Elsevier, a leading global publisher provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services to the bioscience community, has announced The 2013 AEIRS/Elsevier Innovator of the Year Award recipients.
Dr. Mahsa Dehghanpour, EDd, MS, CMD, Program Director and Assistant Professor, and Jamie Baker, MEd, CMD, Instructor and Education Coordinator, both of the Medical Dosimetry Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions (SHP), have been recognized for their outstanding work as educators in imaging sciences.
Dr. Dehghanpour is Program Director, Department of School of Health Professions, Division of Academic Affairs and an Assistant Professor, Department of School of Health Professions, Division of Academic Affairs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
M.D. Anderson’s Medical Dosimetry Program is sponsored by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) Department of Allied Health Education Programs and supported by the Department of Radiation Physics within the Division of Radiation Oncology. The Division’s clinical, office and research facilities occupy over 50,000 sq. ft., of which 7,000 sq. ft. are used for treatment rooms. UTMDACC is one of the largest cancer centers in the world; the Department of Radiation Oncology treats more than 3,200 new patients annually. The Program utilizes these resources to enhance the students’ professional educational experience, both didactically and clinically.
The AEIRS (Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences) recognizes the work of an outstanding educator in imaging sciences who shows exceptional innovation and effectiveness in regards to promoting student learning through technology.
“We are delighted to honor this year’s award recipients,” says AEIRS Board President Deborah Leighty, M. Ed., R.T. (R) (BD). “Our organization continues to see a rise in stellar submissions year after year, and we applaud the outstanding work done by so many educators working to innovate student learning.”
Full or part-time educators in all modalities of the imaging and radiologic sciences at nationally and/or regionally accredited institutions are eligible for the AEIRS/Elsevier Innovator of the Year Award. Applicants must submit best practice idea(s), and agree to allow AEIRS and Elsevier to publish the entries to share the practice with other imaging and radiologic educators. The primary educator must be an active AEIRS member for two consecutive years including the year of application.
Drs. Dehghanpour and Baker’s winning submission, CSI – Case Study Investigation Interdisciplinary Learning in the Virtual Clinic, addresses the need for effective staff communication between diverse medical practitioners for safe and effective treatment of cancer patients. For a patient to receive safe care, medical practitioners must communicate effectively in a coordinated effort to diagnose and treat the afflicted person. For this reason, the School of Health Profession’s leadership and faculty decided to develop and implement an annual Interdisciplinary Case Study Conference for students to learn about other disciplines through an innovative and engaging program implemented in a simulated clinical environment. This program, which took place during a one-day conference, involved students from eight medical and health sciences programs working collaboratively on a fictional patient’s visit to a virtual clinic and included students’ diagnosis and treatment, and reviews of visit reports.
“This year’s winners submitted exceptional work,” says Sonya Seigafuse, Executive Content Strategist, Imaging Sciences, Elsevier, in a release. “We are proud to play a part in recognizing their efforts in innovation.”
The AEIRS/Elsevier Innovator of the Year Award recognizes the work of an outstanding educator in imaging sciences who shows exceptional innovation and effectiveness in regards to promoting student learning through technology. Examples of suitable areas of innovations include, but are not limited to:
• Unique teaching methods to engage learners
• Innovative integration of electronic resources in the classroom/clinical experience
• Unique use of multimedia, technology, and e-learning tools
• Improve program outcomes using multimedia, technology and e-learning tools
Drs. Dehghanpour and Baker received their award and $1,000 prize at the AEIRS annual meeting in July in Salt Lake City on July 11, 2013.
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Sources: Elsevier release
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, AEIRS (Association of Educators in
Imaging and Radiologic Sciences)