Programming and Events

What We're Working On

The Programming and Events team is responsible for coordinating educationally focused symposia, speakers series, fellowship programs, and learning communities. This team also will be responsible for the campus-wide promotion of LEAPS programming through communication within their schools.

Inaugural LEAPS Symposium: Fostering Inclusive Teaching and Learning Environments

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: SMC Campus Center 

Program to Include:

Propose a Session:

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for interactive sessions related to advances and best practices that promote inclusive education, learning, and assessment.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed for impact in the following areas:

  • education and technology
  • simulations and standardized patients
  • evidence-based assessments
  • active learning for belonging
  • curriculum design

Submit your proposal here by March 15, 2023.

Presenters to be notified soon after.

Our Team

  • Carol O’Neil, PhD, RN, CNE, School of Nursing (Co-Chair) 
  • Monica Schneider, DDS, School of Dentistry (Co-Chair) 
  • Martha Ertman, JD, Carey School of Law  
  • Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS, School of Pharmacy 
  • Nidhi Goel, MD, MHS, School of Medicine  
  • Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, School of Medicine  
  • Isabell May, PhD, Graduate School  
  • Glenn Canares, DDS, MSD, School of Dentistry  
  • Bridgitte Gourley, DNP, FNP-BC, School of Nursing  
  • Tamara Hicks, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work