ScholarRx Welcomes Dr. Nicole “Nikki” Woods to Academic Advisory Board

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 13, 2022 — ScholarRx is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicole “Nikki” Woods has joined the ScholarRx Academic Advisory Board, which is chaired by Dr. Charles Prober of Stanford University.

Nicole "Nikki" Woods, PhD


Dr. Woods is a cognitive psychologist who received her PhD at McMaster University in 2005. Dr. Woods leads an internationally recognized research program that uses methods and principles from cognitive psychology to advance medical education theory and practice. Her research has significant implications for education across the developmental continuum and for a variety of health disciplines. Although most closely linked to undergraduate education, her work has implications for the development of expertise along the entire spectrum of professional education. In 2021, Dr. Woods was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Dr. Woods currently serves as Scientist & Associate Director of Operations at The Wilson Centre, a member of the University of Toronto and the University Health Network (UHN). She is also:

  • The Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research at UHN
  • Director, The Institute for Education Research (TIER) at UHN
  • Associate Professor – Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Woods said, “I am truly looking forward to contributing to the incredible work of ScholarRx. The opportunities for innovation and cutting edge education are endless.”

“I am thrilled that Nikki has agreed to join our ScholarRx Academic Advisory Board,” said Dr. Prober. “Her deep and internationally recognized expertise in cognitive psychology will help us to optimize the use of ScholarRx bricks in drawing the critical connections between foundational science, clinical reasoning, and future clinical practice: the Holy Grail of impactful medical education.”

ScholarRx is a mission-driven organization currently serving over 150,000 medical students and physician learners annually. ScholarRx recently launched Rx Bricks, a revolutionary componentized, multi-competency curricular platform that empowers faculty and medical schools to rapidly build and deploy high-quality education experiences, even in resource-constrained environments.