2021-2022 David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture


“From Fragmentation to Collaboration: interprofessional teams in action”

Photo of Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH
Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH 

Presented by

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH 

Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Education  

Associate Dean for Faculty Development 

Professor of Pediatrics 

University of Utah Health 

 

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Biography

Dr. Hobson-Rohrer is the inaugural associate vice president for health sciences education, associate dean for faculty development, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah. In her AVP role, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer is accountable for education programs for the five University of Utah Health Colleges (Dentistry, Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), their 5,300 students, and the Health Sciences Library. She oversees the Interprofessional Education Program, the Vice Presidential Clinical and Translational Scholar Program, and the Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities.

In 2013, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer founded the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators as a community that advances excellence and value in health science education. The Academy is now comprised of 106 Fellows and 313 Members providing high quality educational faculty development for University of Utah Health. In 2015-2016, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer chaired the Academies Collaborative, a national forum for health professions teaching academies and similar organizations.

As a general pediatrician, she cares for patients and teaches students and residents at the University of Utah South Main Clinic. The mission of the clinic is to increase access to health care for marginalized populations and provide the highest quality of care to patients regardless of their financial ability to pay. As Executive Clinical Director, she works collaboratively with dentists, physician assistants, midwives, family medicine physicians, obstetricians, and pediatricians. For her work with marginalized populations, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer was honored in 2016 with the Utah Healthcare Heroes Award. The clinic was awarded the 2020 Academy of Health Sciences Educators Interprofessional Education Team Award.

Dr. Hobson-Rohrer received her BA degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University and her MD degree from Weill Cornell Medicine. Following pediatric residency, she worked in the National Public Health Service Corps and completed an education fellowship and master of science in public health degree at the University of Utah. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program and holds a graduate certificate in conflict resolution and mediation. She chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health program, pediatric academic societies workshops for Region IX of the Academic Pediatric Association, and the University of Utah Carnegie Re-Classification for Community Engagement Task Force. She was a founding member of Doctors for Global Health and Reach Out and Read Utah.          

Dr. Hobson-Rohrer is the inaugural associate vice president for health sciences education, associate dean for faculty development, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah. In her AVP role, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer is accountable for education programs for the five University of Utah Health Colleges (Dentistry, Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), their 5,300 students, and the Health Sciences Library. She oversees the Interprofessional Education Program, the Vice Presidential Clinical and Translational Scholar Program, and the Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities.

In 2013, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer founded the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators as a community that advances excellence and value in health science education. The Academy is now comprised of 106 Fellows and 313 Members providing high quality educational faculty development for University of Utah Health. In 2015-2016, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer chaired the Academies Collaborative, a national forum for health professions teaching academies and similar organizations.

As a general pediatrician, she cares for patients and teaches students and residents at the University of Utah South Main Clinic. The mission of the clinic is to increase access to health care for marginalized populations and provide the highest quality of care to patients regardless of their financial ability to pay. As Executive Clinical Director, she works collaboratively with dentists, physician assistants, midwives, family medicine physicians, obstetricians, and pediatricians. For her work with marginalized populations, Dr. Hobson-Rohrer was honored in 2016 with the Utah Healthcare Heroes Award. The clinic was awarded the 2020 Academy of Health Sciences Educators Interprofessional Education Team Award.

Dr. Hobson-Rohrer received her BA degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University and her MD degree from Weill Cornell Medicine. Following pediatric residency, she worked in the National Public Health Service Corps and completed an education fellowship and master of science in public health degree at the University of Utah. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program and holds a graduate certificate in conflict resolution and mediation. She chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health program, pediatric academic societies workshops for Region IX of the Academic Pediatric Association, and the University of Utah Carnegie Re-Classification for Community Engagement Task Force. She was a founding member of Doctors for Global Health and Reach Out and Read Utah.          

To attend in-person: for CU-affiliates (registration not required)

Alumni Auditorium

William Black Building

650 W 168th St, 1st Fl 


To attend virtually on Zoom Webinar: for non-CU affiliates and those unable attend in-person