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Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Translational Science, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH 
07/2021 – Present 
M.S. in Contemporary Human Anatomy, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 06/2018 – 05/2019
B.S. in Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 08/2013 – 05/2017

Academic Appointments

Community Faculty Member  06/2021 – Present
Department of Anatomy & Pathology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia
Instructor  06/17/2019 – 06/4/2021
Department of Anatomy & Pathology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia
Adjunct Faculty 03/2021 – 04/2021
Physician Assistant Program
Pfeiffer University North Carolina
Director anatomy dissection course

Professional Experience and Other Employment

Externship at Dr. Gunther von Hagen’s Plastinarium  03/2019 – 04/2019
Guben, Germany
Improved dissection skills by preparing specimens for various education institutions.
Pediatric Clinical Research Coordinator                                                                               06/2018 – 05/2019Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems Richmond, Virginia
Screened patients for research studies, completed data entry for research studies, programmed RedCap databases updated regulatory binders.
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program                                                                      08/2014 – 05/2015 George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia                                                                           I created a research project to observe cell frequencies on research participants who suffered from Acute Rhinosinusitis. For this project, I received two grants and have published this work now.

Denny Hamlin Scholar  05/2014 – 08/2014
Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Richmond, Virginia
Laboratory internship under Bruce K. Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC. I studied the different properties of cystic fibrosis mucus with support from the Denny Hamlin and CF Foundation 
Pediatric Airway Laboratory Internship (Volunteer)  06/2013 – 08/2013
Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems, Richmond, Virginia
Laboratory internship under Bruce K. Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC. I completed microscopy research for a respiratory study.

Honors and Awards

Best Presenter International Conference on Medical Education, 2021

Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership in Pi Beta Phi                      2015 & 2016 - This award recognizes a junior or senior who has served on her chapter’s Executive Council in an exemplary manner and, in the performance of her duties, has implemented changes and improvements in her chapter of local Panhellenic Community.

Oral Presentations, Symposia 

National/International Meetings
Elzie, C., and Shaia, JThe Effects of a VR Teaching Tool on Understanding, Comfortability, Compassion and Empathy of Students & Caregivers. The Gerontological Society of America, November 2021
Elzie, C., and Shaia, JVirtually embodying patients to foster cultural humility and empathy within students.  Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference (Group on Information Resources), Virtual Conference, June 2021 
Elzie, C., and Shaia, JCOVID-19’S Impact on Anatomical Donor Programs – The Swell of the Wave. International Association of Medical Science Educators, Virtual Conference, June 2021.
 Distributive Immersive Virtual Reality to Explore Aging as a member of the LGBTQ Community. SGEA Regional Conference, Virtual Conference, April, 2021.
Elzie, C., Wellman, L., and Shaia, JTaboo – Effective gamification for anatomical clinical correlates with unspeakable fun! (submitted) Association for Medical Education in Europe. Glasgow, Scotland, September 2020.
Elzie, C., Shaia, J. (2019). NO LIMITS VIRTUAL REALITY: Building Empathy, Self-Efficacy & Skills in Students, Healthcare Provideers, & Caregivers. Society for Simulation in Healthcare International Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, July 17-19 2019 
Local/Regional Meetings
Elzie, C. and Shaia, J. Increasing empathy and understanding of a terminal illness using virtual reality. Educational Scholarship Day 5/2021
Yoho, L., Shaia, J., and Elzie, C. Evaluating the Impact of Virtual Reality on Physician Assistant Empathy and Potential Career Interests. Educational Scholarship Day 5/2021
Atkuru, A. Dickinson, S., Elzie, C. and Shaia, J. Ophthalmology Skills Based Education for Medical Students During COVID 19. Educational Scholarship Day 5/2021 
Jacques, M., Manga, S., Vergano, S., Shaia, J., Samudrala P. Evaluating the addition of a Lifestyle Medicine module in medical and health professional curriculum. Educational Scholarship Day 5/2021
Elzie, C. and Shaia, J. Serious Games for Serious Educators: A Practical workshop on game development for medical education. Educational Scholarship Day 5/2021
Shaia, J., & Elzie, C. (2020). The Use of Virtual Reality to Increase Empathy through a First-Person Perspective of Parkinson’s Disease. VA Regional Health Sciences Education Symposium, Richmond, Virginia, 02/28/2020
 Elzie, C., Shaia, J. Can Virtual Reality Revolutionize Medical Education?  Pathology & Anatomy Departmental Seminar, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 01/2019
Moskowitz, J., Shaia, J., & Schwebach, J. (2018). Evaluating the Nasal Cytology in Acute Rhinosinusitis. George Mason University Science Slam Finals 2015, Fairfax, Virginia, 3nd Place
 Moskowitz, J., Shaia, J., & Schwebach, J. (2018). Evaluating the Nasal Cytology in Acute Rhinosinusitis. George Mason University Science Slam Qualifying Round 2014, Fairfax, Virginia, 2nd Place
 

Posters

National/International Meetings                                                                                            
Shaia, J., Dickinson, C.S., Atkuru, A., Elzie, C.A. Ophthalmology Skills Based Education for Medical Students During COVID-19. International Conference on Medical Education. Virtual Conference, April 2021.
 Shaia, J. and Elzie, C. A Novel Three-Dimensional Drawing Activity to Learn the Dural Venous Sinuses. American Association for Anatomy.  San Diego, CA, April 2020
 Elzie, C., Shaia, J., Fortney, L., and Wellman, L.  A lesson on memory from real to virtual brains.
American Association for Anatomy. Science Outreach Session. San Diego, CA, April 2020
 Elzie, C., Shaia, J., Increasing empathy and understanding of a terminal illness using virtual reality.  Ottawa Conference.  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2020.
 Elzie, C., Wellman, L., Ambrozewicz, M., Fortney, L., Shaia, J., (2019). A Mentoring Circle Case
Study for Advancing the Careers of Women Faculty. AAMC Annual Meeting, November 9th, 2019, Phoenix, Arizona
 Moskowitz, J., Shaia, J., & Schwebach, J. (2018). Evaluating the Nasal Cytology in Acute Rhinosinusitis.  National coence of Undergraduate Research 2016, Asheville, North Carolina           
Local/Regional Meetings                                                                                                      
Elzie, C., Thibeault, J., and Shaia, J. (2020).Virginia Clinical Research Conference, Richmond, VA, April 2020
 Elzie, Carrie, Shaia, J. (2019). The Effect of Virtual Reality Modules on Medical School Students Empathy and Understanding of a Terminal Illness. Contemporary Human Anatomy Scholarship Day, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia
Mikell, P., Shaia, J. The Discovery and Binding Affinity of Small Molecule Inhibitors for YKL40. George Mason University Research Semester Poster Day 2016, Fairfax, Virginia
 Moskowitz, J., Shaia, J., & Schwebach, J. (2018). Evaluating the Nasal Cytology in Acute Rhinosinusitis. George Mason University OSCAR Poster Day 2015, Fairfax, Virginia