Stanford University will launch a new Center for Health Education on Sept. 1, providing online teaching tools for a variety of learners worldwide
A collaboration between the School of Medicine and the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, the center will be directed by Charles Prober, MD, the medical school’s former senior associate dean for medical education and a pioneer in advancing health education through digital training.
“Thanks to Charles’ visionary leadership, Stanford Medicine has earned an international reputation for collaboratively building innovative curricula and blended learning experiences,” said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine. “The new Center for Health Education will capitalize on this progress through a strong partnership with the vice provost’s office, helping extend advances in understanding achieved by our world-class faculty to learners far beyond our campus boundaries.”
The center will use the resources and expertise developed by the vice provost’s office over the past five years, including experts in instructional design, program development and learner support. The vice provost’s office will be the center’s home base. Prober will serve as both the founding director of the center and the senior associate vice provost for health education within the office.