Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

Faculty Development Coaching Program

Executive Committee


Rebecca D. Wilson, PhD, RNC


Founding Director

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH has focused her career as a general pediatrician on education and caring for the underserved. Dr. Hobson-Rohrer graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies and with Distinction in All Subjects. She then completed her M.D. degree at Cornell University Medical College. She moved... Read More

Specialties: General Pediatrics

Fellowship: University of Utah, School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College


Phone: 801-585-1859

Education Symposium Co-Chairs

Nancy Lombardo

Nancy Lombardo, MLS, is a Librarian at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL), University of Utah. Her work for the past decade and more has focused on digital publishing and collections. She has worked on a number of significant collaborative projects, partnering the EHSL with national societies and University departments. The EHSL digital publishing efforts cover a broad range, from historical, to graduate program scholarly output, to innovative efforts on the health sciences. However, a big priority has been to create curricula to support education and training of health professionals. Some examples of this work are the Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL: ) and the Moran Clinical Ophthalmology Resources in Education (Moran CORE: ) and Utah Dermatology Education Resources and Modules (Utah DERM). In addition, she is engaged with the Inter-Professional Education program in the health sciences and serves on the Executive Board for the Academy of Health Sciences Educators (AHSE).


Phone:  801-581-5241

Caroline K. Milne, MD

Caroline K. Milne, M.D., is a Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Training Program at the University of Utah. Dr. Milne serves as the Director of the Fourth Year Student Sub-Internship and is Director of Clinical Skills within the School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Wisconsi... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine


Advancing Excellence in Education

Katherine P. Supiano, PhD, LCSW

Specialties: Social Work


Elizabeth M. Cardell, PhD, OTR/L

Research Interests: Cognition, Community/Home Health, Health Promotion for People with Disabilities, Resilience, Traumatic Brain Injury

Specialties: Occupational Therapy


Phone: 801-585-3837

Lea E. Erickson, DDS, MSPH

Specialties: Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Salt Lake City


Phone: 801-213-2365

Mentoring and Engagement Chair & Vice Chair

Maija Holsti, MD, MPH

Dr. Maija Holsti, MD, MPH completed a BS degree in Psychology from Duke University in 1989. She earned her MD and MPH in Maternal and Child Health from University of North Carolina in 1999. She attended University of North Carolina for her Residency in Pediatrics in 2002. In 2005, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Univer... Read More

Research Interests: Child Abuse, Closed Head Injuries, Seizures

Specialties: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: Primary Children's Medical Center

Residency: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Phone: 801-662-1000

Bruce E. Herman, MD

Dr. Herman received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his Pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center/University of Utah. He subsequently completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Primary Children’s Medical Center/University of Utah. Dr. Herman is board-cert... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of North Carolina


Phone: 801-662-1000

Research and Scholarship Co-Chairs

Donald K. Blumenthal, PhD

Research Interests: Development of Methods for Assessing Interprofessional Attitudes and Effectiveness of Interprofessional Education, Development of Novel Reactivators of Acetylcholinesterase, Regulation of Muscle and Non-Muscle Cell Function by Mechanisms Involving Calcium, Troponin, Calmodulin, and Protein Phosphorylation, Role of protein kinases in disease processes and as potential drug targets, Solution Structural Studies of Signal Transduction Enzyme Interactions Using Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering Techniques, Structure, Function, and Regulation of Proteins that Control Cell Function, Structure-Function Analysis of Protein Kinases and Calmodulin-Target Enzyme Interactions


Phone: 801-585-3094

Sara E. Hart, PhD, RN


Ad Hoc Members

Patrick J Tripeny

Patrick J Tripeny

  • Director , Center For Teaching & Learn Excellence, University of Utah
  • Associate Professor, School Of Architecture, University of Utah
  • Director Emeritus, School Of Architecture, University of Utah
  • Associate Dean College of Architecture + Planning, College of Architecture & Planning-Dean, University of Utah
  • Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, University of Utah
  • Professor, School Of Architecture, University of Utah

Antonius “Tony” Tsai, MBA

Title:  Director of Education Strategy

Tony Tsai joined the University of Utah as the Director of Education Strategy in 2016. He graduated from The Wharton School with his BS and Columbia Business School with his MBA. Before moving to Utah, he served in a number of roles at the University of Michigan.

Timothy W. Farrell, MD

Dr. Timothy Farrell is Associate Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and is a Physician Investigator at the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.  He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the University of Mas... Read More

Specialties: Geriatrics

Fellowship: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

Residency: Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School


Phone: 801-581-2628

Boyd F. Richards, PhD

Boyd F. Richards, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics on the Lecturer Track in the Division of Pediatric Administration, Department of Pediatrics.Dr. Richards is the U of U SOM Educational Specialist Director. He supports the Vice Dean for Education on medical education matters consistent with UUSOM goals and objectives. He facilitates cooperative and c... Read More