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Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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 family medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, serving as chief resident in 1993, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine.  She is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Her interests are in geriatric medicine, interprofessional education, and collaborative practice models.

Christine.Arenson@jefferson.edu

Jefferson School of Nursing

Dr. Elizabeth Speakman is Co-Director of the Jefferson Interprofessional Education Center and an Associate Professor in the Jefferson School of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University.  Prior to that Dr Speakman was Associate Dean of Student Affair and Assistant Dean of the RN-BSN program in the Jefferson School of Nursing.  Dr Speakman is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.  Dr. Speakman has been a nurse educator for 28 years and serves as a curriculum expert and consultant with over 75 national presentations.  Dr. Speakman is a member of four community college advisory boards, as well as, a member of the advisory board of the Nurse Residency Program at Thomas Jefferson University. 

Dr. Speakman has authored the book Body Fluids and Electrolytes:  Program Presentation and has published and been a contributor author in numerous text books most notably Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals and Basic Nursing and Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education.  Dr. Speakman has been featured in articles in Advance in Nursing, Nursing Health Care Perspective, Metro, and Working Nurse and serves as a Co-Editor of the Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter, serves on the Editorial Board of the Population Health Matters Newsletter and a member of the review panel in the peer reviewed journals, Nursing Education Perspectives and Journal of Nursing Education.

Dr. Speakman is currently serving her second three year elected term as a Board of Governor for the National League for Nursing where she has served as Board Liaison to Nurse Education Workforce Development Advisory Committee Chair, of Advisory Council on Innovation in Nursing Education and the current Board Liaison of the Academy of Nursing Education.

Dr. Speakman’s research area is in adult higher education, specifically retention and intervention strategies and in community health nursing, tracking comprehensive health promotion services to vulnerable populations in neighborhood based sites.  Dr. Speakman is the Principle Investigator on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Careers in Nursing grant which has received $430,000 funding for scholarships for second degree nursing students enrolled in the one year FACT program.

Dr. Speakman’s practice settings include critical care, post anesthesia care unit, emergency room and community health nursing and was invited to serve as nurse in residence at a marine biology camp in the Florida Keys.  Dr. Speakman has served on various committees within the School or Nursing and the University and was chosen to be Johnson and Johnson Faculty Mentor, Jonas Foundation faculty mentor.  Dr. Speakman received the Dean’s Achievement Award for excellence in teaching, research and service in 2002 and in 2006 was recognized by the Cherry Hill Township for distinguish service after successfully resuscitating a swimmer and creating an annual lifeguard refresher program.

Dr. Speakman received a BS in Nursing from Wagner College, New York in 1980 and her Master Degree (1985) and Doctorate in Education (2000) from Columbia University and a Certificate in Healthcare Education from the Harvard-Macy Institute at Harvard University.

Elizabeth.Speakman@jefferson.edu

Associate Director, Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE)
Director, Jefferson Health Mentors Program
Assistant Professor
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Lauren G. Collins completed a medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed a family medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  Dr. Collins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and has a certification of added qualification in geriatric medicine. She is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal American Family Physician. Dr. Collins has served on Jefferson Medical College’s Committee on Professionalism in the past and is a current member of the TJU Inteprofessional Education Curriculum Committee and Interprofessional Education Evaluation Committee. She has been actively involved in teaching at Jefferson Medical College/TJU as the director of a required longitudinal IPE curriculum, the Health Mentors Program, for the last 7 years. She has also served as a small group leader for JMC’s Introduction to Clinical Medicine-1 (ICM-I) course, is a regular lecturer for the third year Family Medicine clerkship, and has been a faculty advisor for the Algernon Jackson Medical Student Learning Society for the last 6 years. Dr. Collins was the recipient of a Geriatric Academic Career Development Award (HRSA, K01 HP00075-01, Collins (PI)), and she is now the Project Director for the Jefferson Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Predoctoral Education Project (HRSA D56HP20783, Rabinowitz H, PI, 2010-2015). In 2013, she was appointed as the new Associate Director for the Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) at Thomas Jefferson University. Among her honors and awards, Dr. Collins has been recognized for her work in Interprofessional Education (IPE), winning the TJU Interprofessional Education Award in 2012, and she was selected as a recipient for three Interprofessional Education Collaborative Development Awards from the AAMC/ Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in 2013. She is a past recipient of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Collins has published numerous articles in the peer-reviewed literature, including such journals as Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Journal of Interprofessional Care, Patient Education and Counseling, and American Family Physician, and her work has also been featured on AAMC’s Med Ed PORTAL. Additionally, Dr. Collins has authored several textbook chapters for Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice and Reichel’s Care for the Elderly and served as co-editor for a series on Chronic Disease Management for Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice. She currently serves as a peer reviewer for six evidence-based journals.

Lauren.Collins@jefferson.edu

Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center

Sokha Koeuth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Temple University in 2006 and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2012. Currently, she is an Education Program Administrator at Jefferson Interprofessional Education Center (JCIPE). She manages the Health Mentors Program, Dispo Dilemma, Teach back and other interprofessional initiatives. Her concentration is program planning, implementation and evaluation in efforts to improve patient-centered care. 

