Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Profile

Ian George, PhD

Ian George, PhD

Assistant Professor of Structural Medicine
Department of Structural Medicine

Director of Graphic Novels and Medicine Elective
Tracks and Special Programs

igeorge@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2864
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FA-10


Education | Professional Experience | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


 

Education

 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Integrative Anatomy
    University of Missouri
    Columbia, MO
    2015
  • Master of Art (MA)
    Anthropology
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, FL
    2009
  • Master of Science (MS)
    Biomedical Sciences
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, FL
    2008
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Anthropology
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
    2004

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Professional Experience


  • 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor of Structural Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2015 – 2017: Research Instructor
    Stony Brook University
  • 2014 – 2015: Instructor
    University of Missouri
  • 2012 – 2014: Teaching Assistant
    University of Missouri
  • 2008 – 2009: Research Technician
    University of Missouri
  • 2007 – 2008: Teaching Assistant
    University of Miami School of Medicine
  • 2005 – 2008: Teaching Assistant
    Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
  • 2005 – 2007: Research Technician
    Florida Atlantic University

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Course Developer, Neuroscience I, Rocky Vista University (2017 – present)
  • Dinosaurs and Cavemen Annual Event, Rockbridge High School (2013 – 2015)
  • Mizzou Adventures in Education, University of Missouri (2012 – 2015)
  • Anatomy Program, Columbia Missouri High School (2012 – 2015)
  • Summers@Mizzou Scrub-In to Healthcare Program, University of Missouri (2011 – 2015)
  • CALEB Science Club, Gross Anatomy, University of Missouri (2010 – 2015)
  • Founder and Treasurer, Integrative Anatomy Student Association, University of Missouri (2011 – 2014)

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Honors and Awards


  • First Place Presentation in Social and Behavioral Sciences Category
    University of Missouri Life Sciences Week
    2015
  • Best Podium Presentation
    Anatomy in Anthropology
    2015
  • Travel Award
    American Association of Anatomy
    2015
  • Travel Award
    Missouri Graduate Professional Council
    2015
  • Travel Award
    Integrative Anatomy Student Association
    2015
  • Integrative Anatomy Graduate Outreach Award
    2014
  • Integrative Anatomy Graduate Outreach Award
    2013
  • Travel Award
    American Association of Anatomy
    2013
  • Travel Award
    Integrative Anatomy Student Association
    2013
  • First Place Presentation in Organismal Biology Category
    University of Missouri Life Sciences Week
    2012
  • Travel Award
    Integrative Anatomy Student Association
    2012
  • Travel Award
    Missouri Life Sciences
    2010

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

 

Presentations

  • “Sex-related connectivity differences in the LSCN”
    American Association of Physical Anthropologists
    2016
  • “Predicting language ability from cortical surface morphology”
    American Association of Physical Anthropologists
    2016
  • “Predicting Language Evolution in Human Ancestors”
    University of Missouri Life Sciences Week
    2015
  • “Quantifying the Connectivity of the Language-Specific Cerebrocebellar Network (LSCN)”
    American Association of Anatomists
    2015
  • “Mapping language networks in the human brain”
    American Association of Physical Anthropologists
    2015
  • “Quantifying the connectivity of the language-specific cerebrocerebellar network (LSCN)”
    University of Missouri Life Sciences Week
    2014
  • “Trigeminal nerve morphology in Alligator mississippiensis and its significance for crocodyliform facial sensation”
    International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology
    2013
  • “Mapping the anatomical connectivity in the language-specific cerebrocerebellar network”
    American Association of Anatomists
    2013
  • “Patterns of morphological integration in the face in boys with autism spectrum disorders”
    American Association of Anatomists
    2013
  • “Distinct facial phenotypes in children with autism spectrum disorders and their unaffected siblings”
    International Meeting for Autism Research
    2012
  • “Mapping the connectivity of the language-specific cerebrocerebellar (LSCN) in the human brain”
    University of Missouri Health Sciences Research Day
    2012
  • “Mapping the neuroanatomical language pathways of the human brain”
    University of Missouri Life Sciences Week
    2012
  • “Patterns of morphological integration in the brain in infants with craniosynostosis”
    American Association of Anatomists
    2013
  • “Relationships between brain and skull in single suture craniosynostosis”
    American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
    2011
  • “Trigeminal nerve morphology in the American alligator: implications for inferring sensory potential in extinct species”
    University of Missouri Life Sciences Week
    2011
  • “Trigeminal nerve morphology in the American alligator: implications for inferring sensory potential in extinct species”
    University of Missouri Health Sciences Research Day
    2011
  • “Developmental integration of the cortico-cerebellar circuit in the Rhesus macaque: implications for human brain evolution”
    University of Missouri Life Sciences Week
    2010
  • “Developmental integration of the cerebrum and cerebellum in a primate model for schizophrenia”
    University of Missouri Health Sciences Research Day
    2009

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Research and Studies


  • MU Brain Imaging Center Grant. (2014, $6,000).
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. (2013, $17,000).
  • Pearson Research Assistance Program. (2013, $5,000).
  • University of Missouri Life Sciences Fellowship. (2009-2014, $115,000).

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