Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee

Sara M. Lamb, MD

Since her faculty appointment in 2004, Dr. Sara Lamb has been invested in improving the education of residents and students at the University of Utah. She has been a residency program director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Training Program and an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program since 2004. I... Read More

Specialties: General Pediatrics, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, General

Amy P. Powell, MD

Dr. Amy Powell, Assistant Professor, (clinical) is a board certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical performance goals. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from t... Read More

Specialties: Foot and Ankle, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

Danielle Roussel, MD

Danielle Roussel, MD is Associate Professor, Clinical in the Department of Anesthesiology and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering, BA degree in English, and MD degree at the University of Kansas. She completed a pediatrics internship and anesthesiology residency ... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia

Gretchen A. Case, PhD

Gretchen A. Case is Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Pediatrics. She received a BA in Speech Communication and History and an MA in Communication Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a PhD in Performance Studies from UC, Berkeley. Dr. Case's research and... Read More

Paul D. Thielking, MD

Dr. Thielking earned both a bachelor's and medical degree from the University of Iowa. He completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is board certified in Psychiatry and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.... Read More

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Psychiatry

Brigitte K. Smith, MD

Dr. Brigitte Smith is a native of Wisconsin.  She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse in Microbiology and Chemistry with a concentration in Biomedical Science. Her MD was awarded to her from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she continued her residency in Vascular Surgery.... Read More

Specialties: Vascular Surgery

Katharine S. Ullman, PhD

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator Katharine Ullman, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an adjunct professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah, and a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program. She began serving as the Associate Dean... Read More

Peter Hannon, MD

Peter Hannon, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Utah in the division of Vascular Neurology. He received his undergraduate degree in fine arts at Rice University and obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed neurology residency and a vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Uta... Read More

Specialties: Neurology, Telestroke, Vascular Neurology

Brian P. Good, MD

After a New England upbringing, Dr. Brian Good came to Salt Lake City in 2000 after graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was drawn to the University of Utah by its academic reputation, the intelligent and friendly demeanor of the physicians, and the amazing outdoor environment. He completed pediatric residency and became boa... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Inpatient Medicine

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Student Members

Anish Bhatnagar, MS3

Anish Bhatnagar, MS3

Brian Coburn, MS2

Brian Coburn, MS2

Catherine Lindsay, MS2

Catherine Lindsay, MS2

Hanna Hartman, MS4

Hanna Hartman, MS4

Rebecca Morris, MS3

Rebecca Morris, MS3

The Curriculum Committee (CC) was created in 2008 to put the ideas generated by the Curriculum Transformation Committee into practice. As of January 2016, the CC consists of:

The Curriculum Committee (CC) holds sole authority and responsibility for creating, overseeing and managing the medical student education program, and ensuring compliance with all LCME accreditation standards. The Committee defines objectives and competencies, determines curricular content, pedagogy and methods of teaching, reviews feedback and recommendations, and utilizes information to improve the curriculum. Committee membership comprises basic science and clinical teaching faculty, evaluation and assessment experts and students, who are invited to participate in discussions about curricular issues. Due to the significant time commitments this Committee demands of its members, student attendance requirements are modified to accommodate their educational commitments.

Subcommittees that report to the Curriculum Committee welcome student participation and input.

Subcommittees include:


For any further questions please contact:

Kerri Shaffer, MLIS, M.Ed.
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support