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Many of the blogs are written by Rodger Marion. There are guest bloggers, as often as they can be found, and their names appear with the blogs they wrote.

Rodger Marion

Rodger Marion

Dr. Marion is a UTMB Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor Emeritus, School of Health Professions, and Senior Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch. Also, he was Adjunct Professor of Informatics, School of Biomedical Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Assistant Dean for Educational Technology, School of Health professions, UTMB.

He began developing and teaching Internet-based, distance education graduate courses in 1999. In 2010, he was voted an award as the outstanding visionary in distance education.

He was the principle investigator for four large-scale, training grants (1991-2006) supporting the development of computer-based and web-based, health education activities. These grants were from the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

For ten years, he was the Technical Support Core Leader for the East Texas Geriatric Education Center/Consortium. Also, he was one of the course directors of the UTMB inter-professional module, Spirituality in Clinical Care. Finally, in 2014-2015, he directed a small grant activity to develop faculty use of Second Life as a teaching and communication tool.

Rodger’s other current activity may be examined at http://nudgedmovie.com.

A Note: These blogs are intended to stimulate dialog about health care issues and provide limited information to facilitate the discussion. Nothing herein should be interpreted as medical advice or construed as medical practice. The discussion logs from the Weekly Discussion on Aging, which is held in the virtual world of Second Life, are posted below the blog with which they are associated. Participants in the discussion need to be aware they are giving tacit approval to allow the posting of their comments. If anyone does not wish their comments to be posted contact me (rmarion@utmb.edu) and they will be removed.

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