Speaker Series

The annual Academy speaker series invites world class lecturers from both within and outside NYU to discuss topics related to the Academy's mission.

2013 - 2014 Speakers

Richard H. Buday, FAIA
Archimage, Inc.
"Playing for Real: Gamification in Healthcare & Health Profession Education"
Monday, April 21, 2014
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Marsha Lovett, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University
"Applying Principles of Learning to Teaching With and Without Technology"
Thursday, March 27, 2014
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Karin Quick, DDS, PhD
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
"The Importance of Creating Environments for Open Exchange and Communication"
Thursday, November 7, 2013
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


John Valenza, DDS
University of Texas Heath Sciences Center at Houston
"Simulation and the EHR: The Next Step in Clinical Teaching and Learning"
Friday, September 20, 2013
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Cynthia Amyot, EDD
University of Missouri Kansas City
"Educational Technologies"
Friday, April 26, 2013
1:00 PM-2:00 PM 614
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Commons



2012 - 2013 Speakers

Rita Charon, MD, PHD
Columbia University
"Narrative Medicine"
Monday, March 25, 2013
1:00 PM-2:00 PM



Wendy Suzuki, PHD
NYU Center for Neural Science
"Memory, Exercise and the Brain"
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Louis Pangaro, MD
Uniformed Services University
"Assessing Clinical Competence: Rethinking our Approach"
Thursday, September 27, 2012
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Room 3W

Candice Zemnick, DMD
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
"Sustainable Teaching: Preserving Native Motivation and Enthusiasm in (Clinical) Education"
Friday, September 28, 2012
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Rosenthal Theater

Anthony Palatta, DDS
NYU College of Dentistry
"Examining How Dental Students Perceive their Racial/Ethnic Campus Climate: A Pilot Survey"
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Room 614

David Battinelli, MD
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
"Guiding Principles for Curriculum Redesign: Lessons from Little League Baseball"
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Room 614



2011-2012 Speakers

Joshua Aronson, PHD
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
"Stereotypes and the Nature and Nurture of Intelligence"

Aswath Damodaran, PHD
NYU Stern School of Business
"Teaching: Art or Science?"

Elizabeth Davenport, BDS, PHD
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
"Implementing an Evidence-Based Curriculum"

Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD
NYU College of Dentistry
"Engage, Educate, Excel!"

2010-2011 Speakers

Ken Bain, PHD
University of the District of Columbia
"Fostering Deep Learning"

John Killip, DDS
University of Missouri-Kansas City
"Celebrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The Power of One: One Teacher, One Scholar"

Anne Nofziger, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
"Developing Meaningful, Formative Assessment Programs: What Role for Peers"

Marc Triola, MD
NYU School of Medicine
"Innovations in Teaching using Educational Technology: Revolution or Evolution?"

James Zull, PHD
Case Western Reserve University
"Does Neuroscience Research Inform Education?"