• Flexibility in Content Delivery and Student-faculty Interaction Frees Up Time without Hurting Performance:  Medical students face an intense schedule and workload and often struggle to juggle their priorities. Similarly, medical school faculty must find time in their busy schedules to prepare lectures and for face-to-face interaction with their students. In an effort to optimize student and faculty time and increase engagement between them, researchers from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center “flipped” their content delivery strategy upside down. They will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society (APS) Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wis.
  • Does Good Attendance = Good Grades?:  Studies of classroom attendance patterns in undergraduate students have shown that attendance and performance go hand in hand—attending class is the key to reaping the rewards of academic achievement. However, many of these studies were completed before the advent of the internet and the explosion of online learning. Researchers will discuss the changing nature of medical student engagement in the physical classroom and effective teaching approaches today at the American Physiological Society (APS) Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wis.
  • Trends in Science Education Take Center Stage at APS Institute on Teaching and Learning:  The APS Institute on Teaching and Learning (ITL) kicks off today and includes a robust line-up of experts presenting research on what’s next and new in science education.
  • APS a Finalist in Two Categories for Association Media & Publishing’s EXCEL Awards:  APS’s I Spy Physiology blog and the APS Benefits Me campaign were announced as finalists for Association Media & Publishing’s (AM&P) Annual EXCEL Awards, which recognize the best and brightest in association media and publishing. Winners will be announced on June 25.
  • Increased Electrical Activity in Eye May Relieve Short-term Dry Eye Pain:  A boost of electrical activity in the eye’s mucous membranes may lead to new treatments for the painful condition known as dry eye. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for June.
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  • Call for Nominations for EIC of Comprehensive Physiology :  Nominations are invited for the Editorship of Comprehensive Physiology to succeed David M. Pollock, who will complete his term as Editor on June 30, 2019. The APS Publications Committee plans to interview candidates in the Fall of 2018.