Fellow, American Association of Anatomists, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education, Medical Sciences
Valerie Dean O’Loughlin, PhD, is Professor of Anatomy and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). She teaches human gross anatomy to medical students, basic human anatomy to undergraduates, and human anatomy for medical imaging evaluation to undergraduate and graduate students. She also teaches a pedagogical methods course and mentors MS and PhD students pursuing anatomy education research. Her research interests are in anatomy education and teaching assistant pedagogical development, and she utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methods for her education research. She received the American Association of Anatomists’ (AAA) Basmajian Award for excellence in teaching gross anatomy and outstanding accomplishments in scholarship in education. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Scholar Educator award from the Indiana University School of Medicine, which recognizes a single faculty member who approaches teaching through a scholarly lens. She was awarded the AAA Henry Gray Distinguished Educator award in 2018. Valerie is coauthor of two textbooks: McKinley/O’Loughlin/Pennefather-O’Brien: Human Anatomy, 5th edition and McKinley/O’Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 3rd edition.