Course Directors, Phases 1 and 2

Foundations of Medicine Course Directors

Kathryn B. Moore, PhD

Email: kmoore@neuro.utah.edu

Molecules, Cells & Cancer Course Directors

Timothy G. Formosa, PhD

Tim Formosa, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.Formosa studies how genetic material (DNA) is packaged and copied so that daughter cells each receive an accurate copy of the genetic instructions. M... Read More

Email: Tim@biochem.utah.edu

Karen A. Moser, MD

Dr. Moser is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her M.D. from Saint Louis University and subsequently served as a pathology resident and hematopathology fellow at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pa... Read More

Specialties: Hematopathology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Email: karen.moser@hsc.utah.edu

Host & Defense Course Directors

Adrienne L. Carey, MD

Adrienne Carey, MD is an Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a clinical educator who graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 and attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program at the Univer... Read More

Specialties: Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Michigan Health System

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: adrienne.carey@hsc.utah.edu

Karen Eilbeck, MSc, PhD

Dr. Karen Eilbeck earned both her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester in England. She did postdoctoral training in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. She is a Professor in the University of Utah’s Biomedical Informatics Department. Prior to moving to Uta... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: keilbeck@genetics.utah.edu

Clinical Skills & Medical Decisions 1-6 Course Directors

Megan L. Fix, MD

Dr. Fix is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. She is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students. ... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: Emergency Medicine Foundation-American College of Emergency Physicians

Residency: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency

Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine

Email: Megan.Fix@hsc.utah.edu

Jacob O. Robson, MD, MS

Dr. Robson received his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) with an area of concentration in medical education. He completed his pediatric residency and a chief residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital ... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco

Residency: Boston Medical Center/Boston Children's Hospital

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Email: Jacob.Robson@hsc.utah.edu

Philip A. Kithas, MD, PhD, BA

Dr. Kithas has been a staff physician at the George E. Wahlen Salt Lake Veterans Health Care System for 25 years and was General Medicine Section Chief from September 1999 to October 2006 when he joined the Geriatrics Division. The majority of this time Dr. Kithas has been devoted to the clinical care of older veterans. Administratively, ... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of South Alabama

Email: u0034249@utah.edu

Jeannine Z. Engel, MD

Jeannine Z.P. Engel, MD FACP is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncology at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. She cares for patients in Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Acute Care Clinic (ACC). She is also the Physician Advisor to the Compliance Office. As a General Internist working in the Acute Care Clinic, her clinical interests i... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Email: Jeannine.Engel@hsc.utah.edu

Katherine A. Anderson, MD

Katherine Anderson, MD, is a geriatrician at the University of Utah and Veterans Affairs Hospital and Clinics. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and continued her training in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. She went on to complete a fellowship in Clinical Geriatric Medicine followed by an Ad... Read More

Specialties: Geriatrics

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Washington

Email: Katherine.Anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Layers of Medicine Course Directors

Karly Ann Pippitt, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Pippitt attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah, where she was a chief medical resident. She practices at Sugarhouse clinic part time and teaches 1st and 2nd year medical students at the University. Dr. Pippitt enjoys seeing patients of all age ranges and has an ... Read More

Specialties: Family Medicine, Headache

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: Karly.Pippitt@hsc.utah.edu

Gretchen A. Case, PhD

Gretchen A. Case is Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, and an Associate Professor in 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... Read More

Email: Gretchen.Case@hsc.utah.edu

Metabolism & Reproduction Course Directors

Mark Metzstein, PhD

Email: markm@genetics.utah.edu

Scott Holmstrom, MD

Scott Holmstrom, MD, is an Assistant Professor within the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital.  As a Hospitalist, his clinical interests include caring for acutely ill hospitalized patients with complex medical problems, quality improvement, thrombosis, and educating medical ... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine, Thrombosis

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Email: scott.holmstrom@hsc.utah.edu

Circulation, Respiration & Regulation Course Directors

David A. Morton, PhD, MS

Email: david.morton@hsc.utah.edu

Andrew G. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  He is active in both undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME).  In UME, Dr. Smith directs the cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal foundational science course during the preclinical years and a capstone c... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Critical Care

Fellowship: Academic Pediatrics Association

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Medical School: Goucher College

Email: Andrew.Gerald.Smith@hsc.utah.edu

Brain & Behavior Course Directors

David R. Renner, MD

In 2002, Dr. Renner joined the Department of Neurology faculty, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor of Neurology and a diplomate of tropical medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Renner is the course director for medical school neurosciences (Brain and Behavior). Dr. Renner is very active in teaching and mentoring, and ha... Read More

Specialties: EMG, General Neurology, HIV/AIDS, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases, Stroke, Telestroke, Travel Medicine/Tropical Diseases, Vascular Neurology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Nebraska - Omaha

Medical School: University of Nebraska - Omaha

Email: david.renner@hsc.utah.edu

Mary Steinmann, MD

Mary Steinmann, MD, Associate Professor (Clinical), is triple board certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She practices clinically as an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University's Huntsman Mental Health Institute. Dr. Steinmann has a special interest in children and ... Read More

Specialties: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Residency: University of Utah Triple Board Program

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Email: mary.steinmann@hsc.utah.edu

Skin, Muscle, Bone & Joint Course Directors

Joy L. English, MD, RMSK

Joy English, MD, is a member of the Sports Medicine Division and the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Injury Clinic within the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah.  During her daytime clinics, Dr. English enjoys providing care for patients with a variety of athletic conditions and spends a portion of her time performing both... Read More

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine: Non-Surgical

Fellowship: University of Utah

Fellowship: Cook County Hospital/Rush University Medical Center

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Email: Joy.English@hsc.utah.edu

Amy P. Powell, MD

Dr. Amy Powell, Associate 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 de... Read More

Specialties: Foot and Ankle, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine: Non-Surgical

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Medical School: University of Washington

Email: amy.powell@hsc.utah.edu

Meet the Director of Education Research

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We would like to welcome and introduce Dr. Candace Chow, Associate Director of Education Research in the Office of Medical Education, who will be supporting the Core Educators. Candace completed her postdoctoral training with the Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS) and the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) at the University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University, where she was a 2012 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. Candace earned an M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University.

Candace has over fifteen years of experience as an educator and has worked in both P-12 and higher education settings. Most recently, Candace was a Research Associate at the Utah Education Policy Center in the College of Education at the University of Utah, where she worked on both the center’s educational evaluation and school support teams. She has also worked in student affairs and has extensive teaching experience, including serving as Instructor of Cornell University’s Intergroup Dialogue Project courses and teaching high school English in the South Bronx, New York, and in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Candace’s research has examined how practitioners, both in medicine and in education, understand their social identities and how these self-perceptions influence professional identity formation and professional practice. Candace’s postdoctoral work was recently published in Academic Medicine.

candace.chow@hsc.utah.edu

Meet the Core Educator Program Manager

harper-davison

Harper Davison began her University of Utah School of Medicine career in Global Health Education and has recently joined the Curriculum team as the Core Educator Program Manager. Though a Houstonian, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Arkansas Tech University and has lived in Salt Lake City for the past 5 years. Her ultimate goal in this position is to create an accessible and dynamic community for all Core Educators. 

harper.davison@hsc.utah.edu