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Polly Husmann is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine – Bloomington campus where she teaches anatomy to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame in 2005, her M.S. in Anatomy Education from Indiana University in 2009, and her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Indiana University in 2011. Her education research includes both quantitative and qualitative methods mainly focused on factors outside the classroom that affect students’ academic performance. These research interests include study habits, course logistics, student wellness, and metacognition. She is a member of the American Association of Anatomists, where she has served on the Advisory Council for Young Anatomists and the Professional Development Committee, and she is also a member of the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society.
By Jonah Persinger, Stacey Dunham, & Polly Husmann Introduction In anatomy education, traditional laboratory methods such as the use of atlases, prosected cadavers, and models have been the gold standard. However, with recent increases in technology, there has been increased emphasis on the incorporation of technology into anatomy curricula. With the implementation of technology, some […]
By Amberly Reynolds, MS PhD student in Anatomy Education, IU School of Medicine – Bloomington & Polly R. Husmann, PhD Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine—Bloomington Introduction First-year medical students in an Anatomy course are presented with a multitude of resources, often including slides and/or notes provided by professors, required […]
By Polly R. Husmann, PhD Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine—Bloomington Valerie Dean O’Loughlin, PhD Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine—Bloomington James J. Brokaw, PhD Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis Previous posts have described the Anatomy Education Research Institute that took […]