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Kent Gardner | Director of Instructional Technology

(502) 852-2778

Kent is the director of the School of Medicine Office of Academic Technology at the University of Louisville, a position he has held since 2010, before that he was the Technology Coordinator for the School from 2004. Kent started in the technology field in the private sector in 1987 and worked as an I.S. manager for a medium sized company specializing in computer controlled digital audio routing and announcement systems until 2000. After a brief stint as a private consultant, Kent took a position in technology with U of L’s Medical School in 2001. His team currently provides support to over 600 medical students, academic support to the Medical School faculty and administration including assistance in curricular development, management of the Curriculum Database and all other academic technologies, manage all classrooms for the Medical School and the Nursing School, and manage video conferencing and cloud based learning spaces for the University. Kent also represents the School of Medicine in all strategic level technical discussions with the University and outside entities.

Recent Presentations:

UBTech - Collaborative Classroom Panel and Presentation

Campus Technology 2015 - Design and Implementation of a Complete Medical School Renovation in Less than a Year



David Aylor | Assistant Director of Instructional Technology

(502) 852-4691

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David serves as the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has been working in the Audio Visual and Information Technology fields for nine years. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Science in Audio Production. He began his professional work as the Technical Director for a university fine arts center, and then transitioned his career path into the corporate show A/V industry as a Production Manager, providing production technology for corporate, presidential, and celebrity events. David now brings his depth of experience, technical skills, and management capabilities to his team of Learning Space Technologists who install, operate, and maintain classroom technology for the medical school.

Tim Bickel | Telehealth Director

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Since 1998 Tim has been the Director for the Kentucky TeleHealth Network (KTHN) for the University of Louisville responsible for coordinating educational, clinical and administrative healthcare video conferences for the State of Kentucky.  As the first Director for TeleHealth at the University of Louisville, he has worked with the other Kentucky TeleHealth Network Directors in the state on protocol development, office creation, contacts and site expansion for the state of Kentucky.  Tim works as the co-pilot Director for the Network with Rob Sprang at the University of Kentucky.

His previous experience has been as a medical office manager and practice developer for several Primary Care Center offices with the University of Louisville and the Internal Medicine East/Jewish Hospital practice. He has also served as the University of Louisville Primary Care Center (PCC) Information Technology (IT) Manager, medical office Facilities Manager and as a Branch Manager at the Bank of Louisville (now BB&T).

He is a Certified TeleHealth Program Manager(CTPM), a Certified Medical Office Manager(CMM) and a graduate from the College Business Management Institute.

Tim broadcasts many University of Louisville School of Medicine Grand Rounds throughout the state to areas where providers do not have access to Continuing Education opportunities and he has broadcast teaching surgeries around the world. One such broadcast using the DaVinci surgical robot was attended by physicians from 28 countries on 5 continents. He assists with providing medical students access to classroom instruction using video conferencing during their AHEC rotations to reduce their travel time and expenses, allowing them more time with their preceptors during their internships.

He is currently working with other TeleHealth Directors and rural physician practices to expand utilization of clinical services utilizing TeleMedicine.  This will give all Kentuckians access to specialty care that in many cases can only be found in the large regional medical facilities in the state.


Kurt Effinger | Learning Spaces Technologist

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Kurt Effinger has been an Instructional Technologist with the Medical School since May 2016. Since graduating from Middle Tennessee State in 2013 with an Audio Production degree, he had worked in the television industry as a master control operator at stations like WLKY and WDRB in Louisville. Kurt has enjoyed many roles in construction, recording, producing, and deejaying in the last several years and is a proud Eagle Scout.

Robert Peck | Learning Spaces Technologist

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Robert hired on with the University in the fall of 2007. Prior to that he worked for five years as a staff photographer for the Jeffersonville Evening News and New Albany Tribune. He also worked as an Electronics Technician at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. He lives in Jeffersonville with his wife, Virginia and has two daughters and eight grandchildren. He and his wife have also hosted several exchange students from places like Japan, Spain, and Sweden. He enjoys travel,  playing music, and riding motorcycles.