Congratulations to one of our Editors!
Stacey Poznanski, DO was being honored with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Excellence in Medical Education Award 2015. The Excellence in Medical Education Award recognizes those who have had a significant impact on the educational experience of their students through his or her teaching, leadership and engagement with the curriculum. Dr. Poznanski received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency training at the University of Wisconsin. She went on to complete an academic fellowship at Wright State University (WSU) in 2010-2011 and has remained on as fulltime faculty since. Her education continues with the pursuit of a Masters of Educational Technology with Health Professions Applications at WSU, with anticipated graduation in 2016. She is currently the Director of EM Undergraduate Education and Assistant Professor of EM at WSU, awaiting decision on her promotion to Associate Professor next year!
While at WSU, Dr. Poznanski has been extensively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education, with a goal to redesign curricula based on theories of instructional design to include cuttingedge and interactive education techniques. She is currently chair of the Clerkship Directors subcommittee and a co-chair of the Advanced Doctoring Phase of the Wright Curriculum, where she is leading the transformation of the postclerkship curriculum. On a national level, Dr. Poznanski has been actively involved in medical student education in EM as well as in the leadership of women in academic medicine. Dr. Poznanski has served on the executive board of the Clerkship Directors of EM for the past two years and the executive board for AWAEM since 2011. She is currently serving as President for AWAEM and enjoying the opportunity to give back all that AWAEM has given to her. Her scholarly work focuses on medical education, curriculum development, presentation design, and gender-specific medicine. She currently serves as a visiting faculty member for the The Teaching Course and has lectured nationally on presentation design, assessment, and gender-specific pulmonary disease. Other awards include the AWAEM Momentum award in 2013 and being selected for and completing the prestigious AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar in the same year.
She has also been highlighted as a “Faculty Hero” on the world-renowned academic EM blog, Academic Life in EM. Congratulations Dr. Poznanski!
A version of this article was simultaneously published in AWAEM Awareness December 2015.