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  • Jane Lindsay Miller, Ph.D.
  • Director of OCRME
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Family Medicine
  • jane-l-miller@uiowa.edu

Jane Lindsay Miller is the Director of OCRME and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. For the past 16 years, she was the founding Director of the AHC Simulation Center and the Interprofessional Education and Resource Center (IERC) at the University of Minnesota. She began her career working as a medical anthropologist, assessing the impact of culture in the US, Nigeria, and South Africa on patients' perceptions of risk in contracting HIV/AIDS. This work in infectious disease (particularly in maternal/child health) led directly to an interest in best practices in teaching and assessment, collaborative practice among diverse healthcare disciplines, and meaningful engagement with patients and communities. She serves on multiple national committees and advisory boards for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She publishes regularly on the use of simulation for healthcare education and practice, particularly as it relates to performance-based assessment and the acquisition of interprofessional team skills. Most recently, she served as principal investigator on a research project to develop and assess collaborative practice simulations in obstetric care and medical emergencies. She was voted Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Association of Standardized Patient Educators in 2016. She will be teaching the following courses: Current Issues in Medical Education and Simulation in Medical Education; co-teaching Teaching Methods in Medical Education and Portfolio.

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  • Jeff Pettit, Ph.D., M.A.
  • Associate Director of OCRME
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Family Medicine
  • Consultant-Resident and Faculty Development
  • (319) 335-9910 
  • jeffrey-pettit@uiowa.edu

Jeff Pettit is Associate Director of OCRME and Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine. He has been with OCRME since 2006. Jeff provides consultation in the areas of instructional design and curriculum development, resident and faculty teaching skills, and leadership and team development. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources from The University of Iowa. He has many years of experience in academia and business. Jeff has taught a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has provided organization development consulting and facilitation to an assortment of businesses in the areas of leadership and teams. He has been published in leading journals and presented topics at the regional, national, and international levels. Jeff works closely with the Graduate Medical Education office to provide teaching skills and leadership training to residents and fellows. He will be teaching the following courses: Instructional Design and Technology, Leadership in Medical Education, and Curriculum Development in Medical Education; co-teaching Portfolio.

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  • Patrick Barlow, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Consultant-Program Evaluation
  • (319) 384-4291
  • patrick-barlow@uiowa.edu

Pat Barlow came to OCRME in September 2014 as a Research Design & Evaluation Consultant. Originally from the Minneapolis area, he completed his B.A. in English and Psychology at Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) before moving south to complete his Ph.D. in Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement at the University of Tennessee. Pat has completed a number of evaluation projects spanning higher education, statewide college access networks, public health, and non-profit programs. For four years, he worked as a Statistical & Research Design Consultant at the UT Graduate School of Medicine where he developed, taught, and assessed the residency curriculum on research methods and statistics. Some of Pat’s research and teaching interests include evaluation and assessment in undergraduate and graduate medical education; survey design and construction; teaching statistics and research methods in medical education; and translational science evaluation. He will be teaching the following courses: Educational Research and Evaluation; co-teaching Portfolio.

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  • Clarence Kreiter, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Family Medicine
  • Consultant-Statistics and Measurement
  • (319) 335-8906 
  • clarence-kreiter@uiowa.edu

Clarence D. Kreiter is a Professor in the College of Medicine and the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  Dr. Kreiter received his PhD in quantitative psychology, measurement and statistics.  He serves on editorial board for two medical education journals and has published extensively on topics related to innovative cognitive and clinical skills assessment, statistical selection methods, research design, simulation, Bayesian reasoning, generalizability theory, and validity generalization.  He consults across the college on medical research design and statistics.  He will be teaching the following courses: Introduction to Educational Measurement in Medical Education and Assessment in Medical Education.

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  • Donna Lancianese, Ph.D.
  • Program Coordinator
  • Consultant-Program Evaluation and Research
  • (319)335-9760 
  • donna-lancianese@uiowa.edu

Donna Lancianese came to the OCRME in the fall 2017 as a Program Coordinator. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Iowa, where she focused on research methods, group processes, and gender. Before coming to OCRME, she performed evaluation research for substance use treatment centers in Iowa and substance use training programs at the University of Iowa.

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  • Susan (Mitchell) Lenoch, M.A.
  • Instructional Services Manager
  • Consultant-Instructional Design
  • (319)335-8907
  • susan-lenoch@uiowa.edu

Susan Lenoch is an education consultant who has been with the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME) since 1986. Her undergraduate studies were in zoology/chemistry and she worked for several years in research laboratories while pursuing a Master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Susan has been involved in projects to develop educational programs and instructional materials for medical students and health care professionals in several fields including basic sciences, geriatrics, psychiatry, preventive cardiology, and transfusion medicine, to name a few. She has participated in two major curriculum revisions for the M.D. program. She has conducted training programs on teaching skills for residents and faculty throughout the College of Medicine and assists them in the design and evaluation of their educational programs.

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Marcy Rosenbaum is Faculty Development Consultant for OCRME and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.  She began working at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in June 1998. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. She helped develop and co-directs several comprehensive faculty development programs including the UI Teaching Scholars Program, the Community Teaching Scholars program and the Internal Medicine Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) program as well as providing numerous faculty development workshops throughout the College of Medicine.  Her teaching interests include interactive lecturing, providing effective feedback, and clinical teaching.  In the Masters in Medical Education Degree program she teaches courses in Teaching Methods, Clinical Teaching Methods, and Faculty Development. She has taught and conducted research on clinician-patient communication for more than 20 years.  She helped spearhead a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum in the College of Medicine spanning all 4 years of the curriculum as well as providing faculty development training in communication skills teaching internationally.  Her research interests include medical education, faculty development and clinician-patient communication. She will be teaching the following courses: Clinical Teaching in Medical Education and Teaching and Assessing Communication Skills in Medical Education; co-teaching Teaching Methods in Medical Education, Study in Faculty Development, and Portfolio.