Gagliardi Promoted to Associate Dean for Learning Environment and Well-Being

Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, has been promoted to associate dean for Learning Environment and Well-being in the School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2023.

Dr. Gagliardi, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine, will step down as the director of the internal medicine-psychiatry residency program as she transitions.

In her new role, Dr. Gagliardi will help ensure the education programs occur in professional, respectful, and positive learning environments in all health student education programs (MD, PA, DPT, OTD and MBS). She will also establish and lead the new School of Medicine Office of Student Services.

“We deeply appreciate Dr. Gagliardi’s unwavering commitment to and excellent service in leading the med-psych residency program since 2019,” said Kathleen Cooney, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine. "Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gagliardi and wishing her all the best as she embarks on this new opportunity.”

“Dr. Gagliardi role models her commitment to creating a positive learning environment every day and she has further demonstrated this commitment through leading the DOM Civility Champions program. Dr. Gagliardi is the ideal person to lead this office in the School of Medicine,” said Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, vice chair for Education.

A search will be initiated soon for a new program director. In the meantime, Nicole Helmke, MD, associate director of the med-psych residency program, will assume the role of interim program director, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Helmke, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine—and a graduate of the program—has served in her current role since 2020.

Dr. Gagliardi is an alumna of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke's combined residency training program in Internal Medicine-Psychiatry. She has been on faculty in both departments since completing residency training in 2003. She served as clerkship director and director of undergraduate medical education in the Department of Medicine and later as residency director and vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Gagliardi is the founding course co-director for the medical student evidence-based medicine course and a longtime facilitator in the clinical skills course. She currently serves as the combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry residency director. She is also a PACT program peer messenger, a facilitator for interprofessional health system Conversations with Colleagues, a Department of Medicine Civility Champion, and a trainer for the Department of Medicine’s Stepping in 4 Respect and Inclusion workshops.