Marcia Edison PhDResearch Assistant Professor Department of Medical Education
Marcia Edison joined DME as a postdoctoral fellow in 1997, shortly after receiving her PhD in Higher Education Policy from UIC. She came late to the field of medical education, having served as a university administrator from 1979 until 1994 at Illinois Institute of Technology. Marcia earned her MBA degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1976, where she specialized in the management of not-for-profit enterprises. During her first 2 years at DME, she co-authored grant proposals that resulted in awards to the department of over $1.3 million.
Currently, Dr. Edison works primarily with the Department of Surgery, the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, and the Virtual Reality in Medicine Laboratory in the development of resident education programs. In her free time, Marcia sings with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and the Oak Park Concert Chorale.