Resa Lewiss

Resa is an emergency medicine physician, with expertise in health design and point-of-care ultrasound education. In addition to her associate professor position at the University of Colorado, she has partnered globally with health care providers in Australia, Brazil, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Rwanda, Singapore, Sweden, and Sri Lanka. She was the first President of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, a founding member of WINFOCUS (winfocus.org), co-founder of SonoGames®, and past Chair of the Ultrasound Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  She serves on the board of PURE (pureultrasound.org) Initiative and on the Women’s Leadership Council of Brown University. She is a graduate of Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes NIH Research Scholars Program, and The Harvard Emergency Medicine residency.

 

Four Tragic Dog Deaths: Lessons in Program Design and Development

Academic programs are built on four main pillars: clinical excellence, research, education, and administration. These apply whether you build and design an u/s program or division, a simulation program, a toxicology or pre-hospital program and even an academic department. You never forget when your childhood dog dies. And I will never forget how all four of my childhood dogs died. These 4 tragic, dramatic, and traumatic experiences provided fantastic lessons on how an academic program can fail.

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