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My passion for education began with my mother, who has been a teacher all my life. After residency, I entered a Faculty Development Fellowship at Wright State University, under Glenn Hamilton, and from there began my formal training in medical education.

I currently work at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. I serve as the Director for Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Virginia-Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

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Promotion to Associate Professor
effective April 8,2016


Recent Publication:
Heitz C, Prusakowski M, Willis G, Franck C.
Does the Concept of the "Flipped Classroom" Extend to the Emergency Medicine Clinical Clerkship?
West J Emerg Med. 2015;16:851-855.

Ketamine for Acute Migraine-Type Headache:
enrollment initiated 3/29/2016

Ketamine as an Adjunct for Acute Pain: manuscript in process, abstract presented at ACEP 2015 during plenary session. Highlighted in Medscape News and during “Practice Changing Abstracts” session