The TeamMeet the People Behind synDRME

Jim

Jim Scott, MD

Project Lead
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy
The George Washington University

The idea for the project and the team lead is Jim Scott, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at The George Washington University, and the Former Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Dr. Scott serves as faculty for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinating Center and a senior advisor to Seed Global Health who coordinates the Global Health Service Partnership program with the U. S. Peace Corps.  He is well known for his expertise in medical education and teaching.

 

 

Krissy

Kristine Korhumel

Web Designer & Online Communications Specialist
The George Washington University

Website design and development was done by Kristine Korhumel.  With a background in engineering and graphic design, Kristine’s talent for visualizing and transforming the extensive research into a searchable, user friendly, online database was an integral part of the project.  In addition, she served as the technical advisor in the process assisting the team with evaluating the technical infrastructure needed for the resources.

 

 

Meg

Meg MacLean

Medical Student Resource Evaluator
Class of 2016
The George Washington University School of Medicine

Meg MacLean is a Class of 2016 medical student of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  She worked on this project with Alice Lee in the summer of 2013 between first and second years of medical school and was funded through a Health Services Scholarship made available through the school. The results of her and Alice's work were selected as a poster presentation at the school’s Research Day 2014.  Meg and Alice did all of the collection and collation of the online resources.

 

 

Alice

Alice Lee

Medical Student Resource Evaluator
Class of 2016
The George Washington University School of Medicine

Alice Lee is a Class of 2016 medical student of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  She worked on this project with Meg MacLean in the summer of 2013 between first and second years of medical school and was funded through a Health Services Scholarship made available through the school. The results of her and Meg's work were selected as a poster presentation at the school’s Research Day 2014.  Meg and Alice did all of the collection and collation of the online resources.

 

 

Jason

Jason Teng

Medical Student Resource Evaluator
Class of 2016
The George Washington University School of Medicine

Jason is a second year medical student at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a background in IT and education. His responsibilities in the project is to assist in development of the website and in the collection and evaluation of medical resources.

 

 

Parita

Parita Kotak

Resource Coordinator
Research Associate
The George Washington University

Parita Kotak works with the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in a research and programmatic capacity. She graduated with a master's degree from the George Washington University in 2014. She has been working within global health and international development for the past three years, and is specifically interested in evidence-based policy and the role e-learning within medical education.

 

 

Leigh Anne

Leigh Anne Butler

Project Manager
The George Washington University

Leigh Anne works with the team evaluating resources and helps coordinate all aspects of the project.  In addition to her work on synDRME, she has over 25 years of experience in graduate and postgraduate medical education at the George Washington University and currently is the Grants Management Coordinator on a number of international and domestic grants in the Department of Health Policy at GW.

 

 

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Mary Bryson

Medical Student Resource Evaluator
Class of 2016
The George Washington University School of Medicine

Mary Bryson is a medical school student at George Washington University.  This summer, she is working with synDRME, as well as Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership. Prior to entering med school, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo (2010-2012) and also worked with the US Military HIV Research Program doing vaccine development for four years.  She is interested in global health and medical education in Africa.

 

 

The Extended Team

Invaluable input was also provided by several faculty, medical students, graduates, public health professionals, and communications professionals. Their expertise was instrumental in the creation of the synDRME site. Our team is always growing, current team members include:

Zohray Talib

MD

Hannah Wohltjen

Research Associate

Selam Bedada

Research Associate

Sarah Paradise

MD

Sinit Mehtsun

Research Associate
 

Alexandra Infanzon

Research Associate

Fareen Zaver

MD

Seble Frehywot

MD, MHSA

Yianna Vovides

PhD

Linde Korhumel

Copy Editor
 

 
 
 

Our Passion for Promoting Online Resources for Medical Education

In light of a critical shortage of clinical and basic science faculty available to teach and train medical students in several countries,  the synDRME team is determined to find innovative and cost-effective methods to supplement faculty teaching time and deliver required curricula. By creating the synDRME website, we are not only making digital resources in medical education more accessable, we are also providing expert evaluations to each resource.

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