Medical Education Steering Committee (MESC)

Office of Medical Education

Meeting Information: Calendar Year 2022

The Medical Education Steering Committee (MESC) meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 12:15 – 2:00 P.M. as a virtual meeting (online only), unless otherwise specified. The meeting link will be sent via email prior to each meeting.

  • January 27, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • March 24, 2022
  • April 28, 2022
  • 2022 Curriculum Committees Joint Meeting*: May 26, 2022, 12:00 - 7:00 P.M. Location to be determined. This is in lieu of the May Committee meeting.
  • June 23, 2022*: 12:15 - 1:00 P.M. Shortened meeting due to retreat.
  • 2022 MESC Retreat*: June 23, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Location to be determined.
  • July 28, 2022
  • August 25, 2022
  • September 22, 2022
  • October 20, 2022*: Third Thursday
  • November 17, 2022*: Third Thursday
  • December 15, 2022*: Third Thursday

* Denotes location and/or schedule changes

Medical Education Steering Committee: Membership Academic Year 2021-22

Please note the new Committee Mail List email address: MESC@lists.med.unr.edu

Medical Education Steering Committee: Membership
MembersMembershipTerm
Euan Allan, Ph.D.
Microbiology and Immunology
Appointed (Basic Science Department Chairs) 7/2021 - 6/2024
Josh Baker, Ph.D.
Pharmacology
Appointed (Dean) 7/2021 - 6/2024
Jennifer Bennett, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Family and Community Medicine
Appointed (Clinical Department Chairs) 10/2020 - 6/2023
(midterm appointment)
Kirk Bronander, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Ex-Officio Voting Chair, Years 3-4 Committee
Heather Burkin, Ph.D.
Pharmacology
Elected (Basic Science) 7/2020 - 6/2023
Aaron Dieringer, M.D.
Family and Community Medicine
Elected (Clinical) 7/2020 - 6/2023
Marcus A. Erling M.D., FCAP
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Appointed (Basic Science Department Chairs) 7/2020 - 6/2022
(midterm appointment)
Kevin Facemyer, Ph.D., Chair
Pharmacology
Elected (Basic Science) 7/2019 - 6/2022
Chair term: 7/2021 - 6/2022
Gillian Moritz, Ph.D.
Physiology & Cell Biology
Ex-Officio Voting Chair, Years 1-2 Committee
Cyprian Rossetto, Ph.D.
Microbiology and Immunology
Appointed (Dean) 7/2020 - 6/2023
Kelsey West, M.D.
Family and Community Medicine
Elected (Clinical) 07/2021 - 6/2024
Vacant Appointed (Clinical Department Chairs) 2/2022 - 6/2024
(midterm vacancy needing appointment)
Student Representatives
Sawyer Bauer (Class of 2025) Medical Student Year 1 9/2021 - 6/2022
Emily Ginn (Class of 2025) Medical Student Year 1 9/2021 - 6/2022
Rodney Fong (Class of 2024) Medical Student Year 2 7/2021 - 6/2022
Lauren Lim (Class of 2024) Medical Student Year 2 7/2021 - 6/2022
Dani Green (Class of 2023) Medical Student Year 3 7/2021 - 6/2022
Ian Laughrey (Class of 2023) Medical Student Year 3 7/2021 - 6/2022
Brandy Soltz (Class of 2022) Medical Student Year 4 7/2021 – 5/2022
Tasha Vazquez (Class of 2022) Medical Student Year 4 7/2021 - 5/2022
Non-Voting Members
Lisa Calvo, M.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Interim Associate Dean, Medical Education
Neda Etezadi-Amoli, M.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Ken Hunter, Sc.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Farah Madhani-Lovely, M.D. Appointed, Non-Voting Member, Renown Medical Group
Mary Shultz Ex-Officio Non-Voting Director, Savitt Medical Library
Cherie Singer, Ph.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs
Lorrel Toft, M.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Vacant Ex-Officio Non-Voting Director, Interprofessional Education
Administrative Support
Tim Baker, M.D. Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Jennifer Hagen, M.D. Associate Dean, Faculty Development  
Amy McFarland, M.P.H. Director, Office for Community Faculty
Megan Almansoori, M.A. Director, Curricular Design
Shannon Beets, M.A. Director, Evaluation and Assessment  
Amy Smith, Ph.D. Director, Office of Continuous Institutional Assessment

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