Registration for 2018 Annual Curriculum Retreat is Open
Academic Affairs would like to invite you to the first annual Curriculum retreat on April 3, from 3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the I-Hotel Conference Center. The full agenda and registration link are available on our calendar of events.
Lunch and Learn Today: The Craft of Creativity
Dr. Jeffrey Lowenstein of the Gies College of Business and of Carle Illinois will present The Craft of Creativity, today, March 15, from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. We invite all faculty and staff to attend. All Lunch and Learn seminars are online through Skype. Additional call-in information available on the calendar page for this event.
Meet Our Medical Education Facilitators
We’re excited to feature our Medical Education Facilitators as our 32 accepted students are in the consideration phase. Get to know our Medical Education Facilitators this webpage, which will go live on our website later this week.
Interested in High-Performance Computing?
Applications for what is expected to be the last round of Illinois Allocations on NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer are due this Thursday! Blue Waters is one of the world's most powerful computing systems, located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and housed at the National Petascale Computing Facility. Each year that Blue Waters is in operation, about 6 to 8 million node-hours are available for projects originating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Illinois Allocations.
Faculty Summer Institute 2018 - Registration is Open
FSI features concurrent sessions and hands-on workshops about teaching and learning with technology. This conference is open to all faculty, staff, grad students, and administrators. Share ideas, methods and experiences with others from around the state. This year's dates are May 16-17 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. Register by April 6 to take advantage of the $49 early bird rate. Concurrent session and poster proposals are still being accepted until March 4. As a special note, three members of our Academic Affairs Team (Olivia Coiado, Roberto Galvez, and Sol Roberts-Lieb) have been accepted to present a pre-conference workshop on Problem-Based Learning.
Navigating Illinois - Google Apps
Did you know that the university provides branded secured access to Google Apps? All faculty, staff, and students have access to google apps. While they are not approved for FERPA or HIPAA data, they are a great tool for collaborating with faculty, students, and staff. This page provides more information on what apps are available and how to use Google Apps @ Illinois. To get started with Google Apps @ Illinois, use this page.
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Medical Education News and Tips
Please review our Medical Education Journal List for more great topics in teaching and learning in a medical school environment.
"Medical 3-D printing is 'future of surgery'"
On the February 4th edition of Crain's Detroit Business, Jay Greene published an article discussing how 3-D printing will continue to revolutionize surgery and prosthetics. This is relevant to our curriculum as we want our students to continue to push this envelope on what is possible when engineering and medicine converge. "University of Michigan, doctors and researchers led by otolaryngologist Glenn Green, M.D., are working on nearly 30 medical 3-D projects that are customized to help individual patients. UM's most successful implantable 3-D procedure is a medical 3-D-created biodegradable splint device to treat a rare life-threatening airway disorder that mostly occurs in babies called tracheobronchomalacia. The disorder causes the windpipe to periodically collapse and prevents normal breathing."
"The Problems with Burnout Research"
In the March 2018 Issue of Academic Medicine, Dr. Eckleberry-Hunt, Dr. Kirpatrick, and T. Barbera examined research and research practices around student and physician burnout. This pertains to our college, as we are developing a deep wellness program and want to be sure we are measuring burnout in an effective manner. "Burnout among physicians and physicians-in-training is well established as a potential threat to the health and well-being of health care providers and patients. However, there are myriad problems with current burnout research and its ongoing measurement that threaten the validity of the conclusions. For example, researchers have used different ways of defining and measuring burnout." "In this article, the authors review the problems with burnout research and ask important questions about the future directions of research efforts. The authors recommend a consistent measurement approach and perhaps moving toward a focus on physician wellness from a positive psychology perspective."