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Levinson receives medical education award

By Veronica McGuire
Published: May 6, 2008
Anthony Levinson
Anthony Levinson, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Dr. Anthony Levinson, 38, is being recognized by the Association of the Faculties of Medicine of Canada with an AFMC-GlaxoSmithKline Young Educators Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to medical education and who are in the early years of their academic career.

Levinson, of Hamilton, Ontario, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and teaches in both the undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs.

As the director of the division of e-Learning Innovation for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and holder of the John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research and Instructional Development, he is testing and incorporating electronic learning technologies into the new medical curriculum.

"Medical education is about trying to improve the training of tomorrow’s doctors, in order to make a healthier society", says Levinson.  "Technologies like the Internet hold a lot of promise for improving health education, but we need to have a better understanding of how and when to use these tools most effectively."

Levinson will receive his award today in Montreal, along with co-winner Dr. Mark Goldszmidt of London, Ontario.

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