Roxanne J Larsen
Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice of Medical Education
Education and research are integral aspects of my professional life and are components of my long-term career path. I firmly believe that an educator must be aware of and attentive to the spectrum of how learners understand, integrate, and apply information. Not only do I have interests in health professions education and scholarship, I also continue to be involved in basic science research. I have found that my diverse teaching interests (e.g., anatomy, microanatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology) profoundly inform my research, and that my research enhances my abilities to educate.
My basic science research has broadly focused on structure and function relationships – sports biomechanics, mammalian genetics and species diversity, as well as molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration. Fortunately, much of this research has allowed for the mentoring of undergraduate students. Current and ongoing projects include: studies of limb mechanics, gaze, and EMG; studies on mitochondrial dysfunction; as well as studies focused on educational interventions (e.g., radiological anatomy, quantifying human anatomical variation).
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