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Two new staff members join Office of Medical Education

Two new staff members have joined the School of Medicine’s Office of Medical Education Support Services.

Angellar Manguvo
Angellar Manguvo

Angellar Manguvo is the new curriculum specialist. Manguvo holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to joining the SOM, Manguvo worked as an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia. Manguvo, therefore, takes pride in continuing to be part of the University of Missouri System.

Manguvo is responsible for providing expertise and support for curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation; assisting with assessment of faculty development needs in education scholarship; teaching in formal and informal courses in health professions education; as well as assisting with the evaluation and assessment of academic programs within the School of Medicine.

Manguvo is located in SOM1-214F. She can contacted at 816-235-1856 or by email at manguvoa@umkc.edu.

Beth Frank
Beth Frank

Beth Frank joins the Office of Medical Education Support Services as a Database Programmer/Analyst. Frank is a graduate of the University of Kansas and has worked in several information technology departments including Kansas City companies, local and federal government, and higher education.

Frank provides data management functions to facilitate efficient data retrieval to assist with strategic planning, program and student assessment and for purposes of reporting on requirements of accreditations standards for all undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Medicine.

Frank is located in SOM1-214F. She can be reached by phone at 816-235-2714 or email frankb@umkc.edu.

Both will report to Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D., director of Medical Education Support Services.

Quaintance appointed director of Medical Education Support Services

Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D.
Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D.

Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D., interim director of the School of Medicine’s Office of Medical Education Support Services, has been appointed to the role of director. The position provides oversight for the School’s Office of Medical Education and Research (OMER), Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME), the Medical Education Media Center, and the Youngblood Medical Skills Laboratory.

Quaintance joined the School’s Office of Medical Education and Research in 2005 as an assistant professor and was appointed interim director of the restructured Office of Medical Education and Support Services last September following the retirement of long-time director of OMER, Louise Arnold, Ph.D.

As a faculty member with OMER, Quaintance has managed the OASIS student performance and evaluation system, conducted research in professionalism, mentored other faculty in research, been involved in faculty development focused on education, research and assessment, and been an instructor for the Health Professions Education certificate program.

She has served on the Faculty Council, Selection Council, LCME learning environment self-study sub-committee, teaching enhancement grants committee, and co-chaired the research sub-committee for the Selection Council. Quaintance also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology, where she taught introductory statistics and supervised undergraduate student research.

Quaintance is a graduate of Emporia State University in Kansas where she earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology. She received her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Kansas.

Prior to coming to UMKC, Quaintance was a graduate research and teaching assistant at KU in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education.

Quaintance is located in the Dean’s Suite at M1-121 and can be reached at 235-1958 or quaintancej@umkc.edu.

MSA class to offer hands-only CPR course

UMKC School of MedicineThe UMKC School of Medicine’s Master of Science in Anesthesia Program Class of 2012 will offer a class in Hands Only CPR for School of Medicine staff from 10-11 a.m. and from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, May 4 in the Youngblood Medical Skills Lab (Ground Floor – School of Medicine).

The class for School of Medicine staff will take approximately 50 minutes.  Reservations for the class are required, but will be accepted until the day before the event.

According to the American Heart Association, training in Hands-Only CPR increases the chance that a bystander will take action in a cardiac emergency. Hands-Only CPR offers an easy to remember and effective option to  bystanders who have been previously trained in CPR but are afraid to help because they are not confident that they can remember and perform the steps of conventional CPR.

To reserve a spot email Laura Begley begleyl@umkc.edu.