Limed: Teaching with a Twist
Season 2, Episode 10

On this episode of Limed: Teaching with a Twist, host Matt Wittstein checks in with Lynette Carlson from Season 2, Episode 6 “KAPOW! Comic Strip Conversations” and her colleague, Carolyn Padalino, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Matt learns about how they are collaborating to engage students in interprofessional education (IPE) and how Carolyn adapted the activity to demonstrate their use to educators. Lynette and Carolyn look forward to continuing sharing, collaborating, and growing this pedagogy. 

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This episode was hosted, produced, and edited by Matt Wittstein in collaboration with Elon University’s Center for Engaged Learning.

About the Guests

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Lynette Carlson is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator in the Graduate Athletic Training Program, Department of Health and Human Performance, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Lynette has been a certified athletic trainer since 2000. She is a proud graduate of Southern Illinois University and UTC! She has spent the majority of her career in the field – having worked in the WNBA, Junior A Hockey, high schools, colleges, physician practices, outpatient therapy clinics, private practice, clubs, and youth sports. Her passion for teaching led to earning a Doctorate in Health Science in 2015 from Midwestern University. She enjoys sharing her clinical experiences with students while continuing to practice. Her recent research explores cultural humility and interprofessional education in healthcare. Carlson is the author of Using Graphic Novels to Teach Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice: An Educational Technique, and she has a forthcoming chapter in a graphic medicine textbook. In her spare time you’ll find her somewhere in the woods – rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, and hiking, or on the water! 

Interested in collaborating with Lynette? You can reach her at or on LinkedIn.  

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Carolyn Blair Padalino, PT, DPT, serves the students of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE).  She leads two courses and one research section including Introduction to Patient/Client Management and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability.  As a part of her DCE and instructor roles, she educates students regarding personality temperaments, personality typing and boundaries for the healthcare professional.  Her passions for research involve improving diversity in the field of PT, developing interventions and strategies to improve the student experience from a mental health perspective, including student personal development and systems implemented within clinical education to improve effectiveness of clinical instruction, as well as improving therapeutic alliance between patients and providers by addressing unconscious stereotypes and biases that might exist from the provider perspective.  Prior to joining academia, Dr. Padalino worked across a variety of settings including pediatrics, geriatrics and outpatient orthopedics, in several job roles including management in the skilled nursing setting and coordination of clinical education, over 14+ years of clinical practice.  While she is passionate about elevating clinical education and the student experience, the foundations of her joy in life include spending time with family and friends, sunshine, and digging in the dirt. 

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KAPOW! Comic Strip Conversations 

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 6 This month, we talk with Lynette Carlson, who has created comic strips to help her athletic training students discuss topics like identity and bias. Associate Professor of Human Service Studies, Vanessa Drew-Branch,…