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Jennifer McBride, PhD, joined the Staff of the Cleveland Clinic and the Faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in June 2006. She holds a PhD in neuroscience from Purdue University and a BS in psychology from South Dakota State University. During her graduate studies, Dr. McBride explored enhancement of axonal conduction following application of pyridine-based potassium-channel blockers to mechanically injured spinal cord. While at Purdue she served as a Teaching Assistant in gross anatomy and neuroanatomy for first-year medical students enrolled at Indiana University.
Dr. McBride is the Thread Director of Histology and Course Director for Musculoskeletal Sciences 1 in the Lerner College of Medicine. Her responsibilities include coordination of the curriculum within the histology thread and developing, organizing and evaluating the content of the year 1 Musculoskeletal Sciences course. In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. McBride participates in the planning and teaching of year 1 and 2 anatomy and neuroanatomy sessions. She also serves as a member of the College Admissions Committee and Applicant Screening Committee and is Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Body Donation Program.
Her research interests include innovations in medical education, retention of learning and clinically based anatomical studies.
Currently, Dr. McBride serves as chair of the Educational Affairs
Committee for the American Association of Anatomists and is chair of
Anatomy Faculty/Faculty Development for the Federative International
Programme for Anatomical Education. She also serves as an associate
editor for the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.
Awards & Honors
The Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2013
Scholarship in Teaching - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2013
Scholarship in Teaching - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2012
Scholarship in Teaching - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2011
Recognition for Dedicated Service in the College of Medicine Educational Programs - 2011
Scholarship in Teaching - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2010
Scholarship in Teaching - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2009
Distinguished Educator Award Level 1 - Cleveland Clinic Education Institute 2009
Scholarship in Teaching - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2008
Innovations & Patents
Worked on the development of an apparatus and method for treating chronic headache and/or facial pain.
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