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Neuroanatomical Dissection: Human Brain and Spinal Cord

July 17 - 19, 2014
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Course description

BrainThis course consists of an exciting three-day anatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord, as well as a compelling review of recent advances in functional neuroscience. Participants will work in groups (3) and will be allotted three afternoons to perform regional dissections on embalmed human cadaveric material. The faculty will consist of neuroscientists and clinicians qualified and experienced as neuroanatomical instructors. Faculty members will guide 12 hours of dissection in the afternoons. These sessions will be complemented by three morning lecture sessions enriched by slide, video, computer animation and microscopic presentations.

 

Who should attend

Class

This provocative neuroanatomical dissection experience will prove invaluable to anyone seeking a better three-dimensional understanding of the organization of the nervous system. The course has been attended in the past by practitioners and educators from numerous disciplines, including psychology, medicine, neuroscience, physiology, physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation engineering, anatomy, and many others.

 

Course schedule and content

Check-in for course 8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17 Cramer Hall Lounge

Thursday, July 17

Friday, July 18

Saturday, July 19

Brain Course participants

Faculty

William E. Cullinan, Ph.D., Course Director, received his bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Marquette University and his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Virginia. Following a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Marquette in 1995. He also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Cullinan has established an active research laboratory investigating the neural circuitry mediating stress responsiveness, currently funded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The author of many research papers and book chapters, he presently teaches anatomy and neuroanatomy to undergraduate and professional students, and to medical students and residents.

James P. Herman, Ph.D., will serve as lecturer and laboratory faculty member. Dr. Herman received his doctorate in neurobiology from the University of Rochester and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is presently Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati Medical School. Dr. Herman is the director of a neurobiology laboratory supported by several grants from the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation to examine stress effects upon the limbic system, and the function of stress hormones in the context of mental illness. He has authored numerous research papers and chapters, and has taught anatomy and neurobiology to medical and graduate students.

Robert C. Thompson, Ph.D., will serve as lecturer and laboratory instructor. Dr. Thompson received his Ph.D. from the Oregon Health Sciences University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where he is co-director of the Gene Microarray Laboratory. His research interests concern the molecular biology of psychiatric illness, currently funded by the National Institute of Health. The author of numerous research articles and chapters, Dr. Thompson is also an experienced neuroanatomical instructor, and presently lectures to graduate students and medical residents.

David A. Baker, Ph.D., will serve as lecturer in the course. Dr. Baker received a doctorate from Arizona State University and completed postdoctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the faculty in the department of Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University in 2002, and has established an active research program concerned with mechanisms of addiction and drug abuse.

SuJean Choi, Ph.D., will serve as a lecturer in the course. Dr. Choi received a doctorate from the University of Rochester and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco. She joined the faculty in the department of Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University in 2007 and has established an active research program examining the neural mechanisms underlying obesity and eating disorders that is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Choi also teaches functional neuroanatomy to both undergraduate and graduate students.

John R. Mantsch, Ph.D., will serve as a lecturer in the course. Dr. Mantsch received his doctorate from Louisiana State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University. He joined the faculty in the department of Biomedical Sciences at Marquette in 2001. His research program concerns the neurobiology of addiction and is funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Tina M. Stoeckmann, P.T., D.Sc., M.A. is Clinical Associate Professor and the Neurologic Residency Program Coordinator in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University. Her current teaching responsibilities at Marquette include the Neurologic Rehabilitation course sequence and Cognitive and Motor Learning course in Exercise Science. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the UW – Madison in 1988, a Masters of Arts in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1999, and her DSc in Physical Therapy – Neurology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2008. Her clinical background has been primarily in neurologic rehabilitation, and she continues to practice clinically at Froedtert Hospital on the Neurologic Rehab unit.

Fee: Regular enrollment fee $850 per person. (Graduate students - discounted course fee $650.)

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(Fee includes the 3 day course, all course materials including handouts, use of dissection tools, aprons, cadaver, anatomy and dissection texts, breaks, and lunches.)

Please bring clothes and shoes appropriate for dissection.

Credit: 21 continuing education units (CEU) will be awarded to psychologists upon completion of this course. [Marquette University College of Health Sciences is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Marquette University College of Health Sciences maintains responsibility for this program.] Disciplines such as physical and occupational therapy requiring CE Units will receive appropriate credit (21 hours).

For more information about:

Course logistics or general information, contact: Carol Trecek at (414) 288-3093 or carol.trecek@marquette.edu

 

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