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Dr. Todd A. Bates is the Education and Learning Specialist at CERE and Assistant Clinical Professor of Education Assessment (in Medicine). His goal is to help empower the medical educators and learners at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center to incorporate innovative pedagogies from the field of teacher education into their work at Columbia and beyond. Prior to joining CERE, he worked in teacher education at Montclair State University, performance assessment at ETS, and was school district administrator outside of Philadelphia. He also served as the inaugural doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weingarten Center, and a school teacher in the United States and abroad. Todd completed his B.A. at Juniata College, M.A. at The Ohio State University, . and initial doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. at Montclair State University.
Dr Babi is an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Florida. Dr Babi serves as the neurocritical care fellowship director at the University of Florida, and the associate neurology residency director. Dr Babi is a fellowship trained neurointensivist. Dr Babi completed his fellowship training at Duke University Hospital, and his residency training at the University of Vermont, where he also served as chief resident. He completed his undergraduate and medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and New York.
Alyssa is a 4th-year student at Harvard Medical School and is currently conducting translational Hepatology research full-time at Massachusetts General Hospital. She plans to apply for Internal Medicine residency this coming cycle, with the ultimate goal of pursuing Gastroenterology. Alyssa is passionate about medical education and has spent more than 400 hours tutoring students in medical and pre-medical subjects over the past eight years. She is the founder of USMLE Pro Tutors, which offers personalized 1-on-1 online tutoring for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, shelf exams, and medical school coursework. She developed a unified test-prep teaching method that all tutors at USMLE Pro utilize, which incorporates evidence-based principles of adult learning in order to help students study more efficiently, perform better on standardized exams, and overcome test-taking anxiety. She strongly believes that personalized education and test-taking support services should be available for all medical students, and created a program through which USMLE Pro Tutors offers subsidized tutoring to need-based financial aid recipients. When she is isn't working in the lab, tutoring, or spending time with friends and family, she enjoys practicing vinyasa yoga and learning improv and sketch comedy.
Arlene Sachs, Ph.D. is the Director of Student Academic Support Services and Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Student Academic Support Services (SASS) is a resource for all UT Southwestern students and residents. She advises students on time management, learning strategies, test-taking strategies and National board support. Dr. Sachs has more than 35 years of experience, and is a published expert in cognitive learning strategies, reading, writing, and assessment. Sachs received a Ph.D. in learning disabilities, assessment and cognition from Vanderbilt University. In addition, she has a Masters in Reading and Masters in Early Childhood Education from the George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Upon completing the degrees, she joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas. Sachs has published research focused on effective reading and writing strategies for students with learning disabilities and Step One preparation. Sachs also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in reading, learning disabilities, psycho-educational assessment and cognitive development.
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