UofL School of Medicine fills vacancies in key roles


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Monica Ann Shaw, M.D., F.A.C.P., professor of medicine, has been named associate dean for medical education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

    “Dr. Shaw’s concern for the students in the UofL School of Medicine runs very deep and has a long history,” said Edward Halperin, M.D., M.A., dean of the School of Medicine. “Her academic medical career is punctuated by her leadership in transforming the experience our future physicians have here at UofL. As the lead administrator for student education, she will be able to continue this activity as we move toward our accreditation in 2013.”

    Shaw has been on the faculty at UofL since 1995 and served as Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Medical Education in the Department of Medicine since 2006. She was course director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship and was instrumental in developing a palliative medicine curriculum for medical students. She has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Outstanding Educator Award for the School of Medicine, President’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Shaw serves on the Student Admissions Committee and the Clinical Curriculum Advisory Committee.

    Shaw earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed her internal medicine residency at UofL. She completed a General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina and was a Faculty Scholar in the Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice at the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care.

    Shaw replaces Ruth Greenberg, who became associate dean for accreditation.

    Jill Suttles, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for faculty affairs at the UofL School of Medicine.

    “The faculty are neither employees nor ‘stakeholders’ of the School of Medicine, they are the School of Medicine. Human capital is our most important resource,” Halperin said. “Dr. Suttles will be the steward of nurturing and prospering what is central to our mission. We are delighted to see this ‘ELAM graduate’ rise to this position.”

    Suttles has been a member of the UofL faculty since 1999, and is currently a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Prior to joining UofL L, she served as a faculty member and deputy chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at East Tennessee State University.

    Suttles earned her bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of Oregon in Eugene and a doctorate in biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. She maintains an active research program in the areas of autoimmune disease and cancer immunology and is the current president of the Society for Leukocyte Biology. In 2010-11, she was a fellow in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program.

    Suttles succeeds Tracy Eells, Ph.D., who has become the vice provost for faculty personnel at UofL.

    W. Daniel Cogan, Ed.D., is the new assistant dean for continuing health sciences education at UofL.

    “Dr. Cogan has extensive experience in continuing medical education and continuing health sciences education,” Halperin said. “He was identified by the search committee as the best person to lead these programs – programs that are essential for health care practitioners in the region. Medicine is constantly evolving and, therefore, continuing education is an essential element of practitioners being able to delivering quality care to our patients.”

    Cogan most recently was the director for academic affairs and accreditation at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine at Tulsa. He also served as the executive director for the Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma, and associate dean for graduate and continuing medical education for Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Vallejo, Calif. He also held positions at Oral Roberts University, Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., and Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, Calif.

    Cogan earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in education from the University of Central Missouri, and his doctor of education degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce.

    Cogan fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Sharon Whitmer, Ed.D.