Dr. Erica Frank Founder of NextGenU, will talk about possible research collaboration and course topics in education
When: February 3, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:30Pm
Where: New Pond Commons Building Room: PCOM 1215
Erica Frank, MD, MPH has been internationally recognized for her work as a health educator, physician and activist. Dr. Frank is a Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at UBC, and the Founder of NextGenU.org. NextGenU.org is the first place in the world where anyone can take courses for credit, for free. They do so by collaborating with leading universities, professional societies, and government organizations including the American College of Preventive Medicine, U.S. CDC, Grand Challenges Canada, Harvard Institute for Lifestyle Medicine, NATO Science for Peace, and WHO. NextGenU.org now has registered users in 134 countries. Starting with a focus in the health sciences, their accredited courses span from college-level pre-health sciences and community health worker trainings through medical and public health graduate training, residency programs, and continuing medical education. The courses are competency-based, and include online knowledge transfer, a web-based global peer community of practice, and local, skills-based mentorships. Dr. Frank will talk about the work of NextGenU.org and the possibility of expanding the course offerings and research conducted on them to include topics in education.