Native American Cardiology Program's Dr. Eric Brody Receives National Distance Education Award

 

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October 17, 2005

The Arizona Telemedicine Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Eric A. Brody has received the 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award – Gold Level-Online Telehealth from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for his innovative “EKG Jeopardy” distance education approach to teaching with the Native American Cardiology Program.

Dr. BrodyDr. Brody’s novel videoconference approach is modeled after the popular television game show and generates enthusiasm for learning complex cardiology concepts among his students at a variety of Arizona sites. Dr. Brody received this prestigious award at the USDLA Annual Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles on October 17, 2005.

The USDLA news release states that the “Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching award recognizes an outstanding individual who has creatively utilized the medium to inspire learning in a given subject. The recipients have all taught a course, series, or unit in a distance-learning format with an imaginative approach to the material, well-designed visuals, and a demonstrated rapport with the participants.”