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Teaching Portfolio

 

Craig William Clarkson, Ph.D.

 

SECTION 4: EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Course Director Positions:

  • Medical Pharmacology (2nd year medical course)                             1997-present
  • Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (Graduate)          2000-present
  • Systems Biology (BMS Doctoral Program)                                         2007-present
  • Concepts in Pharmacology (Masters program)                                   2008-2009
    (pilot project involving active learning in grad education)
  • Principles of Pharmacology (Graduate; co-director)                           2010-present
  • Pharmacology Research Methods (Graduate)                                    2010-present
  • Pharmacology ePortfolio (Graduate)                                                   2011-present

Graduate Teaching:

  • Principles of Pharmacology: Cardiac Physiology & Cardiac Arrhythmias (4hrs)
  • Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (2 hrs/week, Spring Semester)
    This course is a structured journal club, taken by MS & PhD students; a T2 elective
  • Pharmacological Research: Whole Animal Electrocardiography (2hrs)
  • Principles of Pharmacology – LSU Med Center: Ion Channels (1 hr)
  • Advanced Cell Biology (BMS PhD program):Membrane transporters & mitochondrial function (1.5 hrs)
  • Systems Biology (BMS PhD program):Drug Receptor Theory (1 hr) & Cardiac Physiology (2 hrs)
  • Concepts in Pharmacology (MS program) - a one semester pilot project Fall 2008. We gave Just-in-Time-Teaching (JiTT) sessions with Peer Instruction on the following topics:

o    Principles of Pharmacology
o    Antimicrobial Drugs *
o    Rx of HIV *
o    Cancer Chemotherapy *
o    Autonomic Pharmacology
o    Treatment of Asthma
o    Rx of Hypertension
         * team taught with Dr. Mondal or Agrawal

An end of course survey indicated a high level of student satisfaction, with a 4.6 out of 5 rating for “This course enhanced my learning” (1-5 scale). The teaching & learning methods developed & refined in this pilot course were then incorporated into other courses in the graduate & medical curriculum, including Principles of Pharmacology & Medical Physiology during the 2009-2010 academic year

 Medical Teaching:

Medical Physiology (T1) - Lectures & JiTT Sessions

  • Principles of Cardiac Excitation & Contraction (2hrs) - JiTT
  • Introduction to the electrocardiogram
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias - Mechanisms & ECG Interpretation (2 hrs) - JiTT

Medical Pharmacology (T2) – Lectures      

  • Course Introduction
  • Pharmacokinetics (2 hrs)
  • Cholinolytic Drugs
  • Hepatic Drug Clearance
  • Antianginal Drugs
  • Drugs used in Rx of Asthma
  • General & Local Anesthetics
  • Adjunct drugs used in Anesthesiology
  • Sedative / Hypnotic / Anxiolytics
  • Antipsychotics
  • Psychostimulants, Drugs of Abuse
  • Drug Responses in Children, Women & the Elderly
  • Herbal Drugs
  • Drug Interactions

Medical Pharmacology (T2) – Just-in-Time-Teaching Sessions  

  • Basic Principles of Medical Pharmacology
  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs (2 hrs)
  • Digitalis Glycosides
  • Vasodilators in the treatment of CHF
  • Antidepressants, MAO inhibitors & Li 

Helped develop & facilitate additional JiTT sessions on:

  • Glucocorticoids (w/ Dr. Beckman)
  • GI Drugs (Beckman)
  • Penicillin Antibiotics (w/ Dr. Agrawal)
  • Cancer Chemotherapy (w/ Dr. Agrawal)

Medical Pharmacology (T2)– Block Reviews    

  •     Basic Principles & Rx of Inflammation (1 hr)
  •     ANS & CV Pharmacology (1.5 hrs)
  •     Renal Block (1 hr)
  •     CNS Drugs (1.5 hrs)
  •     Human Behavior block (1.5 hrs)
  •     Endocrine & Toxicology Block (1.5 hrs)

  Medical Pharmacology (T2)- Team Based Learning

  • Rx of Venous & Pulmonary Thrombosis -  w/ Drs. Kahn & Crawford
  • Autonomic Unknowns
  • Diabetes (with Drs. Beckman & Jennifer John-Kalarickal)
  • Heart failure ( with Dr. Elma LeDoux)
  • Thyroid Disorders (under development w/ Drs Beckman & John-Kalarickal)

Medical Pharmacology (T2)- Problem Based Teaching

  • Drug Metabolism & Drug Interactions
  • Adrenergic/Cholinergic In Vivo Demonstration
  • Antibiotics - Clinical Problem Solving
  • Chemical Warfare in Iraq
  • Hypertension
  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs - Clinical Problem Solving
  • Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus – Clinical Problem Solving (Graduate)
  • Oral Contraceptives – Clinical Problem Solving
  • Treatment of Depression – Clinical Problem Solving

Medical Pharmacoogy (T2) METI Human Patient Simulation Exercises (~35 hrs)

