Join us for a discussion on creating an engaging, flexible, online anatomy lab experience.

Drs. Jennifer Brueckner-Collins and Nicole Herring from University of Louisville School of Medicine will present their three-tiered approach to online laboratory instruction, including a virtual lab experience, possible hands-on labs with social distancing, and collaborating with clinician partners. They will also share their own experience and plans for fall 2020.

Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology at the University of Louisville

Dr. Brueckner-Collins is a professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology at the University of Louisville. Her scholarly work focuses on developing and evaluating innovative approaches in teaching the anatomical sciences. She co-directs the Distinction in Medical Education track in the School of Medicine. Her scholarly interests include incorporating humanities and mindfulness into anatomy education.

Nicole Herring, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology at the University of Louisville

Dr. Herring obtained a B.A. in biology (2001) from Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois. She earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Cincinnati (2007) studying the effects of methamphetamine in the adult rat in the laboratory of Michael Williams, Ph.D. While in graduate school, she served as a teaching assistant for the anatomy and physiology undergraduate labs. She was accepted into the Scientist-Educator program, a three year dual program in both medical education and basic science research, at Vanderbilt University in 2007.

She was mentored by Art Dalley, Ph.D. in medical gross anatomy and served as an instructor at both Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical School. During this time, she also performed research on the mechanisms underlying the cognitive effects of schizophrenia by developing a model of myelin loss in the rat similar to that observed in the human schizophrenic population in the lab of Christine Konradi, Ph.D. Dr. Herring joined the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor in the summer of 2010.

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