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Jennifer Meka

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Jennifer Meka, PhD, MSEd (2.0 ’13; Educators ’16) is the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Director of the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI) at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Jennifer’s areas of interest include implementation of evidence-based educational principles and assessment for student learning. Jennifer can be followed on Twitter and contacted via email.

Using Learning Sciences to Enhance Student Learning and Success this Year

The science of learning is an expanding field that provides direction for educators and students alike. As research in this area begins to have a greater role in health professions education, it is easy to be overwhelmed with where and how to best utilize the findings to enhance student learning. Planning for the new year, it can help us to pause and ask:

How can we as educators help students shine as learners by incorporating evidence-based strategies in our curriculum and instruction?

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