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Jeffrey Cao, MD
Professor, Pathology and Human Anatomy
School of Medicine
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Lecture
 
9/2011 - 5/2012 5 lectures for Cytology 1 students for Hematology, Lymphomas and Prostatic Disease
9/2011 - 5/2012 8 Lectures for Cytology 2 student for Hematology and Body Fluid Course
7/2011 - 6/2012 10 Microbiology lectures for Pathology Residents
7/2010 - 6/2011 17 lectures for Human Systemic Pathology Course for Sophomore year of Medicine
7/2010 - 6/2011 5 lectures to junior cytology students over blood diseases and prostate gland
7/2010 - 6/2011 6 Lectures to Freshmen Cell Structure and Function Course
6/2010 - 7/2010 National Youth Leadership Forum - three presentations:  Behavior and Molecular Basis of Neoplasia
5/2010 Board Review for Pathology Subject Exam
10/2009 - 6/2010 5 lectures to junior cytology students over blood diseases and prostate gland
9/2009 - 6/2010 6 Lectures to Freshmen Cell Structure and Function Course
9/2009 - 6/2010 Seven hours of lectures to cytology students about hematology, body fluids, molecular pathology and DNA analysis.
7/2009 - 6/2010 12 lectures for Human Systemic Pathology Course for Sophomore year of Medicine
1/2009 - 6/2009 5 Lectures to Freshmen Cell Structure and Function Course
powerpoint; online self-study modules
12/2008 Grand Rounds for Department of Pathology - HITT syndrome
9/2008 - 5/2009 13 lectures for Human Systemic Pathology Course for Sophomore year of Medicine
Use audience response units to keep tabs on student comprehension during lectures; powerpoint
9/2008 - 6/2009 5 lectures to junior cytology students over blood diseases and prostate gland
Prepared CD with images for self study
9/2008 - 12/2008 Seven hours of lectures to cytology students about hematology, body fluids, molecular pathology and DNA analysis.
CD preparation of images for self study
9/2007 - 5/2008 18 lectures for Human Systemic Pathology Course for Sophomore year of Medicine
Powerpoint animations and movies.
9/2007 - 5/2008 Seven hours of lectures to cytology students about hematology, body fluids, molecular pathology and DNA analysis.
Powerpoint animation and movies
8/2007 - 5/2008  3 Lectures to Freshmen Cell Structure and Function Course
Powerpoint animation and movies
2/2007 Coagulation for Dentists
Two hour lecture to dental and dental hygiene students covering the complete spectrum of hemostasis and thrombosis
2/2007 Lymphoid Neoplasms for Clinical Laboratory Scientists
Teach classification of common lymphoid neoplasms to CLS students
9/2006 - 6/2007 Cytology, first year students
Normal Hematology, Abnormal Hematology, Prostatic Pathology, Lymphomas
9/2006 - 12/2006 Cytology, Second Year
Red cell diseases, Lymphomas, Leukemias, Plasmacytic disorders, DNA Analysis, Molecular Pathology of Neoplasms, Body Fluids 1, Body Fluids 2
9/2006 - 5/2007 Freshman Cell Structure and Function Lectures
One hour for each of the following lectures: Histology & Hematopoiesis of formed elements in the blood 1, Histology & Hematopoiesis of formed elements in the blood 2, Red and white blood cell measurements, Kinetics & function of granulocytes, monocytes & macrophages, Lab - Blood histology, Basics of coagulation and hemostasis, Thrombosis & Embolism
9/2006 - 5/2007 Pathology 513
One hour each for Introduction to Pathology, Inflammation 1, Inflammation 2, Autoimmune Diseases, Amyloidosis, Intracellular Accumulations, Neoplasia 1, Neoplasia 2, Genetics of Cancer, Neuropathology of Medical Diseases, CSF & Increased Intracranial Pressure, Basic Hematologic Testing, Non-immune Hemolytic Anemia, Megaloblastic Anemia, Hemoglobinopathies, Miscellaneous Red Cell Disease, Pathology of Hemostasis 1, Pathology of Hemostasis 2, Miscellaneous White Blood Cell Disease, Myeloid Neoplasia 1, Myeloid Neoplasia 2, Transplantation 1, Transplantation 2, Eye, Ear, Benign Bone and Joint Disease, Nutritional Diseases, Biochemistry of Obesity, Pathology of Tumor Markers
7/2006 Gynecologic Pathology 1
Pathology resident review of gynecologic pathology
7/2006 gynecologic pathology 2
Pathology resident review of gynecologic pathology
7/2006 gynecologic pathology 3
Pathology resident review of gynecologic pathology
7/2006 gynecologic pathology 4
Pathology resident review of gynecologic pathology
6/2006 - Present Use of BlackBoard by Medical Technology Faculty
Demostrated the capacity of blackboard for use in teaching.
