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Kent Gardner | Director of Instructional Technology

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Kent is the director of the School of Medicine Office of Academic Technology at the University of Louisville, a position he has held since 2004.  He joined the University in 2001, and before that worked in IT management and programming starting in 1987.  His work was on display in the Smithsonian Institute’s “Information Age Exhibit” for 10 years.  His team currently provides support to all medical students, academic support to the Medical School faculty and administration including assistance in curricular development, management of the SOM’s academic technologies, manage all classrooms for the Medical School and manage video conferencing and cloud based learning spaces for the University. 

Selected 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

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David serves as the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology for the School of Medicine. He has been working in the Audio Visual and Information Technology industry since 2005. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Science in Audio Production Technology. He began his professional work as the Technical Director at Missouri Baptist University while also serving as adjunct instructor of audio-visual production. David left higher education to pursue the corporate show audio-visual industry as a Production Manager, providing production technology for corporate, presidential, and celebrity events. David returned to higher education in 2012 and now brings his creative experience, and technical skills to the School of Medicine.


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 of 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.


Ignacio Bravo Rojas | Student & Faculty Support Technologist

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Ignacio joined the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Academic Technology Office in July 2018 as Student & Faculty Support Technologist. Prior to that he worked for University of Louisville Central IT as Desktop and Classroom Support Team Lead from 2013 until June 2018. Ignacio has participated since March 2019 as a member of the Academic Technology Subcommittee of the EPC. He also serves as technology director for ElderServe, a local non-profit organization.

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.

Jimmy West | Learning Spaces Technology

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Jimmy West was born in Louisville KY and was the first one in his family to figure out this newfangled internet thing. Since then he’s built a lifelong passion for technology and facilitating the pursuits of others with vigor and experience built up over a varied career from food service to replacing computer parts in a Geek Squad warehouse. He’s a husband and a father and strives to be as approachable as possible for any technology issues you might have.

Mark Strickland | Software Developer

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Mark joined the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Academic Technology Office in 2014 as a Software Developer to create various database driven applications.  Projects have included the MyLEAPS system that tracks medical student community service activities, the Kent School ICCOA system, the AHEC data collection system that supports medical education in underserved Kentucky counties, and the Research!Louisville Conspectus abstract submission system.  Mark’s Information Technology experience covers over 30 years in various industries including manufacturing, road building, and education.  Prior to joining UofL Mark was a Certified Ethical Hacker, developed several iPhone and Android games, and built a small pharmacy RX fulfillment system.  While at UofL he has participated in the annual Open Walls event showing some of his photography.  He holds degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.