is also involved in updating a systematic review on the impact of resident duty hour limits on patient safety and other collaborative studies with Jefferson faculty. Mr. Veloski completed his graduate work (ABD) in Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the past year he has served as a peer-reviewer for six journals. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education.
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, TJU and Professor and Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Assistant Director, Eastern Pennsylvania - Delaware
Dr. Young is currently the Director of Nursing Operations at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Methodist Division. Dr. Young has been in this role since May, 2007. Prior to this leadership position, Dr. Young was the Patient Care Manager of Perioperative Services at Lankenau Hospital since 1999. Dr. Young received her Doctor of Nursing from Jefferson school of Nursing.
Audrey Zapletal, MS, OTR/L is an Instructor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. She received her BS in OT from Boston University in 1999, and her Post-Professional Master's was completed at Jefferson, where she had the opportunity to specialize in teaching neuroscience and conducting research with children who have sensory processing disorders. Her responsibilities include teaching foundational courses such as neuroscience, sensory integration, and OT pediatric and adult intervention skills. Ms. Zapletal has received teaching accolades from the college for her creativity and approaches to group learning. She is an active member of AOTA, and currently serves as the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Communications Representative. Lastly, she currently works as an occupational therapist in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, Adult Acute Rehab Unit within the UPHS system, and has a small pediatric private practice.
JCIPE Student Members
James received his Bachelors of Arts from Columbia University in Urban Studies in 2005. He decided to complete premedical coursework through the University of Pennsylvania's Post-Baccalaureate program in 2007-8 after first working in Middle School education and non-profit management, in New York City and Hong Kong, China. His undergraduate and professional research has focused on race relations and the geography of Asthma-related health disparities. He is expected to earn his MD from Jefferson in 2013.
Alexis is a first-year medical student at JMC. She is interested in women's health and looks forward to brining a student's perspective to the JCIPE committee.
Laura received both her BS degree (2009) and an MS in Chemistry in 2010 from Villanova University. Her thesis was on a crystallographic study of amino acid quasi-racemates. Laura is expected to receive her PharmD in 2014.
Population Health Student
Lauren was born in Washington State and grew up with her parents, two older sisters, and an older brother. Lauren moved to Oregon and attended Willamette University where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. In 2009, Lauren married Jeff and moved to Philadelphia to begin the Couples and Therapy Program at Jefferson.
Jude was born and raised in Haiti and moved to the United States four years ago where he lived with his father. Jude received a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at Virginia Tech in May 2009. Jude came to Jefferson in September 2010 and is expected to graduate with a professional master's degree in medical laboratory science.
Kimberley is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, currently living in Bucks County. She completed her nursing school pre-requites at Bucks County Community College, with an emphasis in mathematics. After completing a summer externship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, she developed a deep interest in psychiatric nursing and the role of inter-professional teams in patient empowerment. Kimberley expects to graduate with her BSN in June 2011.
Jean received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After several years working in community mental health, Jean decided to return to school for occupational therapy. She is currently enrolled in Jefferson's Occupational Therapy Program and is expected to graduate in August 2011. Outside of class, Jean is a research assistant in the Occupational Therapy Department and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Jean lives with her husband in Bucks County, PA.