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Paul D. Larsen, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurological Sciences at University of Nebraska School of Medicine and Division Head of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Larsen, a graduate of University of Utah School of Medicine, trained in Pediatrics at University of Arizona and then returned to University of Utah for his Neurology and Pediatric Neurology training. Dr. Larsen is the director of the 2nd year Neurology Core and one of the main lecturers in the 1st year Neurosciences Core at University of Nebraska School of Medicine. Prior to coming to University of Nebraska, he developed the Integrated Neuroscience Course and was the Director of that course at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D. has been involved in medical education for 30 years. She is Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is on the staff of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.
In 1990, Dr. Stensaas became Director of the new Education Center at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. In 1998 she returned to the University of Utah where she is director of the second year neuroscience course and also teaches neuroanatomy in the course. It is in this capacity that her software program, HyperBrain, was developed.
Her major interest is in integrating existing texts, syllabi, images and video into teaching strategies adapted for independent study and classroom use. For the past 14 years, she has arranged the program for the annual international workshop, "Slice of Life", which has brought users and developers together to discuss trends, evaluate software and see how new technology might be applied to health education.


Alejandro Stern lives in Buenos Aires. He pursued university studies at the University of Salvador in the Faculty of Science Education and Humanism where he received his degree as Producer of Television programs in 1985. Continuing at the University of Belgrano, in Faculty of Science Education and Social Sciences, he received a degree in Social Communication, 1989. From 1990 to 2000, he founded and directed the Main Video room and Media Center of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires. This main video room contains 1,500 videos and is considered to be the largest collection in the Spanish-speaking world. In 1988 he established the Stern Foundation. The Foundation was founded for the purpose of improving medical knowledge. This is achieved by recording video of everyday medical situations and broadcasting or archiving medical information for undergraduate and graduate students.
Alejandro Stern and the Foundation have made 1,100 productions based in the health area over the past 20 years. It is through the permission of the Foundation that videos were contributed for this project.


Paul E. Burrows, with over 30 years experience in media design and production, is the Manager of the New Media Group for Media Solutions, University of Utah Office of Information Technology. He has a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in educational communications, learning theory and visual perception. His experience with interactive media began with the introduction of laser videodiscs in the early 1980s and continued through the design and production of numerous videodisc-based projects, including the Slice of Life visual encyclopedia of over 44,000 images related to health sciences education and training. More recently he has been involved in several projects that wed sophisticated metadata indexing techniques with digital media distribution. He has taught numerous workshops about digital media design, conversion, production and distribution locally, nationally, and abroad.


Eric Carlson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and has been working in video and multimedia for 11 years. For the past five years, he has been working primarily on educational media projects at KUED Media Solutions. Projects that he worked on during this time have won numerous awards.
In addition to creating educational media and being an overall digital problem-solver, he has also taught courses in editing digital video.
 

 

José Mendoza


is a medical student at the University of Utah. He was born in Arizona, but grew up in Oregon. He graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a major in biology and a double minor in chemistry and Spanish. His mentor in Oregon is a critical care doctor who has encouraged José to pursue his goals, which include Pulmonary medicine. José is responsible for translating the text of NeuroLogic Exam into Spanish. He also creates the Spanish captions and Spanish audio recordings for the digital movies in the website.

 


 

Aaron Kamauu


is a medical student at the University of Utah. Originally from Hawaii, he came to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. He received a B.A. in Italian and completed his premed requirements. Aaron has had an interest in computing since childhood. His family is an "Apple" family and he edits multimedia and has a fully networked house and family. Facile with PC's, he is one of the members of the medical student informatics group and in charge of the hardware. He also plans to complete a Masters in Medical Inforamatics as well as Public Health before he graduates. Aaron has used his Adobe Premiere expertise in all phases of videoediting.

 


 

Nick Warner is a Utah native, a graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and a student at The University of Utah School of Medicine.  His interests include snowboarding, pottery, and travel.  He looks forward to a satisfying career in medicine and hopes that he can continue in the educational aspects of the field throughout his professional career.  Nick worked on the NeuroLogic project in the summer between his first and second year.  He edited many video clips of patients that have been incorporated into both this program and the general curriculum.

 

 


 

 


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