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John T. Hansen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Biography

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.

Professional Background

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.

Research

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. RECENT PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS: 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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience, (SMD) - Primary
  • Associate Dean for Admissions - Department of Offices of Medical Education, (SMD)

Education

1972
MS | Creighton University
Biology

1970
BA | Beloit College
Biology

1974
PhD | Tulane University
Anatomy

Awards

2013
Honored Member
Sponsor: American Association of Clinical Anatomists

2010
Award of Merit
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

2010
Presidential Diversity Award
Location: University of Rochester

2008
British Medical Association Book of the Year Award
Location: For the co-authored book "TNM Staging Atlas"

2005
Faculty Commencement Address
Location: University of Rochester

2000 - Present
Chair, Commencement Academic Procession
Location: University of Rochester

1999
Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

1995 - 1998
Robert Wood Johnson Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar
Location: University of Rochester

1995
Gold Medal Award, In recognition of integrity, inspiring teaching, and devotion to medical students.
Sponsor: Dentistry Alumni Association
Location: University of Rochester

1980 - 1985
Research Career Development Award
Sponsor: NIH
Location: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Publications

Journal Articles

2009
Hansen, JT. "The making of Mr. Gray's anatomy: bodies, books, fortune, fame (Book Review)." The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2009; 119: 1056-1056.

2006
Rubin, P; Hansen, JT. "Letters to the Editor: Mapping of nodal disease based on vascular rather than body anatomy for prostate cancer." International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics. 2006; 66: 1592.

2004
Epstein, RM; Dannefer, EF; A.C. Nofziger, AC; J.T. Hansen, JT; Schultz, SH; Jospe, N; Connard, LW; Medrum, SC; Henson, LC. "Comprehensive assessment of professional competence: the Rochester experiment." Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2004; 16: 186-196.

Books & Chapters

2012
Book Title: TNM Staging Atlas with Oncoanatomy
Author List: Rubin, P. and J.T. Hansen
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins2012 in Baltimore, MD

2009
Book Title: Netter's Anatomy Coloring Book
Author List: Hansen, J.T.
Published By: Saunders-Elsevier2009 in Philadelphia, PA,

2006
Book Title: Atlas of Human Anatomy.
Author List: Netter, F.H.
Edited By: Brueckner, J.;S.Carmichael, T. Gest, N. Granger, J.Hansen, A.Walji
Published By: Saunders-Elsevier2006 in Philadelphia, PA

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