Marc Nivet and Dawn Morton-Rias to Participate in Leadership 101 Pando™ Workshop

We’ve confirmed that AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA, and NCCPA CEO Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C, will participate in a Pando workshop this November.

The workshop, Leadership 101: Developing Minority Faculty Leaders, is designed to address the needs of diverse academic educators and leaders while fostering a support network for the leadership development of minority faculty. In addition to gaining the skills and resources needed to be successful in PA education, attendees will learn useful techniques and tools for attracting, supporting, and retaining talented, diverse educators. Through panel discussions, lectures, and interactive, hands-on sessions, the topic areas of conflict management, performance evaluation, the promotion process, mentorship, and how to develop a diversity plan will be covered.

Register now for the Leadership 101: Developing Minority Faculty Leaders. Early bird pricing for all of the November 2015 Pando workshops has been extended until September 27.

Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C

Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C

Dawn Morton-Rias is president and CEO of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Inc. (NCCPA) and professor and former dean of the College of Health Related Professions at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City. She served as PAEA president in 2005–2006 and as editor of the “Cultural Perspectives” feature in Perspective on Physician Assistant Education (now the Journal of Physician Assistant Education) from 1998 to 2009. She is a member of the New York State Board of Medicine, a 2010 appointee to the HRSA Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, and a returning faculty member for the Harvard Macy Institute’s program “A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Sciences.” She has served as an advisor to the National Health Service Corp and as a commissioner on the ARC-PA.

Dr. Morton-Rias earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Brook University and a Bachelor of Science degree and PA certificate from Howard University. She completed a professional diploma in instructional leadership and earned a Doctorate of Education from St. John’s University. For more than 15 years, she served the residents of Brooklyn, New York, as the medical officer and coordinator for an outreach mobile health team that provided health care for the homeless, and as a staff PA for the Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, which provided in-patient and out-patient services in gynecology, medical management of patients with addictive disorders, and family practice.

Dr. Morton-Rias served as project coordinator of the APAP (now PAEA) Minority Issues Faculty Development workshop and has presented numerous faculty development workshops for PAEA. She was also project director for seven years of a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services PA training grant awarded to the SUNY Downstate PA program. She was a 2008 recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant award, the first non-physician provider to be recognized by the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health for leadership in community-based health care delivery and health professions education (2008), and a recipient of the 2008 SUNY Chancellors Award for Professional Excellence. Her academic and professional interests include clinical obstetrics and gynecology, interprofessional health professions education, and instructional innovation in adult learning, assessment, and organizational leadership.

Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA

Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA

Marc A. Nivet is the chief diversity officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), where he provides strategic vision and programmatic leadership on issues surrounding community engagement, diversity, and health equity at universities, medical schools, and teaching hospitals across the United States and Canada. Dr. Nivet has spent more than 20 years in academic medicine developing creative program initiatives and innovative approaches to the mission of excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Prior to joining the AAMC, Dr. Nivet served as the COO and treasurer for the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, which fosters innovation in health professional education that aligns workforce training with the dynamic needs of patients. He also served as a special assistant to the senior vice president for Health at New York University, and held management positions with the Sallie Mae Fund and the Associated Medical Schools of New York. He began his career in medical education in student affairs at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nivet earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters of Business Administration degree with a focus on health care management from George Washington University’s School of Business.

Dr. Nivet is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a former president of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators. He currently serves the academic medicine communities on a variety of boards and commissions, including the NIH National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, HRSA Bureau of Health Professions National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, the Centers for Disease Control Medical College Roundtable, and is an advisor to the ETS Policy Evaluation and Research Council. He is a trustee of both the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of the Health Professions.