Center for Excellence in Education Kick Off Celebration

November 8, 2023 by


University of Virginia Center for Excellence in Education Kick Off Celebration group photo

Left to right: Neeral Shah, MD, AEE Director; Meg Keeley, MD, Sr. Associate Dean for Education; Michael Ryan, MD, CEE Director; Hilary Sesin, CEE Coordinator; Evan Heald, MD, Brodie Committee Chair.

On Wednesday, October 25, the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) kicked off programming for the 2023-2024 academic year with a celebratory event at the Colonnade Club. The CEE’s mission is to promote the education mission within the SOM and represents a coordination between the Academy for Excellence in Education (AEE), Brodie Committee, and faculty engaged in medical education scholarship. The CEE is made possible through gracious support from the Office of Educational Affairs and Dr. Meg Keeley, Senior Associate Dean for Education.

Over 30 members of the AEE attended the kickoff celebration. New inductees from 2021 to present were honored in an induction ceremony and all members were introduced to the five committees which will carry out the day-to-day work of the Center.

Drs. Michael Ryan and Neeral Shah, Directors of the CEE and AEE respectively, gave remarks introducing the Center and its role in the School of Medicine. Drs. Ryan and Shah also emphasized the role of service in Academy membership.

The CEE would like to extend sincere gratitude to Mary Hart in the SOM Dean’s Office and the events team at the Colonnade Club for their support of the kickoff.

To learn more about the CEE or how to join the AEE, please visit their website.

Photos by Josh Crane

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