3/2006 Medical Technology Students
Lymphoproliferative neoplasms made simple
3/2006 School of Dentistry - Basic and Advanced Hemostasis
Two hour lecture to dental and dental hygiene students covering the complete spectrum of hemostasis and thrombosis
1/2006 - 3/2006 Hematology Research for Cytology Students
Oversaw the senior cytology students in the preparation of a teaching module for learning the cytology of FNA of Lymphomas = 10 hours
12/2005 Pathology of Thyroid Diseases
Lecture for Sophomore Pathology Course because lecturer was sick.
9/2005 - 5/2006 PATH513
One hour each for CBC Review, Non-immune Hemolytic Anemia, Miscellaneous Red Cell Disease, Miscellaneous White Blood Cell Disease, Benign Bone and Joint Disease, Eye, Ear, Introduction to Neuropathology, Neuropathology of Medical Disease, Transplantation 1, Transplantation 2, Autoimmunity, Hemostasis 1, Dieases of Hemostasis,
8/2005 - 6/2006 MDCJ531 for Cell Structure and Function
One hour each for Red Cells, White Blood Cells, Hemostasis, Thrombosis
7/2005 - 10/2005 Hematology for Pathology Residents
1 hour each for lecture for Lymphoid neoplasms, myeloid neoplasms, red cell diseases and benign white blood cell diseases
7/2005 - 9/2005 Ob/Gyn Lectures for Pathology Residents
1 hour each for lecture over Vaginal/Vulvar disease, Uterine disease, Ovarian/Oviductal disease, Gestational Disease
2/2005 School of Dentistry - Basic and Advanced Hemostasis
Two hour lecture to dental and dental hygiene students covering the complete spectrum of hemostasis and thrombosis
9/2004 - 12/2004 School of Allied Health - Advanced Cytology
Cytology, Second Year - expressed as formal classroom hours with at least 2 hours preparation time for each - Red Cell Diseases - 2 hours - Flow Cytometry - 1.5 hours - Lymphomas - 1 hour - Leukemias - 1 hour - Miscellaneous WBC Neoplasia - 1 hour - DNA Analysis - 1 hour - Molecular Pathology - 1.5 hours - Body Fluids - 2 hours
9/2004 - 6/2005 School of Allied Health - Beginning Cytology
Cytology, First Year = 1 hour each with 2 hours preparation time - Normal Hematology - Prostatic Pathology - Abnormal Hematology - Lymphomas
9/2004 - 6/2005 School of Allied Health - Research Project in Advanced Cytology
Arrange for senior cytology students to prepare teaching/research projects that involve aspects of clinical medicine including hematology, body fluids and tumor evaluation and then provide a grade for each at the end of the academic year.
