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What we do

The Office of Curriculum and Scholarship offers a variety of services to the College of Medicine:

  • Program Evaluation: Collecting and analyzing data to study the effectiveness and efficacy of educational programs.
  • Curriculum Development: Conducting needs assessments and literature reviews to support faculty in new curricular offerings.
  • Medical Education Research: Presenting and publishing educational program outcomes.
  • Instructional Design: Developing teaching and learning objects to help our teachers to teach and our learners to learn.
  • Educational Technology: Supporting classroom and personal technology to ensure our teachers and learners have the tools they need.


Who we are


Victoria Cannon, BA, is the Director of the Office of Curriculum and Scholarship, leading the team as it supports the College of Medicine in program evaluation, medical education research, and educational technology. Over the past 6 years, Victoria has participated in the design, implementation and evaluation of the LeadServeInspire curriculum. She serves as a representative to the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) as a member of the Group on Information Resources (GIR), leads an Educational Analytics working group, and serves on several education and technology related committees. Victoria earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Ohio State in 2012. Victoria.Cannon@osumc.edu; (614) 293-7140


Maureen Cavalcanti, PhD, is an Education Resource Specialist and supports the College of Medicine in program evaluation and by working with faculty on research and scholarship related to medical education. Her more than ten years of experience in STEM education including educational research, curriculum design, secondary and post-secondary teaching (Cleveland State University), and consulting inform her collaborative efforts with faculty on all aspects of scholarship. Maureen completed her BS in Mathematics and MEd at UCLA and earned her PhD in Education Sciences with an emphasis on STEM Education from the University of Kentucky in 2017. Maureen.cavalcanti@osumc.edu​; (614) 685-1736


Todd Isler, BA, is the Manager of the Office of Mobile Services. Todd is responsible for implementation of iPad technology, lecture capture, access to the Epic medical record, and a host of other related technologies and services as they relate to the medical student curriculum. He organizes technology orientations for incoming and transitioning students, acts as liaison between end users and the larger IT support groups, and test and evaluates resources to ensure seamless integration of technology. Todd received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ohio State in 2006 and has been in his current role since 2009. Todd.Isler@osumc.edu; (614) 366-6879


Anand Khurma, MA, is the Associate Director of Educational Technology. He provides leadership for and management of the integration of innovative instructional design and technology within the medical education curriculum to support quality instruction and learning. He has over fourteen years of experience in instructional design and project management focused on the development and support of technology-enhanced, blended and online programs. Anand's Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Master's Degree in Education are both from Ohio State. Anand.Khurma@osumc.edu; 614-685-5381


Deborah Lan, PhD, is an Education Resource Specialist and supports the College of Medicine in program evaluation and by working with faculty on research and scholarship related to medical education. Deb's experience in program evaluations of STEM classroom interventions specializing in research design, quantitative methodologies, and mixed method research studies contribute to her collaboration with faculty on all aspects of scholarship. She earned her PhD in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in Science Education from Ohio State in 2017. deborah.lan@osumc.edu; (614) 685-4585


Emily McCartney, MA, is the Program Coordinator and an effective single point of contact for questions related to College of Medicine events, medical education scholarship, and educational technologies. She is new to Ohio State and brings with her five years' experience in higher education including program coordination, curriculum development & instruction and event planning. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from TCU and a Master's of Education from Michigan State. Emily.Mccartney@osumc.edu​; (614) 292-0018


Nicki Verbeck, MPH, is an Education Resource Specialist and supports the College of Medicine in program evaluation and by working with faculty on research and scholarship related to medical education. With over a decade of experience in the field of Medical Education and a formal education in Public Health focused on evidence informed practice and program development, Nicki brings a unique and well-honed skill set which allows her to successfully collaborate with faculty on all aspects of scholarship. Nicki received​ her MPH from Ohio State in 2011. Nicole.Verbeck@osumc.edu​; (614) 292-3564


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