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September 6, 2006

Nicole K. Roberts, Ph.D., Nicole Roberts has joined Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as assistant director for the Academy of Scholarship in Education and an assistant professor of medical education. The academy is focused on continuing SIU's national leadership in medical education through collaboration and support of educational research across the School.

Most recently, Roberts was on staff with Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, as manager of graduate medical education and an education specialist in continuing medical education (2000-06). Previously, she was program coordinator for the YMCA in Urbana-Champaign (1999-2000) and a teacher in Blue Mound, Ill. (1990-92) and Canton, Mo. (1987-90).

Roberts earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (2005), master's from Illinois State University in Normal (1994) and bachelor's from the University of Iowa in Iowa City (1987). She earned a Merck professional development fellowship from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (2002).

She is a member of the professional development coordinating committee for the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education. She contributed to a book, authored several journal articles, monographs and videotapes, and has received four educational research grants.

A native of Walla Walla, Wash., Roberts lives in Urbana with her husband, William McGrath. Her mother, Sandra K. Roberts, lives in Normal.