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2019 - 2020 Grand Rounds Presentations

Current Season

  • Fall - October 30th, 2019
  • Winter - February 19, 2020
  • Spring - March 27th, 2020 (Plenary address of the 2020 IEE Education Conference and Celebration)
  • Summer - TBD

October 30, 2019

James Woolliscroft

Herbert L. Fred MD, MACP Visiting Professor of Medical and Biomedical Education


James O. Woolliscroft, MD, MACP

Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine
Professor of Internal medicine and Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School

Topic: Preparing Tomorrow's Physicians: The Challenge for Medical Educators

Venue: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
             Strauch Auditorium East
             Armstrong Medical Education Building 
             1600 McElderry Street
             Baltimore, MD 21205

Dr. Woolliscroft received his B.S. summa cum laude in 1972 and his M.D. in 1976 from the University of Minnesota.  He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan in 1980.  In 1980, he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine and rose through the academic ranks being promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine in 1993.  He has a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences.

His research interests in medical education have resulted in numerous publications, invited presentations and visiting professorships across the US and internationally.  Dr. Woolliscroft has served as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Educational Affairs; chair of the AAMC Research in Medical Education Committee; and as a founding member and President of the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine.  He has also served on several National Board of Medical Examiners committees and the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) Board.

Dr. Woolliscroft’s stature as an internationally recognized medical education scholar led to his selection as the first Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education, an endowed professorship awarded through a national competition in 1996. In 2001 he was named the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine.  He received the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Career Achievement in Medical Education Award in 2004 and the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs Merrel Flair Award in 2008. The University of Minnesota Medical School presented him their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009. In 2014, he received the AAMC’s most prestigious recognition, the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education. 

He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and was selected as a Laureate of the Michigan Chapter in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the United States National Academy of Science.

At the University of Michigan, he has served in several administrative capacities including Associate Chair in the Department of Internal Medicine, Chief of Staff of the University of Michigan Hospitals, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Medical Education and the Executive Associate Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School.  From 2006 -2015 Dr. Woolliscroft served as Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School.

February 19, 2020

Brad Schlaggar

Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD

President and CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics, JHUSOM

Topic: To Civility and Beyond: The Origins and Framing of a Strategic Plan for Civility

Venue: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
             Strauch Auditorium West
             Armstrong Medical Education Building 
             1600 McElderry Street
             Baltimore, MD 21205

Dr. Bradley L. Schlaggar (Honors ScB Brown University 1986; MD/PhD Washington University 1994) is the President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, where he holds the Zanvyl Krieger Faculty Endowed Chair. He is also a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to moving to Baltimore in August 2018, Dr Schlaggar was the A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Developmental Neurology, in Neurology, and Professor of Neurology, Radiology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In 1999, he completed his pediatric neurology residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University. From 2014-2018, he served as the Head of Pediatric & Developmental Neurology, co-Director of the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center, and Neurologist-in-Chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He served as the Pediatric Neurology Residency Director from 2005-2013. He has received numerous awards for research, mentorship, clinical care, and community service, including the Philip R Dodge Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society, the Humanitarian Award from the Tourette Association of America, the Norman Geschwind Award for Behavioral Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology, the E. Mead Johnson Award from the Society for Pediatric Research, and the Frank Hatch Award for Outstanding Community Service from the John Merck Foundation. Dr. Schlaggar's research efforts, funded primarily by the NIH, are directed at understanding the development of the brain's functional network architecture in typically and atypically developing children.

March 27, 2020

Plenary Speaker for Education Conference and Celebration
Alice Chuang

Alice Chuang, MD, MEd

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Venue: Strauch Auditorium West
             Armstrong Medical Education Building
            1600 McElderry Street
            Baltimore, MD 21205

Topic: Enhancing the Learning Environment

Dr. Alice Chuang obtained her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. She then returned to her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to complete both medical school and residency training at the University of Tennessee. She stayed there as an Instructor for 2 years before accepting an appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2003. She completed her Master of Education in April 2016 and was promoted to Professor in fall 2017.

She is currently the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and is involved in student advising as it relates to success and thriving in medical school and success in the Match. She is a recovering clerkship director and course director, having led courses in both preclinical and clinical phases of the curriculum. She has also recently relinquished her role as one of the co-directors for the curriculum. During her time at the University of Tennessee and at UNC, she has been a recipient of multiple teaching awards. She has been involved in medical education at a national level, having served on the Board of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and as an American Board of Ob/Gyn board examiner.

She credits her career achievements to her extraordinary mentors and her career satisfaction to a community, both local and national, of amazing colleagues and friends. She credits her sanity and insanity to her two children, ages 13 and 11, her puppies, both age 3, and her husband, who is coincidentally also an obstetrician.



Summer Presentation - TBD