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Medical Education Fellowship Leaders

Grace Huang, MD
Co-Director, Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Grace Huang is the Director of Assessment, Co-Director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, Co-Director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators, and is the Lunder Clinical Educator in Multimedia Programs at the Shapiro Institute. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at BIDMC, and an associate program director with the internal medicine residency at BIDMC.

She received a BA in English and a BS in Biological Sciences with Honors from Stanford University and an MD degree from Washington University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at BIDMC. As a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education from 2002-2003, Dr. Huang created interactive animations for handheld computers to instruct medical students in common bedside procedures, such as lumbar puncture and paracentesis. She also completed an Academy Fellowship in Medical Education at HMS, the Picker Fellowship in Evidence-Based Medicine, and the Certificate in Applied Biostatistics from Harvard Catalyst.

At the Institute, she spent a number of years designing web-based modules on clinical skills, including computer-based case simulations ("virtual patients"), physical diagnosis tutorials, interactive pathophysiology diagrams, and procedure-based instruction. In 2007, she became the Director of Assessment, where she provides faculty development and project mentorship to BIDMC faculty in instrument design, program evaluation, and scholarly writing. Her research interests are in procedural competence assessment, critical thinking, cognitive error, and medical student education. She is an associate editor and editorial board member for MedEdPORTAL, an editorial board member for the journal Simulation in Healthcare, and an associate editor for NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine.

Lori Newman, MEd
Co-Director, Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education
Principal Associate in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Office of Professional Development, BIDMC Center for Education

Ms. Lori Newman is a principal associate in medical education at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She serves as the Director of the Office for Professional Development at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Center for Education, Co-director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, and Co-director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators. Lori received her B.A. magna cum laude in English and education from the University of Vermont and a Master of Arts degree in education from Tufts University. She subsequently taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels in the United States and abroad. Lori has been with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 1989. From 2000-2005, she served in dual roles in both the Shapiro Institute and the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, for which she developed educational programs, curricula, and instructional material for Harvard Medical School students, residents, fellows, and faculty. In her current role, Lori oversees professional development in medical education for the Center for Education and is instrumental in designing and evaluating innovative curricula and faculty development in clinical teaching. She conducts medical education research and is currently leading a study on the peer observation of medical lecturing, for which she received an HMS Commendation Award for Scholarship in Medical Education. She serves as co-director of a national HMS CME Course focusing on the principles of medical education, and is co-chair of the Shapiro Institute's National Millennium Conference. Lori is a Harvard Macy Scholar and has written articles relating to clinical teaching published in the Academic Medicine, Medical Teacher, and Teaching and Learning in Medicine. She is a recipient of Harvard Medical School's Jim Wiczai Award for Leadership, Excellence, and Innovation in Medical Education.

Contact Information

Center for Education
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, ES-200
Boston, Massachusetts 02215