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Linda Marie Callahan, Ph.D.

(Pronouns: she/her)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2030

Biography

Dr. Callahan is a member of the MS1 Human Structure and Function (HSF) Anatomical Strand Faculty Team. Her educational interests are in all forms of Anatomy, with particular emphasis on Micro-anatomy (also referred to as Histology). Dr. Callahan is the newly appointed Histology Resources Curator whose responsibilities include assembling and maintaining the digital histological resources significant for medical education and research. Dr. Callahan's current goals are to add significant content to the HSF digital slide database, to update the histology medical education curriculum content, and to support the microscopy education in CVRI.

Dr. Callahan is also a 2017 Dean's Teaching Fellow. Her DTF project is to develop medical education research methods to analyze the efficacy of online digital tools created specifically for URMC students taking the MS 1 Histology curriculum. The research outcome is aimed towards supporting students at their own pace of learning for pattern recognition skills and cell/tissue diagnostic skills.

Dr. Callahan's biomedical research interest is on the consequences of disrupted neuronal cytoskeletal in late-onset neuro-degenerative diseases, particularly in Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease.

Credentials

Education

1980
BS | St Lawrence University
Biology

1984
MS | University of Vermont
Pathology

1991
PhD | Albany Medical College
Neurobiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1991 - 1995
University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Neurodegeneration

Awards

2022
Special Commendation: Excellence in First Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester Class of 2025 (Phase 2)
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

2017 - 2019
Dean's Teaching Fellowship
Sponsor: Dean's Teaching Fellowship program
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

2014
URSMD Strong Star Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

2004 - Present
Invitation to Editorial Board, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology

1998
Nominee, Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Award
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

1997
NIH First Award (R29)

1994
Mary Notter Award for Excellence in Research
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester New York

1991
Albany Medical College Alumni Association Award
Location: Albany New York

1990
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

1989
"Dean's Certificate and Prize for Excellence in Teaching", Albany Medical College Courses taught: Histology, Gross Anatomy
Sponsor: Albany Medical College
Location: Albany New York

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Publications

Journal Articles

2022
Abrams B; Pengo T; Deagle R; Vuillemin N; Wee T-L; Callahan LM; Smith MA; Kubow K; Girard A-M; Rappoport JZ; Bayles CJ; Cameron L; Cole R; Brown CM (2022). Under Review. "Tissue-Like 3D Standard and Protocols for Microscope QualityManagement." Microscopy and Microanalysis. 2022; .

2022
Linda M Callahan, PhD, Tracy Cherry, MS, Constance D Baldwin, PhD, Martha J Gdowski, PhD. "Analysis of an Online Histology Self-assessment Tool (The 15 Minute Histo Check-Up) for first year medical students." Anatomical Sciences Education. 2022; .

3/2016
Jatana S, Callahan LM, Pentland AP, DeLouise LA. "Impact of Cosmetic Lotions on Nanoparticle Penetration through C57BL/6 Hairless Mouse and Human Skin: A Comparison Study." Cosmetics.. 2016 Mar; 3(1)Epub 2016 Feb 19.

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