Who We Are

Who We Are

Associate Vice-President for Health Sciences Center Faculty Development

Dr. Rabalais has responsibility for the creation and oversight of faculty development activities for the four School of the UofL Health Sciences Center; Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and Information Sciences. His goal is to engage, equip, and inspire faculty member to be their very best in teaching, learning, and leadership. He believes that we can magnify our impact as faculty members through our efforts to teach and lead the next generation of physicians using the best teaching and learning practices. He has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine since 1987 in the Department of Pediatrics. He served as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for 12 years (2004-2016), and Acting CEO of the University of Louisville Physicians medical school faculty practice plan for three years (2016-19) before taking on the Health Sciences Center leadership role in faculty development. He is a 1981 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans) and completed his residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Tulane University. He completed clinical and research fellowships in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Denver Children’s Hospital (University of Colorado) in 1987. In 1998, he earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Colorado School of Business. He continues to serve as a clinical faculty physician in the infectious diseases inpatient service at Norton Children’s Hospital.


Program Director

Staci Saner directs the overall operations and implementation of faculty development programming for the Health Sciences Center. Staci works directly with and is accountable to the Associate Vice President for Faculty Development and also serves as an advisor to the Associate Provost at the Delphi Center for Teaching and learning, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and the Deans of the four Health Science Campus Schools. She uses her extensive knowledge in education to develop and implement professional development programming and teaches in the certificate program for health professions education. Staci attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology. She received her M.Ed. in Science Education from The University of Texas, Austin. Saner is currently a doctoral candidate in Health Professions Education at the College of St. Mary's.