FAME presents a variety of programs that promote educator skill development through reflection, peer observation, large group learning and faculty learning communities. The majority of programs are taught by faculty subject matter experts within The Ohio State University College of Medicine, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition to programs we produce, we connect educators to the wide variety of local, regional, national and international development opportunities. We promote innovation and the scholarship of medical education to advance the methods and effectiveness of teaching, evaluation, assessment and curricular design.


Exemplary medical education leads to best patient and societal health outcomes. Our mission is to promote the professional development of health professions educators to create a cadre of highly effective, innovative educators who provide high value to learners and ultimately their patients

FAME Advisory Board for Education

Marcia Nahikian-Nelms, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND
FAME Director of Education
Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Kay Halasek, PhD
Professor of English
Director, Michael Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning

Andrea Pfeifle, EdD, PT, FNAP
Associate Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Dan McFarlane, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Kim Tartaglia, MD
FAME Director of Mentorship
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Lindy Weaver, PhD, MOT, OTR/L
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Sarah Rusnak, MS, RD, LD
Clinical Faculty- Teaching and Curriculum Support

Amanda Start, PhD
Director of the Office of Curriculum and Scholarship

Ex-officio Members

  • Debbie Pond, Program Director, Center for FAME
  • Emma Tippett, Project Manager, Center for FAME
Current Programs

Current Programs

Education programs and resources

Education programs and resources

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