Graduate Program in Clinical Anatomy

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Current Graduate Students

Students currently enrolled in the Graduate Program in Clinical Anatomy include:

Michael R. Brown

Michael R. Brown

  • Hometown: Clinton, MS
  • Year in Program: Second Year
  • Previous Education: BA in Urban Studies, Stanford University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Mentor/Advisor: Andrew Notebaert, PhD
  • Dissertation Title: N/A
  • Brief Description of Dissertation Work: N/A
  • Teaching Assignment: PT 600 / OT 661
  • Desired Career: Teaching anatomy at a health care institution while enhancing knowledge and patient outcomes through research.
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Oheneba Boadum

  • Hometown: Accra, Ghana
  • Year in program: Third year
  • Previous Education: BS (Medical Science), University of Ghana; MBChB (Medicine and Surgery), University of Ghana Medical School; MS (BMS), University of the West of England; MA (Min) Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana
  • Research mentor: Ellen Robertson, PhD, OTR/L
  • Dissertation Title: Readiness for self-directed learning, mental well-being, and academic performance in preclinical medical education.
  • Brief Description of Dissertation Work: This study investigates the role of self-directed learning readiness in mental well-being and academic performance in preclinical medical education.
  • Teaching assignment: ANAT 611 Medical Gross Anatomy
  • Desired career: Clinician Educator, Medicine
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Casey M. Boothe

  • Hometown: Madison, MS
  • Year in Program: Fourth Year
  • Previous Education: BS in Biology, Mississippi State University
  • Mentor/Advisor: Audra Schaefer, PhD
  • Dissertation Title: Determining the Impact of Implementing Time Management Techniques and Study Strategies on Students’ Self-Regulation and Course Outcomes in the MS-BMS Program
  • Brief Description of Dissertation Work: Investigating students’ chosen study strategies and time management techniques in the Master’s gross anatomy and histology courses and seeking to improve their study methods through the use of self-study modules that introduce students to research-supported study / time management strategies
  • Desired Career: Teaching histology in a medical institution

Marli C. CrabtreeMarli C. Crabtree

  • Hometown: Pennington Gap, VA
  • Year in Program: Second Year
  • Previous Education: BS in Health Sciences, James Madison University; MS in Anatomy Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Mentor/Advisor: N/A
  • Dissertation Title: N/A
  • Brief Description of Dissertation Work: N/A
  • Teaching Assignment: ANAT 611 – Gross and Developmental Anatomy
  • Desired Career: Gross Anatomy and Embryology educator at a medical institution

Kayla V. PavlickKayla Pavlick

  • Hometown: New Albany, MS
  • Year in Program: Third Year
  • Previous Education: BS in Biology, Millsaps College; MS in Biology, Idaho State University
  • Mentor/Advisor: Andrew Notebaert, PhD
  • Dissertation Title: Pre-Clerkship Medical Educator and Student Perceptions of Learning Objectives (LOs)
  • Brief Description of Dissertation Work: Investigation into existing definitions and uses of learning objectives in pre-clerkship basic science courses by both medical educators and medical students to determine potential areas for improving implementation and effectiveness of learning objectives.
  • Teaching Assignment: DENT 612 Neuroanatomy
  • Desired Career: Teaching neuroanatomy in a medical institution while improving the field of medical education through research.

Kathryn VeazeyKathryn R. Veazey

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Year in Program: Fourth Year
  • Previous Education: BS in Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University; MS in Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
  • Mentor/Advisor: Ellen Robertson, PhD, OTR/L
  • Dissertation Title: Clinical Communication Skills in Medical Students: Influences, Attitudes, and Evolution
  • Brief Description of Dissertation Work: Identify the factors that influence how medical students believe they gain clinical communication skills and how those factors evolve over the course of the medical school experience in order to provide insight, inform curricular changes, and improve patient-centered care
  • Teaching Assignment: ANAT 730: Teaching Practicum in Gross Anatomy (OT/PT)
  • Desired Career: Anatomy educator at collaborative, interdisciplinary health institution, focusing on neuroanatomy, gross anatomy, and embryology.