Trainees

Current:

Associate Professor of Physiology with Tenure

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

2019 - Present

Faculty Lead for Research Development

Marian University Center for Teaching & Learning

2018 - Present

Without Compensation (WOC) Appointment

Roudebush VA Hospital

2019 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Indiana University School of Medicine

2018 - Present

Member, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

Indiana University School of Medicine

2017 - Present

Previous:

Assistant Professor of Physiology (tenure-track)

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

2014 - 2019

Chief Advisor for Research Opportunity Development

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

2016 - 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2014-2016

Research Fellow in Developmental Biology

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2010-2014

Teaching Fellow in Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology

Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences

2011

Adjunct Professor of Human Anatomy & Physiology

Columbia State Community College (TN)

2010

Teaching Fellow in Interdiscplinary PhD Program

Vanderbilt University School of Graduate Studies

2009-2010

Adjunct Professor of Microbiology

Lipscomb University (TN)

2009

  1. Jose-Maria Amich

  2. Alex Andonian

  3. Jon Arthur

  4. Brice Brookshire

  5. Sylvia Chlebek

  6. Tim Cho

  7. Ryan Cordes

  8. Gabriella DiCarlo

  9. Stephen Donnelly

  10. Mike Eaton

  11. Whitney Gao

  12. Jon Gorog

  13. Ruthann Gorrell

  14. Henry Guan

  15. Aaron Hudnall

  16. Krista Jackson

  17. Kelli Jestes

  18. David Johnson

  19. Stephanie Kidd

  20. Tyler King

  21. Warren Lawless

  22. Annie LaVigne

  23. Brandon Leighton

  24. Kyle Messer

  25. Hinduja Nallamala

  26. Jordan Newby

  27. Oladipupo Ogunbekun

  28. Laura Schoerning

  29. Steve Shively

  30. Bill Snyder

  31. Madeline Totten

  32. Taylor Ward

  33. Nick Weinstein

  34. Sydni Yates

Professional
Philosophy

I am an educator-scientist who seeks to teach, discover, and lead. I measure my success by the outcomes of my students.

My career path is characterized by inspiring mentors who encouraged critical thinking and my development as a team-oriented individual. I seek to instill these same qualities in my students and research trainees as an educator-scientist. 

In my current position, I am deeply invested in establishing Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) in the higher education marketplace as an institution known for rigorous evidence-based instruction, innovative research that addresses real-world problems, and meaningful service to the community. Here, I serve and lead the university in varied capacities and initiatives. However, I ultimately measure my success by the outcomes of my students.

At MU-COM, I am the content expert for numerous topics related to molecular endocrinology and musculoskeletal physiology in the organ systems-based, integrated medical curriculum, in which I frequently utilize active learning techniques and case studies. I also regularly integrate students into my biomedical research program so that problem-based research is used as a teaching technique. I am passionate about ​best practices for hands-on STEM education and creating a culture of research at research-limited institutions.

I bring these same motivations to my service of the greater scientific community in numerous service commitments to the American Society of Bone & Mineral Research; as a Councilor for the Indiana Physiological Society; and as the Chair of the Cell Biology Section of the Indiana Academy of Science.

Professional
Philosophy
Professional Appointments
Professional Appointments
 
 
 
Leadership Experience

The activities below represent some of my leadership experiences and contains both current and former activities.

Teaching:

- Curriculum development for MS in Biomedical Science Program

- Course director for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

- Content expert for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

- Course director for Dental Residency Program

Research Development & Oversight:

- Faculty Lead for Research Development

- Chief Advisor for Research Opportunity Development

- Director of Laboratories

- Chairperson of the MU-COM Research Committee

- Faculty Sponsor of the MU-COM Research Club

Higher Education Service:

- Vice President of the Faculty Association

- Graduate Studies Committee

- Accreditation Steering Committee (DO Program) and Team Chair

- Board of Trustees Facilities Subcommittee

- Board of Trustees Institutional Advancement Committee

- Search Committee Chairperson

Professional Service:

- Member of the ASBMR Finance Committee

- Ambassador for the ASBMR

- Co-Chairperson of the ASBMR Early Stage Investigator Subcommittee

- Councilor for the Indiana Physiological Society

- ASBMR Enhancing Clinical & Basic Interactions Team

- Ad hoc peer reviewer

- Ad hoc grant reviewer

Notable
Awards

- 2018 Northup Educator of the Year (Student Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation, national competition)

- Finalist for Indy's Best & Brightest Under 40, Health & Life Science Category (Junior Achievement of Indianapolis)

- Dean's Commendation Award (MU-COM)

- Faculty Research Development Award (MU-COM)

- Senior Research Grant (Indiana Academy of Science - 2016 and 2018)

- Dean's Scholar Award (HSDM)

- Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (Harvard University)

- Selected Oral Presentation, Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting

- Selected Oral Poster Presentation, ASBMR Annual Meeting

- President’s Poster Competition Award, ASBMR Annual Meeting

Research-related awards garnered by trainees:

- Class of 2018 MU-COM Outstanding Biomedical Science Achievement Award (Mike Eaton)

- Marian University Excellence in Biology Award (Ruthann Gorrell)

- First Place Poster at MU College of Arts & Sciences Research Symposium (Ruthann Gorrell)

- Undergraduate Research Grant from Sigma Zeta (Ruthann Gorrell)

- Second Place Poster Award at MU-COM Research Day (Nick Weinstein)

- Second Place Poster Award at MU-COM Research Day (Sylvia Chlebek)

- oral presentation at Indiana Physiological Society annual meeting (Nick Weinstein)

- oral presentation at Indiana Physiological Society annual meeting (Sylvia Chlebek)

- oral presentation at Indiana Physiological Society annual meeting (David Johnson)

- oral presentation at Indiana Physiological Society annual meeting (Mike Eaton)

- FHU's Faculty Scholarship-Leadership Medal (Jordan Newby)- DO Student of the Year (Jon Arthur)

- Class of 2017 MU-COM Outstanding Biomedical Science Achievement Award (Aaron Hudnall)

- best oral presentation at Research Science Institute (Jose-Maria Amich)

- best paper at Research Science Institute (Jose-Maria Amich)

 
 
Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Biology

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Mentor: Vicki Rosen, PhD

2010-2014

PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology

Vanderbilt University School of Graduate Studies

Mentor: Mark de Caestecker, MBBS, PhD

2005-2010

BS in Biology

Freed-Hardeman University (TN)

2001-2004

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