  • Mr Boudreaux - Diagnosis & treatment of unstable angina & cardiac arrhythmias(an exercise developed in collaboration with Elma LeDoux MD - Director of Clinical Diagnosis)
  • Willie Wheezer - Diagnosis & treatment of severe pediatric bronchoconstriction (an exercise developed in collaboration with Scott Davis MD - Director of Pediatric T3/T4 Clerkship)  

Education Related Committees:

University or Medical Center

  • Academic Computing                                                     1988-1993
  • Surgery Required Clerkship Review Committee            1991-1993
  • Admissions Committee                                                   1994-1999, 2005-present
  • Senate Committee on Honors                                        1997-1999
  • Graduate Council                                                           1997-2000
  • University Senate Commitee on Computing                  1998-2001
  • Curriculum Committee                                                   1999-2007, 2009-present
  • 2nd Year Clinical Curriculum Advisory Committee         1997-present
  • Evaluation Committee    (under Dr. Markert in OME)     2004-2005
  • MECCA Committee (Medical Education)                        2000-2001
  • Student Affairs Committee (chair)                                  2004-present
  • Scope Advisory Committee                                            2004-2005
  • Educational Technology Committee (chair)                    2007- present
  • Evaluation & Assessment Committee – SOM                2008-present
  • Simulation Curriculum Committee                                  2008-present
  • Simulation Research Committee                                    2010-present
  • Educational Policy Committee (Univ Senate)                 2009-present
  • Pharmacology Dept Curriculum Comm (chair)               2009-present
  • Pharm Dept Med Pharm Course Comm (chair)              2009-present


Masters Thesis Committees – (2006-2007 example)

  • Bradley Blasair (Leraphanol & NMDA receptor effects on chronic pain)*
  • Aaron Boonjindasup (MSC’s in the repopulation of cardiomyocytes)
  • Dorothy Contiguglia (Gingko Biloba in Alzheimers)*
  • Dustin Hill (Somatostatin Receptor expression in activated Lymphocytes)
  • Donald Iocco (Synergistic Drug Effects of Nicotine & Stimulants)
  • Chanakaya Jandhyala (Disruption of P-selectin after IRI tissue injury)
  • Patrick Lang (Inhaled insulin for diabetes)*
  • Edward Mannina (Antibodies for treatment of Cancer)*
  • Gregor Manukian (Hyperbaric Oxygen after Ischemic / Reperfusion injury)
  • Ehsan Mozayan-Isfanahi (NPY & its pro - & anti-nociceptive effects)
  • Megan Stock (NMDA receptor antagonists & Neuropathic Pain)
  • Brian Talleur (CV dysfunction with Diabetes)
  • Carolyn Tejirian (NO synthetase inhibitors for Migraines)
  • Lisa To (DES & estrogenic disruption)
  • Megha Upadhyaya (Environmental Factors Underlying the Pharm of Autism)*
  • Julie Williams (Drugs of abuse testing methodologies)

    * Thesis advisor for these 5 students

 

Doctoral Thesis Committees

  • William Crumb Jr. (Pharmacology)             1988-1991 (Ph.D. thesis advisor)
  • Nick Ferencz (Pharmacology)                    1988-1991
  • Jeff McGee (Physiology)                            1989-1992
  • Chu Chen (Physiology)                              1991-1993
  • Owen Wilson (Physiology)                         1992-1994
  • Conrad Mallia (Pharmacology)                   1991-1995
  • Etoi Garrison (Pharmacology)                    1994-1995
  • Victor Ruiz (Physiology)                             1992-1995
  • Jose Santiago (Pharmacology)                  1992-1995
  • Ingrid Ehrlich (Physiology)                         1994-1996
  • Alan Kaye (Pharmacology)                        1991-1997
  • David Lambert (Pharmacology)                 1996-1998
  • Neviana Nenova (Pharmacology)              1994-1998 (Ph.D. thesis advisor)
  • Walter Robertson (Physiology)                  1994-2000
  • Christopher Holt (Pharmacology)              1996-2000
  • Hunter Champion (Pharmacology)            1996-1999
  • Adam Hendricson (Pharmacology)            1999-2001
  • Hoya Lang (Physiology)                             1999-2001
  • Christopher Williams (Pharmacology)        1999-2004
  • Juan Guo (Physiology)                               2000-2001
  • Leena Pradhan (Pharmacology)                2001-2004
  • Steve White (LSU Biochemistry)                2001-2005
  • Trinity Bivalacqua (Pharmacology)             2002-2004
  • James T. Taylor (Pharmacology)                2002-2005
  • Brian Keyser (Pharmacology)                     2002-2005
  • John Liles (Pharmacology)                         2002-2005
  • Allison Intondi (Pharmacology)                   2005-2007
  • Anthony (Joel) Greco     (MCB)                  2004-2008
  • David Casey (Pharmacolgy) MD/PhD        2006-present
  • James Antoon (Pharmacology) MD/PhD    2007-present
  • Daniel Petroni (Pharmacology) MD/PhD    2007-present
  • Jonathan Pottle (Physiology)                      2009-present

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