- 129 Medical Behavioral Science Building
This year Dr. Schumacher’s achievements in Research focused on cultivating collaborate research endeavors to enhance productivity. Most notably, 1) she worked with Anesthesiology junior clinical faculty on education-based research leading to abstracts & paper submission; and 2) received acceptance of decision-making paper based on 3 studies by Intn'l J of Aging & Human Dev. In her Teaching, she is committed to achieving superior course/teacher Evans and instructional innovation. This year, she is most proud of her 1) excellent teacher evaluations in ICM ) mean rating 3.5 on 4 point scale) despite 2 students vehemently opposed to having had class held out at Turfland; changing the venue resulted in the loss of her co-preceptor just before the beginning of the new year. In addition, she had 2) excellent course (3.75 of 4) teacher (3.88 of 4) evaluations in Honors 152, both ratings a half point above similar ratings for departmental, college and university courses. With an invitation to teach another year, our department has proposed that it b included as part of a pathways program for honors students in medical behavioral science. This proposal is currently midway through process of being approved as departmental course for undergraduates. She also received 3) excellent teacher evaluations in CDE 824 (2.98 of 4); current curriculum renovations may see it combined with several other courses for first year dental students. As part of the innovations this year, she developed 65 dental patient roles characterizing their situation, history of presenting illness, medical history, dietary patterns, smoking status and drinking habits, and psychosocial demographics for students to engage in structured role playing exercise to practice using AxiUm. Her achievements in Service focus on making contributions to important working committees at all institutional levels. This year she 1) completed term on College APT committee and was reappointed to a second term; she was also named associate chair by Greg Jicha, committee chair; and has represented the committee at faculty development sessions offered by the Associate Dean for faculty affairs (mock APT meetings for clinical title series and the new faculty retreat). She also 2) continued to serve on University IRB Committee #6. Finally, she 3) trained to become trainer for Provost's Unconscious Bias initiative targeting faculty search committee on campus; she completed trainings for 5 search committees (3 outside of the college), 8 sessions for division chiefs, center directors and chairs, and a special session for the Hospitalists. Also conducted a breakout session on Unconscious Bias as part of the WIMS Awards Day. Overall, it was a busy, productive, and satisfying year.