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URMC Professor, Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., Joining Global Community of Innovative Teachers!

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Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., is Named “Apple Distinguished Educator”

This year, the University of Rochester Medical Center’s School of Medicine and Dentistry became one of the nation’s first medical schools to implement a fully electronic curriculum. Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was instrumental in making that happen. Lyness is now being asked to share his passion and ideas for innovative teaching with educators around the world.

Apple Inc. has invited Lyness to join the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013. Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE’s) collaborate on solutions to global education challenges, advise Apple on technology integration in learning environments, share their expertise with educators and policymakers, and motivate one another to continually transform education. Selected through a competitive process, ADE’s reside in nearly 40 countries worldwide.

“I hope to learn much about the ways people at other institutions, and in other parts of the world, are using technology,” says Lyness. “I will bring back what I learn to share with my colleagues at URMC. I’ll also spread the word about the incredible things we are doing here.”

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