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John Hansen

InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentNeurobiology and Anatomy
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
1980 - 1985Research Career Development Award  | NIH
1995     Gold Medal Award, In recognition of integrity, inspiring teaching, and devotion to medical students.  | Dentistry Alumni Association
1995 - 1998Robert Wood Johnson Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar
1999     Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award  | Association of American Medical Colleges
2000 - 2007Chair, Commencement Academic Procession
2005     Faculty Commencement Address
2008     British Medical Association Book of the Year Award
2010     Presidential Diversity Award
2010     Award of Merit  | Rochester Academy of Medicine
2013     Honored Member  | American Association of Clinical Anatomists

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.


Netter, F.H. 2010. Atlas of Human Anatomy. Hansen, J.T. Lead Editor, et al., Fifth Edition. Saunders-Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 640.

Hansen, J.T. 2010. Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards. Third Edition. Saunders-Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA (iPod Touch, iPhone and boxed set of 340 4" x 6" anatomy flash cards for medical and allied health students).

Hansen, J.T. 2010. Netter's Clinical Anatomy. Second Edition. Saunders-Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 470.

Hansen, J.T. 2010. Netter's Anatomy Coloring Book. Saunders-Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 300.

Rubin, P. and J.T. Hansen 2007. TNM Staging Atlas. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, pp. 564. (Full color textbook and reference for staging cancers based on their oncoanatomy: T stands for tumor, N stands for lymph node(s), and M stands for metastases) (Recipient of the British Medical Association's Book of the Year Award for 2008 from over 630 entries).

Hansen, J.T. 2006. Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards. Second Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA (boxed set of 340 4" x 6" anatomy flash cards for medical and allied health students).

Netter, F.H. 2006. Atlas of Human Anatomy. Brueckner, J.K., S.W. Carmichael, T.R. Gest, N.A. Granger, J.T. Hansen, and A.H. Walji (Consulting Editors), Fourth Edition. Saunders-Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 631.

Hansen, J.T. and D.R. Lambert 2005. Netter's Clinical Anatomy. Icon Learning Systems, Carlstadt, NJ, pp. 668.

Hansen, J.T. (Consulting Editor) 2003. Atlas of Human Anatomy. Netter, Frank H., Third Edition. Icon Learning Systems, Teterboro, NJ, pp. 593.

Hansen, J.T. 2002. Embryology and anatomy of the thyroid gland. In: Endocrine Surgery of the Head and Neck, Pellitteri, P.K. and McCaffrey, T.V., eds., Thompson Learning , Inc., Clifton Park, NY, pp. 15-20.

Hansen, J.T. 2002. Embryology and anatomy of the parathyroid gland. In: Endocrine Surgery of the Head and Neck, Pellitteri, P.K. and McCaffrey, T.V., eds., Thompson Learning, Inc., Clifton Park, NY, pp. 291-294.

