Researchers At Boston University School Of Medicine Receive First LWW/AAA Education Research Scholarship

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
April 22nd, 2008

Contact: Allison Rubin, 617-638-8491 | afrubin@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers in the Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology have been awarded the first Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins American Association of Anatomists Education Research Scholarship, recognizing excellence in scholarship of upcoming generations of anatomy educators.

Rebecca Lufler, an anatomy graduate student at BUSM and Ann Zumwalt, PhD, an assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology at BUSM, will investigate the educational utility of providing CT scans of cadavers to medical students while they are dissecting the same cadavers during the first-year gross anatomy course. Their goal is to examine two similar approaches to teaching anatomy by integrating radiology and cross-sectional anatomy into the first-year anatomy laboratory. They will test the short- and long-term effect of these approaches.

Lufler received her bachelor of science from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., and is currently working on her PhD in anatomy and neurobiology at BUSM. Ann Zumwalt received her bachelor of science from Rice University in Houston, and her PhD from the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Zumwalt received her postdoctoral training in the department of biological anthropology and anatomy at Duke University, in Durham, NC.

The LWW/AAA Educational Research Scholarship is funded by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. This program fosters innovative projects that hold promise as models for important issues and problems in anatomical education and represent new and creative approaches to teaching and learning.

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