Harvard Macy Community Blog

Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education.
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Darshana Shah, PhD. (Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education, 2004) is Professor of Pathology and Associate Dean for the Office of Faculty Advancement at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM) Darshana’s areas of professional interest include faculty vitality and retention. You can follow her on LinkedIn or Twitter @DarshanaShah.

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David R. Topor, Ph.D., MS-HPEd is a clinical psychologist and health professions educator at VA Boston Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. David currently holds the position of Associate Director of Healthcare Professional Education at VA Boston. David’s areas of professional interest include faculty development, faculty and trainee wellness, and interprofessional education. David can be contacted via email.

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David Keegan is the associate dean of faculty development at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.  He is an academic family physician and the founding editor of the open-access Shared Canadian Curriculum in Family Medicine (sharcfm.com).  At the moment of writing this brief bio, he is packing up for an awesome camping adventure with his wife and three kids at Dinosaur Provincial Park (yes, it has real dinosaur fossils - totally cool).

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Dawn Leberknight, BA is an Instructional Designer working towards her M.Ed. in Educational Technology. Dawn currently holds a position as Curriculum Coordinator at South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium. Dawn’s area of professional interest includes instructional design, online learning, and interprofessional education. Dawn can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn or contacted via email.  

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Deborah Erlich, MD, MMedED, FAAFP (Educators ‘20) is a medical educator and family physician. Deb is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her areas of professional interest include innovative medical education, information mastery and preventive medicine. Deb can be contacted via email.