Donald Lowrie

Donald James Lowrie

Professor

Medical Sciences Building

G454A

COM Medical Education - 0667

Medical Sciences Building
Room G454A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0667

Professional Summary

I was initially trained as a molecular and cell biologist during my graduate career.  At that time, and during a short post-doctorate, I learned the anatomical sciences.  From there, I began teaching anatomical sciences to medical students at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Although I teach all the anatomical sciences, my main areas of expertise are embryology and histology.  Several years after I began teaching at UCCOM, I was appointed Course Director for the Histology and Cell Biology course (formerly Microscopic Anatomy).  With the roll-out of the new curriculum, I direct courses that are now titled Blood and Cardiovascular, Renal and Pulmonary, and Multisystems (Renal and Pulmonary now headed by a colleague).   I still teach anatomical sciences in all the other blocks, and have been instrumental in converting most of our histology content to online learning modules.  In addition, I teach Embryology and Teratology for the Genetic Counseling Program; the Embryology course is part of the new Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences.  I also teach Anatomy and Physiology at UCBlueAsh in the evenings.  My research focuses on using technology to create modules that enhance student learning; for example, the above-mentioned histology modules, as well as animations depicting embryonic development, and cartilage and bone formation.

Education

Bachelor's Degree, University of Dayton Dayton, OH, 1987 (Biology)

Master's Degree, University of Dayton Dayton, OH, 1989 (Biology)

Doctoral Degree, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1998 (Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy)

Positions and Work Experience

2004 -2011 Course Director, Histology and Cell Biology (formerly Microscopic Anatomy), University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

2000 -2009 Field Service Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

2000 -To Present Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, UC Blue Ash (formerly Raymond Walters College)

1998 -2000 Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2009 -2012 Field Service Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2012 -To Present Professor - Educator, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2002 -To Present Adjunct Assistant Professor - Genetic Counseling Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2014 -To Present Course Director - Multisystems, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2014 -To Present Course Director - Renal and Pulmonary, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2013 -To Present Course Director - Blood and Cardiovascular, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2012 -2012 Course Director - Rheumatology, Oncology, and Hematology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2012 -2012 Course Director - Cardiovascular, Renal, and Pulmonary, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2003 -To Present Course Director - Dissection of the Human Body, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2008 -To Present Course Director - Gross Anatomy: Prosection and Teaching, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2002 -To Present Course Director - Embryology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

2004 -To Present Course Director - Teratology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

1997 -1999 Part-Time Faculty, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

1990 -1998 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

1990 -1994 Adjunct Faculty, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH

1991 -1992 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,

1987 -1989 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Dayton,

Research and Practice Interests

My research focuses on using technology to create modules that enhance student learning; for example, the above-mentioned histology modules, as well as animations depicting embryonic development, and cartilage and bone formation.

Research Support

Investigators:DJ Lowrie 2005 -2005 Ohio Board of Reagents Virtual Microscope System $23,400 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Investigators:DJ Lowrie 2005 -2005 Office of Medical Education Web-based Instruction in Embryonic Folding $5,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:College

Investigators:DJ Lowrie 2006 -2006 Office of Medical Education Web-based Instruction in Central Nervous System Development $4,500 Completed Type:Grant Level:College

Investigators:DJ Lowrie and Nancy Warren 2004 -2004 College of Allied Health Sciences On-line Genetic Counseling Courses $10,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:College

Investigators:DJ Lowrie and Bruce Giffin 2011 -2011 Office of Medical Education Web-based Instruction for Brain, Mind, and Behavior Laboratories $5,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:College

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

Michaels, John E; Allred, Kelly; Bruns, Christina; Lim, Wan; Lowrie, D J; Hedgren, Wade (2005. )Virtual laboratory manual for microscopic anatomy.Anatomical record. Part B, New anatomist, ,284 (1 ),17-21

Drake, Richard L; Lowrie, D J; Prewitt, Chantal M (2002. )Survey of gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, neuroscience, and embryology courses in medical school curricula in the United States.The Anatomical record, ,269 (2 ),118-22

Meng, J J; Lowrie, D J; Sun, H; Dorsey, E; Pelton, P D; Bashour, A M; Groden, J; Ratner, N; Ip, W (2000. )Interaction between two isoforms of the NF2 tumor suppressor protein, merlin, and between merlin and ezrin, suggests modulation of ERM proteins by merlin .Journal of neuroscience research, ,62 (4 ),491-502

