20417-Martin, Angelika

Angelika I. Martin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

IU School of Medicine – Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Dr. Angelika Martin studied biochemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry at the Julius-Maximilians University of Wuerzburg, Germany where she received her PhD studying the effects of compounds and metabolites of a pine bark extract from Pinus maritima (Pycnogenol®) on pathophysiological aspects of the metabolic syndrome. Her passion for teaching sparked back then, tutoring and instructing medical students and pharmaceutical students in biochemical and pharmaceutical labs.

In 2009, Dr. Martin shifted gears, now focusing her research interest on in vitro and ex vivo investigations of the cellular and molecular processes in global ischemia leading to neurodegeneration as post-doctoral fellow at the Indiana University School of Medicine–Fort Wayne. Her passion for teaching continued, first as instructor in pharmacology, then as course director of Introduction to Clinical Medicine II in the legacy curriculum. Since the major curricular reform in 2016, she has been serving as course director of Transitions 1, course co-director of Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 1, Endocrine, Reproductive, Musculoskeletal and Dermatologic Systems Course, the fourth-year elective Doctor as Educator, as well as lecturer and small group instructor in several first-year and second-year courses. Sine 2019 she also took on the role of statewide course co-dirctor for Transitions 1, overseeing the statewide development and implementation of this first-year course.

In 2016, Dr. Martin started the IUSM-Fort Wayne Standardized Patient Program, modeled after the Fairbanks Simulation Center in Indianapolis, and which she currently leads as director.  Furthermore, she oversees and organizes the IUSM-FW Interprofessional Education and Practice events hosted for medical students several times a year in cooperation with other IU Fort Wayne schools and the Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium.

Her academic interests and research focus on trauma-informed care in the medical school classroom, equitable and inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities in medical school, and improving clinical skills teaching through simulation-based approaches.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, riding bike, skiing, swimming, cooking, baking, gardening, and traveling.

Key Publications

Stout J, Martin AI. Trauma-Informed Care in the Classroom: Our Experience with a Content Warning in a Medical School Course. Med Sci Educ. 2022 Apr 28;32(3):711-718. doi: 10.1007/s40670-022-01559-0. PMID: 35818610; PMCID: PMC9270545.

Schäfer A, Högger P. Oligomeric procyanidins of French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) effectively inhibit alpha-glucosidase. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2007 Jul;77(1):41-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2006.10.011. Epub 2006 Nov 13. PMID: 17098323.

Schäfer A, Chovanová Z, Muchová J, Sumegová K, Liptáková A, Duracková Z, Högger P. Inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 activity by plasma of human volunteers after ingestion of French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol). Biomed Pharmacother. 2006 Jan;60(1):5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2005.08.006. Epub 2005 Oct 26. PMID: 16330178.

Grimm T, Schäfer A, Högger P. Antioxidant activity and inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases by metabolites of maritime pine bark extract (pycnogenol). Free Radic Biol Med. 2004 Mar 15;36(6):811-22. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2003.12.017. PMID: 14990359.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Assistant Director of Phase 1 Clinical Curriculum
  • Director of Standardized Patient Program

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