Cara McComish, PhD, Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

McComish is the inaugural inductee from the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

Cara McComish, PhD, Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators click to enlarge Dr. Cara McComish, the inaugural inductee into the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators.

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators has inducted Cara McComish, PhD, as a faculty fellow to recognize her dedication and service to the educational mission of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

McComish, an assistant professor in the division, is the inaugural inductee from the Department of Allied Health Sciences, where the division is housed. The Academy recognized McComish at its Evening of Scholarship on May 11, 2017, held in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. 

Founded in 2006, the Academy of Educators emphasizes teaching and supports faculty development in Chapel Hill and across the state. More than 250 active faculty members and 60 resident members represent a diverse population of educators across various specialties.

The Academy’s mission includes the following: 

  1. To promote and support excellence in teaching and the work and career paths of excellent teachers;
  2. To promote and fund curricular innovation, evidence-based curricular change and a scholarly approach to the education mission; and
  3. To provide a forum for education leadership and advice for the dean, vice dean for medical education, and leadership of the curriculum.

Dr. Stephen R. Hooper, associate dean and chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, noted “Dr. McComish is a wonderful addition to this prestigious Academy, and she most certainly embodies our departmental teaching mission in a spirit of excellence. We are extremely proud of Dr. McComish and her induction into the UNC Academy of Educators.”

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