Anatomy 101

Anatomy 101

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2021 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Join Drs. Patricia Cousins, Janna Andronowski and Mike Wahl of the Faculty of Medicine from their new anatomy facility. They will provide hands-on demonstrations using plastinated anatomical specimens, discuss the plastination technique, the Anatomical Gift Program, and highlight features of the new state-of-the-art anatomy facility and the virtual learning tools available.

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Presenter Bios:

Dr. Trish Cousins, Ph.D.
Dr. Trish Cousins is the Manager of Medical Laboratories for the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University and has a Ph.D. in Medicine from MUN (Immunology and Infectious Disease). She has been trained in biochemistry, chemistry, immunology and virology, with approximately 20 years of experience in HBV and HCV research, in both animal and cell culture models of hepatitis B and C virus infection. She participates in supporting all areas of medical curriculum needs and laboratory research support within the Faculty of Medicine and contributes to teaching in graduate courses in immunology and virology as an Adjunct Professor of BioMedical Sciences. In addition, she manages the specific core research instrumentation services provided by the Medical Laboratories unit in the Faculty of Medicine, including the anatomy suite, MUN MED 3D laboratory and other research and teaching support facilities located within the Faculty of Medicine spaces that serve the needs of the Faculty of Medicine as well as other faculties and users in the university and beyond.

Janna M. Andronowski, Ph.D.
Dr. Janna M. Andronowski is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Forensic Anthropologist for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in St. John’s, NL. She received her B.A. and B.Sc. from Simon Fraser University, M.Sc. from the University of Toronto, Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. Andronowski has over ten years of experience working in forensic science-based laboratories (e.g., the Forensic Anthropology Unit at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Forensic Research, and the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville). Her research focuses on the high-resolution 3D imaging of bone microstructure and the related study of bone adaptation, aging, and disease.

Dr. Mike Wahl, Ph.D.
Dr. Mike Wahl is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University and is the host of the Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle show on VOCM, a local education radio program on wellness. He holds a Ph.D. in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) including a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Memorial University and a BScKin and MScKin in Kinesiology from Memorial University and the University of New Brunswick respectively. He holds several other professional designation including Certified Professional Ergonomist, Psychological Safety Advisor and Certified Kinesiologist. Outside of his teaching in anatomy and biomedicine, his research in academics and the private sector focusses on the application of health programming in industry with the goal of improving safety performance. This work has including co-authorship of Recommendation 14 of the Wells Inquiry, contributing author to the CSA guidelines on fatigue management for first responders, and the creation of bona fide pre-employment testing in various industries. His work earned him the “Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2013, the “Rising Star” award for the oil and gas industry in his home of Newfoundland as well as a chance to represent Canada at the G20 Summit on Entrepreneurship in Nice France.


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