Julie A. Kerry, PhD

<p>MS, South Australian Institute of Technology, Australia</p>
<p>PhD, Monash University, Australia</p>

Chairman

Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology


Lewis Hall

757.446.5663

kerryja@evms.edu


Faculty Appointments

Chair, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

Courses Taught

MD Program: Module Director, Foundational Science; Discipline Director, Microbiology

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program: Lecturer, Cell Communication and Signaling Course; Mentor, On-Line Journal Club

Graduate Education

MS, South Australian Institute of Technology, Australia

PhD, Monash University, Australia

Postdoctoral Education

Postdoctoral Training, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

For 16 years, I worked with many talented students, faculty and staff running an NIH funded research laboratory using cellular and molecular approaches to study gene regulation of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV). This virus is a significant cause of disease in the immunocompromised and is the leading cause of infection-related congenital birth defects. Throughout this time, I became increasingly involved in the education of both graduate and medical students, and medical education now is my primary research focus. I am particularly interested in mechanisms of learning and how we can apply those principles to medical education. Specifically, I study the use of cognitive load theory in curriculum design, and the novel use of concept mapping to modulate cognitive load. I am a co-investigator of the EVMS AMA Accelerating Change in Education grant and Leader of the EVMS Aquifer Sciences Pilot School Program. I also serve on the Aquifer Sciences Curriculum Editorial Board and was the Molecular Biology Discipline lead of the Aquifer Sciences Curriculum Development Team. One of the most exciting projects that I have developed is a program for medical students who are at risk of encountering academic difficulties that integrates proven learning strategies with the preclerkship curriculum content with the goal of assisting those students reaching their full potential.
 

Presentations and Scholarships

Publications:

Self-Directed Active Learning Modules for Pedigree Analysis and Genetic Risk Assessment

Role of human cytomegalovirus tegument proteins in virion assembly

Design and Effectiveness of Self-Directed Interactive Learning Modules Based on PowerPoint

Aquifer Sciences Curriculum Database Molecular Biology Learning Objectives

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Faculty Appointments

Chair, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

Courses Taught

MD Program: Module Director, Foundational Science; Discipline Director, Microbiology

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program: Lecturer, Cell Communication and Signaling Course; Mentor, On-Line Journal Club

Graduate Education

MS, South Australian Institute of Technology, Australia

PhD, Monash University, Australia

Postdoctoral Education

Postdoctoral Training, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

For 16 years, I worked with many talented students, faculty and staff running an NIH funded research laboratory using cellular and molecular approaches to study gene regulation of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV). This virus is a significant cause of disease in the immunocompromised and is the leading cause of infection-related congenital birth defects. Throughout this time, I became increasingly involved in the education of both graduate and medical students, and medical education now is my primary research focus. I am particularly interested in mechanisms of learning and how we can apply those principles to medical education. Specifically, I study the use of cognitive load theory in curriculum design, and the novel use of concept mapping to modulate cognitive load. I am a co-investigator of the EVMS AMA Accelerating Change in Education grant and Leader of the EVMS Aquifer Sciences Pilot School Program. I also serve on the Aquifer Sciences Curriculum Editorial Board and was the Molecular Biology Discipline lead of the Aquifer Sciences Curriculum Development Team. One of the most exciting projects that I have developed is a program for medical students who are at risk of encountering academic difficulties that integrates proven learning strategies with the preclerkship curriculum content with the goal of assisting those students reaching their full potential.
 

Presentations and Scholarships

Publications:

Self-Directed Active Learning Modules for Pedigree Analysis and Genetic Risk Assessment

Role of human cytomegalovirus tegument proteins in virion assembly

Design and Effectiveness of Self-Directed Interactive Learning Modules Based on PowerPoint

Aquifer Sciences Curriculum Database Molecular Biology Learning Objectives

View More »

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