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IU Bloomington

Valerie O’Loughlin

School of Medicine

Expert Bio

Valerie Dean O’Loughlin is a professor of anatomy at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she teaches gross anatomy to medical students and basic human anatomy to undergraduates. She also teaches a pedagogical methods course and mentors Ph.D. students pursuing anatomy education research. She is a president emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. In 2014, she received the Scholar Educator award from the IU School of Medicine, which recognizes a faculty member who approaches teaching through a scholarly lens. In 2018, she received the American Association of Anatomists Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award.

Areas of Expertise

Women in STEM, anatomy education, education research, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), training future faculty, graduate pedagogy courses.

Other Information

Twitter: @vdoloughlin Anatomy Education Podcast interview: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anatomy-education-podcast/id1265454701?mt=2 Experimental Biology 2018 TV interview, discussing anatomy education and Women In STEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL9CZabk3nD4F8TvVLSiNXhwwrXs5WhYDd&time_continue=22&v=vtfJ7HwvK2E News coverage of research into “learning styles”: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-problem-with-learning-styles/