Pre-Celebration Workshop

Join us for a special pre-Celebration event with Dr. Linda B. Nilson.


Thursday, February 5
12-1 p.m. (Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.)


Health Sciences Campus
Ambulatory Care Building (ACB)

Teaching to How the Mind Works: Brain-Based Science Strategies for Enhancing Your Effectiveness in the Classroom, Clinic, and Beyond

Key findings from learning and cognitive psychology can help you re-orient your efforts to teach in consonance with the way the mind operates—rather than against it.

Join national teaching and learning expert Dr. Linda B. Nilson as she provides an overview of leading cognitive science theories and research and describes how you can apply these findings in your day-to-day teaching in order to enhance student learning.

Learn about the effects of multitasking, personal relevance, repetition and practice, and structure on the major dimensions of student learning: attention, focus, information processing, pattern recognition, retention, and retrieval.

Dr. Nilson will also share a variety of evidence-based teaching methods and activities for making the learning process more natural, engaging, and efficient for your students.

Whether you teach in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or public health, you will leave the session with new ideas to enhance your efforts.

Learn more about Dr. Nilson.

Sponsored by the HSC-Delphi Faculty Development Partnership

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Continuing Education Credit for Medical and Nursing Faculty

For All School of Medicine Participants:
The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this educational activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For All School of Nursing Participants:
This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 2.4 Contact Hours through the University of Louisville Hospital. Provider Number 4-0068-7-16-715, expiration date July 1, 2016. The Kentucky Board of Nursing Education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Participants must complete the education module, post-test and course evaluation to receive contact hours.

Please Note: Continuing education units are not available from the School of Dentistry for this program.

About the HSC-Delphi Faculty Development Partnership:

Established in June 2011, the HSC-Delphi Faculty Development Partnership seeks to:

  • Enhance teaching and learning on UofL's Health Sciences Campus by providing meaningful and relevant professional development opportunities for faculty;
  • Share unit resources to promote campus-wide conversations about best practices in teaching and learning in the health sciences; and
  • Address accreditation calls for continuous quality improvement to the curriculum by offering participants concrete teaching strategies and "take-aways" for immediate implementation and relevant resources to foster further exploration and learning.

The partnership steering committee is comprised of unit representatives from Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS), and the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. With support from the deans of each school, the steering committee works together to deliver two significant professional development programs for HSC faculty annually.

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