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Carrie Elzie , PhD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Associate Professor Department of Pathology & Anatomy

      Program Director, Contemporary Human Anatomy Masters Program

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
    • Anatomy




      Medical Imaging

      Medical Education

    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham 2006

      PhD,  Molecular & Cellular Pathology


      University of Nebraska Lincoln

      MS (currently),  Quantitative, Qualitative, Psychometric Methods



    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Vanderbilt University,  Scientist-Educator Postdoctoral Fellowship  2006 - 2009


    • Medical Education:
    • Residency:
    • Fellowship(s):
    • Board Certification(s):
    • Affiliation(s):

    • Research Interests:

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Hospital:
    • Courses Taught:
    • Human Structure

      General Mechanisms of Disease

      Clinical Gross Anatomy

      Contemporary Histology

      Medical Imaging

      Instructional Methods

      Capstone Research

    • Current Projects:
    • I am currently working on developing several new engaging e-modules for medical education.

    • Bio:
    • Based on my twang, it is pretty clear that I am a proud North Carolinian. When I need a break from work you can find me playing with my dog, paddle boarding or torturing myself at hot yoga. And I am pretty sure I can beat Shazam!


Selected Publications

Trace AP, Ortiz D, Deal AK, Retrouvey, MV, Elzie CA, Goodmurphy CW, Morey J. Radiology’s Emerging Role in 3D Printing Application in Healthcare. J of the American College of Radiology, July 2016, Volume 13, Issue 7, Pages 856–862.e4

Elzie CA and Janetopoulos C. FRAP analysis of chemosensory components of Dictyostelium. Methods Mol Biol. 2009, 571:349-69

Elzie CA, Colby J, Sammons MA and Janetopoulos C. Dynamic localization of G proteins in Dictyostelium Discoideum. J Cell Sci., 2009 Aug 1;122 (Pt 15):2597-603

Elzie CA and Pallero MA, Chen J, Mosher DF and Murphy-Ullrich JE. Thrombospondin1 binding to Calreticulin-LRP1 signals resistance to anoikis. FASEB J., 2008 Nov; 22(11):3968-7

Elzie CA and Murphy-Ullrich JE. The N-terminus of thrombospondin: the domain stands apart. Intl J Biochem and Cell Biology, 2004 36:p.1090-1101.

Orr AW, Pedraza C, Pallero MA, Elzie CA, Goicoechea S, Strickland DK and Murphy-Ullrich JE. Low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein is a calreticulin co-receptor that signals focal adhesion disassembly. J Cell Biol, 2003 161(6): p. 1179-89.

Orr AW, Elzie CA, Kucik DF and Murphy-Ullrich JE. Thrombospondin-calreticulin signaling stimulates both random and directed endothelial cell migration. J Cell Sci, 2003 116(Pt 14): p.2917-27.


Creating interactive cases using Articulate Storyline, Eastern Virginia Medical School, May 2017 

Effective Practice (STEP) course incorporating EPAs for 4th year medical students.  International Association of Medical Science Educators, Leiden, Netherlands, June 2016 

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Formative Assessments.  International Association of Medical Science Educators, Leiden, Netherlands, June, 2016 

Comparison of temporal variations in ultrasound training in four novice groups.  American Association of Anatomists, San Diego, CA April 2016 

Interactive e-modules using Articulate Storyline, Education, Technology Collaboration, University of Nebraska Medical Center, September 2014

Legal Implications in Teaching Faculty Development Panel Discussion, University of Nebraska Medical Center, February, 2014

Engaging the Millennial Medical Student Research in Medical Education Symposium, University of Alabama at Birmingham, October, 2012

My Experience in a Teaching Postdoc Graduate Career Awareness and Trends Annual Career Development Workshop, University of Alabama at Birmingham, April, 2012

Teaching anatomy to “Generation ME” via strategies that engage students. Human Anatomy & Physiology Meeting, Victoria, Canada, May, 2011

Low-tech anatomy – Bringing back games, music & art. American Association of Anatomists Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 2010

Thrombospondin-1 induced Akt activation and anoikis resistance. American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2005