Dr. Michael Lee joins the Department of Medical Education as Associate Professor of Medical Education and Longitudinal Curriculum Leader for Pharmacology. Dr. Lee received his masters’ and doctoral degrees in pharmacology, from the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine at the Shands Cancer Center. He is coming to us from the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School where he was associate professor in the department of medical education and department of oncology, and associate member of the Livestrong Cancer Institutes. He has served as a founding faculty member at several pharmacy and medical schools where he has trained students both in the classroom and in the laboratory. His research interests center around delineating molecular mechanisms of therapeutic agents for cancer and on development of novel educational technology tools for enhancing basic science learning. Dr. Lee has received numerous awards for teaching including a Golden Apple (2011) and a Recognition of Innovation award (2011), and he has been awarded excellence in teaching awards 3 consecutive years (2019, 2020, and 2021). He also received a Teaching Career Enhancement Award (TCEA) from the American Physiological Society in 2018. More recently in 2022, he was inducted into the University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education as a Distinguished Teaching Professor. Dr. Lee is an active member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and the American Physiological Society (APS), and the American Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASPET). In May, 2022 he was appointed to the executive committee of the Division for Pharmacology Education (DPE) within the American Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASPET). Currently, Dr. Lee serves on the editorial board of the journals Pharmacology Research and Perspectives, Kidney and Blood Pressure Research, and Frontiers in Pharmacology. He is also the editor and author of a collected volume on educational technology and media in health science education titled, “Technologies in Biomedical and Life Sciences Education: Approaches and Evidence of Efficacy for Learning”, published in July of 2022. He has also recently published a book chapter on Assessment and Teaching of Professional Attitudes and Behaviors in “An Introduction to Medical Teaching: The Foundations of Curriculum Design, Delivery and Assessment”.
Organizations & Programs
AAMC - American Association of Medical Colleges is an association of medical schools, teaching hospitals and academic societies that is dedicated to transforming health care through medical education, patient care, and medical research innovation.
NEGEA - The Northeast Group on Educational Affairs, an affiliate of the AAMC, has a mission to promote excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and physicians through the professional development of medical educators.
MERC - Medical Education Research Certification Program is an AAMC program designed to build the skills to be an effective collaborator in medical education research.
MedEdNext and the Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education. The National Transformation Network (NTN) is a collaboration of medical schools committed to driving innovation to advance nation-wide change in medical education across the spectrum.
IAMSE - The International Association of Medical Science Educators is a professional development society with a goal of promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education.
Harvard Macey - The Harvard Macy Institute creates and administers courses and formal degree programs in health professions education.
GRIPE - Group for Research in Pathology Education is an academic society that supports teachers of pathology through sharing of teaching resources, promotion of scholarly research and innovation.
The Generalists in Medical Education is an organization of medical educators who teach, conduct research, and provide support services in all areas of predoctoral, postdoctoral and continuing medical education.