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    Joseph Cook

    TitleProject Manager
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOsher Center
    Address1545 Divisadero Street
    San Francisco CA 94115
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      Collapse Education and Training
      San Francisco State UniversityMAAdult Education - Special Interest2010
      University of California, Santa BarbaraBAReligious Studies2000
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      UCSF2016 - 2017Teaching Scholars Program
      "Mindfulness and self-regulated learning in adult education"2010WAGS/UMI Distinguished Graduate Thesis Award Competition - Honorable Mention
      San Francisco State University2009Graduate Student Distinguished Achievement Award

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      I develop, pilot, and coordinate educational program components for a new clinical fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Osher Center. In collaboration with the fellowship director and other Osher faculty, I am responsible for building curriculum, instructional activities, and learner assessments for didactic, experiential, and clinical components of our fellowship. I also lead recruitment and program evaluation. I enjoy the challenges and opportunities of IM education: codifying standards and scope of practice; developing training models and competency frameworks; building an educational infrastructure that meets the clinical focus, faculty specializations, and patient needs of our clinic; and adapting and designing instructional methods and clinical training approaches that match the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of IM.

      As a scholar in the 2016-17 Teaching Scholars Program, I am pursuing advanced training in educational theory to support rigorous and empirically grounded educational development, piloting, and assessment, which are critical to the success of our fellowship and its potential to impact the fields of integrative medicine and medical education.

      Additionally, I am interested in mindfulness and other integrative health interventions that facilitate intra- and interpersonal development within therapeutic relationships. I love teaching mindfulness and have led groups at the SFGH diabetes clinic, with new and expecting parents, with undergraduate STEM students, and with struggling adult learners in basic skills education. I aim to work more directly with health professionals and health professions students and am particularly interested in the educational role of health care providers, the provider-patient relationship as an educational dialectic, and mindfulness in group healthcare models and interprofessional teams.

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