9/2004 - 5/2005 SOM Human Systemic Pathology
Lectures for Sophomore Systemic Pathology for medical students - 1 hour (except as noted) each with 2 to 4 hours prep time - CBC Review - Hypoplastic anemias / Fe deficiency and other causes of microcytic anemia - Non-Immune hemolytic anemia - Megaloblastic anemias - Hemoglobinopathies - Thalassemias - Miscellaneous Red Cell Issues - Miscellaneous White Cell Issues including Histiocytic/plasmacytic diseases - Beginning Coagulation - Advanced Diseases of Coagulation - Pulmonary Lecture - substituted for Dr. Pappas - Bone and Joint Disease I - Pathology of the Eye - Pathology of the Ear - Neuropathology, Introduction (CNS function and Increased Intracranial Pressure) - Neuropathology, Metabolic diseases - Transplantation and Autoimmune Pathology Reviews for Pathology Lectures and USMLE (1.5 hours each) - each session required about 1 hour preparation time - 18 sessions total for entire year (36 hours) plus 22 hours additional preparation time = total of 58 hours
8/2004 - 6/2005 SOM Freshman Cell Structure and Function
Lectures for Freshman Cell Structure and Function (CS&F) for the School of Medicine - 1 hour each with 2 to 4 hours prep time - Introduction to the CBC: Red Cells - Introduction to the CBC: WBCs - Hemostasis - Thrombosis - Nutrition - Accumulations - Neoplasia 1 - Neoplasia 2 - Neoplasia 3 - Autoimmune Disease (2 hrs) - Transplantation - Amyloidosis - Formal reviews for above topics - 6 hours
7/2004 - 6/2005 Pathology Resident Teaching
Pathology Resident Educational Efforts - Lymphoma Conferences - 4 to 5 pm every Monday: Usually 1 hours preparation time for every hour contact time - Hematology-Oncology Tumor Board with Oncologists and residents from 4 to 5 pm every Tuesday - Cardiopathology lecture series - 5 hours contact time, 10 hours preparation time, July, 2004 - Marvelous Myeloid Mysteries, Pathology Grand Rounds, LLUMC, 11-3-04 - Gynecologic Pathology Lecture Series ? 5 hours contact time, 15 hours preparation July, 2004 - "Body Fluid Interpretation" 10-10-04 - Coag lecture 5/19/2005
7/2004 - 6/2005 Presentations to Students
- Senior Orientation 7-26-04 - Chapel talk to Sophomore medical students 9-15-04 - Assisted Dr. Bull with Silver Workshop for teaching Freshmen how to study 9-24-04 - How to be spiritual - talk to Amer Medical Student Association 11-18-04
Interactive Teaching
 
8/2011 - 9/2011 Freshman Religion - Participated in 12 hours of interaction
7/2010 - 6/2011 Seventeen, 2 hour long Team-Based Learning sessions that involved groups of 5 to 6 students who took quizzes on line for a group grade and then discussed questions about cases.  Each group use one laptop each which was connected to the internet which they used as a resource during the session.  At the end of the session, questions were asked of a representative from each group to assess their learning
7/2010 - 6/2011 Systemic Human Pathology On line group activity and quizzes for class of 2013 - 8 sessions
9/2009 Dr. Bull''s SILVER workshop for medical students about how to learn effectively in medical school
7/2009 - 6/2010 Seven, 1.5 hour long Team-Based Online Learning sessions that involved groups of 5 to 6 students who took quizzes on line for a group grade and then discussed questions about cases.
7/2009 - 6/2010 Thirteen, 1.5 hour long Team-Based Learning sessions that involved groups of 5 to 6 students who took quizzes on line for a group grade and then discussed questions about cases.  Each group use one laptop each which was connected to the internet which they used as a resource during the session.  At the end of the session, questions were asked of a representative from each group to assess their learning.
9/2008 - 5/2009 Fifteen, 1.5 hour long Team-Based Learning sessions that involved groups of 5 to 6 students who took quizzes on line for a group grade and then discussed questions about cases.  Each group use one laptop each which was connected to the internet which they used as a resource during the session.  At the end of the session, questions were asked of a representative from each group to assess their learning.
Turning Point Audience response units
8/2008 - 9/2008 Freshmen Introduction to Biblical Medicine
8 hours
7/2008 - 7/2010 Orientation of Microbiology Lab for Internal Medicine Residents including performance of Gram Stain by each resident
One a month times 12 months = 12 hours
1/2008 - 5/2008 Guided 3 senior cytology students in development of image-rich teaching module covering lymphoid neoplasms
9/2007 - 5/2008 Fifteen, 1.5 hour long Team-Based Learning sessions that involved groups of 5 to 6 students who took quizzes on line for a group grade and then discussed questions about cases.  Each group use one laptop each which was connected to the internet which they used as a resource during the session.  At the end of the session, questions were asked of a representative from each group to assess their learning.
1/2007 - 4/2007 Senior Cytology Student Research - Teaching Module for Cytology of Lymph Nodes
Guided 2 senior cytology students in the preparation of a CD with images and discussions for teaching cytology of FNAs of lymph nodes and the important lymphoid neoplasms.
