Dr. Claude Selitrennikoff, MSMHA Program Executive Director, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
PhD. in Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California – Los Angeles. Dr. Selitrennikoff is the director of DSBS 5502, Microanatomy, and is a member of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) graduate faculty. His primary research interests are the mechanisms of fungal wall assembly and the development of antifungal therapy.
Dr. Vic Spitzer, MSMHA Program Co-Director, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Illinois at Champaign. Dr. Spitzer is the course director for 3D Imaging and Modeling. He is the Director of the Center for Human Simulation, a synthesis of human anatomy and computed three-dimensional imaging, and currently serves as lecturer and lab instructor for Human Gross Anatomy.
Dr. Norma Wagoner, MSMHA Program Co-Director, Senior Instructor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in anatomy from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Dr. Wagoner has served as a lab instructor for the Human Body Block and lab instructor for the Dental Anatomy course since 2002. She has received numerous teaching awards, most recently “Most Inspiring Instructor, Class of 2013, University of Colorado School of Medicine.” A former dean of students in three medical schools prior to moving to Colorado, she also served as the Associate Dean for Admissions for two and a half years at Colorado’s School of Medicine. Dr. Wagoner serves as Co-director of the MSMHA and mentor for students in the program.
Dr. Nancey Bookstein, Associate Professor, Program in Physical Therapy
Associate Professor and Director of Admissions, School of Medicine, Ed.D. in Kinesiology, University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Bookstein has seventeen years of teaching experience in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and serves as the Director of Admissions for the Physical Therapy Program.
Dr. Steve Britt, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
M.D. from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Dr. Britt serves as co-director of the Human Body block, as well as lecturer and lab director for Human Gross Anatomy. He has graduate faculty appointments with the Biomedical Sciences Program, Medical Scientist Training Program, Neuroscience, and Molecular Biology. His primary research interest is molecular genetics of eye development and vision.
Dr. Mike Carry, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Colorado State University. Dr. Carry serves as the Basic Sciences Block Director, and teaches and directs the lab for IDPT 5001, Human Body (Gross Anatomy). He also directs and teaches the DSBS 5504, Human Anatomy course for the first year dental students, and is the author of the Cadaver Dissection Guide program utilized in the gross anatomy dissection labs. He brings 32 years of teaching experience to the M.S. Modern Anatomy program, and received both the Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award and Outstanding Basic Sciences Instructor awards for the School of Dental Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Frank Hughes, Adjunct Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Emeritus Associate Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Hughes was Graduate Program Director in Anatomical Sciences. Dr. Hughes was course director for medical neurobiology at Rush, instrumental in implemental of virtual histology instruction, and a member of the gross anatomy faculty. He served as Graduate Program Director and was involved in its transition to its new Anatomy and Cell Biology program that features an MD-MS track in musculoskeletal biology. He is interested in exploring ways that the explosion of advanced imaging technology in clinical settings can enhance basic science instruction and case-directed learning. He will serve as the course director the neuroanatomy component of the MSMHA.
Dr. Lisa Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from University of Iowa, 2005. Dr. Lee is the newest member of the faculty, serving as the course director for Human Embryology and Histology. Dr. Lee's research interests include developing innovative, cutting-edge virtual educational resources and effective pedagogies for the health science professionals and students. Prior to joining the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Lee served as the Chair of the Anatomy Graduate Studies Program and as Assistant Professor in the Division of Anatomy at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Robin Michaels, Associate Professor, Deparmtent of Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from University of Minnesota. Dr. Michaels is the Assistant Dean for the Essentials Core in the School of Medicine. She serves on the Colorado State Anatomical Board and is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She directs the Essentials Core medical curriculum, and is instrumental in the development of the M.S. in Modern Human Anatomy curriculum. She serves as lecturer and lab instructor for Human Gross Anatomy, IDPT 6002, Digestive/Endocrine/Metabolism, and directs the Clinical Core (Phase III) and Advanced Studies (Phase IV) sections of the of the Medical School’s first year curriculum.
Dr. Mike Pascoe, Senior Instructor, Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Pascoe is a co-instructor for the gross anatomy courses taught to PT, PA, MD, and DDS students on the Anschutz Medical Campus. His research focuses on the successful use of emerging technology in anatomy education. Dr. Pascoe also manages social media accounts for several programs on campus
Dr. Charles Ray, Professor, Department of Radiology
MD, Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, PhD in Clinical Science, University of Colorado Denver.
Dr. Karl Reinig, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland. Dr. Reinig is the Director of Engineering at Touch of Life Technologies, Inc. He specializes in advanced graphics and the development of haptic feedback for human tissues and medical devices and was instrumental in the development of a suite of medical procedure simulators. He was Honorarium Professor, University of Colorado at Denver, Computer Science Department where he taught senior/graduate level computer graphics and haptics courses
Dr. Danielle Royer, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Ph.D. in Anthropological Sciences from Stony Brook University. Dr. Royer is a biological anthropologist who brings an evolutionary perspective to the Modern Human Anatomy program. She is interested in medical education research, especially as it relates to gross anatomy. She will serve as lecturer and lab instructor for IDPT5001, Human Body (Gross Anatomy).
Dr. Geeta Verma, Associate Professor of Science Education, School of Education and Human Development
PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (science education), Kent State University. Dr. Verma is the course director for ANAT 6410, Strategies for Teaching in a Professional Program. Her research interests include connected and/or contextualized science education, and science education for social justice.