2019 CHES Celebration of Scholarship
The Centre for Health Education Scholarship will host the CHES Celebration of Scholarship on Wednesday, October 2, at The University of British Columbia’s Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. This event is an opportunity for the CHES community to showcase and share their work and celebrate the accomplishments of the health professions education scholarship network. We are pleased to announce the Annual Gordon Page Invited Lecturer will be Dr. Lara Varpio, Professor, Department of Medicine and the Associate Director of Research, Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.
Dr. Lara Varpio is an Associate Professor of Medicine, and Associate Director of Research for the Health Professions Education graduate degree program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Dr. Varpio completed her PhD in English in 2007 (University of Waterloo) in collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Research in Education at the University of Toronto. This award winning research investigated Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and their impact on medical trainee socialization (2008 Outstanding Dissertation NCTE; 2007 University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal). Dr. Varpio spent the first 6 years of her career at the University of Ottawa before moving to the Washington DC area to work with USU.
Among the many awards she has won over her career, Dr. Varpio was most recently honored with the 2016 Diana Forsythe Award in recognition for the year’s best paper at the intersection of Social Sciences and Medical Informatics, and with inclusion in the 2016 Yearbook of Medical Informatics as one of the best papers addressing clinical information systems. Dr. Varpio is a Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine, an Associate Editor for Perspectives on Medical Education (PME), and the Special Edition Editor for Lessons Learned from Health Professions Education Failures Surprises for PME. She has served on the Association of American Medical Colleges’ national Medical Education Meeting planning committee since 2013, and has recently joined the Association for Medical Education in Europe’s research committee where she is Chair of the Grants Committee.