9/2006 - 4/2007 Team-Based Learning Session
I conducted 2 interactive sessions a week for 15 weeks [each session was for half of the class and lasted 1 and 1/2 hours]. These Team-Based Learning sessions were preceded with a quiz of 10 to 12 questions over clinical vignettes for each student based on current lecture material. At the beginning of each session, a similar but more difficult quiz was taken by each group of 5 students on a laptop using Blackboard. After submitting the quiz, the students could review their grades, and the challenges to the questions were discussed with the whole class. The students were then given extra questions over the same vignettes which were then discussed before the whole class by a representative from each group in an interactive way with the faculty director of the session. The process was highly rated by the students in surveys.
8/2006 - 9/2006 Introduction To Religion in Medicine
Conducted small group sessions in the application of religion to medical care.
9/2005 - 3/2006 Team-Based Learning Sessions in Pathology
I conducted and was primarily responsible for the preparation of the 14 Team-Based Learning sessions where in we interacted with half the class at a time by helping them with their on line quizzes and public questions and answers by the students over the assigned material.
8/2005 - 9/2005 Freshman Medical Students' Clinical Experience
Met twice for about 1 hour with about 15 students to discuss their 2 week rotations on wards.
8/2005 - 9/2005 Introduction to Religion
Faculty member for 5 freshmen medical students in directed Bible study group (total = 8 hours)
4/2005 - Present Senior Seminar
Moderator of program for special issues for soon to graduate senior medical students
9/2004 - 5/2005 Small group preceptor
Mentor for Pathology Small Group sessions for sophomore students = 40 hours
7/2004 - Present Alumni Freshmen Welcome
Freshman Orientation and Welcome as a representative of WEMS and Alumni Assoc. (7/31/04) = 2 hours
7/2004 - 6/2005 LA Pathology Society
Took Pathology Residents to LASOP meeting once per month in evening times 7 months
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
1/2013 - 4/2013 Guided 3 senior cytology student in development of powerpoint slide teaching modules with audio descriptions for CNS fluid, Non-CNS fluids and DNA quantification.
8/2012 - 9/2012 Freshman Religion - Participated in 12 hours of interaction
7/2012 - 6/2013 13 Microbiology lectures for Pathology Residents, formal 1 hour each with 2 hours of preparation for each.
7/2012 - 7/2013 5 lectures for Cytology 1 students for Hematology, Lymphomas and Prostatic Disease
7/2012 - 12/2012 7 Formal lectures given during 2012 to 2013, 1 hour each:  Immunodeficiency, Pathology of Transplantation, Miscellaneous WBC Issues, Leukemia, Medical Diseases of CNS, Increased Intracranial Pressure, Introduction to RBCs
7/2012 - 7/2013 8 Lectures for Cytology 2 student for Hematology and Body Fluid Course
7/2012 - 7/2013 9 one-hour lectures to Freshmen medical students for Blood cells 1 and 2, Red Cell Measurements and Anomalies, White Blood Cell Measurements and Anomalies, Normal Hemostasis, Neoplasia Basics and Classification, Epidemiology, Etiology and Clinical Manifestations of Neoplasias, Thrombosis and Embolism, Amyloidosis
7/2012 - 7/2013 Conducted 18 Team-Based Laboratory Sessions, each 2 hours formal interaction with whole class plus 2 to 3 hours preparation time for each module
7/2012 - 7/2013 Director of Pathology Course for academic year July, 2011, to July, 2012:  Spent an excess of 16 hours per week organizing lectures, running TBL labs and attending lectures by other Pathology faculty
7/2012 - 7/2013 Preparation and revision of 21 self-study handouts: Hypersensitivity, Miscellaneous WBC Issues, Non-Neoplastic BoneDisease, Non-Neoplastic Joint Disease, Marrow Failure/Microcytic Anemias, Non-Immune Hemolytic Anemia, Normal Hemostasis, Abnormal Hemostasis, Miscellaneous RBC Issues, Thalassemias, Hemoglobinopathies, BoneTissue Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Eye Disease, Ear Disease, Lung Tumors, Pneumonia, Esophagus, Stomach, Non-Neoplastic Breast Disease
7/2012 - 7/2013 Prepared and/or revised 8 online interactive group quizzes for credit for self-study and lecture topics.
