Full Name
Todd Nolan
Position
Assistant Dean of Pre-Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Physiology
University
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Speaker Bio
Todd A. Nolan, Ph.D. received his BS in Biology from Slippery Rock University and his PhD in Physiology from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida at the Comprehensive Center for Pain Research and then accepted a position at the Lake Erie College of Medicine – Bradenton Campus. Dr. Nolan’s career has focused on developing strong foundational cases which provide a mechanism for students to explore, develop, and apply their knowledge of the foundational sciences to their clinical experiences. As Director of Problem Based Learning at the LECOM School of Dental Medicine he has revamped the PBL curriculum and developed highly integrated cases which demonstrate the relationships between physical and oral health. The PBL cases also reinforce information the students derive from specialty lectures and have been designed to encourage application of the foundational medical sciences to the development of comprehensive patient care planning.

Dr. Nolan is a member of the test construction committee for the National Board of Dental Examiners and recently joined the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners COMAT Physiology Item Writing Group. He is also active within the student community serving as an advisor to the Student Government Association. Additionally, he works with the Drug Free Manatee Coalition to encourage student community involvement in educating all ages about the dangers of drug abuse.

Dr. Nolan’s passion for student centered learning drives his educational philosophy to develop strong, self-directed life-long learners.
Todd Nolan