Lowrie, D J; Stickney, J T; Ip, W (2000. )Properties of the nonhelical end domains of vimentin suggest a role in maintaining intermediate filament network structure.Journal of structural biology, ,132 (2 ),83-94

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

Lowrie, D., Shirmer, A., Marsh, K. (2007. )Embryonic Foldiing .MedEdPortal, ,

Lowrie, D., Marsh, K., Sliney, K., Giffin, B. (2010. )Neural Tube Development .MedEdPortal, ,

Thompson, Andrew R; Lowrie, D.J. Jr. (2017. )An evaluation of outcomes following the replacement of traditional histology laboratories with self-study modules.Anatomical sciences education, ,10 (3 ),276-285

Das, M., Claeson, K.M., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Bolender, D.L., Fredieu, J.R., Guttmann, G., Conway, M.L., Ghosh, T., Edmondson, A.C., Cork, R.J., Rengasamy, P., Lee, L.M.J., Williams, J.M., Oberg, K.C. (2018. )A Guide to Competencies, Educational Goals, and Learning Objectives for Teaching Human Embryology in an Undergraduate Medical Education Setting .Med. Sci. Ed., ,28 (2 ),417

Das, M., Ettarh, R., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Rengasamy, P., Lee, L.M., Williams, J.M., Guttmann, G. (2019. )A Guide to Competencies, Educational Goals, and Learning Objectives for Teaching Medical Histology in an Undergraduate Medical Education Setting. Med. Sci. Ed., ,29 (2 ),523

Other Publications

Lowrie, D.J. Jr. (1998. )Analysis of the nonhelical head and tail domains of the intermediate filament protein, vimentin. Ph.D. Thesis,

Lowrie, D.J. Jr. (1989. )The Ubiquitin-Ligase System in Trypanosoma brucei brucei .Masters Thesis,

Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Brackenbury, R., and Sliney, K. (2014. )Cartilage Formation .iCollaborative, MedEdPortal

Lowrie, D.J., Jr., Brackenbury, R., and Sliney, K. (2014. )Intramembranous Bone Formation .iCollaborative, MedEdPortal

Lead Author: Virginia Lyons Task Force Chairs: Joy Y. Balta, Sarah McCarthy, Kelly Harrell, Kim Topp, James M. Williams Gross Anatomy Task Force Members: numerous, including Donald Lowrie Jr. (2019. )Gross Anatomy Learning Objectives for Competency-based Undergraduate Medical Education .

Published Books

Drake, R.L., Lowrie, D.J., Jr. (2005. )Case-Directed Anatomy Online Course for Gray's Anatomy for Students .Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone

Lowrie, D.J. Jr (2019. )Histology: An Essential Textbook .New York, NY ,Thieme (Author)

Electronic Journal

Lowrie, DJ; Marsh, K (2006. )Embryonic Folding .MedEdPortal,

Lowrie, DJ; Marsh, K (2010. )Neural Tube Development .MedEdPortal,

Lowrie, D.J., Jr., Brackenbury, R., Sliney, K. (2014. )Cartilage Formation .MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative,

Lowrie, D.J., Jr., Brackenbury, R., Sliney, K. (2014. )Intramembranous Bone Formation .MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative,

Technical Reports

Lowrie, D.J. Jr. (1997. )Transfection of green fluorescent protein into human adrenal carcinoma cells. Strategies, 10(3),114

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Giffin, B.F., Gunderson, A.J. (2011. )A Virtual Self-Study Histology Laboratory .Central Group on Education Affairs, Omaha, Nebraska. .Professional Meeting. .Level:Regional

Lowrie, D.J. Jr, Jamieson, G.A, Jr., and Ip, W. (1995. )Analysis of the tail domain of the intermediate filament protein, vimentin, using a random peptide library .Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, Washington, D.C.. .Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Prewitt, C.M., and Drake, R.L. (2002. )Survey of Basic Anatomy Courses Taught in Medical and Osteopathic School: Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology .Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, New Orleans, LA. .Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Prewitt, C.M., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., and Drake, R.L. (2002. )Survey of Basic Anatomy Courses Taught in Medical and Osteopathic School: Gross Anatomy and Neuroscience .Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, New Orleans, LA. .Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Michaels, J.E., Allred, K., Bruns, C.N., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Lim, W., and Hedgren, W. (2002. )A Virtual Laboratory Manual (VLM) for Microscopic Anatomy .Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, New Orleans, LA. .Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Warren, N.S., Lowrie, D.J., Krepkovich, K., Williams,M., and Turner, C. (2006. )Clinical Embryology Online .UC Showcase, University of Cincinnati. .UC. .Level:University

