The Academy of Teaching Scholars (ATS) is a service organization comprised of a select group of faculty who are passionate about medical education. Once accepted into the ATS, members are expected to provide service to the education mission of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine by supporting ATS activities and initiatives.
The mission is to nurture, recognize, and reward teaching excellence, evidence-based instruction, and scholarship in teaching and learning through faculty development, advocacy, collaboration, and innovation.
The ATS offers faculty development lectures and workshops year round. The development opportunities are open to all faulty across our campuses. The current calendar can be found here.
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The Center for Learning and Leadership is Oklahoma's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The Center serves as the liaison between academic expertise and institutions of higher learning and service delivery systems to positively affect the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Director of the Center is Dr. Valerie N. Williams, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development (pictured).
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Section on Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
The mission of the Section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) is to provide premier state and national leadership to maximize the development and well-being of children through integrated specialized centers providing interdisciplinary expertise in clinical services, research, training, advocacy, and community support that is family-centered, evidence-based, and culturally effective. The DBP Section is comprised of multiple centers working together to achieve its mission. These centers include the Child Study Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, Biomedical and Behavioral Methodology Core, Oklahoma Autism Center, Sooner SUCCESS Care Navigation & Coordination Program, National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth, Indian Country Child Trauma Center, Oklahoma Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program, the Oklahoma Parent Child Interaction Therapy Program and a Center on Adversity and Resilience.
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Interdisciplinary Training Program on Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP)
The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center offers a two-semester Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP) for advanced students in medicine, dentistry, psychology, law, social work, education, public health, nursing, and related disciplines. Established in 1987, the ITP provides specialized training in child advocacy, research, and administration in the field of child abuse and neglect. Over 500 US students and 7 international students have participated in the ITP program. The program is currently directed by Tricia D. Gardner, JD (pictured).
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Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) serves as Oklahoma’s focal point for fighting the diabetes epidemic. Research, patient care, education and prevention are all required to address diabetes in a comprehensive manner. The Center was established by the University of Oklahoma in the College of Medicine with the goal of promoting the well-being of all people with or at high risk for diabetes in Oklahoma regardless of ethnic background or financial status.” The HHDC new Director, Dr. Jacob (Jed) Friedman joined in 2019, with an emphasis on building research and clinical-translational team science. Our interdisciplinary teams are currently focusing on parents and families at risk for diabetes, with an emphasis on the first 1000 days of life. Other areas of focus include nutrition and the human microbiome, obesity and prevention and treatment of diabetic complications.
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An interdisciplinary leadership education program funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It is centered on the evidence-based principles of family centered services, interdisciplinary teaming, cultural competence, and inclusive practices. The Program is currently directed by Megan K. Peters, PT, D.Sc., PCS (pictured).
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The OU-Tulsa Bedlam Clinic is a long-standing and successful multi-professional clinic that delivers acute and primary care services to uninsured patients, offers interprofessional briefings between students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work.
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The OUHSC Preparing Future Faculty program (PFF) is an interprofessional program designed to prepare graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows to enter and succeed in academic careers. The course is open to students from the graduate college and the 6 professional colleges including: allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health.
OUHSC PFF is a yearlong program that consists of a 2-hour course in the fall semester that covers teaching and assessment methods and a 2-hour spring semester course that covers career skills as well as mentored student teaching experiences at local colleges and universities.
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The Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging is a research division of the Department of Geriatrics provides a team-based approach to scientific research including an interdisciplinary staff of medical, nursing, public health, research professionals, and graduate students.
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Members of the Cancer Center include faculty from OU Health Sciences Center, OU Norman, OU Tulsa, Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. These faculty conduct innovative and nationally-funded cancer research in the basic, clinical and population sciences. Regardless of discipline or home institution, all members of the Cancer Center share a common goal: reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by cancer in Oklahoma and beyond. The center is directed by Dr. Robert Mannel (pictured).
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