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MSMHA Seminars


Dr. Glenn Merritt with students following seminar
The MSMHA Seminar Series is designed to introduce our students and the AMC community to the breadth of research and innovation within the realm of imaging, technology, and the anatomical sciences.  Additionally, students will be exposed to potential capstone project and independent study opportunities.  
 

Seminar attendance is mandatory for 1st year MSMHA students. Second year students are strongly encouraged to attend.

We encourage students to attend various seminars on campus, and have listed several recommended seminars/Grand Rounds on the left side-bar of this page.  

These events are open to all students and faculty - take advantage of the amazing opportunities on campus!

During the 2018-2019 academic year, MSMHA Seminars will be held Thursdays at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted on the schedule below.  Please contact Jennifer Thurston for questions regarding the MSMHA seminar series.
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Date​​ Speaker​ Title/Topic​
​09/11/15
Ed2South, 2305
Caley Orr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​​
MSMHA Capstone Project Overview​
​09/18/15
Ed2South, 2206
​Janet Corral, PhD
Director, Teaching Scholars Program Faculty, Educational Informatics
​Introduction to Using Active Learning in Teaching
​09/25/15
Ed2South, 2206
Jamie Hodgkins, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University ​of Colorado Denver
Bone, Teeth and Human Behavior​
​10/02/15
Ed2South, 2206
​Peter Mouser, M.S.
Lab Director
Center for Surgical Innovations
​The Center for Surgical Innovation and Collaborative Efforts in Advancing Surgical Technology
​10/09/15
Ed2South, 2206
Vic Spitzer, PhD
Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​
Opportunities and Resources for your Education, Capstone, Career and Entertainment​
​10/16/15
Ed2South, 2206
Becky Hlavac
MSMHA 2nd Year Student​
​The Art of Plastination: An Overview of the History, Utility, and Opportunities
​10/23/15
Ed2South, 2206
Stephen Nash, PhD
Chair and Curator of Archaeology
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Human Remains, Ethics, Law, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science​
​10/30/15
Ed2South, 2206
Thomas Greany, DDS
Assistant Professor
School of Dental Medicine​
Virtual Modeling and Animation of the Head and Neck: use (and re-use) your head ​
​11/06/15
Ed2South, 2206
Stephen Humphries, PhD
Director, Quantitative Imaging Lab
National Jewish Hospital​
​Quantitative Analysis of Medical Images
​11/13/15
Ed2South, 2206
Jeffrey Moore, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology
​Organizing the cell: Understanding the dynamics cytoskeletal networks that guide cell form and function
​11/20/15
Ed2South, 2206
Miriam D. Post, MD
Associate Professor & Director of Gynecologic and Obsteric Pathology
Department of Pathology​
​Survey Overview of Pathology: What, Why and How?
​11/27/15
Ed2South, 2206

​No Seminar
Thanksgiving Break

​12/04/15
Ed2South, 2206
Sandy Martin, PhD
Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​
The hibernating ground squirrel as a model for brown adipose tissue recruitment and activation​
​12/11/15
Ed2South, 2206
Jennifer Hellier, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Family Medicine and Cell & Development​al Biology
AHEC 101 and Health Career Pipeline Activities​
​Holiday Break
​01/29/16
Ed2South, 2306
Thomas Finger, PhD
MSMHA Executive Director
Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology​
3-D Reconstructions from Serial Sections: A taste of the future?​
​02/05/16
Ed2South, 2306
MyPhuong Le, PhD
Assistant Professor
Div of Renal Diseases & Hypertension
and
Leah Villegas, PhD
Instructor​
Department of Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research
​Development of Therapeutics against Carbohydrate-Induced NAFLD and PH
​02/12/16
Ed2South, 2306
Tyler Lyson, PhD
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Evolution of the Turtle Body Plan​
​02/19/16 ​No Seminar, Gross Anatomy Exam
​02/26/16
Ed2South, 2306
No Seminar, Neuroanatomy Exam
​03/04/16
Ed2South, 2306
Travis Vermilye
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Denver
College of Arts and Media
Scientific Media Design​
Biomedical Visualization in the Digital Age​
​03/11/16
Ed2South, 2306
Linda Barlow, PhD
Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​
Maintaining a Sense of Taste: Mouse models of Chemotherapy-Induced Taste Dysfunction​
​03/18/16
Ed2South, 2306
Caley Orr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​
​Ancestral human anatomy: imaging, modeling, and morphology
​03/25/16 ​No Semiar
Spring Break
​04/01/16
Ed2South, 2306
​Emily DeBoer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Breathing Institute​
Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology​
​04/08/16
Ed2South, 2306
​Dr. Anna Warrener
Dept of Anthropology
CU-Denver
​A model dilemma: how assumptions about locomotion and birth have shaped the obstetrical dilemma
​04/15/16
Ed2South, 2306
Lisa Lee, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology
​04/22/16 No Seminar, ANAT 6111 Exam Day​
​04/29/16
Ed2South, 2306


