College of Medicine appoints new vice dean

Terry Wolpaw will join Penn State College of Medicine as vice dean for educational affairs, effective Jan. 28, 2013. In this role, Wolpaw will oversee the offices of student affairs and admissions, undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and academic affiliations. In addition, she will provide oversight of continuing medical education, the office for diversity, the office of global health, the clinical simulation center, the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, and the office of medical education research.

Wolpaw comes to Penn State College of Medicine from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is associate dean for curricular affairs and professor of medicine, as well as interim director of Case Western's Center for Medical Education. Since joining Case Western's faculty as an assistant professor in 1994, she has held a variety of leadership roles including director of the accelerated medicine residency program, internal medicine clerkship director, and director of the Scholars' Collaboration in Teaching and Learning, an endowed program for faculty and learner development.

Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Wolpaw received her doctor of medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She also earned a master's degree in health professions education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holds a master of arts degree in speech pathology from Case Western University. Wolpaw completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and her fellowship training in rheumatology at the University Hospital of Cleveland. An active member of the American College of Rheumatology, she has held numerous leadership roles focused on education within that organization. Wolpaw has received numerous awards and honors for excellence in teaching.

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