Research Faculty

Address
630 West 168th Street
Room 14-426A
New York, NY 10032

Phone: 212-305-7572
Fax:

pb106@cumc.columbia.edu
Education and Training
Ph.D. 1980 Columbia University
Paulette Bernd, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Director, Clinical Gross Anatomy
Director, Anatomical Donor Program
Research Summary

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.
Service Activities

Course Director, Clinical Gross Anatomy

Director, The Anatomical Donor Program



Media Coverage

Columbia Medicine Online Extras, “The New Anatomy: Impressions of a First-Year Medical Student”; April 2010

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons website, News, “Essential Art for Medical Students”; December 20, 2010

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons website, News, “A New Take on Gross Anatomy”; May 30th, 2012

Voice of America, “Med Students Honor ‘First Patient’ Body Donors”; Adam Phillips; May 28th, 2013

Columbia Medicine, “Gross Anatomy 2.0”; Spring 2013, pg. 12

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons website, News, “Anatomy Courses Crucial for Physician Training”; September 5th, 2013

Wall Street Journal, “Teaching Anatomy in a Digital Age; At Columbia Medical School Students are Experimenting with a New Way to do Dissection”; October 9th, 2013, pg. R6

Scarsdale Inquirer, “Anatomically Correct; Scarsdalians Create iPad Anatomy Manual”; October 18th, 2013, pp. 1 & 10

Columbia Medicine, “Gross Anatomy Modernized”; 2013 Annual Report, pg. 17

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons website, News, “Anatomy Manual Created by P&S Students & Professor Now Available on iBooks”; May 1st, 2014

MEDCITY News, “Wow of the Week: Medical school honors donated bodies, but how long before virtual dissections dominate?”; October 4th, 2014

Columbia CNMTL Faculty Spotlight, “Building a Better Gross Anatomy Dissector with iBooks”; June 2nd, 2014

The iBooks Author Conference, “iBA's Anatomy: iBooks Author And Health Care” by Bradley Metrock; February 20th, 2015

HuffPost Science, “Synthetic Cadavers Offer An Equally Creepy Alternative To The Real Thing;” ; May 26th, 2015

Selected Publications

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.

Aimé, P., Sun,, X., Zareen, N., Rao, A., Berman, Z., Volpicelli-Daley, L., Bernd, P., Crary, J.F., Levy, O.A. and Greene, L.A.; Trib3 is elevated in Parkinson’s disease and mediates death in Parkinson’s disease models; J. Neurosci. (submitted)

Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum – Pectoral Region, Back & Upper Limb; P. Bernd, editor; 2014, Apple Store, Upper Limb & Back ($3.99)

Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum – Lower Limb; P. Bernd, editor; 2014; Apple Store, Lower Limb ($2.99)

Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum – Head & Neck; P. Bernd, editor; 2014, Apple Store, Head & Neck ($9.99)

Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum – Thorax; P. Bernd, editor; 2014, Apple Store, Thorax ($2.99)

Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum – Abdomen; P. Bernd, editor; 2014, Apple Store, Abdomen ($2.99)

Columbia University Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual: A Concise Student-Centric Dissector for a 21st Century Curriculum – Pelvis & Perineum; P. Bernd, editor; 2014, Apple Store, Pelvis & Perineum ($2.99)

Gross Anatomy Practice Practical Questions, P. Bernd; 2014, Apple Store, Practice Practical Questions ($9.99)

Honors and Awards

1980‑1982: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

1983: Mount Sinai School of Medicine Competitive Research Award

Sigma Xi

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)

2013: Excellence in Medical Education Award; Best Short Communication in Pre-Clerkship Undergraduate Medical Education; Northeast Group of Educational Affairs (AAMC subgroup)

2013: Admitted to the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

2015: Finalist, Columbia Presidential Teaching Award (school-wide)

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