Michael Friedlander

By Virginia Tech

Michael Friedlander, PhD, is the founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Michael Friedlander delivers insights on everything from medical training to science nerds

Over the next week, Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will offer national lectures on everything from health curriculum design, to the global impact of science nerds, to the new medical school admissions test, to the neurological underpinnings of medical education.

On October 15, at the 2012 Fall Interprofessional Education Collaborative Institute meeting in Atlanta, Friedlander will deliver a lecture on the cognitive neuroscientific underpinnings of curriculum design to more than 300 health educators from medicine, nursing, and other health-related disciplines.

On October 19, Friedlander will offer “Science Nerds, Business Leaders, Community Folks, and Natural Beauty: Local Change and Global Impact,” as part of Roanoke’s second annual CityWorks X(po), a multidisciplinary idea exchange and festival conference.

The following day, Friedlander will deliver two talks in San Antonio, Texas, at the American Medical Student Association’s Empowering Future Physicians Conference. The first talk will provide a preview of the new Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, by Friedlander and Gary Rosenfeld, both members of the fifth comprehensive review panel for the MCAT. The second talk will touch on a topic that Friedlander is often asked to explore: the neurobiological implications of learning for medical education.