Working in the laboratory of Dr. Lloyd Greene, my current research investigates the mechanisms underlying neuronal cell death in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Course Director, Clinical Gross Anatomy
Director, The Anatomical Donor Program (http://pathology.columbia.edu/body_donor_program.html)
Interview with Dr. Bernd (http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2013/09/05/educating-tomorrows-physicians/)
Bernd, P., Miles, K., Rozenberg, I., Borghjid, S. and Kirby, M.L; Neurotrophin-3 and TrkC are expressed in the outflow tract of the developing chicken heart; Dev. Dynam.; 2004; 230:767-772.
Bernd, P.; The role of neurotrophins during early development; Gene Exp.; 2008; 14:241-50.
Bernd, P. and Jakway, J.; A simplified approach to teaching medical students ocular movements and the rationale in testing the oculomotor, trochlear and abducent nerves; Anat. Sci. Ed.; 2008; 1:126-129.
Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum. P. Bernd, ed., 2012
Honors and Awards
1980‑1982: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
1983: Mount Sinai School of Medicine Competitive Research Award
Beta Beta Beta Biological Society
2002-2003: Outstanding Educator of the Year of the Pre-Clinical Faculty (SUNY Downstate)
2007: Distinguished Teaching Professorship (conferred by the SUNY Board of Trustees)
2010: Distinguished Lecturer of the Year awarded by the P&S Class of 2013
2011: Finalist, Columbia Presidential Teaching Award (school-wide)