​05/06/16 Jeff Gonzales M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado SOM ​
​05/13/16
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​​​Date Speake​r​ Title
09/0​1/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
Caley Orr, PhD​
Member, MSMHA Mentoring Committee​
Capstone Project Overview​
09/08/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
Caley Orr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​
​Evolving "Modern Human" Anatomy
09/15/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
Janet Corral, PhD
Director, Teaching Scholars Program Faculty, Educational Informatics​
Active Learning: Introduction for Future Teachers ​
09/22/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
Diego Restrepo, PhD
Professor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​
​Novel optical neuronavigation of brain structures for deep brain stimulation
​09/29/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
​No Seminar
10/06/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
Thomas Finger, PhD
MSMHA Executive Director
Professor.
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology​
3-D Reconstructions from Serial Sections: A taste of the future? ​
10/13/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
Colm Collins, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition​
Modern Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract​
10/20/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
​​​John A. Thompson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
​Neurosurgery Research: From the OR to the lab
10/27/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
​Caitrin Blake
Lead Consultant
The Writing Center
Resume and CV Development​
11/03/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
​Ann Scherzinger, PhD
Professor and Chief
Division of Radiological Sciences
Department of Radiology
Better Imaging, Better Education, Better Care​
11/10/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
​Lee Niswander, PhD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
​Visualizing neural tube closure and uncovering the causes of neural tube defects
11/17/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
11/24/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday​
12/01/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
No Seminar​
12/08/2016
Ed2 North
Room 2106
​​Nicole Garneau, PhD
Curator & Department Chair
Health Sciences
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Putting the Histo(ry) in Histopathology​
01/27/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Kristine Erlandson, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
​Skeletal Muscle in HIV
02/03/2017
Ed2South, 2201
​Todd Yokley, PhD
Dept of Anthropology
Metro State University of Denver
Nose Trek II: The Wrath of Conchae​
02/10/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Nidia Quillinan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology ​
​Cerebellar injury resulting from cerebral ischemia
02/17/2017
Ed2South, 2201
No Seminar - Gross Anatomy Exam​
02/24/2017
Ed2South, 2201
​Christine Pink, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Director, Human Identification Lab
Metropolitan State University of Denver
​Common Vertebral Pathologies in Modern Forensic Populations
​03/03/2017
Ed2South, 2201
MyPhuong Le, PhD
Assistant Professor
Div of Renal Diseases & Hypertension
and
Leah Villegas, PhD
Instructor​
Department of Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research​
​Carbohydrate-Induced NAFLD and PH: PK/PD of Therapeutics Development
​03/10/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Richard Weir, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Bioengineering​​
​The Design of Advanced Prosthetic Limb Systems: Grasping the Future
03/17/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Ernesto Salcedo, PhD
Senior Instructor
Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology
​The Anatomy of a Smell: Modeling the main olfactory system to investigate how we detect and identify odors
03/24/2017
Ed2South, 2201
​No Seminar - Spring Break
03/31/2017
Ed2South, 2201
​Emily DeBoer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Breathing Institute​
​Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology
04/07/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Capstone Project Information Session​
04/14/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Jennifer Hellier, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of Colorado Health Professions Development Program
Associate Director of Programs
Colorado AHEC Program Office ​
​Colorado AHEC’s High School Pipeline Programs
04/21/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Karen King, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedics
​Comorbid Conditions and the Musculoskeletal System
04/28/2017
Ed2South, 2201
Clara Bacmeister
Hannah Benjamin
Molika Keeler
Capstone Project Presentations​
05/05/2017
1:00 PM

Ed2South, 2201
Miriam D. Post, MD
Associate Professor & Director of Gynecologic and Obsteric Pathology
Department of Pathology​



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​Date ​Speaker​​ ​Title
Fall Semester

