Medical school announces promotions to start second year

The Jerry M Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine named four assistant deans, interim co-chairs of anatomy, and director of the Gross Anatomy Lab on the eve of the 2014-2015 academic year:

Dr. Francine AndersonAssistant Dean for Postbaccalaureate Studies, Professor of Anatomy

Dr. Anderson’s interests in the areas of integrated curriculum development, clinical anatomy, and outreach have prepared her to serve as founding assistant dean for postbaccalaureate studies and professor of anatomy. As the founding chair of anatomy at Campbell Medicine, she provided expertise in the development of curriculum integrating basic sciences with clinical sciences. Her physical therapy background coupled with expertise in gross anatomy has allowed her to develop and provide anatomy workshops for regional clinicians and allied health professionals. Anderson has been instrumental in developing related educational research projects for medical students as well as outreach educational projects for youth centered in human anatomy.

Dr. Bruce NewtonDr. Robert TerreberryCo-Interim Chairs of Anatomy  and Professors of Anatomy

Dr. Newton and Dr. Terreberry will serve as interim co-chairs of anatomy. Newton joined the Campbell medical faculty in 2013 as a professor of anatomy. He has many years of experience teaching gross anatomy, histology, embryology, and neuroanatomy/neuroscience. Terreberry is a classically-trained anatomist with extensive teaching experience at the medical school level in human gross anatomy, neuroscience and histology. He has taught at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine prior to joining the CUSOM faculty. He participates in the anatomy and neuroscience components of the CUSOM pre-clinical curriculum.

Dr. Terence R. MitchellDirector of the Gross Anatomy Lab

Dr. Mitchell, director of the gross anatomy lab, is an assistant professor of anatomy serving as a course director in embryology and anatomy; he coordinates an integrated curriculum involving both clinicians and basic scientists. He also teaches in the gross anatomy course and helped develop the lab facilities and curriculum. Prior to his work at Campbell, Mitchell taught medical students in a cadaver-based anatomy course at Duke University and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. His research interests include the effectiveness of cadaver based instruction for continuing medical education, the use of mobile devices for the retention of basic science content, and the efficacy of basic science review for third and fourth year medical students. He is ideally suited to ensure the lab facilities at Campbell incorporate the latest technology and expand the use of the lab by current students and local clinicians.

Dr. Igor DanelisenAssistant Dean for Faculty and Chair and Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Pathophysiology

Dr. Danelisen was named assistant dean for faculty and chair and associate professor of cell biology and pathophysiology. He is experienced in curriculum design and teaching several subjects including anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Before joining the Campbell faculty, Danelisen served Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine as anatomy, physiology and pathology faculty during the school’s very early years. During this time he was involved in establishment of clinical case studies in physiology, helped develop programs oriented toward student case presentations, and was awarded of the Golden Apple Award for best teaching practices three years in a row (2010, 2011, 2012) by the students. In 2014, Danelisen was awarded Edward L. Holder Excellence Award by the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine Student Government for the excellence in teaching and is a co-investigator on a newly awarded NIH/NCI grant to Campbell University.

Dr. Yen-Ping KuoAssistant Dean for Curriculum and Chair and Professor of Microbiology

Dr. Kuo has served the school of medicine as chair and professor of microbiology and immunology. Her experiences in the areas of clinical hematology and molecular neuroscience exemplify her broad academic interests and integrated medical basic science background and make her ideal for the assistant dean for curriculum. Before joining the Campbell faculty, Kuo served A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona as the sole Microbiology faculty during the school’s founding year. There, she established Medical Microbiology contents in Scheme-Based Clinical Presentation Curriculum and served as a course developer and course director for a number of integrated organ system courses, including neuroscience, hematology and dermatology.  She began her leadership roles at Campbell in Curriculum Committee and Exam Quality Assurance Committee in early 2014 and is now promoted to assistant dean for curriculum.

Dr. Terri HamrickAssistant Dean of Scholarly Affairs and Associate Professor of Microbiology

Dr. Hamrick joined Campbell Medicine in 2012 as an adjunct faculty member, served as interim chair, and was associate professor of microbiology and immunology while continuing with the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences where she had been on faculty since 2001. Hamrick now joins the medical school faculty as assistant dean of scholarly affairs and associate professor of microbiology. Her pursuit of personal scholarly development including her continued research effort focusing on listerial pathogenesis as well as active fostering of professional development through programs such as “Teaching New Teachers to Teach,” pharmacy resident program since 2006, establish her as a leader in scholarly pursuits.

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