Western University of Health Sciences’ Center for Academic and Professional Enhancement (CAPE) is launching a Fellows program and has selected its first five Fellows.

CAPE Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year are: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest Professor Brion Benninger, MD, MSc, College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Benjamin Malcolm, PharmD, MPH, College of Dental Medicine Assistant Professor Yawen Peng, DMD, College of Pharmacy Laboratory Manager Karina Radford, PhD, and College of Optometry Associate Professor Frank Spors, PhD.

The CAPE Fellows program will have five annual slots. WesternU faculty or staff interested in innovative teaching and learning and professional development are encouraged to apply. During the Fellowship year, each CAPE Fellow will be reimbursed for costs up to $1,500 for attendance at a teaching and learning or professional development conference.

Fellows will be given the opportunity to present what they learn to the campus through a CAPE presentation and creation of online eLearning modules. Additionally, CAPE Fellows will have unlimited access to the CAPE Teaching and Learning Lab, which is outfitted with Articulate software and Adobe Cloud Lab software. A time commitment of two to four hours per month is anticipated. Fellows will be required to give at least one CAPE presentation during the Fellowship year and produce at least one eLearning module. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work with the CAPE director and staff on projects of interest, and will have an opportunity to facilitate at Academic Boot Camp.

“We are excited to showcase, as well as develop, our talented faculty and staff here at WesternU who are dedicated to creating an innovative teaching and learning environment,” said CAPE Director Tim Wood, DHSc, PA-C. “This helps us to provide the best education in the health professions.”

Look for the next Call for Fellows in April 2019. Visit CAPE’s website at https://www.westernu.edu/cape/. For more information, contact Dr. Tim Wood at tjwood@westernu.edu.