Dr. Tom Van Hoof is the Director of Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. He has a dual appointment in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care in the School of Medicine, and Tom is an Assistant Director of Faculty Development in UConn’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. A former Associate Dean of Continuing and Community Education for UConn’s School of Medicine, this year Tom received the university’s Teaching Fellow Award, UConn’s highest honor for teachers. Tom earned an MD and an MA (Education) at the University of Connecticut and an EdD (Educational Administration) at Teachers College Columbia University. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at UConn/Institute of Living and a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. Tom is Certified in Medical Quality with the American Board of Medical Quality. His research interests relate to the use of educational interventions to change clinician behavior and to improve patient outcomes in the context of primary care, and his teaching interests are in health professions education, science of learning, quality improvement, and leadership.