Jamal Brown, a pharmacy professor at Florida A&M University, is a viral sensation for the way he teaches his students about diabetes in his therapeutics class.
In the 25-second clip from Jan. 17, Brown sings and plays the piano with students singing along to, “Insulin secretion, suppressing glucagon, slowing down my food, my brain says I’m full.” The video has over 100,000 views, watch below:
Brown is a 2011 graduate from the university’s College of Pharmacy and has been a full-time FAMU professor since 2015. He told The Tallahassee Democrat about the unique way to teach, “I've been singing and playing the piano since I was a kid, so I’ve been doing that for years. I would have trouble remembering things, so if I turned it into a song, I would be more likely to remember it. It's just that nobody recorded me in class singing before.”
Tamia Martin, who posted the video and is a third-year student at the university’s College of Pharmacy, said, “Honestly, I was pretty shocked because I really wasn’t expecting it. Over the weekend, the views were just increasing by the thousands. I was appreciative about people actually caring about the content in the video, too, because it sparked their interest in pharmacy.”
Jamal Brown also revealed the diabetes lesson is for his mother Jacquelyn Williams Brown, who struggled with type 2 diabetes and passed away in 2019 at 67 years old.
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