Dr. Amy Blue, the associate dean for educational affairs at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and UF Health’s associate vice president for interprofessional education, received the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Southern Group on Educational Affairs Career Educator Award.The annual award recognizes one individual from the southern region who displays evidence of a compelling record of educational scholarship for at least the past five years, ongoing educational leadership and significant involvement in enhancing educational programs at an academic institution, collaboration with others to enhance teaching effectiveness and the quality of educational programs, and strong professionalism values.
Dr. Blue has co-authored 100 peer-reviewed publications regarding medical and interprofessional education. Her educational research interests have included measures of professionalism in medical students funded by the National Board of Medical Examiners, and assessment and evaluation practices funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has served in national leadership roles, including chair of The Generalists in Medical Education, chair of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and was a founding member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. She served as a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel that wrote the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Report in 2011.