Warren, N.S., Lowrie, D.J., Karlea, A., Krepkovich, K. Turner, C. Williams, M. (2007. )Adapting a Graduate Level Clinical Embryology Course for Online Delivery to Practicing Genetic Counselors and Other Health Professionals .Meeting of the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, Bethesda MD. .Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Warren, N.S., Karlea, A., Strike, B., Doughty, C., Krepkovich, K., Williams, M., Turner, C. Lowrie, D.J. Jr. (2007. )Online Learning Promotes Professional Development for Genetic Counselors .National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Kansas City, MO. .Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Warren, N.S., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Strike, B., Turner, C. (2008. )Genetic Counseling Program Online Courses Benefit Graduate Students, Practicing Professionals and Prospective Students .UC. .Level:University

Pettigrew, D.B., Giffin, B.F., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Gunderson, A.J. (2012. )The Impact of Alternating Anatomy Dissection Teams on Practical Examination Performance .Association for Medical Education in Europe, Lyon, France. .Professional Meeting. .Level:International

Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Pettigrew, D.B., Gunderson, A.J., Gruenstein, E., Giffin, B.F. (2013. )The Use of GraderAid Software to Grrade Short Answer Examinations .Central Group on Educational Affairs, Cincinnati, OH. .Professional Meeting. .Level:Regional

Pettigrew, D.B., Giffin, B.F., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Gunderson, A.J. (2013. )The Impact of Alternating Anatomy Dissection Teams on Practical Examination Performance .Central Group on Educational Affairs, Cincinnati, OH. .Professional Meeting. .Level:Regional

Giffin, B.F., Lowrie, D.J. Jr., Pettigrew, D.B., Gunderson, A.J. (2013. )The Integration of Osteology, Radiology, and Surface Anatomy Into a Clinical Skills 101 Course for First-Year Medical Students .Central Group on Educational Affairs, Cincinnati, OH. .Professional Meeting. .Level:Regional

Lowrie, D.J., Jr., Pettigrew, D.B., Gunderson, A.J., Gruenstein, E., Giffin, B.F. (2015. )The Use of GraderAid Software to Grade Short Answer Examinations .University of Cincinnati Research Week, University of Cincinnati. .UC. .Level:University

Lowrie, D.J., Jr (2016. )Self-Study Modules that Replace Traditional Histology Laboratories .AFTL Teaching Showcase, University of Cincinnati. .Level:University

Thompson, A.R., Lowrie, D.J. (03-2017. )Self-study histology modules: An Approach to Reduce Basic Science Contact Hours without Sacrificing Content or Outcomes. .Central Group on Educational Affairs, Chicago IL. .Level:Regional

Honors and Awards

2015 Gold Apple Award (second year class)

2015 Silver Apple Award (first year class)

2014 Silver Apple Award (second year class)

2014 Silver Apple Award (first year class)

2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2013 Gold Apple Award (second-year class)

2013 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2011 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2010 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2009 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2008 Gold Apple Award (first-year class)

2007 Gold Apple Award (first-year class)

2006 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2005 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2004 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2003 Gold Apple Award (first-year class)

2002 Most Outstanding Teaching Award-Microscopic Anatomy

2002 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

2001 Most Oustanding Teaching Award-Embryology/Gross Anatomy

2001 Silver Apple Award (first-year class)

1993 -1995 Ryan Fellowship Albert J. Ryan Foundation Status:Recipient Type:Fellowship

2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Status:Recipient Level:College

2015 Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:University

2019 Silver Apple Award (second year class)

2017 Optime Magistrum Award for Fundamentals of Cellular Medicine

2019 Mrs. A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching Status:Recipient Level:University

Service

(Pre-Clinical Biennium Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2009 -2011

(Year-I Promotions Board )Board Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2004 -2010

(AOA Selection Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2008 -To Present

(Curriculum Analysis Revision Task Force (CART)-Information Technology Committee )Committee Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2009 -2013

(Department of Medical Education-Reappointment and Promotion Committee )Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2010 -2015

(Year 1 Curriculum Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2004 -2011

(Information Technology within the Curriculum Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2006 -2009

Genetic Counseling Program (Search Committee for Assistant Director )Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2010