9/2011 - 5/2012 5 Formal lectures given during 2011 to 2012, 1 hour each: Pathology of Transplantation, Leukemia, Medical Diseases of CNS, Increased Intracranial Pressure, Introduction to RBCs
9/2011 - 5/2012 Conducted 20 Team-Based Laboratory Sessions, each 2 hours without preparation time 
9/2011 - 5/2012 Preparation and revision of 21 self-study handouts: Hypersensitivity, Miscellaneous WBC Issues, Non-Neoplastic BoneDisease, Non-Neoplastic Joint Disease, Marrow Failure/Microcytic Anemias, Non-Immune Hemolytic Anemia, Normal Hemostasis, Abnormal Hemostasis, Miscellaneous RBC Issues, Thalassemias, Hemoglobinopathies, BoneTissue Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Eye Disease, Ear Disease, Lung Tumors, Pneumonia, Esophagus, Stomach, Non-Neoplastic Breast Disease
9/2011 - 5/2012 Prepared 13online interactive group quizzes for credit for some of self-study topics and some lecture topics
7/2011 - 6/2012 4 Cardiovascular Pathology Lectures for Pathology Residents
7/2011 - 6/2012 Director of Pathology Course for academic year July, 2011, to July, 2012:  Spent an excess of 16 hours per week organizing lectures, running TBL labs and attending lectures by other Pathology faculty
1/2011 - 4/2011 Guided 3 senior cytology student in development of powerpoint slide teaching module covering Myelodysplasia.
7/2010 - 6/2011 Course Director for the Human Pathology Course for the whole year for the Class of 2013
1/2010 - 6/2010 Guided 1 senior cytology student in development of virtual slide teaching module covering thin-prep urinary cytology - neoplasms, infections, etc.
2/2009 School of Allied Health - "Lymphomas" lecture for Clinical Laboratory Scientists school
1 hour
1/2009 - 4/2009 Guided 1 senior cytology student in development of virtual slide teaching module covering urinary cytology - neoplasms, infections, etc.
Digitized over 20 slides of classic urinary pathology on Aperio scanner
1/2009 - 2/2009 TBL techniques for Course Directors by Dr. Paul Koles - arranged for oncampus presentation
10 hours preparing for meeting
4/2007 Annual Faculty Review
Met with several faculty to review each performance during last several years.
4/2007 - 5/2007 Mentoring of Chinese Faculty
Assisted Dr. Werner on a weekly basis to oversee 2 visiting Chinese faculty at request of Dean's office.
1/2007 Master Teacher
Evaluated other lecturers at request of Dean's office and made suggestions on how to improve.
1/2007 Master Teacher Evaluations
Observed another faculty member for 2 hours and suggested improvements.
1/2007 Master Teacher Evaluations
Evaluated other teacher for two hours of lectures and suggested improvements at the request of the Dean's office.
5/2006 Graduation Marshall
Participate in control of medical students during Friday night to Sunday morning graduation ceremonies.
5/2006 Marshal for SOM Graduation
Gave prayer of dedication Friday night and assisted in hooding, Sabbath morning service and Sunday graduation as a marshal to control the entrance and exit of the students.
5/2006 - Present Marshall for Hooding of Graduate Students
Oversaw seating of Masters and PhD students for their hooding in the chapel Friday pm.
4/2006 - Present Professionalism Interview by AAMC
Interviewed by Linda Blank of the AAMC on views regarding professionalism.
2/2006 Master Teacher Evaluation of Lecturer
Evaluated Dr. Tang's lectures and submitted a written report
5/2005 - Present Friday night hooding ceremony
I was the main speaker for this program of graduation weekend.
5/2005 SOM graduation of Class of 2005
I was one of the marshals for the baccalaureate on Sabbath and the graduation on Sunday - about 5 hours total.
7/1987 - 9/2008 Course Director for the Human Systemic Pathology Course of the Sophomore year.
7/1987 - 10/2007 Sophomore Pathology Course Director
I have been responsible for the teaching of pathology since 1987 which involved coordinating lectures and planning labs and introducing new teaching techniques, particularly the utilization of computers and the intranet.
