John T. Hansen, Ph.D.

John T. Hansen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

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EDUCATION:



Beloit College B.A. (Biology) 1970
Creighton University M.S. (Biology) 1972
Tulane University Ph.D. (Anatomy) 1974

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

Harvard Medical School, Department of Anatomy; Freeze-fracture and scanning electron microscopy with Dr. Susumu Ito; April, 1975.
The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy; Immunocytochemistry of neuropeptides with Dr. Terence H. Williams; March, 1981.
The University of California School of Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, San Francisco; Structure and function of the carotid body with Dr. Donald M. McDonald; May, 1982.
Smith College and New England BioLabs, Summer Workshop on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Northampton, MA, July, 1995.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Associate Dean for Admissions, 1996-Present.
Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, 1989-Present.
Associate Chair for Education, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy 2000-Present.
Director of Curricular Development Curricular Affairs Office, Offices for Medical Education 1998-2005.
Professor and Robert Wood Johnson Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1995-1998.
Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1992-1995.
Professor and Acting Chair Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1991-1992.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1989-1991.
Associate Professor, with Unlimited Tenure, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1985-1989.
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1980-1985.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1976-1980.
Instructor, Department of Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 1975-1976.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Anatomy, Tulane University School of Medicine 1974-1975

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND HONORS:

2005 Faculty Commencement Address, Class of 2005, School of Medicine.
2001-07 Chair, Commencement Academic Procession, University of Rochester.
2000 Medical School Marshal, Dean's Investiture.
2000 Chair, Commencement Academic Procession, University of Rochester.
1999 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, Assoc. of American Medical Colleges.
1991-1999 Commencement Marshal, University of Rochester.
1995 Gold Medal Award, In recognition of integrity, inspiring teaching, and devotion to medical students, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Alumni Association.
1995-1998 Robert Wood Johnson Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar, University of Rochester.
1986, 1989, 1991, 1993 Manuel D. Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Rochester.
1984, 1988, 1990,1992 Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, University of Rochester.
1984 Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Medical Students, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
1980-85 National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
1983 Distinguished Professor, Medical School Class of 1983.
1980 Nominated, Professor of the Year, Medical Gross Anatomy.
1978-80 Secretary, Texas Society for Electron Microscopy.
1977 Teacher of the Year, Dental Gross Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
1975 Professor of the Year, Dental Gross Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
1974 Professor of the Year, Medical Gross Anatomy, Tulane University School of Medicine.

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RESEARCH:



Medical Education and Faculty Development, Neuroplasticity, and Neuroimmunology
Scholarship related to medical education, problem-based learning, and faculty and curriculum development.
Past laboratory research interests in neuroplasticity and neuroimmunology related to CNS injury and neurodegenerative diseases.

Awards & Honors (National)

Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award | Association of American Medical Colleges 1999
Research Career Development Award | NIH | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 1980 - 1985

Awards & Honors (Local)

Honored Member | American Association of Clinical Anatomists 2013
Presidential Diversity Award | University of Rochester 2010
Award of Merit | Rochester Academy of Medicine 2010
British Medical Association Book of the Year Award | For the co-authored book "TNM Staging Atlas" 2008
Faculty Commencement Address | University of Rochester 2005
Chair, Commencement Academic Procession | University of Rochester 2000 - Present
Gold Medal Award, In recognition of integrity, inspiring teaching, and devotion to medical students. | Dentistry Alumni Association | University of Rochester 1995
Robert Wood Johnson Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar | University of Rochester 1995 - 1998

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (SMD) - Primary

Education

PhD | Anatomy | Tulane University1974
MS | Biology | Creighton University1972
BA | Biology | Beloit College1970