(Curriculum Analysis Revision Taskforce (CART) )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -2013

(Curriculum Analysis Revision Taskforce (CART) - Basic Science Integration Sub-Taskforce )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -2011

(Curriculum Analysis Revision Taskforce (CART) - Competency and Assessment Taskforce )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -2011

(Curriculum Analysis Revision Taskforce (CART) - Cardiovascular, Renal, Pulmonary Content Experts )Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011 -2012

(Curriculum Analysis Revision Taskforce (CART) - Rheumatology, Oncology, Hematology Content Experts )Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011 -2012

(2011 LCME Self-Study Task Force: Medical Student Working Group )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011

(2011 LCME Self-Study Task Force: Educational Program Working Group )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011

(M1 Curriculum Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011 -2012

(Student Assessment Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011 -2012

(College of Medicine Faculty: Executive Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2011 -To Present

(M1/M2 Curriculum Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2012 -To Present

(Class of 2017 Performance and Advancement Committee (PAC) )Committee Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2013 -2017

(Education Policy Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2013 -To Present

(Block Grading Policy Subcommittee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014

(Pharmacology Education Subcommittee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014

(Curriculum Presentor for UCCOM Interview Days )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2010 -To Present

(Blackboard Data Loading Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2013

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Anatomy in the Curriculum Task Force )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2015

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Professionalism Task Force )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2015

American Association of Anatomists (Task Force on Histology Competencies )Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2015

American Association of Anatomists (Task Force on Embryology Competencies )Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2015

American Assocation of Anatomists (Task Force on Gross Anatomy Competencies )Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2015 -2019

Education Policy Committee (Anatomy in the Curriculum Task Force )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2015

(Department of Medical Education-Reappointment and Promotion Committee )Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2015 -To Present

(Class of 2021 Performance and Advancement Committee (PAC) )Committee Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2017 -2019

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (M1/M2 Performance and Advancement Committee (PAC) )Co-Chair Type:University/College Service Level:College 2019 -To Present

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (PAC Chairs Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2016 -To Present

Genetic Counseling Department (Genetic Counseling Program Executive Committee )Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2019 -To Present

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (LCME Subcommittee 1 )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2018 -2019

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (M1/M2 Attendances and Absences Policy Workgroup )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2019

Post Graduate Training and Education

1998-1999 Post-doctoral fellow, I worked part-time in the lab of Wally Ip continuing my graduate work on intermediate filaments., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, ,Cincinnati, OH

Keywords

Anatomy(MeSH A),Diseases(MeSH C),Biological Sciences(MeSH G),Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena(MeSH I),Body Regions(MeSH A01),Musculoskeletal System(MeSH A02),Digestive System(MeSH A03),Respiratory System(MeSH A04),Urogenital System(MeSH A05),Endocrine System(MeSH A06),Cardiovascular System(MeSH A07),Nervous System(MeSH A08),Sense Organs(MeSH A09),Tissues(MeSH A10),Cells(MeSH A11),Fluids and Secretions(MeSH A12),Stomatognathic System(MeSH A14),Hemic and Immune Systems(MeSH A15),Embryonic Structures(MeSH A16),Integumentary System(MeSH A17),Cardiovascular Diseases(MeSH C14),Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities(MeSH C16),Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity(MeSH G04),Biochemical Phenomena, Metabolism, and Nutrition(MeSH G06),Physiological Processes(MeSH G07),Reproductive and Urinary Physiology(MeSH G08),Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology(MeSH G09),Digestive, Oral, and Skin Physiology(MeSH G10),Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology(MeSH G11),Education(MeSH I02)

Courses Taught

Hematology and Cardiovascular (Co-Director)

Renal and Pulmonary (Co-Director)

Dissection of the Human Body (Director)

Gross Anatomy - Prosection and Teaching (Director)

Anatomy and Physiology (Director)

Clinical Embryology (Director)

Teratology (Director)

Clinical Skills 101

Fundamentals of Medical Science

Musculoskeletal-Integumentary

Brain, Mind and Behavior

USMLE Review Series

Gastrointestinal-Endocrine-Reproduction

Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine

Fundamentals of Cellular Medicine

Advanced Anatomy of the Head and Neck

Anatomical Sciences Teaching Elective

Anatomical Sciences Teaching Elective

Advanced Anatomy of the Head and Neck

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
Room G454A
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0667
Phone: 513-558-5032
Fax: 513-558-2727
dj.lowrie@uc.edu