Jason Crowner, MD
Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery
While attending medical school at Southern Illinois University, Dr. Crowner became interested in education, specifically surgical education. Throughout his training, education has played an important role, and this joy for education only strengthened once Dr. Crowner began as faculty. Dr. Crowner’s role as faculty provided more opportunities to teach the procedural steps and proper technique, and provided the opportunity to lead didactic sessions and develop a surgical skills curriculum. Dr. Crowner is looking forward to being on the Leadership Council because “we have a great platform of support, resources, and people committed to furthering education in every arena”.
Benny Joyner, MD, MPH
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care
Clinical Director of the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center
An educator at heart, Dr. Joyner graduated from UNC-CH with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education and spent time teaching high school in Durham, NC before returning to UNC-CH for his MD/MPH degree and becoming a physician. His academic interests include research in innovative educational methods utilizing medical simulation and improving teamwork and communication among the healthcare team. As an educator, Dr. Joyner is excited about the changes occurring within AOE and is hopeful to be a more active contributor to the organization by participating in the council.
Susan Martinelli, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Residency Program Director
Following medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Martinelli completed her anesthesia residency at UNC and a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Duke. Dr. Martinelli earned an Education Research Methodology Certificate through the University of Illinois and a Medical Education Research Certificate from the Association of American Medical Colleges. She also completed the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop at Harvard’s Center for Simulation. Her educational research focuses on the utilization of the flipped classroom in residency education as well as the incorporation of family and friends into the wellbeing of medical learners. Dr. Martinelli is excited to be on the Leadership Council for the opportunity to learn from, share ideas with, and collaborate with the outstanding medical educators here at UNC.
Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director
Dr. Shenvi is fellowship trained in geriatric emergency medicine (EM), and runs the best (and only) geriatric EM podcast, called GEMCAST (on itunes and gempodcast.com). In the medical school, she helps lead the EM portion of the medical student CBLC course and co-directs APSM 409. She also lectures nationally on geriatric EM, educational innovations, and professional development. She is passionate about “teaching, learning, and shaking up the status quo”. Dr. Shenvi is excited to be on the Leadership Council because she believes UNC’s strength is its people, and her hope is that she can “help develop our educators and their individual teaching skills, while also helping build bridges across our specialties to share ideas and improve inter-disciplinary teaching”. Her vision is “for the AOE to be not just a resource but a melting pot and a catalyst to help our educators develop innovative ways to be more effective teachers, exemplary learners, and outstanding scholars”.
Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Wilson, originally from Mt. Airy, NC and having been at UNC since medical school, says “it has been impossible to leave this wonderful place”! Dr. Wilson splits her time between seeing older adults as a geriatrician in the Department of Medicine, and working with medical students in several different roles: PCC tutor, Transition Course Co-Director, AHEC AI Course Director, AI Course Director, and Director of the Scholarly Concentration Care of the Older Patient. While Dr. Wilson enjoys working with her patients, “teaching is definitely her passion”. Dr. Wilson is thrilled to be a part of the Leadership Council as it offers “the amazing opportunity to support our awesome clinician educators and cultivate a positive learning environment for everyone at UNC”. Dr. Wilson looks forward to “planning a year of inspiring programs and informative workshops that both encourage excellence in teaching and reward our efforts to be innovative and inclusive”.
Eric Zwemer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director for Pediatrics Residency
Dr. Zwemer completed his undergraduate work at Princeton University, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed residency and Chief Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital before coming to UNC in 2015. In his role as Associate Program Director, he serves as a class advisor, oversees the handoff curriculum, and organizes an annual resident bowling competition complete with trophies (note: he is not good at bowling). His medical education interests include developing resident-as-teacher programs, on the fly teaching at the bedside, and technology. Dr. Zwemer is “very excited to serve as a member of the inaugural AOE Leadership Council”, and his “primary goals for this position will be to encourage cross-departmental collaboration” and increase involvement of emerging professionals in AOE activities.
Gary Beck Dallaghan, PhD
Standing Leadership Council Member
Director of Educational Scholarship
Dr. Gary Beck Dallaghan recently moved to UNC School of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, where he had been the Assistant Dean for Medical Education. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Beck Dallaghan has been actively involved in medical education organizations. He served as the membership coordinator for the AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs from 2002 to 2011 and was member at large for the CGEA and program chair for two meetings. He also served as co-chair of the Council on Medical Student in Pediatrics Research and Scholarship task force from 2012 to 2017. In his current role, Dr. Beck Dallaghan will conduct medical education research locally and nationally with colleagues on campus and throughout the nation. He has extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods. Serving as a standing member of the Academy of Educators will allow him to help members of the AOE develop and publish their educational research.
Fei Chen, PhD
Standing Leadership Council Member
Education Research Specialist, Department of Anesthesiology
Dr. Chen received her doctorate in Educational Psychology and Methodology from State University of New York, Albany. Since beginning her career as an education research specialist in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Chen has focused her research on curriculum and instructional design for enhanced learning in medical education. Working with faculty and scholars within and outside of UNC, Dr. Chen have designed, implemented, and evaluated multiple research projects for curriculum improvement, simulation-based education, clinical feedback, formative assessment, and resident wellness. Dr. Chen is excited to be a member of the AOE Leadership Council because this role provides her opportunities to serve the UNC medical education community and improve its practices and scholarly activities.