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Dr. Barbara Schindler Appointed William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education

March 14, 2008

Drexel University College of Medicine has announced that Barbara Schindler, MD, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, and vice dean for educational and academic affairs, has been appointed to the William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education. The Measey Chair was established through the generosity of the Benjamin & Mary Siddons Measey Foundation. It is intended that the chair be dedicated to the development, implementation, and dissemination of academic innovations.

Schindler has more than 30 years of experience in clinical care, medical student and resident education, academic leadership and program development. She has achieved a national reputation in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, and medical education/academic medicine.

As Drexel University College of Medicine's vice dean for educational and academic affairs since 1998, Schindler reorganized under one office all medical student educational functions; supported the development of a new basic science curriculum now chosen by 70 percent of students; coordinated the academic campuses that provide clinical education to all 3rd and 4th year students; and promoted the role and integration of technology across the College, especially web-based educational programs. In addition, she continues to teach, practice, and conduct research. She also founded and serves as the medical director of the Caring Together Program, an outpatient treatment program for women with addictive disorders. Schindler graduated from the Woman's Medical College and completed her training in psychiatry at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, both predecessor institutions of Drexel University College of Medicine.

"It is gratifying to have the opportunity to honor Dr. Schindler in this way," said Richard V. Homan, MD, senior vice president for health affairs and dean of Drexel University College of Medicine. "On behalf of the College of Medicine, I would like to express heartfelt appreciation to the Measey Foundation for its visionary commitment to medical education and for its confidence in our ability to carry forth that vision."