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Program Calendar

See below for program dates, and other pertinent dates and deadlines for the Institute for Excellence in Education. We hope you will join us!



IEE Small Grant Program
July 10, 2020: Call for Phase I applications
September 10, 2020, by 5 p.m.: Phase I Deadline for submissions
September 26, 2020: Phase II invitation to present to the IEE Managing Board
October 28, 2020: Phase II presentation to the IEE Managing Board

IEE Outstanding Educator Awards
December 14, 2020, 5 p.m.:
Deadline for award nominations for 2021 award season

IEE Faculty Education Scholars Program

Due to the current financial situation, there will be no Berkheimer or Innovation grants in 2020 - 2021. We hope to have a call for our Faculty Education Scholars program for 2021 - 2022

IEE Education Conference and Celebration
September 3, 2020: Call for abstracts / Call for Shark Tank proposals
January 18, 2021, by 12 p.m.: Deadline for submissions - Abstracts
January 18, 2021, by 12 p.m.: Deadline for submissions - Shark Tank proposals
February 1, 2021, by 12 p.m.: DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions - Shark Tank Proposals
March 26, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: IEE Education Conference and Celebration (will be virtually presented)


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September 3, 2020

  • Education Awards for Outstanding Achievement: Call for award nominations
  • Education Conference and Celebration: Call for abstracts / Call for Shark Tank proposals

September 10, 2020

IEE Small Grants Program: Phase I deadline for submission

September 26, 2020

IEE Small Grants Program: Phase II invitation to present to IEE Managing Board


October 19, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Foundations of Education Scholarship Course

The Institute for Excellence in Education along with the Office of Faculty and Development is hosting a brand new 4-hour course covering the highest-yield skills in educational scholarship. Topics covered include, understanding how to use your daily work in scholarly pursuits, defining and refining research questions, literature search techniques, conceptual frameworks, objectives and outcomes, research design, and dissemination. Full time faculty can utilize the tuition remission benefit.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Register for Course

October 26, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Foundations of Teaching and Learning Course

FTL Picture

The IEE, in partnership with the Office of Faculty Development and the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program, is pleased to offer a half-day course on the Foundations of Teaching and Learning (FTL). This course is designed to cover the highest-yield teaching skills topics in a brief time. The course is designed for new faculty, faculty who may want a “refresher”, or faculty seeking additional skills. We believe that even expert, senior faculty will enjoy and benefit from the course.

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Register for Course

October 28, 2020

Small Grants Program: Presentations to the IEE Managing Board


November 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Medical and Biomedical Education Grand Rounds

James Woolliscroft

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

James O. Woolliscroft, MD, MACP, FRCP

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

Topic: Preparing Tomorrow's Physicians and Scientists: the Challenge for Medical Educators

Venue: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

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Dr. Woolliscroft received his B.S. and his M.D. from the University of Minnesota. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan and joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine in 1980. He currently serves as Professor of Internal Medicine with a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences.

His scholarly focus on medical education has 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.

At the University of Michigan, he has held various administrative roles 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. From 2006 -2015 Dr. Woolliscroft served as Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School.

He has received multiple recognitions including: selection as the first Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education, an endowed professorship awarded through a national competition; being named the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine; receiving the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Career Achievement in Medical Education Award and the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs Merrel Flair Award. The University of Minnesota Medical School presented him their Distinguished Alumni Award and the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine honored him with the Paul De Kruif Lifetime Achievement Award. 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. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the United States National Academy of Science.


December 14, 2020, 5 p.m.

Outstanding Educator Awards: Deadline for nominations for 2020 award season

January 2021

January 18, 2021, by 12 p.m.

Deadline for submissions - Abstracts

January 18, 2021, by 12 p.m. February 1, 2021, by 12 p.m.

DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions - Shark Tank proposals


February TBD, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Medical and Biomedical Education Grand Rounds


March 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

IEE Education Conference and Celebration

2015 Conference photo

The IEE Education Conference and Celebration is an annual conference engaging the Hopkins' community of seasoned and budding educators, including many students and trainees. It is specifically designed to provide a venue in which those interested in medical and biomedical education from across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health can come together to share ideas, educational research, innovations, and instructional methodologies; to learn from each other and guests, promote a community of educators, and celebrate our great teachers and educators. We welcome participation from educators from around the world!

This year's conference will be delivered via Zoom

March 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Spring IEE Medical and Biomedical Education Grand Rounds

David Hellmann

David B. Hellmann, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Professor of Medicine
Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine
Aliki Perroti Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Topic: TBD

This presentation is the plenary address for the IEE Education Conference and Celebration

Dr. Hellmann is one of Johns Hopkins best physicians, teachers, and program builders. He holds the Aliki Perroti endowed Chair, recognizing his leadership in education. Dr. Hellmann’s clinical care and research focus is on vasculitis. Over the last four years, Dr. Hellmann has evaluated over 200 patients with systemic vasculitis. Areas of interest have included granulomatosis with polyangiitis, temporal arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, and polyarteritis nodosa. Dr. Hellmann is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine which promotes patient-centered care through the creative collaboration of research, teaching, and patient care programs.



May 26, 2021

School of Medicine Convocation


2019 Camp Photo


July 22-23, 2021, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

IEE Summer Teaching Camp

Join us for our annual two day teaching camp, which provides a fun, interactive and experiential program to enhance teaching skills. It is aimed at all levels of expertise.

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