Medical Education Steering Committee (MESC)

Office of Medical Education

Meeting Information: Academic Year 2020-21

The Medical Education Steering Committee 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.

  • July 23, 2020
  • August 27, 2020* - Meeting start time changed to 1 P.M. to accommodate the UNR Med and University Health Town Hall scheduled from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. via Microsoft Teams.
  • September 24, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • November 19, 2020* - Third Thursday
  • December 17, 2020* - Third Thursday
  • January 28, 2021
  • February 25, 2021
  • March 25, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • 2021 MESC Retreat*: Details to be determined
  • May 27, 2021
  • 2021 Curriculum Committees Joint Meeting*: Details to be determined
  • June 24, 2021

* Denotes location and/or schedule changes

Medical Education Steering Committee: Membership Academic Year 2020-21

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

Medical Education Steering Committee: Membership
MembersMembershipTerm
Kevin Facemyer, Ph.D., Chair
Pharmacology
Elected (Basic Science) 7/2019 - 6/2022
Chair term: 12/2018 - 11/2020
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 Medicine
Elected (Clinical) 7/2020 - 6/2023
Kacey Durant, M.D.
Family Medicine
Elected (Clinical) 7/2018 - 6/2021
Lacy Fettic, M.D.
Family Medicine
Appointed (Clinical Department Chairs) 7/2020 - 6/2023
David Howard, M.D., Ph.D.
Internal Medicine
Ex-Officio Voting Chair, Years 1-2 Committee
Vacant Appointed (Basic Science Department Chairs) 7/2020 - 6/2022
(midterm appointment)
Gillian Moritz, Ph.D.
Physiology & Cell Biology
Appointed (Basic Science Department Chairs) 7/2018 - 6/2021
Darryll Patterson, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Appointed (Dean) 7/2018 - 6/2021
Cyprian Rossetto, Ph.D.
Microbiology and Immunology
Appointed (Dean) 7/2020 - 6/2023
Stephanie Wright, M.D.
Family Medicine
Appointed (Clinical Department Chairs) 7/2018 - 6/2021
Student Representatives
Rodney Fong (Class of 2024) Medical Student Year 1 9/2020 - 6/2021
Lauren Lim (Class of 2024) Medical Student Year 1 9/2020 - 6/2021
Dani Green (Class of 2023) Medical Student Year 2 8/2020 - 6/2021
Ian Laughrey (Class of 2023) Medical Student Year 2 8/2020 - 6/2021
Brandy Soltz (Class of 2022) Medical Student Year 3 8/2020 - 6/2021
Tasha Vazquez (Class of 2022) Medical Student Year 3 8/2020 - 6/2021
Katelyn Fellows (Class of 2021) Medical Student Year 4 8/2020 – 5/2021
John Rolshoven (Class of 2021) Medical Student Year 4 8/2020 - 6/2021
Non-Voting Members
Lisa Calvo, M.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Interim Associate Dean, Medical Education
Ken Hunter, Sc.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Jill Packman, Ph.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Director, Interprofessional Education
Mary Shultz Ex-Officio Non-Voting Director, Savitt Medical Library
Cherie Singer, Ph.D. Ex-Officio Non-Voting Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs
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
Brady Janes, Ph.D. Director, Curriculum Assessment and Development
Gwen Shonkwiler, Ph.D. Director, Evaluation and Assessment  
Amy Smith, Ph.D. Director, Office of Continuous Institutional Assessment

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