Anatomy word of the month: pituitary

“Mucus, phlegm” in Latin.  Ancient anatomists thought the pituitary produced the mucous secretions of the nose.  The pituitary is a pea-sized gland hanging from a stalk on the undersurface of the brain.  It is well protected in a bony depression, the sella turcica, in the floor of the cranial cavity.  The gland is located near […]

— Bill Dyche

Sean T. Grambart, D.P.M.’01, FACFAS

Dr. Grambart, a Champaign/Urbana, IL, foot and ankle surgeon, was installed February 20, 2015, as president-elect of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons during its annual scientific conference in Phoenix. He practices with the Carle Physician Group, surgery department, in Champaign and at Kirby Hospital in Monticello, IL. He is board-certified in both […]

— Alumni Relations

Thomas F. Babcock, D.O.’88, Ph.D.

Thomas Babcock, D.O.’88, Ph.D., was among the authors of the article “Aiming for remission in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: the primary care goal,” published in February in Postgraduate Education. He is associate director of scientific publications, medical affairs, with Shire Pharmaceuticals in Wayne, PA.

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Instructional Technology Tip 2: How to View the Asynchronous Discussion Participation in D2L

This post is part of the Online Faculty Technology Series. One way of assessing your students’ participation might be through looking at their discussion activity. In D2L Brightspace, you can view each students’ discussion statistics for each forum and topic as well as viewing the statistics for overall participation of the students in each discussion […]

— Devrim Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Incorporating Prezi for More Interactive Presentations

This post is part of the Online Faculty Best Practices Series. ​Best practice champion: Jami Haberl in the MPH Program. I was quite impressed when I first watched Jami’s Prezi presentations in her Introduction to MPH Program and Graduate School course. She created very interactive presentations using Prezi. One previous disadvantage of Prezi was the […]

— Devrim Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Collecting Structured Information from Students using D2L Form Templates

This post is part of the Online Faculty Best Practices Series. Best practice champion: Dr. Carla Stebbins in the MHA Program Form Templates allow the instructors to collect information from students in a structured form. This information may include integrity statements, approval or consent forms, capstone or internship project, and even portfolio assignments. Dr. Stebbins successfully […]

— Devrim Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Using D2L Chat Tool to Improve Instructor-Student Communication

This post is part of the Online Faculty Best Practices Series. Best practice champion: Dr. Pamela Duffy in the MPH Program Dr. Duffy incorporated the D2L Chat tool in her course to answer the student questions regarding an upcoming assessment. According to Dr. Duffy, students enjoyed the opportunity of being able to direct their questions […]

— Devrim Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Thomas S. Haas, D.O.’88, FCAP

Thomas S. Haas, D.O., FCAP, an anatomic and clinical pathologist at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, WI, is a co-author of five recently published research papers. Two were published in the journal Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology of the Society for Applied Immunohistochemistry: “A New Rabbit Monoclonal E-Cadherin Antibody [EP700Y] Shows Higher Sensitivity […]

— Alumni Relations

Jami S. Haberl, M.P.H., M.H.A.’03

Jami Haberl was recently named executive director of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, a privately led, public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness. The community-focused effort is using the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® to measure progress toward the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016. […]

— Alumni Relations

Omar Lateef, D.O.’99

Dr. Omar Lateef is the new chief medical officer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist and an associate professor of pulmonary medicine. “I am extremely excited to continue the great tradition of advanced health care at Rush,” he said.

— Alumni Relations

Steven I. Seidman, D.O.’83

Steven I. Seidman, D.O.’83, will be honored as a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, earning the designation FAOCR, during the annual convention and awards ceremony on April 22 in Las Vegas. He is a neuroradiologist with the Michigan Institute for Neurologic Disorders, or MIND, in Farmington Hills.

— Alumni Relations