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Office of Medical Education Research and Development
Achieving new visions of educational excellence through creativity, collaboration, and scholarship
The Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD) was established in October 2002 as a School-wide, central resource and consultant center for promoting excellence, innovation, research, and scholarship in teaching and education, broadly defined. In many ways, the OMERAD can be conceived as an internal consulting group in teaching and education provided by the Dean’s Office to the faculty and other members of the School of Medicine academic community.
Through faculty development, scholarly work, and collaboration with faculty and others at LSUHSC-NO and in the professional field, the OMERAD contributes to an academic environment in which educational excellence and scholarship are embraced, valued, and recognized. Within their areas of expertise and drawing upon resources and the expertise of others, the OMERAD faculty and staff consult, network, and collaborate with school leaders, faculty members, staff, and learners across the medical education continuum to facilitate high quality educational programs, services, and scholarship.
The OMERAD Is also the administrative home for the Teaching Academy Established in 2004, the Academy is an innovative health sciences center-wide member organization committed to facilitating and recognizing faculty members’ involvement, ongoing professional development, excellence and engagement in scholarly teaching and educational scholarship.