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Michael W. Lee, PhD joins the Department of Medical Education as a Primary Appointment

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”.