Bruce Giffin

Bruce F. Giffin

Professor-Educator and Vice Chair of Medical Education, and Associate Dean for Medical Education

Medical Sciences Building

G452

COM Medical Education - 0667

Medical Sciences Building
G454B
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Education

Bachelor's Degree, University of Dayton 1969 (Biology)

Master's Degree, University of Dayton 1981 (Biology)

Doctoral Degree, University of Cincinnati 1985 (Anatomy and Cell Biology)

Positions and Work Experience

2003 -To Present Field Service Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine,

2009 -To Present Vice-Chair, Department of Medical Education, University of Cincinnati,

2003 -To Present Director, Body Donation Program, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine,

2003 -To Present Course Director, Gross Anatomy, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine,

1999 -To Present Course Director, Brain and Behaior II, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine,

1996 -To Present Course Director, Brain and Behavior I, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine,

Research Support

Medical Education Research Projects Grant: Use of the neurobiology of learning to increase student long-term memory, Project period: 2002-2010

UCCOM Medical Education Research Projects Grant: Web-based instruction in central nervous system development

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Marsh, Karen R; Giffin, Bruce F; Lowrie, Donald J (2008. ) Medical student retention of embryonic development: impact of the dimensions added by multimedia tutorials.Anatomical sciences education, , 1 (6 ) ,252-7

Giffin, B F; Drake, R L (2000. ) Gross anatomy of the head and neck and neuroscience in an integrated first-year medical school curriculum .The Anatomical record, , 261 (2 ) ,89-93

Kramer, K L; Giffin, B F; Fox, J W; Drake, R L (1999. ) Insulin replacement therapy in diabetic rats using an osmotic pump normalizes expression of enzymes key to hepatic carbohydrate metabolism.Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, , 368 (2 ) ,291-7

Gao, K; Giffin, B F; Morris, R E; Cardell, E L; Cardell, R R (1994. ) Optimal visualization of immunogold-silver staining of hepatic PEPCK with epipolarized light microscopy .The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry: official journal of the Histochemistry Society, , 42 (6 ) ,823-6

Benghuzzi, H A; England, B G; Bajpai, P K; Giffin, B F (1994. ) Successful antidote of multiple lethal infections using sustained delivery of difluoromethylornithine by means of ceramic drug delivery devices .Clinical materials, , 15 (3 ) ,151-60

Giffin, B F; Drake, R L; Morris, R E; Cardell, R R (1993. ) Hepatic lobular patterns of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, glycogen synthase, and glycogen phosphorylase in fasted and fed rats .The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society, , 41 (12 ) ,1849-62

Giffin, B F; McCann, P P (1993. ) Altered intracellular polyamines in bloodstream form Trypanosoma brucei brucei: transformation to procyclic trypomastigotes .Acta tropica, , 55 (3 ) ,181-90

Lowrie, D J; Giffin, B F; Ventullo, R M (1993. ) The ubiquitin-ligase system in Trypanosoma brucei brucei .The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, , 49 (5 ) ,545-51

Giffin, B F; Gao, K; Morris, R E; Cardell, R R (1993. ) Enhancement of antigenic site detection with gold labeled secondary and tertiary antibodies using the immunogold-silver staining method. Biotechnic & histochemistry: official publication of the Biological Stain Commission, , 68 (6 ) ,309-15

Gao, K; Morris, R E; Giffin, B F; Cardell, R R (1993. ) Immunogold-silver staining and epipolarized light microscopic detection of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and glycogen phosphorylase in rat liver .Histochemistry, , 99 (5 ) ,341-6

Giffin, B F; McCann, P P (1989. ) Physiological activation of the mitochondrion and the transformation capacity of DFMO induced intermediate and short stumpy bloodstream form trypanosomes .The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, , 40 (5 ) ,487-93

Giffin, B F (1988. ) The role of polyamines in the growth and transformation of the African trypanosome .Advances in experimental medicine and biology, , 250 ,651-65

Giffin, B F; McCann, P P; Bacchi, C J (1986. ) Effect of putrescine on the respiration of Trypanosoma brucei brucei .Molecular and biochemical parasitology, , 20 (2 ) ,165-71

Giffin, B F; McCann, P P; Bitonti, A J; Bacchi, C J (1986. ) Polyamine depletion following exposure to DL-alpha-difluoromethylornithine both in vivo and in vitro initiates morphological alterations and mitochondrial activation in a monomorphic strain of Trypanosoma brucei brucei .The Journal of protozoology, , 33 (2 ) ,238-43

Honors and Awards

2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

2012 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2011 Silver Apple Award (second-year class)

2010 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2009 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2008 Silver Apple Award (second-year class)

2008 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2007 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2006 Gold Apple Award (first-year class)

2005 The Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities - Recognition as a Representative of Excellence in Teaching

2005 Cohen Award for Outstanding Contributions and Excellence in Teaching

2005 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2004 Gold Apple Award (first-year class)

2004 Silver Apple Award (second-year class)

2003 Gold Apple Award (second-year class)

2003 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2003 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2002 Gold Apple Award (first-year class)

2002 Silver Apple Award (second-year class)

2001 Gold Apple Award (first-year class)

2000 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

1998 Silver Apple Award Oustanding Teacher in the Basic Sciences

1997 Silver Apple Award Outstanding Teacher in the Basic Sciences

1996 Most Outstanding Teaching Award-Gross Anatomy

1995 Most Outstanding Teaching Award-Neuroscience

Service

(Curriculum Analysis and Revision Task Force ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -To Present

(UC College of Medicine Admissions Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 1995 -To Present

(AOA Selection Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 1997 -To Present

(Year-I Curriculum Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 1997 -To Present

(Year-I Promotions Board ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 1997 -To Present

(Year-II Curriculum Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 1998 -To Present

(Year-II Promotions Board ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 1998 -To Present

(Longitudinal Neuroscience Curriculum Committee ) Committee Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 1998 -To Present

(MD/PhD Promotions Board ) Vice-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2003 -To Present

(Academic Technology Planning Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2004 -To Present

(Evidence Based Medicine Task Force ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2005 -To Present

(Educational Policy Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2006 -To Present

(Basic Science Curriculum Task Force ) Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -To Present

College of Medicine Men's and Women's Choruses Director Type:Departmental Service Level:College 2003 -To Present

Wellness Club Cooking Instructor Other Type:University/College Service Level:College 2003 -To Present

Courses Taught

Brain, Mind and Behavior (Co-Director)

Clinical Skills 101

Musculoskeletal-Integumentary

Fundamentals of Medical Science

Hematology and Cardiovascular

Renal and Pulmonary

Gastrointestinal-Endocrine-Reproduction

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
G454B
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-5617
Fax: 513-558-2727
giffinbf@ucmail.uc.edu