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 will also 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 from 8:30AM - 2PM

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