Education in the Cloud – Transforming Learning and Patient Care

For our featured lunchtime event, the Teaching and Learning Center will welcome two speakers who will discuss compelling models for leveraging technology to reach learners at all points in their professional careers. Jeff Burns, Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital will share his work on OPENPediatrics, an innovative education platform created to disseminate educational resources and knowledge globally through an interactive, collaborative environment. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean for Education at UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine will offer her perspective on our foray into MOOCs (massive open online courses), her own experience as a MOOC instructor, and potential strategies for expanding UCSF’s expertise and impact in the online learning space.


Featured Speakers

Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH

OPENPediatrics Program Director

Chief, Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital & Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jeffrey Burns is chief of critical care medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and program director of OPENPediatrics.  Dr. Burns completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.  He also holds a Masters Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Burns serves as the first Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and, as Chief of Critical Care Medicine, he directs nearly 30 faculty and 16 fellows who specialize in the care of critically ill children. Dr. Burns’ research has focused in two domains, ethics controversies and educational innovation in pediatric intensive care. OPENPedaitrics is the product of a decade-long effort led by Dr. Burns, and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to unlock world-class medical expertise and disseminate a full spectrum of educational resources and knowledge globally through an interactive, collaborative training environment.


Catherine Lucey, MD

Professor, Vice Dean for Education, UCSF Medical School

Dr. Catherine Reinis Lucey is vice dean for education at UCSF Medical School. She directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and the Office of Medical Education. Dr. Lucey comes to UCSF from Ohio State University where she was vice dean for education for the College of Medicine and associate vice president for health sciences education for the Office of Health Sciences. She is a member of the AAMC MR5 committee, charged with overseeing the revision of the Medical College Admission Test process. Dr. Lucey completed her residency in internal medicine, including service as chief resident, at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital, after earning her medical degree from the Northwestern University School of Medicine.

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