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Associate Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill

Education and Training

Penn State University, BS
WMS School of Podiatric Medicine, DPM
Podiatry Hospital of Pittsburgh, Post-Graduate Surgical Residency

Areas of Interest

I am an associate professor in the Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology. I currently teach human anatomy and neuroanatomy for the schools of medicine, dentistry, and the physical therapy and physician assistant programs. I serve as the co-course director for the MTEC 101, 102, and 103 courses throughout the Foundation Phase of the Translational Education at Carolina (TEC) curriculum. In addition, I serve as a College Advisor in the Larry Keith Medical College Advisory program. I am interested in all facets of medical education and curriculum development. My research focuses on how technology integrates and improves medical education and how interactive educational sessions enhance learning outcomes.

Awards and Honors

Wallace ’69 and Phyllis Baird Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor (2013-2016)
Hyman L. Battle Excellence in Teaching Award in Basic Science (2014)
Basic Science Excellence in Teaching Award, UNC Academy of Educators (2013)
Distinguished University Teaching Award for Post Baccalaureate Instruction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2010)
Richard H. Whitehead Lecturer University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2007)


Department of Allied Health Sciences, Adjunct Associate Professor

Kernick, Ed