Kurt Gilliland, PhD

Kurt Gilliland, PhD

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Evaluation 
UNC-Chapel Hill 

224 Taylor Hall
Campus Box 7545
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7545
919-966-1912


Education and Training

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
North Carolina State University, MS
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD

Awards and Honors

2017 UNC AOE Foundation Phase Teaching Award
2014 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2013 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2011–present Fellow, UNC Academy of Educators (AOE)
2009-2013 Wallace ’69 and Phyllis Baird Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor (term professorship)
2012 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2011 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2010 UNC School of Medicine Whitehead Lecturer
2010 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2009 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2009 UNC AOE Innovation in Teaching Award
2008 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2008 Larry Keith Award for Excellence in Teaching
2008 “Honorary Coach of the Game” Faculty Award
2007 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)
2007 First-year Basic Science Teaching Award
2006 First-year Basic Science Course Award (co-director)  

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Recent Publications       

Katz, L.M., A. Finch, A. Mohamed, T. McKinnish, K.O. Gilliland, S. Tolleson-Rinehart, and B.L. Marks.  2017. Teaching procedural skills to medical students: a pilot procedural skills lab. Education for Health.

Gilliland, K.O.  2017.  The flipped classroom and learning analytics in histology.  Medical Science Educator.

Gilliland, K.O. and E.T. Kernick.  2016.  Team oral examinations in anatomy promote broader outcomes.  Medical Science Educator.

Costello, M.J., L.A. Brennan, A. Mohamed, K.O. Gilliland, S. Johnsen, and M. Kantarow.  2016. Identification and ultrastructural characterization of a novel degradation complex in differentiating lens fibers cells. PLOS ONE. 11(8).

Street, S.E., Royal, K.D., Gilliland, K.O., and C. McNeil.  2015.  The flipped classroom improved pre-clinical medical student performance and satisfaction in a basic science physiology course.  Medical Science Educator. 25:35-43.

Gilliland, K.O. and E.T. Kernick.  2014.  Team-based learning: cavernous sinus thrombosis. MedEdPORTAL. www.mededportal.org/publication/9887

Royal, K.D., Gilliland, K.O., and G.A. Dent.  2014.  A student-led methodology for evaluating curricular redundancy.  Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation. 10(23):1-8.

Royal, K.D., Kernick, E.T., and K.O. Gilliland.  2014.  Are repeat exam scores trustworthy? A note about measurement error and the need for genuine instructional intervention.  Medical Science Educator. 24(1): 39-41.

Royal, K.D., Gilliland, K.O., and E.T. Kernick.  2014.  Using Rasch measurement to score, evaluate, and improve examinations in an anatomy course.  Anatomical Sciences Education.  7(6):450-460.

Mohamed, A., Gilliland, K.O., Metlapally, S., Johnsen, S., and M.J. Costello. 2013. Simple fixation and storage protocol for preserving the internal structure of intact human donor lenses and extracted human nuclear cataract specimens. Molecular Vision. 19: 2352-2359.

Costello, M.J., Mohamed, A., Gilliland, K.O., Fowler, W.C., and S. Johnsen. 2013. Ultrastructural analysis of the human lens fiber cell remodeling zone and initiation of cellular compaction. Experimental Eye Research. 116: 411-418.

Costello, M.J., Brennan, L.A., Basu, S., Chauss, D., Mohamed, A., Gilliland, K.O., Johnsen, S., Menko, S., and M. Kantorow. 2013. Autophagy and mitophagy participate in ocular lens organelle degradation. Experimental Eye Research. 116. 141-150.