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    Cris Garrett

    TitleEducation Architect
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address550 16th Street, 6th Floor
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      Chrisanne Garrett (Chris) is the Director of Online Education for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of California, San Francisco. An educator and instructional designer for more than 30 years, Chris brings extensive experience and expertise to the movement toward online learning at UCSF.

      Chris started her career as a middle school teacher, and then worked as a program director for the Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center in Skokie, Illinois. In 1977, Chris began what became a 17 year career with the American Red Cross, initially in Chicago, then Atlanta, San Francisco, and ultimately at the national headquarters in Washington, DC. As lead instructional designer, Chris designed nationally implemented programs including Serving the Diverse Community, The Inclusive Leader, HIV/AIDS Instructor Guide, and Chapter Board Orientation. As master trainer, Chris trained instructors and instructor-trainers in programs such as FrontLine Leadership, Working, Performance Feedback and Career Guidance, the diversity curriculum, and the HIV/AIDS curriculum.

      In 1994, Chris joined Cook-Ross, Inc., a consulting firm in Silver Spring, MD. With clients such as AMTRAK, CVS, PEPCO, GEICO, USAToday, various hospital systems, and several non-profit organizations, Chris conducted human and organization development projects and initiatives. In 2005, Chris became the instructional designer for the American Academy of Pediatrics where she designed CME courses including Childhood Obesity, Adolescent Depression, and Adolescent STDs. She also designed the highly successful Pedialink Resident Center and the Individual Development Plan builder.

      Chris has been in leadership positions at Graceland University, University of Kansas Medical Center, and UCSF in the field of educational technology and instructional design. On the heals of success with the first UCSF fully online asynchronous course, Designing Clinical Research for Students and Residents, Chris is currently converting Responsible Conduct of Research and Clinical Trials to a fully online asynchronous format using the UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE).

      Chris has a master's degree in human and organizational development (University of Maryland University College) and a master of education, adult education and distance learning (University of Phoenix Online). She is currently working on her Ed.D. degree through The Fielding Institute.

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