Susan Gagliardi, PhD had the honor of presenting the first "Last Lecture" on April 12, 2011. Susan was honored the with Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Dr. Collins last fall. The recipient of this honor is invited to present the "Last Lecture." During Sue's presentation "Thinking Aloud about Learning and Teaching", she discussed her approach to working with students to teach introduction to neuroanatomy courses. She demonstrated tools she has developed over the years with the input and assistance from students including; websites, online glossaries, flash animation and interactive neuroanatomy atlases.
Susan B. Gagliardi, PhD, is recognized as a teacher who utilizers a learner-centered approach, who listens to her students and acts on what she hears to create a series of interactive experiences in and outside of the classroom. She places a high value on her students becoming partners with her in learning and teaching, both during her courses and long after they have been completed.
Dr. Gagliardi has been repeatedly celebrated as a superior teacher: The Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from Alpha Omega Alpha and the Association of American Medical Colleges and the IAMSE Master Teacher Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators are but two of the numerous recognitions she has received. UMMS students have presented her with more than 20 Outstanding Basic Science and Clinical Educator Awards. Last fall, at Convocation 2010, she was the first recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
More about the presentation can be viewed at the following sites:
|Dr. Gagliadi during her presentation||Second year medical students and "advanced student"
Dean Flotte, demonstrate the neuroanatomy atlases.