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  1. Rubin P, Hansen JT. Mapping of nodal disease based on vascular rather than bony anatomy for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Dec 1; 66(5):1592; author reply 1593.
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  2. Hansen JT. Frank H. Netter, M.D. (1906-1991): the artist and his legacy. Clin Anat. 2006 Sep; 19(6):481-6.
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  3. Epstein RM, Dannefer EF, Nofziger AC, Hansen JT, Schultz SH, Jospe N, Connard LW, Meldrum SC, Henson LC. Comprehensive assessment of professional competence: the Rochester experiment. Teach Learn Med. 2004; 16(2):186-96.
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  4. Kyrkanides S, Moore AH, Olschowka JA, Daeschner JC, Williams JP, Hansen JT, Kerry O'Banion M. Cyclooxygenase-2 modulates brain inflammation-related gene expression in central nervous system radiation injury. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2002 Aug 15; 104(2):159-69.
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  5. Kyrkanides S, Olschowka JA, Williams JP, Hansen JT, O'Banion MK. TNF alpha and IL-1beta mediate intercellular adhesion molecule-1 induction via microglia-astrocyte interaction in CNS radiation injury. J Neuroimmunol. 1999 Mar 1; 95(1-2):95-106.
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  6. Hansen JT. The forest and the trees. Clin Anat. 1998; 11(5):363.
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  7. Hansen JT, Rubin P. Clinical anatomy in the oncology patient: a preclinical elective that reinforces cross-sectional anatomy using examples of cancer spread patterns. Clin Anat. 1998; 11(2):95-9.
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  8. Olschowka JA, Kyrkanides S, Harvey BK, O'Banion MK, Williams JP, Rubin P, Hansen JT. ICAM-1 induction in the mouse CNS following irradiation. Brain Behav Immun. 1997 Dec; 11(4):273-85.
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  9. Hansen JT, Sakai K, Greenamyre JT, Moran S. Sprouting of dopaminergic fibers from spared mesencephalic dopamine neurons in the unilateral partial lesioned rat. Brain Res. 1995 Jan 30; 670(2):197-204.
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  10. Hansen JT, Gash DM. Adrenal medulla in neural grafting and neural plasticity. Microsc Res Tech. 1994 Oct 1; 29(2):155-60.
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  11. Rubin P, Gash DM, Hansen JT, Nelson DF, Williams JP. Disruption of the blood-brain barrier as the primary effect of CNS irradiation. Radiother Oncol. 1994 Apr; 31(1):51-60.
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  12. Cunningham LA, Hansen JT, Short MP, Bohn MC. The use of genetically altered astrocytes to provide nerve growth factor to adrenal chromaffin cells grafted into the striatum. Brain Res. 1991 Oct 11; 561(2):192-202.
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  13. Hansen JT, Gash DM. Functional aspects of mammalian neural transplantation. Crit Rev Neurobiol. 1991; 6(2):79-98.
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  14. Notter MF, Kaniuki M, Felten SY, Hansen JT, Gash DM. Effect of MPTP on primate chromaffin cells in vitro: relevance for adrenal medullary cell transplantation. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 1991 Jan 1; 3(1):1-10.
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  15. Kordower JH, Fiandaca MS, Notter MF, Hansen JT, Gash DM. NGF-like trophic support from peripheral nerve for grafted rhesus adrenal chromaffin cells. J Neurosurg. 1990 Sep; 73(3):418-28.
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  16. Sharma S, Hansen JT, Notter MF. Effects of NGF and dibutyryl cAMP on neuronal differentiation of embryonal carcinoma cells. Int J Dev Neurosci. 1990; 8(1):33-45.
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  17. Bing G, Notter MF, Hansen JT, Kellogg C, Kordower JH, Gash DM. Cografts of adrenal medulla with C6 glioma cells in rats with 6-hydroxydopamine-induced lesions. Neuroscience. 1990; 34(3):687-97.
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  18. Hansen JT, Fiandaca MS, Kordower JH, Notter MF, Gash DM. Striatal adrenal medulla/sural nerve cografts in hemiparkinsonian monkeys. Prog Brain Res. 1990; 82:573-80.
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  19. Hansen JT, Sladek JR. Fetal research. Science. 1989 Nov 10; 246(4931):775-9.
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  20. Hansen JT, Bing GY, Notter MF, Kordower JH, Fiandaca MS, Gash DM. Adrenal chromaffin cells as transplants in animal models of Parkinson's disease. J Electron Microsc Tech. 1989 Aug; 12(4):308-15.
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  21. Notter MF, Hansen JT, Okawara S, Gash DM. Rodent and primate adrenal medullary cells in vitro: phenotypic plasticity in response to coculture with C6 glioma cells or NGF. Exp Brain Res. 1989; 76(1):38-46.
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  22. Hansen JT, Notter MF, Okawara SH, Gash DM. Organization, fine structure, and viability of the human adrenal medulla: considerations for neural transplantation. Ann Neurol. 1988 Nov; 24(5):599-609.
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  23. Fiandaca MS, Kordower JH, Hansen JT, Jiao SS, Gash DM. Adrenal medullary autografts into the basal ganglia of Cebus monkeys: injury-induced regeneration. Exp Neurol. 1988 Oct; 102(1):76-91.
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  24. Hansen JT, Kordower JH, Fiandaca MS, Jiao SS, Notter MF, Gash DM. Adrenal medullary autografts into the basal ganglia of Cebus monkeys: graft viability and fine structure. Exp Neurol. 1988 Oct; 102(1):65-75.
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  25. Fiandaca MS, Kordower JH, Hansen JT, Gash DM. Adrenal medullary tissue grafting in Parkinson's disease. J Neurosurg. 1988 Jul; 69(1):150-2.
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  26. Bing GY, Notter MF, Hansen JT, Gash DM. Comparison of adrenal medullary, carotid body and PC12 cell grafts in 6-OHDA lesioned rats. Brain Res Bull. 1988 Mar; 20(3):399-406.
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  27. Howell AS, Sharma S, Notter MF, Hansen JT. A simple method for the removal of glass coverslips from flat-embedded cultured cells for transmission electron microscopy. J Electron Microsc Tech. 1988 Feb; 8(2):239-40.
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  28. Gash DM, Notter MF, Hansen JT, Bing GY, Okawara SH. Human organ donor adrenals: fine structure, plasticity and viability. Prog Brain Res. 1988; 78:559-65.
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  29. Hansen JT, Bing GY, Notter MF, Gash DM. Paraneuronal grafts in unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rats: morphological aspects of adrenal chromaffin and carotid body glomus cell implants. Prog Brain Res. 1988; 78:507-11.
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  30. Hansen JT. Morphology of the carotid sinus wall in normotensive and spontaneously hypertensive rats. Anat Rec. 1987 Aug; 218(4):426-33.
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