Creating new educational approaches to grow the next generation of pathologists, physicians, laboratory professionals, and faculty is a growing creative theme in our department.
- Kristin Olson is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Medical Education and Vice Chair of Education for the department. A leader in education, she is a major creative force behind the development and implementation of the school’s new I-EXPLORE medical student curriculum and is active in innovating pathology education nationally.
- Kurt Schaberg M.D. is well-known for his online educational tool Kurt’s Notes which is used by over 29,000 users world-wide. He was named one of the top six “40 Under 40” pathologists by the American Society of Clinical Pathology in 2021 and was also recognized as a rising star in “In the Wings” section of 2021 Power List by the publication, The Pathologist.
- Elham Vali Betts M.D. is a pathology curriculum leader in the School of Medicine. Her educational contributions include a multi-institutional study which demonstrates how convolutional neural networks can be used to create histology teaching tools using a digital pathology app.
- Lydia Howell, M.D., is well-known for her creativity and dedication to faculty development. Her work on generational and gender differences in the use of family friendly policies and the effect on faculty career development in academic medicine has been funded by a NIH R01 grant and an Innovation Award from the American Council on Education and the Sloan Foundation. Dr. Howell was recognized as a World Expert in Educational Personnel by Expertscape who ranks her among the top 0.1% of scholars writing about Educational Personnel over the past 10 years.