Educator Draws Attention of BuzzFeed for Using Social Media to Engage Students | UAMSHealth
March 14, 2017 | A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) educator caught the attention recently of BuzzFeed, a global media company, for using Snapchat to engage his medical students. BuzzFeed produces and distributes original news, entertainment and video, reaching a global audience of over 7 billion content views. Jerad M. Gardner, M.D., is an assistant professor of pathology and dermatology in the UAMS College of Medicine. Many of Gardner's social media posts -- like this snap -- are pictures of interesting cases at the microscopic level. "He's also a good teacher who REALLY tries to connect with his young students by speaking their language," BuzzFeed noted in a Feb. 25 post that featured several colorful pathology slides Gardner had shared. Gardner, also a bone and soft tissue sarcoma pathologist and director of the dermatopathology fellowship program, routinely uses social media – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – to supplement his courses, work