Pamela Duke, MD, is an internist in Philadelphia where she has a busy primary care practice. She is actively engaged with medical student education as course director of a third year professionalism longitudinal course at Drexel University College which meets virtually in small groups. She is a leader at her home institution in creating new curriculum and is also course director for the first year doctoring course, Foundations of Patient Care, which has as it core professional formation and bioethics threads.
Pam has participated and presented at multiple annual APHC meetings including a pre-course using standardized patients in an Ethics OSCE format. She is also managing editor for the APHC supported professionalformation.org online modular curriculum which is to be used for multidisciplinary education in the field of professionalism. Her other areas of interest include Cost of Care conversations and patient centered care.
Tyler S. Gibb, JD/PhD, is an assistant professor and founding co-chief of the Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law. He is also the charter Vice-Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). He completed a clinical ethics fellowship at University of California-Los Angeles, Health System Ethics Center. He holds a PhD in Health Care Ethics and a law degree both from the Saint Louis University and was the first graduate of this dual-degree program. In law school Dr. Gibb was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Health Law and Policy. His undergraduate studies were in Political Science and Medical Anthropology.
Dr. Gibb's research interests include the intersection of health law and clinical ethics, professionalism, the politics of medicine, medical ethics pedagogy, cross-cultural ethics, pediatric ethics, and neuroethics. His dissertation was a biopolitical deconstruction of the Terri Schiavo case. He has authored a number of publications, including peer-reviewed and law review articles on clinical bioethics, health law, and research ethics. He has spoken at numerous international and national academic presentations.
His teaching experience includes coursework in clinical ethics at the undergraduate level, graduate level, in nursing and medical schools, and at the GME level (monthly IM Grand Rounds). Dr. Gibb is responsible for teaching medical ethics, health law and business, medical humanities, and professionalism.
In addition to his scholarly activity, Dr. Gibb is the primary clinical ethicists for two hospital systems in southwest Michigan. In that capacity he leads ethics committees, conducts policy analysis and revisions, and has extensive hands-on experience in clinical ethics consultations, having conducted over 400 ethics consultations.
He has been actively involved with APHC since for the past 3 years and has presented his work at the conference each of these years. He is currently heavily involved as an associate editor on the APHC/PFO newsletter, a joint venture between APHC and ProfessionalFormation.org. He is also part of a Macy Foundation Grant working to develop Interprofessional education across healthcare professions.
Nutan A. Atre-Vaidya, MD, has spent a considerable amount of time recognizing and cultivating talents of resident and faculty members and helping enhance their teaching and academic skills. She assumed the role of Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Talent Recognition and Enhancement in 2014. She has conducted several faculty development seminars for CMS clinical faculty. In January 2016, Dr. Vaidya took the helm of the newly created Office of Academic Learning Environment and has begun several new initiatives to improve the student learning environment. Under her leadership, the medical school has implemented measures to promote professionalism and build resilience in faculty, staff and students. Dr. Vaidya was instrumental in starting the medical school's clinical faculty recognition program. She leads the Professionalism Committee of Chicago Medical School which teaches, promotes and recognizes professionalism in the students.
A distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Vaidya is certified in the subspecialty of Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. She has published extensively on psychopathology and neuropsychiatric education. She has won several awards for teaching and clinical care of neuropsychiatric patients. She was a reviewer for several academic journals. Dr. Vaidya is the co-author of two textbooks, Psychiatry Rounds (Medmaster Publishing) and Descriptive Psychopathology (Cambridge University Press), and has authored several peer-reviewed articles and has given many invited presentations.
Nationally active in the field of education, Dr. Vaidya serves on the Executive Council of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP). She was the organization's president from 2014-2015. As an ADMSEP Council Member, Dr. Vaidya has conducted several faculty development workshops for new clerkship directors. Dr. Vaidya also serves on the council of Alliance of Clinical Educators, a national group representing all the core clerkships. She has also served as a member of the NBME test committee for neurology and neurosciences. Dr. Vaidya has served as councilor of the Illinois Psychiatric Society and president of the Illinois chapter of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Vaidya began her career at Chicago Medical School as a psychiatry resident in 1984. During her tenure at CMS, Dr. Vaidya held various administrative positions: She served as chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from 2003 to 2013 and interim chair of the Department of Neurology (2009). In the past, Dr. Vaidya has also held several educational positions within the department, including Director of Medical Student Education and Acting Director of Residency Training. She is currently a co-director and major teacher in the Clinical Neuroscience course. Also, she is currently serving as an Acting RFUMS Global Health Director.