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WWAMI Medical Education Program
Montana State University 310 Leon Johnson Hall
P.O. Box 173080
Bozeman, MT  59717
wwami@montana.edu

Phone (406) 994-4411
Fax (406) 994-4398
 
> WWAMI Medical Education Program
MSU WWAMI FACULTY

 


John Christopher, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling Psychology
220 Herrick Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-6943
jcc@montana.edu
  • Instructor, MEDS 533 Systems of Human Behavior
  • John is a Professor of counseling in the Department of Health & Human Development at MSU and a senior staff psychologist at MSU's Counseling Center. John maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice, Habits of the Heart. John specializes in cultural psychology, health psychology, and theortical and philosophical psychology. The author of over 40 articles and chapters, he has written on the cultural, moral, and ontological underpinnings of theories of psychological well-being, moral development, and psychotherapy. John is the sole recipient of the 2003 Sigmund Koch Early Career Award by the Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is also a Fellow of the APA.
  • BA, The Psychological & Philosophical Foundations of Culture, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, - 1984
    M.Ed., Counseling & Consulting Psychology, Harvard University - 1987
    PhD, Counseling Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin - 1992

Valerie Copie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
153 Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7244
vcopie@chemistry.montana.edu
Eiger
  • MEDS 514 Molecular and Cellular Biology (Biochemistry)
  • Valerie's research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Protein Structures, and Dynamics as Probed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
  • BS, University of Minnesota, 1983
    PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990
    Postdoctoral, NIH Fellow, UC, Berkeley, 1990-1992
    IRTA Fellow, NIH, 1992-1997
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Montana State University, 1997-2003
    NSF Career Advancement Award Recipient, April 2000

 


Steve Eiger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
507 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5612
eiger@montana.edu
Eiger
  • MEDS 512 Mechanisms of Cellular Biology
  • BS, University of Miami, 1972
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1984
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1984-1985
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 1986-1989

 


Douglas Elson, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Science
 
  • MD, University of Washington, 1987; Medicine

Robert Flaherty, M.D.
115 Swingle Health Center
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2311
flaherty@montana.edu
  • BA, Albion College, 1971
  • MD, Washington University (St. Louis), 1975
  • Family Practice Residency, University of Utah, 1978
  • Bob is a physician at the MSU Student Health Service.  His research interests include the application of evidence-based medicine to clinical practice and physician education, medical informatics, the impact of information technology on social organization, and the biological characteristics of complex non-living systems (emergent systems and swarm theory).  After work he enjoys playing trumpet, arranging music, wood- and metal-working and bicycling. 

Susan Gibson, M.S.
Adjunct Instructor, Cell Biology & Neurosciences
505 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-3151
skgibson@montana.edu

 


Sandra Halonen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Lewis Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5351
shalonen@montana.edu

  • Instructor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology MEDS 521
  • Sandra Halonen's Research in the Department of Micirobiology is in the area of Biology of Toxoplasma gondii in the central nervous system.
  • BA,  University of Illinois, Ecology, Ethology & Evolution; Champaign-Urbana, IL (1980)
    MS, University of Illinois, Biology, Champaign-Urbana, IL (1984)
    PhD, Louisiana State University, Parasitology; Baton Rouge, LA (1993)

Michael Herring, M.D.
Adjunct Professor of Medical Science
905 Highland Blvd
Suite 4500
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 522-2400
herrboz@aol.com

 
  • Course Director, MEDS 513 & 522, Intro. to Clinical Medicine
    MEDS 513 Intro. to Clinical Medicine Course Description
  • Dr. Herring's clinical practice is in Internal Medicine. He teaches WWAMI medical students, is involved in parenting, hiking, running.
  • MD, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, 1991
  • BA, Harvard College, 1986 History and Literature

Mark Jutila, Ph.D.
Professor, Veterinary Molecular Biology
960 Technology Blvd.
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-4540
uvsmj@montana.edu
  • Course Director, MEDS 523 Immunology and Human Diseases
  • BS, Montana State University-Bozeman, 1982; Microbiology
    MS, Washington State University, Pullman, 1984; Microbiology
    PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, 1986; Immunology/Vet Sci
    Postdoctoral, Stanford University, 1989; Immunology
  • Mark Jutila's Research, Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology


 

Barbara Z. Komlos, M.A .
Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-4411
bkomlos@montana.edu
Komlos
  • Course Director, MEDS 502, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (Selective)
  • BS, Spanish & International Studies, Emory University, 1995
  • MA, Applied Linguistics & TESL, Georgia State University, 2001
  • Ms. Komlos is pursuing her Ph.D. presently at Montana State University.


Frances Lefcort, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology and Neurosciences
513 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5120
lefcort@montana.edu
Lefcort
  • Course Director: MEDS 532 Nervous System
  • MEDS 532 Nervous System Course Description
  • B.A., Biology, Smith College, Narthampton, Massachusetts, 1982
  • Ph.D., Neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate, University of California, San Francisco Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Physiology, 10/88 - 8/94
  • Dr. Lefcort's research is involved in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive the formation of the nervous system.
     

Nicole Meissner-Pearson , M.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Veterinary Molecular Biology
122 Molecular Biosciences Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7693
nicolem@montana.edu
Meissner
  • B.A.,
  • Dr. Meissner's research involves cellular immunology.
     

 


Frank Newman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Virology & Medical Science
Montana Office of Rural Health, 301 Culbertson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7510
fnewman@montana.edu

 
  • MedS 560, Rural Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Virology & Medical Science. Part-time employee of the Montana Office of Rural Health and the Montana Area Health Education Center. Serves the WWAMI Program as Director of the TRUST Program and through teaching the Rural Health Care Delivery Systems course.
  • B.A., Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, 1953, Biology
  • M.S., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1957, Virology
  • Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1962, Virology

Jane Shelby, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
 
 
  • Coming soon

Susan Sindelar, M.S.
Adjunct Instructor
 
  • Susan Sindelar teaches patient interviewing skills to first year medical students in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course. She also coordinates and facilitates videotaped student interviews with senior citizens and standardized patients. Susan lives in a rural agricultural setting north of Bozeman with her husband, Brian.
  • BS, Montana State University-Bozeman, 1966; Education
    MS, 1978; Psychology

Martin Teintze, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
155 Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-5390
mteintze@montana.edu

 

Jovanka Voyich-Kane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Veterinary Molecular Biology
155 Molecular Biosciences Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-7184
jovanka@montana.edu

 

VoyichKane
  • Course Director, MEDS 521, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
  • B.S., Biology with minor in Spanish, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 1996
  • Ph.D., Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogensis Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 2001 - 2006
  • Dr. Kane's research investigates pathogen-directed molecular processes involved in evasion of host defenses.

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