Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann

Drexel University College of Medicine

Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann

Drexel University College of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann is Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the founding director of the Center for Business and Program Development of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA). She designed and directs four online and hybrid interdisciplinary graduate programs that combine a core biomedical science curriculum with graduate courses in either business, entrepreneurship, digital media or law. The process of constructing and implementing online and hybrid curricula has provided her a renewed view of ways to teach science. As a result, Dr. Hartmann’s current research and scholarly interests include game-based learning and application of other emerging learning technologies in higher education, in particular within the life sciences. To this end, she is co-creator of CD4 Hunter™ a mobile game published on iTunes and GooglePlay App Stores to teach about how HIV targets CD4+ T cells to infect them. Dr. Hartmann received an MD from the University of Zulia, in her native Venezuela (1998), a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Penn State University (2004) and an MBA from Drexel’s LeBow College of Business with a concentration in entrepreneurship (2009).