• Dr. Gagani Athauda, has been involved in the pharmacology education of medical students at HWCOM since 2011. She has received multiple teaching awards and received the “HWCOM Mentor of the Year Student Choice Award” for her excellence in mentoring.

    Dr. Athauda was inducted into the Florida Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society honoring gifted teaching. She was inducted into and recognized by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ (ASPET) Academy of Pharmacology Educators for her exemplary contributions to pharmacology education.

research interests

  • Dr. Athauda is interested in creative aspects of medical education, such as teaching pedagogies, curricula design and assessment. She incorporates gamification, case-based learning, problem-based learning, team-teaching, and flipped classroom pedagogies to enhance the application of knowledge and engagement of students. Additionally, she has created educational tools to enhance students learning.

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full name

  • Gagani Athauda


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