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While the bulk of Dr. Schumacher’s efforts are directed at teaching, this year Dr. Schumacher’s research efforts continued to support those of the Anesthesiology faculty and she has been asked to mentor Neurology Department junior faculty interested in educational research as well. She published a peer review article on age differences in information use in the International Journal of Aging and Human Development, appearing in the Sept 2016 issue. In terms of Dr. Schumacher’s instructional efforts, she continues to maintain her excellence in course teacher evaluations and to lend her creative efforts to curriculum development, most especially in her teaching for Dentistry. Despite the resignation and replacement of her clinical preceptor in ICM I, her students appreciated her efforts on their behalf. Similarly, undergraduate students valued her instructional efforts in Honors 152, and this course was chosen as one of the foundational courses in the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Behavioral Science. Finally, Dr. Schumacher maintained a high quality of instruction in CDE824, maintenance which included recruiting 4 of 5 team leads as clinical small group preceptors (an unprecedented participation rate), scheduling and managing 66 individual video reviews with students, and grading 548 Canvas assignments. She also significantly improved the course through creative curriculum development. Innovations in the last year include: revision of lectures with PowerPoint presentations posted to Canvas; video taped interviews with five practicing dentists regarding the importance of communication for successful practices; development of six new Simulated Patient scripts based on challenging patient encounters; recruitment of five students to video tape interviews with challenging patients for class presentation and discussion; and development of a new lecture on how to manage challenging patients. Dr. Schumacher also continues to contribute to important working committees at all institutional levels. In the Departmental Curricular Committee, she participated in the artifact review of the doctoral program and the review of student progress. In the College APT Committee, she served as vice chair and represented the committee at two faculty development workshops in the Spring and two in the Fall. In the University IRB Committee, she continued her service and chaired a meeting in the absence of the chair and vice chairs. Finally, she was asked by the Faculty Council to represent faculty interests on the College’s BEST committee examining DOE practices and policies.