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From the desk of George Kim: New teams come together to achieve goals

Three new committees are being formed to tackle goals outlined in the strategic plan for the School’s Distributed Education Network.

In my March update, I shared with you that Dr. Gary Tithecott, associate dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, and Nicole Sbrocca, manager, Windsor Program, were spearheading a committee focused on Quality Management. They won’t be alone in their work. In the coming weeks, their committee will round out with a handful of staff and faculty who will work together to achieve five key goals.

Fittingly, Dr. Rich Cherry, associate dean, Continuing Professional Development, and Sergio Rodriguez, director, Information Services, will be co-chairing the working committee focused on Education and Technology. They will be reaching out to a team of colleagues from across the region as they analyze and recommend opportunities in these areas.

Research and its role in our Distributed Education Network has been part of our conversations during many of our past retreats and current meetings. I am pleased that Denise Figlewicz, PhD, will be working with a team focused on a number of goals pertaining to research in our distributed region, put forward in the strategic planning document.

With work for these new teams getting underway, I am optimistic about the achievement of our goals of the strategic plan.

I look forward to updating everyone on our ongoing progress next month.