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Luanne E Thorndyke MD

InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S1-340
Worcester MA 01655
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    DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine

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    Duke University, Durham, NC, United StatesBALiberal Arts
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, United StatesMD

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    Luanne Thorndyke is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).  She leads the Office of Faculty Affairs, and oversees all matters related to faculty, including faculty development; academic affairs (appointment, promotion and tenure); gender and equity issues.

    Prior to joining UMMS, she was Associate Dean for Professional Development at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center and previously Assistant Dean of Continuing Medical Education. She established the Penn State Jr. Faculty Development Program, a program that has also been implemented at UMass and is a national model for faculty development and mentoring.

    A graduate of Duke University and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she is a board-certified internist and geriatrician. Scholarly interests include faculty development, mentoring, leadership and advancement of women, and faculty competencies.

    Dr. Thorndyke is past-Chair of the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs, and the GFA Membership & Nominating Committee, and a member of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science, and Group on Diversity and Inclusion.   She was recognized with the Elizabeth Blackwell Award in 2012 by the American Medical Women’s Association, the Individual Leadership Award from the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science in 2013.  In 2016 she received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the UMMS Women’s Faculty Committee and most recently the Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award from the AAMC for outstanding contributions to Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development in academic medicine.


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    1. Richard K, Noujaim M, Thorndyke LE, Fischer MA. Preparing Medical Students to Be Physician Leaders: A Leadership Training Program for Students Designed and Led by Students. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 Dec 13; 15:10863. PMID: 32051846.
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    2. Moore Simas TA, Cain JM, Milner RJ, Meacham ME, Bannon AL, Levin LL, Amir N, Leung K, Ockene JK, Thorndyke LE. A Systematic Review of Development Programs Designed to Address Leadership in Academic Health Center Faculty. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018 Dec 05. PMID: 30531408.
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    3. Cain JM, Felice ME, Ockene JK, Milner RJ, Congdon JL, Tosi S, Thorndyke LE. Meeting the Late-Career Needs of Faculty Transitioning Through Retirement: One Institution's Approach. Acad Med. 2018 Mar; 93(3):435-439. PMID: 28953562.
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    4. Power CM, Thorndyke LE, Milner RJ, Lowney K, Irvin CG, Fonseca-Kelly Z, Benjamin EJ, Bhasin RM, Connelly MT. Advancing Professional Development Through a Community of Practice: the New England Network for Faculty Affairs. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018 Winter; 38(1):73-78. PMID: 29369267.
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    5. Shah DT, Williams VN, Thorndyke LE, Marsh EE, Sonnino RE, Block SM, Viggiano TR. Restoring Faculty Vitality in Academic Medicine When Burnout Threatens. Acad Med. 2017 Nov 21. PMID: 29166355.
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    6. Milner RJ, Gusic ME, Thorndyke LE. Perspective: Toward a competency framework for faculty. Acad Med. 2011 Oct; 86(10):1204-10. PMID: 21869668.
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    7. Grigsby RK, Thorndyke L. Perspective: Recognizing and rewarding clinical scholarship. Acad Med. 2011 Jan; 86(1):127-31. PMID: 21099387.
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    8. Gusic ME, Milner RJ, Tisdell EJ, Taylor EW, Quillen DA, Thorndyke LE. The essential value of projects in faculty development. Acad Med. 2010 Sep; 85(9):1484-91. PMID: 20671538.
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    9. Cherry RA, Davis DC, Thorndyke L. Transforming culture through physician leadership development. Physician Exec. 2010 May-Jun; 36(3):38-44. PMID: 20499520.
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    10. Thorndyke LE, Gusic ME, Milner RJ. Functional mentoring: a practical approach with multilevel outcomes. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2008; 28(3):157-64. PMID: 18712800.
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    11. Barnes BE, Cole JG, King CT, Zukowski R, Allgier-Baker T, Rubio DM, Thorndyke LE. A risk stratification tool to assess commercial influences on continuing medical education. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2007; 27(4):234-40. PMID: 18085603.
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    12. Thorndyke LE, Gusic ME, George JH, Quillen DA, Milner RJ. Empowering junior faculty: Penn State's faculty development and mentoring program. Acad Med. 2006 Jul; 81(7):668-73. PMID: 16799296.
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    13. Kass RB, Souba WW, Thorndyke LE. Challenges confronting female surgical leaders: overcoming the barriers. J Surg Res. 2006 May 15; 132(2):179-87. PMID: 16564542.
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    14. Thorndyke LE. The 2004 National Rural Women's Health Conference: meeting the challenges of the rural setting. Womens Health Issues. 2005 Sep-Oct; 15(5):198-9. PMID: 16165003.
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    15. Thorndyke LE. Rural women's health: a research agenda for the future. Womens Health Issues. 2005 Sep-Oct; 15(5):200-3. PMID: 16165004.
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    16. Cain J, Lowell J, Thorndyke L, Localio AR. Contraceptive requirements for clinical research. Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Jun; 95(6 Pt 1):861-6. PMID: 10905922.
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    17. Weitekamp MR, Thorndyke LE, Evarts CM. Strategic planning for academic health centers. Am J Med. 1996 Sep; 101(3):309-15. PMID: 8873493.
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