Graduate College

Pre-GREAT Workshops

Poster Presentation Skills

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 12pm - 1pm

Poster Template

Poster Presentation Handout

GREAT Poster Instructions


Location: OKC Bird Library Auditorium, Room 299

Melissa Medina, Ed.D
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
Director, Preparing Future Faculty Program

Dr. Melissa Medina is the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation and an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy.  She also serves as the Director of Preparing Future Faculty for the University of Oklahoma Graduate College.  Dr. Medina earned her bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology and master’s and doctorate degree in educational psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. 

Dr. Medina joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in August 2000 and directs and coordinates several teaching methods courses and teaching certificate programs for faculty, residents, and graduate and professional students nationally, across campus, and within the College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Medina has delivered over 90 teaching-related presentations, workshops, and retreats locally and nationally for faculty and students and written over 30 peer-reviewed articles related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.  She served as the 2013 Chair for the CAPE (Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education) Outcomes Revision Committee.


Dr. Medina has received the University of Oklahoma Presidential Professorship, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Assessment Award, the AACP Teaching Innovation Award, 6 teaching awards at the OUHSC College of Pharmacy, including Teacher of the Year in 2005, and received the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education dissertation proposal award.



Abstract Writing Skills:

Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 12pm - 1pm




Location: OKC Bird Library Auditorium, Room 299


Jody Summers, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Jody Summers, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology. She is actively involved in teaching professional and graduate students in the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and Allied Health. She has been funded by the National Eye Institute/NIH for over 21 years and has served as a reviewer for several granting agencies including NIH, NSF, and MRC. Additionally, Dr. Summers has authored numerous manuscripts, book chapters, review articles and abstracts. Dr. Summers received her PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of North Dakota in 1989 and has had faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and University of North Dakota before arriving at OUHSC in 2003.


Oral Presentation Skills:

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12pm - 1pm


Location: OKC Bird Library Auditorium, Room 299

Britta Thompson , Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education
College of Medicine




Dr. Thompson is the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and the Director of the Office of Medical Education at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She oversees activities associated with medical education and simulation, including curriculum and faculty/staff development, curriculum evaluation and learner assessment, simulation and standardized patient program, instructional and information technology, as well as the Willed Body Program.

Dr. Thompson received her PhD in educational psychology from Texas A&M University and her Master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry from the University of Missouri at Columbia. After receiving her PhD, she joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine where she was the Director of Evaluation and Assessment and the Director of the Simulation Program.

Her research interests are in the area of medical education including evaluating activities that promote student reflection, assessing cultural competency education programs, evaluating faculty development programs, and determining the efficacy of curricular innovations such as Team-Based Learning. Through her work, she has been awarded several teaching and educational research awards. Her work has resulted in over 100 regional and national presentations and over 30 peer-reviewed articles.