Harvard Macy Community Blog

Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education.
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Cody Sasek, MPAS, PA-C (Educators ’18) is a Physician Assistant educator practicing emergency medicine. Cody currently holds a position as Chief Clinical Director of the Creighton University PA Program in Omaha, Nebraska. Cody’s areas of professional interest include competency-based education, student motivation theory, and faculty development. Cody can be followed on Twitter @CSasekatCU or reached by email at codysasek@creighton.edu.

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Dr Craig Alpert is a 3rd-Year cardiology fellow at the University of Michigan Health System who focuses on heart failure and palliative care in addition to medical education.  Originally from Pittsburgh, Craig attended Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he remained to complete an internal medicine residency.  He participated in the Harvard-Macy Future Clinician Educators program in 2014 and was thrilled to return as a co-facilitator this year.  When not in the hospital, Craig enjoys traveling, spending time with family, cheering on his Steelers, and training a new golden retriever puppy named Maizey with his wife Aviva.

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Cindy Dodds is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, responsible for pediatric content within the Doctorate of Physical Therapy curriculum. Her clinical work and research focuses on sensory-based interventions, movement opportunities, quality of life, participation in society, and assessment of children with severe and complex disability. She was a 2015 Gold Foundation Humanism and Harvard Macy Scholar.

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Dan Thompson, BS, MS, is an instructional designer and educational technologist. Dan currently holds a position as Marketing Manager at DaVinci Education. His areas of professional interest include formative assessment & feedback, interactive teaching methods, and the creation of asynchronous learning experiences. Dan can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn, or contacted via email.

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Danielle Raja, DNP, APRN-BC, DCNP, (Educators, ’21) is a Dermatology-Certified Nurse Practitioner. Danielle is currently a student in the Harvard Medical School Masters in Medical Education Program. Danielle’s areas of professional interest include interprofessional collaboration, statistics training in the health professions, and nursing education. Danielle can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn.