Technology Committee

The UME Technology Committee provides oversight on the selection and use of technology in medical education and its administrative units. The Committee is charged with monitoring current applications, reviewing requests for new initiatives and cultivating dialogue with administrative and the education programs to further enhance our use of technology. Membership consists of key stakeholders from medical education, school of medicine partners and students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet monthly
  • Discuss concerns related to current technology and define/execute solutions, implementing action plans and timeframes for improvement.
  • Monitor and evaluate emerging technologies to raise and encourage awareness of technology trends.
  • Propose and advocating technology acquisitions.
  • Implementation of technologies designed to improve the teaching, learning and administrative functions of WSU-SOM consistent with the strategic plan and mission.
  • Prepare annual technology report and survey of constituency.
  • Engage in and promote research in the use of technology in education.

Committee Members

Chair: Amie Dozier, Associate Director – Medical Education Support Group

Departments Name Title
A/V and Video Production Mike Crimmins Manager
A/V and Video Production Mike Dereniewski Producer/Director
BioMedical Communications Matthew Garin Multimedia Specialist
Continuous Quality Improvement Jason Booza Director
Continuous Quality Improvement Desiree Merriweather Senior Application Specialist
Kado Clinical Skills Center Conrad Hunt Director of Operations
Kado Clinical Skills Center Christopher Bergum Simulation Technology Administrator
Medical Education Support Team: LSS Scott Nelsen Laboratory Services, Coordinator
Medical Education Support Team: EdTech Support  Paul Richards Systems Administrator II
MSIS James Wurm Director
MSIS Andre Alexander Associate Director
MSIS Arslan Gondal Lead Software Systems Engineer
MSIS Phil Williams Sr. Systems Administrator
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Vacant Year 1 Student Representative
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Vacant Year 1 Student Representative
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Chaitu Dandu Year 2 Student Representative
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Vacant Year 2 Student Representative
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Bowen Song Year 3 Student Representative
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Rami Youssef Year 3 Student Representative
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Bryant Hansen Year 4 Student Representative
Senate Liason – Technology Committee Daniel Wahlstrom Year 4 Student Representative
Shiffman Medical Library Vacant Director
Shiffman Medical Library Wendy Wu Librarian
UME Business Tamara Taylor Manager

Previous Meeting Agendas

2020 2019
January 8, 2020 February 14, 2019
February 12, 2020 March 14, 2019
March 11, 2020 April 11, 2019
  June 13, 2019
  August 14, 2019
  September 11, 2019
  November 13, 2019
2018 2017
January 11, 2018 January 12, 2017
March 8, 2018 March 9, 2017
April 12, 2018  May 11, 2017 
June 14, 2018  June 8, 2017 
August 9, 2018  July 13, 2017 
September 13, 2018  August 10, 2017
October 11, 2018  September 14, 2017 
November 8, 2018 October 12, 2017 
  December 14, 2017

Requesting Technology?

We have recently been receiving several requests for personalized software installation on the student (public) computers; however we only install and maintain essential educational and curriculum software. While we recognize that many electronic educational resources are available, our software policy ensures that our computing resources are as clean as possible in order to avoid decreases in computer functionality.

If there is specific software that you feel should be included in the standard student profile for the machines, the WSU-SOM Technology Committee does review and approve educational technology resources. Please complete the technology request form.

Do you have a suggestion for how the UME Technology Committee can improve the computer services/technology at WSU-SOM? Send us your suggestions.