08/31/17
Ed2South, 2206​
John Thompson, PhD
Chair, Capstone Committee
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery​
​Capstone Project Overview
0​9/07/17
Ed2South, 2206
​Jonathon Keeney, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Delta Training
​Practical Examples of Medical Illustration and Virtual Reality
0​9/14/17
Ed2South, 2206
Karen King, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedics​
​Comorbid conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal system
0​9/21/17
Ed2South, 2206
James Chen, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology​
​Three-Dimensional Medical Image Analyses for Interventional Cardiology
0​9/28/17
Ed2South, 2206
Caley Orr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology​
Modern Research Into Not-So-Modern Human Anatomy​
​​​​10/05/17
Ed2South, 2206
​Lindsay Dougan, M.S.
Digital Paleontology Technician
Earth Sciences Department
Research & Collections Division
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
​Digital Imaging at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
​10/12/17
Ed2South, 2206
​Sean Blair
MSMHA Alumnus
Consultant
​Medical Illustration Today
10/19/17
Ed2South, 2206
Janet Corral, Ph​D
Director, Teaching Scholars Program
Director, Evaluation and Research, Academy of Medic​al Educators
Faculty, Educational Informatics
School of Medicine ​
​On becoming a scholar
10/26/17
Ed2South, 2206
Richard Weir, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Bioengineering​​​
Virally Transfected Optogenetics as the basis of a nerve interface for the control of Prosthetic Hands​
11/02/17
Ed2South, 2206
​Nicole Garneau, PhD
Curator and Department Chair
Health Sciences
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
​Putting the Histo(ry) in Histopathology
11/09/17
Ed2South, 2206
​Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, MPT, PhD
Professor
Director, Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Physical Therapy Program
​A New Era for Rehabilitation after Total Joint Replacement
11/16/17
Ed2South, 2206
​Anna Warrener, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Colorado Denver
​The obstetrical dilemma redux: how new data on locomotion and childbirth are reshaping an old model”
11/23/17

​No Seminar Thanksgiving Day/Fall Break
11/30/17
Ed2South, 2206
Francis Smith, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
and
Trevor Williams, PhD
Professor
Department of Craniofacial Biology
School of Dental Medicine
​My life with Treacher Collins syndrome and its connection to my research
12/07/17
Ed2South, 2206
​No Seminar
12/14/17
Ed2South, 2206​
Miriam Post, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Gynecologic and Obsteric Pathology
Department of Pathology
Survey Overview of Pathology​
Spring Semester 


01/26/18
Ed2North, 1202
2nd Year MSMHA Students​ Capstone Project Speed-Round
Tips for 2nd Year​
02/02/18
Ed2South, 2206
No Seminar​ Gross Anatomy, Ultra Sound Lab​
​02/09/18
Ed2South, 2206
Paul Rochon, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
MSMHA Clinical Director
​Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: A Misconceived Condition in Women's Health
02/16/18
Ed2South, 2206
No Seminar, Human Gross Anatomy Exam​
02/23/18
Ed2South, 2206
Lauren Fishbein MD, PhD, MTR
Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes ​
​Endocrine Tumors​
​03/02/18
Ed2South, 2206
Matthew Clary, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology​
​The Inner Space of Head and Neck Anatomy
​03/09/18
Ed2South, 2206
Stephen Humphries, PhD
Director, Quantitative Imaging Laboratory
Assistant Professor
Deptartment of Radiology ​
​Deep learning for medical image analysis - two example applications
​03/16/18
Ed2South, 2206
Juliana Wilson, DO
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine​
Anatomy and Ultrasound in the Emergency Department​
03/23/18
Ed2South, 2206
​No Seminar ​​Spring Break
03/30/18
Ed2South, 2206
11:00-12:30PM
CU Writing Center​ CV/Resume Workshop​
04/06/18
Ed2South, 2206
​Jordan Renna, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Akron
​A Novel Photoreceptor Circuit in the Mammalian Retina
04/13/18
Ed2South, 2206
​Emily DeBoer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Breathing Institute​
​​Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology
​04/20/18
Ed2South, 2206
​Benjamin Mullin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
​Investigating teenage worriers using functional neuroimaging
​04/27/18
Ed2South, 2206
Leah Schubert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Physics Residency Program Director
Dept of Radiation Oncology ​
​Medical Physics: Science and Technology Applied to Medicine
​05/04/18
Ed2South, 2206
Capstone Project Overview for 1st Year Students ​Dr. Ernesto Salcedo
05/11/18 ​Capstone Project Presentations Rossana Blanco Prado
Shilpi Ganguly
Hannah Koury​
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​Date ​Speaker ​​Title
8/30/18​​​
Ed2South 2206
John Thompson, PhD
Chair, MSMHA Capstone Committee​
Capstone Project Overview​
9/6/18​
Ed2South 2206
​Lisa A. Rabe, PhD
Instructor
Department of Craniofacial Biology
School of Dental Medicine
9/13/18
Ed2South 2206
Thomas E. Finger, PhD
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Executive Director, MSMHA Program​​
​3-D Reconstructions from Serial Sections: A taste of the future?
9/20/18
Ed2South 2206
Monika Wittig, PhD
Associate Director, Inworks, with
Aaron Treat
Clinical Prototyping Manager, Inworks, and
Nicholas Jacobson
Design Researcher, Inworks​
​Shifting Intuitions
9/27/18
Ed2South 2206
Jake Smith
MSMHA Alumnus
1st Year CU Medical Student​
​Making the Most of MSMHA
10/4/18
Ed2South 2206
Caley Orr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Deptartment of Cell & Developmental Biology​
Modern Human Anatomy and the anatomy of non-modern humans
​10/11/18
Ed2South 2206
​Lisa A. Rabe, PhD
Instructor
Department of Craniofacial Biology
School of Dental Medicine ​
10/18/18
Ed2South 2206
​Janet Corral, Ph​D
Director, Teaching Scholars Program
Director, Evaluation and Research, Academy of Medic​al Educators
Faculty, Educational Informatics
School of Medicine
​Becoming an Educator
10/25/18
Ed2South 2206
Vic Spitzer, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
President & CEO, Touch of Life Technologies
​Try a new angle: a self-help guide to improve your image
11/1/18
Ed2South 2206
Marie Jetté, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
and
Elizabeth Cuadrado, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Speech-Language Pathologist
Department of Otolaryngology​
Imaging the Larynx​
11/8/18
Ed2South 2206
Thomas Greany, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Dental Medicine
Modern Imaging, Haptics and Virtual Reality Applications in Oral Health Education ​
11/15/18
Ed2South 2206
Miriam D. Post, MD
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pathology
Director, Obstetric and Gynecological Pathology
​Survey Overview of Pathology
11/22/18

