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Stefanie M. Attardi

Stefanie M. Attardi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan, USA. She teaches histology and gross anatomy to medical students. She is Co-Director of the M1 Anatomical Foundations of Clinical Practice Course and former Co-Director of the M2 Reproductive Systems Course. Dr. Attardi’s research specialization is online anatomy education. Her histology-specific scholarly work focuses on the design and evaluation of educational innovations that integrate histology with embryology and anatomic pathology.

Dr. Attardi earned her Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Life Sciences and Master of Science in Anatomical Sciences from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). She received her PhD in Clinical Anatomy from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) under the supervision of histologist Dr. Kem Rogers. Dr. Attardi has taught mammalian histology since 2006 to various learners, including undergraduate, graduate, dental, and medical students. She has designed and delivered interactive histology lectures in the face-to-face, synchronous online, and asynchronous online formats. Her histology laboratory teaching experiences include the use of light and virtual microscopy.

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Dr Wendy Lackey-Cornelison

Dr. Wendy Lackey-Cornelison is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. She is participating in bone histology and fracture healing research and examined best practices in histology education. She has published on using grayscale images to assist color-deficient students. Dr. Lackey-Cornelison has also introduced numerous innovations in the areas of musculoskeletal education and Team Based Learning (TBLC). These innovations include pedicle screw surgical simulation in the gross anatomy laboratory and longitudinal cases that span several courses and disciplines. Dr. Lackey-Cornelison is enthusiastic about: creating learning environments that create opportunities to apply anatomical knowledge within clinical contexts; horizontal and vertical integration of anatomy across the medical school anatomy, maximizing engagement and active learning; and ultimately disseminating these innovations through educational scholarship.

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Dr Colin Moore

Dr. Colin Moore received his doctorate in integrated biosciences (neuromuscular physiology laboratory) through the School of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Moore is an anatomy and histology instructor within the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the Jacobs School of Medicine at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Moore teaches within multiple courses with the Jacobs School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine including medical and dental gross anatomy and histology within the systems-based medical school curriculum. He currently serves as the course director for dental histology and graduate-level histology courses within the Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences. Dr. Moore’s research interests are in the areas of functional and clinical anatomy and developing best practices in histology education using a variety of educational approaches, including team-based learning and flipped classroom methods. His interests also include developing educational resources such as accessible histology learning resources for students with color vision deficiencies.

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Dr Olusegun (Segun) Oyedele

Dr. Olusegun Oyedele is an Associate Professor of Teaching at The University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences. Based in Kelowna at the Southern Medical Program (SMP), UBC Okanagan, he has taught histology and other foundational sciences to pre-clerkship medical students at UBC since 2011. Prior to UBC, Dr. Oyedele taught students of Medicine and the allied medical sciences at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Faculty of Health Sciences, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. His research and scholarly work broadly focus on anatomical and medical education, as well as on the integration of the basic sciences into clinical decision making.

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Casey M. Raborn

Casey is a transitioning fourth year student in the PhD in Clinical Anatomy program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her dissertation work focuses on self-regulated learning, students’ metacognition, and the time management techniques and study strategies utilized by Master’s students in graduate gross anatomy and histology courses. She has teaching experience in histology, gross anatomy, and pedagogy in graduate and medical courses. Upon graduating, she hopes to become an Assistant Professor of histology at a medical school.

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