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Scholarship in Education & Innovation (ScEI) Club 

What is it?

ScEI Club is a monthly lunchtime “brown bag” group session to learn about different educational topics, network, and present educational scholarship. Educators from any discipline and at any stage of career are welcome. Participants are encouraged to submit projects or topics at any stage of development for group discussion. Come join a friendly group of colleagues to bounce ideas, find collaborators, and obtain feedback!

ScEI Club Goals

  1. Facilitate access to collective minds to increase the overall quality of educational scholarship across CU.
  2. Enhance the link between theory and practice in health professions education.
  3. Increase educational scholarship, innovation, and collaboration.

ScEI Club Format

Each one-hour session will consist of the following components:

Participant Introductions (10 minutes)

  • Meet new friends and share your roles and experiences

Theory Corner (10 minutes)

  • One participant will lead a discussion of a favorite theory they have used or are hoping to use in their health professions education work

Works in Progress (20 minutes)

  • A participant (or team) presents an overview of a project you’re working on to garner feedback, additional ideas, and maybe even collaborators! Projects can be in the initial design stage through recently completed.

Hot Topics (20 minutes)

  • A designated participant will lead discussion of a specific topic or issue they’ve recently encountered, have been working on, or just want to discuss more with colleagues. We are open to all topics for being featured at an upcoming ScEI club meeting!

Who can participate?

Anyone who has an interest in health professions education research and scholarship! 

Upcoming Sessions Schedule

Note: all ScEI Club meetings occur on the first Thursday of the month in Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Rooms 304/305 @ 12pm - 1pm

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March 7, 2024 

Theory Corner: “Jobs to be done” by Dr. Matthew Rustici

Works in Progress: Design & Implementation of an Automated Patient-care Dashboard to Provide Individualized Patient-Care Data and Quality Metrics to Emergency Medicine Residents by Dr. Danielle Miller

Hot Topics: Art Museum based Education by Dr. Sarah Milla


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April 4, 2024

Theory Corner: Desirable Difficulties​ (facilitated by Aimee Gardner, PhD)​

Works in Progress: Building Professional Community and Mentorship for Female Providers in Cardiology​(facilitated by Cara Saxon, MD)

Hot Topics: Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into Quality Improvement Education(facilitated by Elizabeth Gillespie, MD)

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May 2, 2024

Join us for the Education & Innovation Symposium!








June 6, 2024 

Theory Corner: Social Identity Theory

Works in Progress: Social-Emotional Avatars by Clint Carlson, MS, BS

Hot Topics: Reflective Practice, moderated by Gail Armstrong, PhD, DNP


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July 4, 2024

Please note that the ScEI Club will not meet on July 4th due to the holiday. Enjoy your celebrations!



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Aug. 1, 2024

Theory Corner: Self Verification Theory (Swann, 1983)

Works in Progress: Outcomes of a Pediatric Hospitalist Career Development Program Informed by Self-Determination Theory: A Qualitative Study by Nicolle Dyess 

Works in Progress: TBD by Andrew Maertens

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Sept. 5, 2024

Theory Corner: Identity Fusion theory (Swann et al., 2012

Works in Progress: Introduction of an Active Learning Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiology Curriculum for First Year Physician Assistant Students by Amanda Miller


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Oct. 3, 2024

Theory Corner: Social Comparison Theory

Works in Progress: Social Comparison Theory Exploring the Impact of Bias in Child Maltreatment Diagnosis, Reporting, and Child Welfare Involvement by Kelly Finnegan

Works in Progress: Sims and approaching our most complex science topics in UME by Aaron Carlson

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Nov. 7, 2024

Theory Corner: TBD

Works in Progress: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medical Education: DEI at the Bedside by Tennyson Jennins

Works in Progress: Metacognition Mixtape: Using AI to Promote Self-Directed Learners by Brandon Lowery

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Dec. 5, 2024

Theory Corner: TBD

Works in Progress: An Analysis of Value Factors in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Path Towards Mutual Investment by Jennifer Adams 



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Jan. 2, 2025

Please note that there will be no ScEI club this date due to the Holiday. Happy New Year Everyone! 


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Feb. 6, 2025

Theory Corner: TBD

Works in Progress: Denver Health Equity and Structural Competency Series: Learning from Our Patients by Kate Adkins & Nicole Larrea

Works in Progress: Improving Resident Wellness through Flexibility: Lifestyle Medicine Track for OBGYN Residents by Emily Rosen 

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March 6, 2025

Theory Corner: TBD

Works in Progress: National content outline for interstitial lung disease (ILD) education in pulmonary fellowship by Samantha King

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April 3, 2024

Theory Corner: TBD

Works in Progress: Using Simulation-based Mastery Learning for High-Acuity Low Occurrence (HALO) Procedures by Anna Neumeier & CJ Mowry 

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May 1, 2025

Join us for the Education & Innovation Symposium!

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