Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
I am pleased to announce that Janet Corral, PhD, has accepted the position of associate dean for Curricular Affairs, effective Monday, April 20.
Dr. Corral joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she serves as the co-director of Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum Reform; senior director of Digital Education Innovation across two campuses; and director of the Teaching Scholars’ Program.
Her prior positions have included director of research and scholarship, director of evaluation in the Department of Family Medicine, and invited member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Education in Motion Task Force.
Dr. Corral is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed presentations and publications in medical education. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to academic medicine, including the 2017 ASPIRE award from the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and the 2009 Young Leader in Medicine Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.
Dr. Corral has also served at the University of Calgary, where she led one of Canada’s earliest eLearning teams at a medical school. She is a co-founder of the Elentra learning management system (previously known as Entrada) with colleagues at Queens’ University; the software is known internally as MedLearn. Dr. Corral was a key organizer in many national curricular and assessment initiatives in Canada. She has prior experience in Fortune 500 companies, urban underserved clinics, cardiovascular triage clinics and has one patent in progress.
Dr. Corral is currently an executive board member of Best Evidence Medical Education, which is an international collaboration of AMEE. She is a past steering committee member of the Group on Informatics Resources, the Academies Collaborative, as well as a past member-at-large and previous chair of Computing Resources in Medical Education, both in the Western Group on Educational Affairs in the AAMC.
Dr. Corral is excited to partner with COM-T students, staff and faculty to enable all to succeed. While we practice social distancing and telework for the remainder of the semester, she encourages you to set up a virtual meeting with her or to connect on Twitter.
Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP
Deputy Dean, Education
Director, Societies Program
Professor, Department of Medicine