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Published in This Week on May 12, 2014

Simpson selected to lead assessment efforts

Kim SimpsonDr. Kimberly Simpson, associate professor of medicine in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, has been selected to serve as the Medical Center's director of assessment effective Monday, June 2.

The director of assessment monitors, measures and communicates UMMC's effectiveness in meeting academic and administrative goals. Simpson will play a leading role in working with UMMC faculty and staff to coordinate and gauge the effectiveness of institutional efforts. This information will be used to guide opportunities for instructional enhancement and interprofessional education.

She will consult with Medical Center leaders and designated committees and groups tasked with implementing the institution's strategic planning initiative and objectives in a manner that is compliant with the accreditation requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC), Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and other school- and program-specific accreditation bodies.

Simpson will be responsible for the timely collection, analysis and editing of various academic programmatic and curricular data and for the management of successful reporting cycle updates.

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