Professor Robert K. Kamei, MD, is Associate Provost (Education) and Director, Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) at the National University of Singapore; a position he has assumed in July 2016. This new institute focuses on helping adult learners learn better by the rigorous study of educational best practices and technology. From 2006 to 2016, he served as the founding Vice Dean (Education) at Duke-NUS Medical School, in charge of starting up the School’s new education programs. Under his leadership, Duke-NUS education team successfully transformed the curriculum from Duke University School of Medicine, to a “flipped classroom” (where students are required to come into the classroom already prepared), pairing it with in-class problem sets that the students solved in teams. This approach was one of the first of its kind in medical education and subsequently influenced curriculum development at Duke University School of Medicine and educational institutions across Singapore. Born in Los Angeles, California, Professor Kamei holds an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to coming to Singapore, he was on the UCSF faculty for 18 years.