Sajjad Yacoob, an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, was recently awarded the Provost's Prize for Teaching With Technology at the sixth annual Teaching With Technology conference at the Davidson Continuing Education Center at USC.
Yacoob, who also serves as the Keck School’s assistant dean of student affairs, was recognized for his work deploying technology to enhance clinical reasoning.
Since 1997, the Indian American professor has accumulated a multimedia archive of more than 1,000 case studies and lectures, incorporating digital images, as well as video and audio clips. His archive has been used to help train more than 3,000 Keck School students to generate differential diagnoses in real-world scenarios.
The archive has been utilized as the foundation for multimedia-based small-group mentoring sessions and large-group lectures.
Born in India, Yacoob received a bachelor’s degree in biology from UCLA, where he graduated cum laude, and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Yacoob also played a key role in the development of CHLA’s electronic medical records system, helping to design a curriculum around it that addresses issues of quality, safety ethics and professionalism.
Yacoob travels frequently as a consultant to medical centers in the United States and abroad.