Fei Chen, PhDFei Chen, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Standing Leadership Council Member
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Term: 2018-2021

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.

 

Kenneth Fortier, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Term: 2020-2023

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Benny Joyner, MD, MPH

Benny Joyner, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care
Director, Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center
Term: 2018-2021

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.

 

Winston LiWinston Li, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Residency Training Director
Term: 2020-2023
Dr. Li is a psychiatrist and educator in the UNC School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UNC and joined the faculty on graduation. He serves as the Associate Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency, and also directs the Behavioral Health Course for UNC Physician Assistant students. He has a particular affinity for working with junior faculty and residents in preparing and retaining them for academic careers. He hopes to serve this particular niche in the Academy of Educators.

 

Susan Martinelli, MDSusan Martinelli, MD

Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Residency Program Director
Term: 2018-2021

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.

 

Jennifer McEntee, MD, MPH, MA.Ed

Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine
Associate Chief for Clinical Operations at Hillsborough
Term: 2020-2023

An explorer and thrill seeker at her core, Dr. McEntee decided to take a risk and join the University of Notre Dame’s ACE Program prior to entering medical school. Through this program, she loved teaching at a secondary school in Oklahoma City for two years and earned a Master’s in Education through Notre Dame.  She developed a passion for education and when she entered a joint MD/MPH program at Tulane – she realized education would be an instrumental part of her medical career. The Dean of Students at Tulane further allowed her to take a year of medical school between her first and second year of medical school to teach pedagogy at St. Joseph’s Teacher’s College in Moshi, Tanzania.  She continues to be diligent in regards to including her educational passion in to her day-to-day work as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist and Palliative Care/Hospice provider. Her educational interests continue to include working with the AOE to continue to help grow UNC’s commitment to developing faculty as educators both through formal and informal processes while also developing a more robust evaluation and assessment plan for all learners that focuses on  competency-based assessment using Entrustable Professional Activities versus the traditional time constant curricula.  In addition, she hopes to continue to foster and build a sense of community  at UNC which will further build resilience and life-long learning at all levels of learning.   She is proud to be a Tar Heel and is grateful for the opportunity to serve our community in this way.

 

Luigi Pascarella, MDLuigi Pascarella, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgery M4 Director
Clerkship Director
Term: 2020-2023

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Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD, FACEP

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director
Term: 2018-2021
Dr. Shenvi is fellowship-trained in geriatric emergency medicine (EM). She is the director of the UNC Office of Academic Excellence, helps lead the EM portion of the medical student CBLC, and has previously served as a college advisor. She also serves as the Associate Program Director for Emergency Medicine. She lectures nationally on geriatric EM, educational theory and innovations, professional development, career navigation, and time management. 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 for ideas and a catalyst to help our educators develop innovative ways to be more effective teachers, exemplary learners, and outstanding scholars.”

 

Katie Weinel, MD

Standing Leadership Council Member
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Department of Psychiatry
Term: 2020 – 2023

Dr. Weinel is a “quadruple” Tar Heel, graduating from UNC Chapel Hill and UNC School of Medicine, and she is in the process of completing the Adult Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UNC Hospitals. During the 2020-2021 academic year, she will serve as the Child Liaison Chief Resident, working closely with the UNC Hospitals Adult Psychiatry residency program to improve recruitment, communication, and problem solve any child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-related issues in the general program. She is passionate about medical education, particularly teaching medical students and PA students, and has received numerous teaching awards during her residency. Dr. Weinel was the inaugural resident member of the UNC AOE programming committee from 2019-2020. She is absolutely thrilled to bring a resident/fellow perspective to her new role on the AOE Leadership Council.  Dr. Weinel’s goals are to develop a collaborative residents-as-teachers program through UNC AOE and to launch specific workshops/programming focused on improving teaching skills of busy residents and fellows across UNC Hospitals.

 

Eric Zwemer, MD

Eric Zwemer, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Residency Program Director
Term: 2018-2021

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.