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Anne E. Belcher, RN, PhD, AOCN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF

Dr. Anne Belcher is Associate Professor and Director, Office for Teaching Excellence, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She has more than 40 years of experience in nursing education, having taught at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. She has held numerous administrative and educator positions throughout her career. Dr. Belcher’s area of expertise is oncology nursing and her research interest is psychosocial aspects of cancer, with a focus on spiritual care. Dr. Belcher holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Washington, and a PhD from the Florida State University. She is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse, a Certified Nurse Educator, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education. In 2009 Dr. Belcher received the National League for Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award.

David E. Kern, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Kern is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from Princeton in 1966, his M.D. from Harvard in 1971, and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins in 1978.  He interned at Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, and, after two years in the U.S.P.H.S. Indian Health Service in Arizona, completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Baltimore City Hospitals in 1979.  He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar fellow at Johns Hopkins from 1976-1978. He served as Co-Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with Dr. Randy Barker from 1986-2005 and sole Director from 2005-2011.   Dr. Kern’s career has been devoted to advancements in medical education and faculty development. He has been instrumental in developing the Johns Hopkins GIM Residency Program, established in 1979, the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program for Clinician-Educators (FDP), established in 1987, the medical education track of the Johns Hopkins fellowship program in General Internal Medicine, established in1988, and the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins, established in 2002. He is the Director of Curriculum Development Programs in the FDP, which has trained over 280 participants and mentored 118 curricular projects in its Longitudinal Program and many more in shorter programs. He has served as a facilitator in the areas of teaching skills, management skills, personal and professional growth, and curriculum development and evaluation for the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (formerly American Academy on Physician and Patient), the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program for Clinician-Educators, and numerous institutions, and as a consultant on educational program development.

Maggie Neal, PhD, RN

Dr Maggie Neal is a psychiatric nurse and a qualitative researcher. She is co-coordinator of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Simulation Study at JHU SON and is an active participant in developing and leading simulations in the study. This multi-site study explores the knowledge and competence outcomes of students using simulation in the nursing curriculum. Her research in nursing education involves clinical teaching in psychiatric and community health nursing and narrative pedagogy. Education is her passion. She uses her background in hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry to question current practices in curriculum and education. Her concern is for grounding education in the lived experience of the students and teachers while attending to the ever changing demands of the health care arena. Her research on narrative writing and clinical storytelling was awarded the T. Aoki Award by the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. She has taught graduate courses in curriculum theory and design, teaching strategies, qualitative research, interpretative phenomenology and feminist theory. Dr. Neal is a Reiki Master and has studied indigenous healing practices with Peruvian shamans. She believes that integrative medicine that combines the knowledge and skills of both West and East offers the best possibilities for healing of patients’ ills.

Bonnie L. Robeson, Ph.D., M.A.S.

Bonnie L. Robeson, Ph.D., M.A.S. is a Senior Lecturer at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University where she teaches Statistics for Business, Operations Management, Innovation for Humanity, and Capstone Project for the EMBA . She has been teaching at JHU since 1989. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from West Virginia University and the M.A.S. in Management from Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Robeson has been a Principal Investigator on a NCI drug discovery contract, Director of North American Operations for a European chemical company and an entrepreneur in the life science laboratory services area.  She also teaches course (Managing and Leading Biotech Professional, Creating a Biotechnology Enterprise) in the Advanced Academic Program, Biotechnology Enterprise MS program.  She has received the “Excellence in Teaching” Award in the past.

Patricia A. Thomas, MD, FACP, FACR

ThomasDr. Thomas is currently Professor of Medicine, and Associate Dean for Curriculum for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, MD. She received her B.A. from Colby College and M.D. from the Rutgers Medical School.  She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, as well as Geriatrics.  Dr. Thomas joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1988. She has been an Associate Program Director in the internal medicine residency program for the past 15 years. Her medical education interests include teaching ambulatory medicine, communication skills, and curriculum development.

Dr. Thomas is an editor of the textbook, Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, and co-author and editor of the monograph, Curriculum Development in Medical Education: A Six-Step Approach.  As Associate Dean for Curriculum, she was intimately involved in the design and is now charged with implementing the new “Genes to Society” curriculum in the School of Medicine.  She has served as an educational consultant for medical education in the United Arab Emirates and conducted workshops for medical education in Japan and Korea. She continues to teach faculty, internal medicine residents and medical students and has received several teaching awards as well as election to Alpha Omega Alpha.

Toni Ungaretti, Ph.D.

Toni UngarettiToni Ungaretti is the assistant dean of assessment and assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Education where she is currently implementing the Master of Education for the Health Professions program. She also co-teaches the clinical teaching seminar for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Fellows in the School of Medicine. She helped develop and deliver the course Principles and Practices in Medical Education for CME in the SOM.

Previously, she served as the assistant dean for the Office of Learning at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, as associate dean and co-director of the Division of Business and Undergraduate Studies in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, and as chair of the Department of Teacher Development and Leadership. She developed the Master of Science in Math Science Education, designed the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, and established some of the first professional development schools in the nation. Her interests include education of professionals in business and medicine, interdisciplinary education, international education, and corporate-university partnerships. Dr. Ungaretti earned her PhD in Human Development from the University of Maryland, her Master of Science degree from the University of Delaware, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University

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Information Session

Dr. Johns Flynn, Dr. Anne Belcher and Dr. Toni Ungaretti held an information session earlier this year. Watch it here