Medical Education Steering Committee (MESC)

Office of Medical Education

Meeting Information: Academic Year 2021-22

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.

  • July 22, 2021
  • August 26, 2021
  • September 23, 2021
  • October 21, 2021* - Third Thursday
  • November 18, 2021* - Third Thursday
  • December 16, 2021* - Third Thursday
  • January 27, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • March 24, 2022
  • April 28, 2022
  • May 26, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • 2022 Curriculum Committees Joint Meeting*: Date to be determined
  • 2022 MESC Retreat*: Date to be determined

* 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
Stephanie Wright, M.D.
Family and Community Medicine
Appointed (Clinical Department Chairs) 7/2021 - 6/2024
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
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
Megan Almansoori, M.A. Director, Curricular Design
Shannon Beets Director, Evaluation and Assessment  
Amy Smith, Ph.D. Director, Office of Continuous Institutional Assessment

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