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break​
11/29/18
Ed2South 2206
Lindsay Dougan, MS
Digital Imaging Technician
and
David Krause, PhD
Senior Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
Denver Museum of Nature and Science​​
Digital Imaging at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
​12/6/18
Ed2South 2206
2nd Year Student Presentations​ Capstone Project Updates​

SEMESTER BREAK​


01/24/19
Ed2South 2206
Lisa P. Gwin, DO, BSEE
Biomechanic
Biodynamic Research Corporation (BRC)​
​Introduction to Impact Biomechanics
01/31/19
Ed2South 2206
Rocío Griggs
MSMHA 1st Year Student

​An Artec Scanner In Europe: A Case Study of Italian Archaeology in 3D
02/07/19
Ed2South 2206
Cristin Welle, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boettcher Investigator
Departments of Neurosurgery and Bioengineering​
The Living Interface: Neural electrodes drive plasticity in the brain
02/14/19
Ed2South 2206
Anna Warrener, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Colorado Denver
​The obstetrical dilemma redux: how new data on locomotion and childbirth are reshaping an old model
02/21/19
Ed2South 2206
2nd Year Student Presentations ​Capstone Project Updates
02/28/19
Ed2South 2206
Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor of Radiology

​Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia - Abnormal Anatomy & Beyond
03/07/19
Ed2South 2206
03/14/19
Ed2South 2206
M. Natalia Vergara, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Stem cell-derived human retinas: challenging developmental paradigms ​
03/21/19
Ed2South 2206
No Seminar - Spring Break​
03/28/19
Ed2South 2206
Tim Tran, MD
Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Transplant Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Uses of Ultrasound in Anesthesiology and Critical Care​
04/04/19
Ed2South 2206
​Bradford Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Structure and Function of the Injured Lung from the Alveolar to Organ Scale​
04/11/19
Ed2South 2206
​Emily DeBoer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Breathing Institute
Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology​
04/18/19
Ed2South 2206
Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD, Associate Professor
Physical Therapy Program
Capstone Opportunities Related to Rehabilitation Research​
04/25/19
Ed2South 2206
Danielle Royer, PhD
Associate Professor
Cell & Developmental Biology

Variation: Anatomical Constant, Clinical Imperative, Educational Dilemma​
05/02/19
Ed2South 2206
Daniel S. Goldberg, J.D., Ph.D
Core Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
and
Therese Jones, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities ​
05/09/19
Ed2South 2206
Capstone Poster Winners

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​​Date ​Speaker ​Title
8/29/19​ ​MHA Success Tips 2nd Year Students/TAs​
9/05/19​ Ernesto Salcedo, PhD
Senior Instructor, Cell & Developmental Biology
​Capstone Project General Overview​

​9/12/19 Lars Knudesen
Hannover Medical School (Germany)​​​
9/19/19​ Chelsea Bonfiglio, PhD
Senior Instructor
Cell & Developmental Biology​
9/26/19​
10/03/19​
10/10/19​ Thomas E. Finger
Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
Executive Director, Modern Human Anatomy Program
10/17/19​
10/24/19​
10/31/19
11/07/19​
11/14/19​
11/21/19​
11/28/19​ No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday​
​12/5/19
​Semester Break
1/23/20​
1/30/20​
2/06/20​
2/13/20​
2/20/20​
2/27/20​
3/05/20​
3/12/20​
​3/19/20 No Seminar - Spring Brak​
3/26/20​
4/02/20​
​4/09/20
4/16/20​
4/23/20​
4/30/20​
5/07/20​ Capstone Poster Winners​
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