Educators’ Collaborative Lunch

The Department of Medical Sciences & Education is pleased to host monthly one-hour meetings for BUMC educators to share and exchange ideas for best practices in pedagogy for graduate biomedical education over lunch.

If you are interested in being a discussion moderator, suggesting a discussion topic, or hosting a workshop, please email Theresa Davies at

2019-20 Theme: Cognitive Learning Sciences

In a lead-up to our 15th Annual McCahan Education Day, this year’s lunch discussions and workshops will focus on the science behind learning, as well as how graduate biomedical educators can apply these evidence-based practices to their own classrooms.

Presenters will be announced at the beginning of the academic school year. Stay tuned!

Schedule (Save the dates!)

All meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 pm in the Dean’s Conference Room (R112).

September 24, 2019
Visual Abstracts: Sharing Scientific Research with Twitter-friendly Graphics
David Flynn, MS(LIS)
Assistant Professor, MedSci&Edu,
Assistant Director, Alumni Medical Library
Kayla Hammond Larkin, MS(LIS)
Education and Information Services Librarian, Alumni Medical Library
October 29, 2019 
How to Design an Education Evaluation Project
[Slides] [Website]
Lindsay B. Demers, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine,
Director, Education Evaluation Core
December 10, 2019 David Flynn, MS(LIS)
Assistant Professor, MedSci&Edu,
Assistant Director, Alumni Medical Library
Deborah Fournier, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, MedSci&Edu,
Assistant Provost, BUMC Institutional Research & Evaluation,
Director, Program Evaluation for the BU CTSI
January 28, 2020 
Practera, A Learning Management System for Practice-Based Teaching and Learning
Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
James Wolff, MD, MPH, MAT
Associate Professor, Global Health
Nikki James, MBA, DEd
Vice President, Learning & Experience, Practera
February 25, 2020 
March 24, 2020 
April 28, 2020

Past Educators’ Collaborative Lunches

Slides, Handouts, and Resources