February 2, 2001

Moore named CME director

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Moore named CME director

Donald E. Moore Jr., Ph.D., is the new director of Continuing Medical Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Moore arrived on Dec. 1. Over the past 25 years, Moore has served in a variety of positions in medical school, hospital, hospital consortia, and government settings.

In these positions, he has been involved in the development and coordination of continuing medical education for physicians as well as continuing education for hospital staff, faculty development, the management of an educational technology center, and the establishment of a diabetes health care, education, and research program.

Moore has outlined several goals for the Vanderbilt program that include moving CME closer to the clinical encounter, making CME more convenient for faculty and area physicians, and using performance data and evidence about clinical to plan CME. Moore hopes to increase web-based CME programming at Vanderbilt, encourage interaction between speakers and the audience at traditional conferences, and create linkages between the CME program and the WIZ order entry system.

"We will attempt to create a program of continuous professional development here at Vanderbilt instead of the episodic programming that has characterized traditional CME. An important part of our efforts will be to blend the latest educational and information technologies with innovative instructional design strategies.

"I am excited to be at Vanderbilt," Moore added. "And I am looking forward to working with faculty here to develop CME programming together that will benefit the physicians and patients at Vanderbilt and in Tennessee.'

Moore received his Ph.D. in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981. He also received an M.A. in Chinese History from the University of Illinois and his B.A. degree in History from the University of Connecticut.

He has published over 25 book chapters and articles and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for CME. He was installed as president of that group.