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Jessica R. Newman, DO, FACP, FIDSA

Jessica Newman portrait
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
jnewman@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Jessica Newman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and serves as Infectious Diseases Threadhead for the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is also Co-director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship, Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

Dr. Newman received her medical degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then moved to Kansas City with her family where she completed her Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine Chief Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV, preventative health in persons living with HIV and bone and bone and joint infections.

Education and Training
  • DO, DO, Kirksville Col. Osteo Med.
  • BS, Biology, Truman State University
  • Clinical Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Infectious Diseases, ABIM
  • Internal Medicine, ABIM
  • Kansas Medical License , University of Kansas Medical Center
Professional Affiliations
  • University of Kansas Medical Center Academy of Medical Educators, Faculty Development Committee, Member, 2021 - Present
  • University of Kansas Medical Center Academy of Medical Educators, Member, 2019 - Present
  • HIV Medicine Association, HIV Medicine Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Society of Microbiology, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program Medical Education Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program Medical Education Committee, Member, 2009 - 2010

Research

Overview

Dr. Jessica Newman leads the quality improvement and patient safety program in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is involved in several ongoing medical education research endeavors.

Dr. Newman mentors medical students, internal medicine residents and fellows through research studies, manuscript composition, poster and oral conference presentations and other scholarly efforts locally as well as nationally. Her research areas of interest include inpatient and outpatient quality improvement, HIV and preventive health in persons living with HIV, medical education and adult learning techniques.

Dr. Newman's primary professional interests include Medical Education at all levels as well as medical education research. She provides lectures/flipped classroom activities to medical students, Internal Medicine residents and fellows of several IM subspecialty programs and directs Resident/Student Education for the Division of Infectious Diseases. She is a small group (CBCL) leader in the KU School of Medicine as well as a Phase I Block Clinical Content Advisor. In addition to her Infectious Diseases Threadhead position she is Director of the KU SOM Main Campus Infectious Diseases Student Enrichment Experience and the Internal Medicine Student Chief elective. She is a member of the KU School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators. Dr. Newman also serves the Internal Medicine Residency Program as a Core Faculty and as the Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Education Coordinator.

Publications
  • Miller, Nikki, Wick, Jo, Luther, Vera ., P., Newman, Jessica., R.. 2023. Online Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Supplementary Curriculum for Medical Students and Residents: Moving Beyond “You Get What You Get”. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10134105/
  • Rouse, Michael, Newman, Jessica., R., Fink, Jennifer, Waller, Charles, Teal, Cayla . 2024. R.I.M.E. and Reason: multi-station OSCE enhancement to neutralize grade inflation. Medical Education Online
  • Newman, Jessica., R., Fink, Jennifer, Clough, Lisa., A. , Johnston, Shane. 2021. Internal Medicine Clerkship ID Curriculum Flip: Will They Prefer to Pre-learn?. Med Sci Educ.
  • Mohy-Ud-Din, Ghulam Rehman, Lester, Katherine, Thomas, Laura, Eck, Leigh, Newman, Jessica., R.. 2021. Implementation of an Audience Response System in a Case Conference Curriculum: Results of a Placebo-Controlled Trial. Cureus, 13 (2)
  • Castillo, S, Thomas, L, Yarlagadda, S, Ahmed, Y, Newman, J., R. 2020. Poll Everywhere to Encourage Learner Satisfaction and Participation in Internal Medicine Fellowship Didactics.. Cureus, 12 (2), e7078