Dr. Ben Hoffman and Dr. Lainie Yarris: New co-directors of faculty development

September 29, 2015

Dr. Ben HoffmanThe OHSU School of Medicine is pleased to announce that Ben Hoffman, M.D., FAAP, professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine and Lainie Yarris, M.D., MCR, associate professor of emergency medicine, OHSU School of Medicine will serve as co-directors of faculty development. The co-directors will contribute to faculty development across the school in these .2 FTE positions.

In a team led by Michele Favreau, Ph.D., associate dean for professional development and lifelong learning, OHSU School of Medicine, Drs. Yarris and Hoffman will bring to bear their passion, excellence and expertise in education. In both clinical and basic science departments, they will use a consultative model to develop and implement tools tailored to departmental needs.

Dr. Hoffman studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. At the University of New Mexico (UNM), he served as directDr. Lainie Yarrisor of the pediatric residency program and assistant dean for graduate medical education. At UNM, he worked in faculty development with the Office of Teacher and Educational Development providing workshops on teaching skills for faculty, house staff and students. He has been nationally recognized as an educator and as an expert in child passenger safety.

Dr. Yarris is the emergency medicine residency program director, co-director of the Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship fellowship, and is co-section director for education in emergency medicine at OHSU. She serves as deputy editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and a decision editor for Academic Emergency Medicine. Her academic interests include faculty development, feedback in medical education, education research methods and physician wellness.  

"I look forward to teaming with Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Yarris to customize faculty development to meet the unique needs of the individual School of Medicine departments," said Dr. Favreau.  

For more information, contact Dr. Michele Favreau.