Content Thread Leaders

Thread Leader Job Description

Thread Leader(s) will work closely with the course, system, clerkship, and other leaders as appropriate to establish the goals, learning objectives, and teaching and learning methods for their subject discipline across the undergraduate medical education curriculum. They will aid in the operation and administration of their discipline components and are charged with actively supporting curricular innovation and improvement and with providing content material that will make the unit succeed in its aims.

Specifically, Thread Leader(s) will:

  • Monitor and evaluate the delivery of subject material across the continuum of the undergraduate medical education curriculum to ensure the orderly sequence of knowledge, skills, and behaviors
  • Work collaboratively with System Leaders to:
    • determine appropriate thread content, learning objectives, and learning methods
    • determine the scheduling and placement of structured learning and assessment activities
    • identify faculty for learning activities based on expertise and teaching ability
    • create assessment items consistent with their specific discipline and NBME guidelines for MCQs
    • approve sessions, learning objectives and resources, and instructions to students in X-CREDiT
  • Liaise with Clerkship Directors and others to devise methods to integrate their content into the clerkship and elective programs
  • Attend a majority of the Pre-Clerkship meetings held the second Wednesday of the month, 4-5 p.m.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum Evaluation (Elizabeth Bradley) to evaluate the processes and outcomes of the subject discipline through the preclinical and clinical years
  • Report annually to the Curriculum Committee on how the content integrates across the undergraduate medical education curriculum

List of Thread Leaders

Thread Leaders

Thread NameContact
Anatomy/PhysiologyDavid Moyer, DCdgm4n@virginia.edu
924.1896
Biochemistry Selina Noramly, PhDsn8d@virginia.edu
924.2681
Cell BiologyBob Bloodgood, PhDrab4m@virginia.edu
924.1739
Cultural Humility/CompetencyGauri Raval, MDgrr3g@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
DisabilitiesGeoffrey R Smith II, MDgs4gd@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
243.5622
EpidemiologyCarlene Muto, MDcam4r@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
243.9552
Genomic MedicineEli Williams, PhDew9y@virginia.edu
924.3627
HistopathologyRobin LeGallo, MDrdl3s@virginia.edu
243.0821
Human Sexuality/LGBTDana Redick, MD


Megan Bray, MD, FACOG
dlr6b@virginia.edu
243.4570

mjb7c@virginia.edu
243.4570
Imaging/Radiology Cody R. Quirk, MD cq9t@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
243.0630
ImmunologyTim Bender, PhDtpb3e@virginia.edu
924.1246
Infectious DiseasesCarlene Muto, MDsm5fe@virginia.edu
243.9142
Information SciencesKaren Knight, MSLSkkg8n@virginia.edu
924.0056
Inter-professional Education Chris Peterson, MDcmp8x@virginia.edu
924.2773
LeadershipLeigh-Ann J. Webb, MD


Linda Waggoner-Fountain, MD, Med
lcj2p@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
924.8485

law4q@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
982.1925
NeuroscienceMary Kate Worden, PhDmkw3k@virginia.edu
924.7042
NutritionJoann McDermid, PhDjm3xc@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
924.5995
Pain ManagementLynda Wells, MBBS, FRCAltw6r@virginia.edu
924.2283
Palliative CareLeslie Blackhall, MDlb9x@virginia.edu
243.5730
PharmacologyCarl Creutz, PhDcreutz@virginia.edu
924.5029
PhysiologyManoj Patel, PhDmkp5u@virginia.edu
924.9693
Professionalism/Ethics/Medical HumanitiesDonna Chen, MD, MPHdtc6k@virginia.edu
243-5804
Public Health - System Based Practice B. Cameron Webb, MD, JDbcw8q@virginia.edu
Quality/Patient SafetyJohn Dent, MD, PhDjmd5k@virginia.edu
982-1414