Ara Tekian, PhD, MHPE

Principal Investigator

University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Tekian is Professor and Director of International Affairs at the Department of Medical Education (DME), and the Associate Dean for the Office of International Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Tekian is an internationally recognized scholar and leader in health professions education. He has organized and conducted over 250 workshops in more than 45 countries and 60 cities, as well as presented over 200 keynote addresses nationally and internationally. His consultations and workshops have focused on curriculum development, assessment, program evaluation, simulations, and international medical education. Dr. Tekian served as the President of the Division of Education in the Professions of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) from 2009 –2012, which is a major venue for presentation of scholarship in health professions education. Dr. Tekian earned a PhD in Neuroscience at the American University of Beirut and a Master of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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