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
1/2009 - 5/2009 Preparation and implementation of 6 team-based learning modules
No lectures were given for these topics.  Instead, production of self-study material and self assessment in preparation for sessions was done.  The sessions included individual and group quizzes for credit based on case studies as well as group application quizzes covering difficult cases and questions.  Group use of laptops and Turning Point audience response units was required for quizzes and cases.
6/2007 - Present New Pathology Text Book
Evaluated, selected and adapted Rubins Textbook of Pathology to sophomore pathology course.
4/2007 - Present Acquisition of Aperio Virtual Scanning Microscope
4/2007 Aperio Scanning Virtual Microscope
Arranged funding [ one third from Pathology Department, one third from California Tumor Tissue Registry [CTTR] and one third from the School of Medicine] for purchase of scanning scope to prepare our own virtual slides for teaching and preparation of subscription slide sets for the CTTR. Will also be very useful for resident teaching.
4/2007 - Present Aperio Virtual Microscopy Scanning Scope
Arranged for funding
4/2007 Aperio Virtual Microscopy Scanning Scope
Arranged for financing from Pathology Department, California Tumor Tissue Registry and the LLU School of Medicine for the purchase of a microscope to scan and digitize glass slides for teaching medical students, residents and for preparation of DVDs for slide subscription sets for national distribution from the California Tumor Tissue Registry.
1/2007 - 4/2007 Pathology Review Videos
Used Camtasia to make mpeg videos that students could use on IPODs, players and computers. Videos were non-linear which made selections of topics to be reviewed very easy for students. Highly rated by students in surveys.
2/2006 - 5/2006 Beta Tester for National Board of Medical Examiners for Customized Pathology Subject Examination
Interacting with several personnel at the NBME, I composed a customized pathology subject examination which I subsequently administered to the class of 2008 on computer. Response was very good by students and faculty.
2/2006 - Present Introduction of Audience Response Units
Used Audience Response Units in interactive teaching of the entire class in several of the Pathology Team-Based Learning session. Highly rated by the students.
9/2005 - Present Introduction of Team-Based Learning to Pathology Lab
Revised quizzes and case studies into format adaptable to team-based learning (TBL) where groups of 5 to 6 students share a laptop for the lab exercises. Seventeen groups meet in the Pathology teaching lab at the same time. Expected to learn the issues of the assigned objectives before each session, each of the students come prepared to take a paper quiz individually over the current material which is largely based on morphologic correlation with the clinical presentations of diseases. (by their laptop) together after discussing each of the questions and submits it for automatic grading of their group''s answers with immediate feedback. The faculty session leader then interacts with the entire half of the class to review the important issues. Then the small groups are given a second quiz over new cases and images which the members discuss together. Again the quiz is submitted to BlackBoard for immediate grading and feedback, and the faculty session leader discusses those answers and other important issues with the entire half the class. So far, so good.
8/2005 - Present Virtual Microscopy
Arranged for virtual microscopy to be set up for Histology and Pathology teaching on the LLU servers. Now faculty and students can view digitized glass slides that were scanned by low power views and then magnified for objects of interest. Survey of sophomore medical students of the class of 2007 found a very positive preference of virtual microscopy to microscopes with the usual glass slides.
5/2005 - Present BlackBoard Changes
Adapted sound files so that lectures and reviews are now posted on BlackBoard for the students to use as they see fit. Initiated a process that allows students to view morphological modules with voice comments. The reception has been overwhelming.
4/2005 - Present Setting up Intranet Access in AHBS for teaching
Wireless and access ports installed in Pathology level of AHBS for student use.  SOM Deans office provided 20 more laptop computers for newly introduced Team-based learning sessions so that each small group in Pathology labs can display images for cases, do virtual microscopy and take quizzes on and off line.
7/2004 - 6/2005 Fund raising for Student Affairs Council
Raised over $13,000 (not including the more than generous $2,000 from the Brailsford Fund) for the Student Affairs Council of the Alumni Association by handwriting over 200 letters.
7/2004 - 8/2004 Initial integration of sophomore year
In an initial step to integration of the sophomore year, I initiated and accomplished the concept of rearranging the lectures of the Pathology, Physiology and Pathophysiology so that they supported and synergized each other over the entire year.