Heather Cassidy, assistant professor of medicine, has been named the new assistant dean for community-based medical education.
Cassidy is a primary care internist in Colorado Springs. She serves as director of community engagement at the School of Medicine’s Colorado Springs branch, where she works closely with medical students, faculty, and local community partners to address health disparities and advance community health. She is involved extensively in curriculum reform, service-learning curricula, mentorship of medical students, and leadership of the longitudinal integrated clerkship.
As assistant dean for community-based medical education, Cassidy will develop and lead programs focusing on recruitment, support, and preceptor development for the School of Medicine’s 3,000 volunteer faculty members.