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Award for Prof. Sajjad Yacoob

November 29, 2012 by  


sajjadyacoubSajjad Yacoob, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, was recently awarded the Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology at the sixth annual Teaching With Technology conference.

Each year, two awards of $5,000 are granted to faculty members who have found dynamic and innovative ways to integrate technology into their curricula.

Prof. Yacoob, who also serves as the Keck School’s assistant dean of student affairs, was recognized for his work deploying technology to enhance clinical reasoning.

Since 1997, he has accumulated a multimedia archive of more than 1,000 case studies and lectures, incorporating digital images, as well as video and audio clips. His archive is based on patients treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and it also has been used to help train more than 3,000 Keck School students to generate differential diagnoses in real-world scenarios. This archive has been utilized as the foundation for multimedia-based small-group mentoring sessions and large-group lectures.

Prof. Yacoob also played a key role in the development of CHLA’s electronic medical records system, helping to design a curriculum around it that addresses issues of quality, safety ethics and professionalism. Yacoob travels frequently as a consultant to medical centers in the United States and abroad.

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