Sokha.Koeuth@jefferson.edu

Education Coordinator

Sarah Dallas is the Education Coordinator for the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education at Thomas Jefferson University.  Ms. Dallas graduated from Fordham University, majoring in Sociology.  Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as the Administrative Secretary in the Pediatric Surgery Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  In her role as Education Coordinator, the primary concentration for Ms. Dallas is overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Health Mentors Program.  This involves volunteer recruitment, interfacing with Jefferson students, and organizing large group meetings.  Ms. Dallas continues to be interested in interprofessional education and program planning.

Sarah.Dallas@jefferson.edu

Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center

Catherine is the Administrative Assistant for Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) since 2007.  She began working at Thomas Jefferson University in 1990and was an Administrative Assistant for three faculty in the Department of Family & Community Medicine.  In 1995, she became the Fellowship Coordinator for three Fellowships, Geriatric Medicine, Sports Medicine and Primary Care Clinical Research in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and was the Administrative Assistant for all three Fellowship Directors, support to eight fellows and all Geriatric Faculty.  She enjoys working out on a daily basis at the Jefferson gym and loves her JCIPE team.

Email: Catherine.Mills@jefferson.edu

Jefferson Medical College, Rehabilitation Medicine

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.
Email: Nethra.Ankam@jefferson.edu

Thomas Jefferson University, Academic and Instructional Support and Resources (AISR)

Director, Learning Resources
Email: Martha.Ankeny@jefferson.edu

Jefferson Graduate Schooll of Biomedical Sciences

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Email: Carol.Beck@jefferson.edu

Jefferson Medical College, University Clinical Skills & Simulation Center (UCSSC)

Dale Berg, MD is Co-Director of the RCSSC 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.
Email: Dale.Berg@jefferson.edu

Jefferson Medical College, University Clinical Skills & Simulation Center (UCSSC)

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.
Email: Katherine.Berg@jefferson.edu

Jefferson Medical College, Department of Medicine

Associate Residency Program Director, and Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
Email: John.Caruso@jefferson.edu

Patient Representative

Jefferson Medical College, Office of Continuing 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.
Email: Jeanne.Cole@jefferson.edu

Patricia has been a staff member at TJUH since 1975 (except for two years where she worked as a nurse practitioner in private practice). Currently, Patricia is the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner for obstetrics. She also represent the staff nurses as the chair for the Nurse Executive Coordinating Committee and have been given the charge to assist with the implementation of shared governance for the Department of Nursing here at Jefferson.
Email: Patricia.Constanty@jeffersonhospital.org

Jefferson School of Health Professions, Department of Couple and Family Therapy

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.
Email: Kenneth.Covelman@jefferson.edu

Jefferson School of Nursing

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.<br>
Email: <a href="mailto:John.Duffy@jefferson.edu">John.Duffy@jefferson.edu</a>

Jefferson School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Practice
Email: Amy.Egras@jefferson.edu

 

 

 

Patient Representative

Thomas Jefferson University, Academic and Instructional Support and Resources (AISR)

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.
Email: Tony.Frisby@jefferson.edu
Website: http://library.jefferson.edu/aisr/directory/frisby.html

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Center City Campus

Vice President, Neurology / Surgery / Trauma, Department of Hospital Administration
Email: Eleanor.Gates@jeffersonhospital.org

Jefferson School of Health Professions

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.
Email: Carolyn.Giordano@jefferson.edu
Website: http://www.jefferson.edu/institutional_research.html

Jefferson School of Population Health

Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Email: Caroline.Golab@jefferson.edu

 

 

 

Thomas Jefferson University

Director, Jefferson Medical and Health Science Bookstore and Activities Office
Email: Patricia.Haas@jefferson.edu

Wills Eye Institute

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.

School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy

Instructor
Email: Leigh.Hewston@jefferson.edu

 

 

 

Jefferson Medical College, Department of Surgery

Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Email: John.Kairys@jefferson.edu

 

 

 

School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy

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.

Jefferson School of Health Professions

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.
Email: Kevin.Lyons@jefferson.edu
Website: http://www.jefferson.edu/institutional_research.html

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Center City Campus

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.
Email: Sharon.Millinghausen@jeffersonhospital.org

Jefferson Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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.
Email: Brooke.Salzman@jefferson.edu

Jefferson Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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.
Email: Danielle.Snyderman@jefferson.edu

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Center City Campus

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.
Email: Rachel.Sorokin@jefferson.edu

Jefferson Medical College, Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine
Email: John.Spandorfer@jefferson.edu

 

 

 

Jefferson School of Nursing

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.
Email: Beth.Swan@jefferson.edu

School of Health Professions, Department of Radiologic Sciences

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.
Email: Christina.Truluck@jefferson.edu

School of Pharmacy

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.
Email: Elena.Umland@jefferson.edu

Thomas Jefferson University

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, TJU and Professor and Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Email: Michael.Vergare@jefferson.edu

 

 

Jefferson Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Instructor
Email: Lara.Weinstein@jefferson.edu

 

 

 

School of Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy

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.
Email: Audrey.Zapletal@jefferson.edu