Biomedical Sciences Chair Dr. Kelly Quesnelle
Dr. Kelly Quesnelle joins the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville as the Chair of Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she was a founding faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law. Dr. Quesnelle is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She earned her doctorate degree in Molecular Pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Quesnelle completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine that included a training fellowship with the United States Food and Drug Administration in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Dr. Quesnelle is a pharmacology educator with hundreds of hours of classroom instruction
and experience with many diverse active learning pedagogies. Dr. Quesnelle is an active
participant in all phases of curricular administration, from design and implementation
to evaluation. She has served several leadership roles during her time at WMed, including
co-Chair of the Group for Women in Medicine and Science, Chair of the Institutional
Review Board, and most recently co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee. Dr. Quesnelle
is a scholar in the field of medical education, where she is a well-known medical
educator at the national and international levels. She currently serves as an appointed
representative to the American Association of Medical Colleges Council for Faculty
and Academic Societies and as a Committee Chair for the International Association
of Medical Science Educators.
Dr. Quesnelle’s success as an educator and in her leadership are the result of her ability to bring out the best in the faculty and staff around her. She is excited to see that a commitment to lifelong learning is a part of the strategic plan at UofSC School of Medicine Greenville. She believes the benefits of lifelong learning are obvious, and the best way to teach this skill is to model it daily. Dr. Quesnelle is thrilled to be joining the School of Medicine Greenville team!
Biomedical Sciences Vice Chair Dr. William Roudebush
Dr. William Roudebush, former interim Chair of Biomedical Sciences, will continue with the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville as Vice Chair for the Biomedical Sciences department. In this role, Dr. Roudebush is responsible for supporting the departmental mission, including the coordination of faculty and staff. This support includes initiatives across the spectrum of activities related to undergraduate medical education, faculty scholarship, and professional development. Dr. Roudebush will assist Dr. Quesnelle in fostering an environment that values and promotes academic programs, serving as the chief departmental advocate for investment and improvement in these programs. Additionally, he will advise Dr. Quesnelle on departmental priorities, funding needs, recruitment, and infrastructure support for these programs as well as interact with Clinical Vice Chairs for Academics, Prisma Health, and other institutional academic and administrative leaders to promote educational programs and initiatives. Dr. Roudebush looks forward to his role in this new position.