Heather Christensen

Heather Rebecca Christensen

Asst Professor - Educator

Medical Sciences Building

G454

COM Medical Education - 0667

MSB G-454D

Education

B.A., The College of Wooster Wooster, OH, (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Ph.D., The University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, (Systems Biology & Physiology (Focus: Reproductive Endocrinology))

Research Support

Grant: #Educational Scholarship Grant Investigators:Christensen, Heather; Marshall, Aaron 06-01-2018 -05-31-2020 International Association of Medical Science Educators Medical Nutrition Therapy Immersion to Enhance Learning and Use of Nutrition Counseling Role:Collaborator $4,337.50 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Christensen, Heather R; Murawsky, Michael K; Horseman, Nelson D; Willson, Tara A; Gregerson, Karen A (2013. )Completely humanizing prolactin rescues infertility in prolactin knockout mice and leads to human prolactin expression in extrapituitary mouse tissues.Endocrinology, ,154 (12 ),4777-89

Christensen, Heather R; Zeng, Qinghua; Murawsky, Michael K; Gregerson, Karen A (2011. )Estrogen regulation of the dopamine-activated GIRK channel in pituitary lactotrophs: implications for regulation of prolactin release during the estrous cycle.American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, ,301 (3 ),R746-56

Christensen, HR and Rasmussen AW (2017. )Writing to learn in the natural sciences: does source material matter? .The Journal of College and Science Teaching, ,47 (1 ),57

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Heather Hale (09-2007. )Prolactin and Female Fertility: Generation of Transgenic Mouse Models .The College of Wooster, Mateer Hall, Wooster, Ohio. Other Institution. .Level:Department

Heather Hale (10-2007. )Expression of Human Prolactin in Mice .Pocmont Conference Center, Bushkill Falls, PA. Conference. .Level:International

Poster Presentations

Heather Hale (05-2007. )Generation of Novel Transgenic Mouse Models in Studying Pituitary and Extrapituitary Prolactin .The Genome Research Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. .UC. .Level:Department

Heather Hale (05-2008. )Human-Compatible Animals Models for Preclinical Research on Prolactin in Breast Cancer .Children's Hospital Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. .UC. .Level:Department

Honors and Awards

05-2008 -05-2008 Human-Compatible Animals Models for Preclinical Research on Prolactin in Breast Cancer Poster competition; First place Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Monetary

05-2008 -05-2008 Ryan Fellowship Established in 1967 by Alice M. Ryan, in honor of her father Albert, the Ryan Foundation annually awards fellowships to students at three institutions (UC, Dartmouth and Harvard). The Ryan Fellowship is the highest honor the College of Medicine awards to a graduate student. It recognizes outstanding research accomplishments and potential, and provides an increase in the stipend of the recipient, and also offsets some of the stipend support that must be provided by the PI. Status:Nomination Level: University Type:Fellowship

05-2008 -05-2008 Ryan Fellowship; Established in 1967 by Alice M. Ryan, in honor of her father Albert, the Ryan Foundation annually awards fellowships to students at three institutions (UC, Dartmouth and Harvard). The Ryan Fellowship is the highest honor the College of Medicine awards to a graduate student. It recognizes outstanding research accomplishments and potential, and provides an increase in the stipend of the recipient, and also offsets some of the stipend support that must be provided by the PI. Status:Nomination Level: University Type:Fellowship

03-2007 -03-2009 "Training in Development and Perinatal Endocrinology"; Awarded to graduate students with a desire to pursue a career in academia. Status:Recipient Level: University Type:Monetary

Positions and Work Experience

08-02-2011 -05-15-2015 Assistant Professor, Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology (I and II) Cell Biology Introduction to Biology, Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH

07-01-2016 - Assistant Professor-Educator, Co-block director, Renal/Pulmonary, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Contact Information

Academic - MSB G-454D
Phone: 558-7375
heather.christensen@uc.edu