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A Note from Our Executive Director, Sarah Peyre​

The IIE began in 2012 to meet the shared educational needs of our Medical Center, and as a result of this mission we have grown to be a dynamic organization that supports the many wonderful educational programs for all learners at URMC. From simulation to library sciences; from classroom technology to online learning –we are contributing to the growth and development of students, trainees, faculty, staff, patients, and our community.  This annual report represents the activities of 65 staff members, all working as a team, with the shared vision of transformation through collaboration.

Supporting the educational mission of URMC, and being aligned with our strategic goal of being the preeminent place for education, is something the IIE team collectively takes pride in. Every day we learn and grow through our own work and supporting our community. Please continue to communicate with us in how we can meet your needs and grow in making the University of Rochester Medical Center the best place nationally to learn, discover, heal, create –and make the world ever better.



Sarah E. Peyre, EdD
Executive Director, Institute for Innovative Education
Associate Dean for Innovative Education
Professor of Surgery, Nursing, Bioethics and Medical Humanities
University of Rochester Medical Center
Macy Faculty Scholar