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Alexandra J Greenberg-Worisek, PhD, MPH

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Alexandra J. Greenberg-Worisek, PhD, MPH  (Leaders ’19) is a biomedical research educator, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and Associate Director for Graduate Curriculum in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at Mayo Clinic. Alexandra’s areas of professional interest include experiential learning in research education, diversity and inclusion in biomedical research, and the digital divide in health information technology. Alexandra can be followed on Twitter and LinkedIn, or contacted via email.

Removing the Sage from the Stage: Blending Case- and Problem- Based Learning in Graduate Biomedical Research Education

Though those trained in business, law, and medicine are no strangers to active learning techniques in the classroom, scholars in graduate biomedical research programs are still frequently taught using passive lecture-based techniques. This is challenging for many pre-doctoral and master’s level students, who will spend the bulk of their training years conducting inquiry-based research. They are inherently curious and learn best through hands-on techniques. I say this as an individual for whom a single case-based course during my graduate biomedical research training not only vastly improved my educational experience as a student, but also dramatically changed my views on what biomedical research education was and could be.

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