Susan Labuda Schrop, Ph.D. Retirement, Dec. 10

Susan Labuda Schrop, Ph.D., will be retiring after almost 40 years of service at NEOMED. Please join us for cake and refreshments to thank her for her dedication and service.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 10 from 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: College of Medicine conference room

Dr. Labuda Schrop began her career at NEOUCOM in 1979 as an Instructional Development Specialist and served in many different roles over the years. These include: Director of Faculty Development and Vice Chair for Administration and Community Outreach in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, course director for the Prerequisite to the Clinical Curriculum course and both the M3 Clerkships and M4 Electives, to her current role as Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Quality Measures for the College of Medicine. She has also served as a faculty member and is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the College of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Labuda Schrop has made a significant impact in research, teaching, and service during her time at NEOMED. She has been a major contributor on numerous grants, research projects, posters and publications related to health literacy and the sociology of health and health care. She has taught in the predoctoral curriculum, residency programs, student seminars, pre-clerkship courses for M3 students and faculty development. It was during her time overseeing faculty development for Family and Community Medicine that she was instrumental in the development of the Fellowship in Academic Medicine (FAME) program, which is a professional development program for health professions educators and administrative leaders who have interest in fostering academic excellence, innovation and scholarly productivity in health professions education.

She has served on just about every university committee and has represented NEOMED in the community as a volunteer with the American Heart Association, Faithful Servants Care Center, and Akron Children’s Hospital. She received NEOUCOM’s Community Service Award in 1999.

She has been recognized at the national level for her excellence in teaching and administration. She was awarded the Generalists in Medical Education, the Jamie Shumway Servant Leadership Award in 2016 and the American Academy of Family Physicians, Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education Innovation in 2006. At NEOMED she received the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016, was selected to the Master Teacher Guild in 2015 and received the Olson/Blair Award for Administrative Excellence in 2008.

"Susan has functioned in a variety of roles over her career at NEOMED, but although the positions may have changed, in each, she left behind a legacy of wisdom, fairness, and a passion for keeping the education of students central to our daily work," said Dr. Eugene Mowad. Dr. Labuda Schrop's presence on NEOMED's campus will be greatly missed, but we wish her all the best as she embarks on her retirement with her husband, Rick.

-Submitted by Jennifer Lint

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