Mission

The mission of the Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship Program is to: a) improve education and clinical effectiveness by exploring the longitudinal and ongoing professional development of physicians as learners, including measurement of knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes (including patient and population health outcomes), b) promote educational scholarship through collaboration and professional/career development of faculty and others, and provide leadership and support of faculty and programs to address creative assessment and novel approaches to medical education, research development, and health care, and c) develop innovative research to facilitate outcomes analysis and quality improvement in medical student, resident, and physician learning to include education across the continuum.

Goals

The goals of the Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Scholarship are to offer services and collaborations that:

  • Improve education and clinical effectiveness by exploring the professional development of physicians, including their learning, clinical behavior, and patient outcomes
  • Enhance the assessment of learners in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education
  • Support organizational self-study
  • Analyze costs, effectiveness, and benefits of select projects or programs
  • Improve the training and research productivity of those interested in conducting clinical, translational, and educational research under the auspices of VCU

Assistance with Research or Evaluation Projects

The Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship provides consultation and implementation services to VCU School of Medicine faculty, residents, and medical students in the areas of:

  • Education research design
  • Program evaluation design
  • Data collection and data management
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation in the context of education research
  • Abstract and manuscript preparation
  • Validity and reliability of assessment tools

If you are interested in research and evaluation assistance, please contact our program coordinator, Meagan Rawls (Meagan.Rawls@vcuhealth.org).

Funding Opportunities for Research

The Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Scholarship and The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to announce small pilot grants to fund projects aimed at innovation and improvement in teaching and learning that lead to educational scholarship and publication.

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Contact Us

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship faculty and staff contacts

Sally Santen, M.D., Ph.D.

Sally Santen, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, Office of Assessment

Sally Santen, M.D., Ph.D.

Sally Santen, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, Office of Assessment

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: (804) 827-0425

Email: Sally.Santen@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Paul E. Mazmanian, PhD

Paul E. Mazmanian, PhD

Associate Dean, Office of Assessment

Paul E. Mazmanian, PhD

Paul E. Mazmanian, PhD

Associate Dean, Office of Assessment

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-828-0492

Email: paul.mazmanian@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Nital P. Appelbaum, PhD

Nital P. Appelbaum, PhD

Consultant

Nital P. Appelbaum, PhD

Nital P. Appelbaum, PhD

Consultant

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-827-1856

Email: nital.appelbaum@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Deborah DiazGranados, PhD

Deborah DiazGranados, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

Deborah DiazGranados, PhD

Deborah DiazGranados, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-827-0142

Email: diazgranados@vcu.edu

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Moshe Feldman, PhD

Moshe Feldman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Office of Assessment

Moshe Feldman, PhD

Moshe Feldman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Office of Assessment

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-828-6878

Email: moshe.feldman@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Kelly S. Lockeman, PhD

Kelly S. Lockeman, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

Kelly S. Lockeman, PhD

Kelly S. Lockeman, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kelly_Lockeman
http://ipe.vcu.edu/

Phone: 804-827-1698

Email: kelly.lockeman@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Kathy O'Kane Kreutzer, M.D.

Kathy O'Kane Kreutzer, M.D.

Consultant

Kathy O'Kane Kreutzer, M.D.

Kathy O'Kane Kreutzer, M.D.

Consultant

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-828-9789

Email: kathy.kreutzer@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Meagan Rawls, M.S.

Meagan Rawls, M.S.

Program Coordinator

Meagan Rawls, M.S.

Meagan Rawls, M.S.

Program Coordinator

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-301-8185

Email: Meagan.Rawls@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Jake Stringer

Jake Stringer

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jake Stringer

Jake Stringer

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-828-9789

Email: stringerjk@vcu.edu

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
P. O. Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048

Nastassia Savage, PhD

Nastassia Savage, PhD

Instructor, School of Medicine

Nastassia Savage, PhD

Nastassia Savage, PhD

Instructor, School of Medicine

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Scholarship

Phone: 804-827-1856

Email: nastassia.savage@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
Box 980466
Richmond, VA 23298-0048