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Mary Ann Nichols 
Vanderbilt University 


Tuesday February 7, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

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February 7, 2012

Medical Education Grand Rounds

"The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Principles and Practices for Investigating Student Learning"

Derek Bruff, Ph.D.Derek Bruff, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Teaching
Vanderbilt University

Derek Bruff is the director of the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching (CFT) and a senior lecturer in mathematics.  At the CFT, Derek has consulted with faculty members, graduate students, departments, and programs across the university and helped develop two programs that prepare graduate students to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, the Teaching Certificate program and the Teaching-as-Research Fellows program.  Derek is nationally recognized for his work on the use of technology in education, having authored an influential and well-received book on the use of classroom response systems (“clickers”).  His other research interests include social pedagogies, student motivation, and visual thinking, and he writes about these and other topics on his blog, Agile Learning.

Derek received his PhD in Mathematics at Vanderbilt.  He taught mathematics at Harvard University for two years before returning to Vanderbilt as an assistant director at the CFT in 2005.  Derek was named director of the CFT in 2011.

CME Credit:

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.