Kendra Nordgren, PhD

Assistant Dean of Admissions, Medical School, Duluth Campus

Kendra Nordgren

Contact Info

knordgre@d.umn.edu

Office Phone 218-726-7432

Fax 218-726-7937

Office Address:
Department of Biomedical Sciences
211 SMed
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

Assistant Dean of Admissions, Medical School, Duluth Campus

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences


PhD, Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Graduate School, 2011

B.S. (Honors), University of Wisconsin River Falls, 2006

Postdoctoral Associate in Toxicology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN, 2011-2013

Summary

Awards & Recognition

University of Minnesota

  • Program for Educators in Health Professions, Harvard Macy Institute, 2019
  • AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate, May 2015
  • Faculty Award for Collaborative Teaching, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Department of Biomedical Sciences, 2014
  • Registration Scholarship for the 2015 Association of American Medical Colleges’ Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar ($1,731) University of Minnesota Medical School, Office of Faculty Affairs, 2015

External Sources

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society (elected) 2006

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Nordgren’s research interest focuses on development of innovative educational methods and resources for health professions education. In particular, her work emphasizes the importance of active learning strategies and builds on the framework of Guided Discovery Learning.

Publications

See full list of publications at: PubMed

I. Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Nordgren KK, Hampton M, Wallace KB. Editor’s Highlight: The Altered DNA Methylome of Chronic Doxorubicin Exposure in Sprague Dawley Rats. 2017. Toxicological Sciences, 159(2): 470 – 479.
  • Ferreira A, Cunha-Oliveirav T, Simões RF, Carvalho FS, Burgeiro A, Nordgren KK, Wallace KB, and Oliveira PJ. Altered mitochondrial epigenetics associated with subchronic doxorubicin cardiotoxicity. 2017. Toxicology, 390: 63 – 73.
  • Deus CM, Zehowski C, Nordgren KK, Wallace KB, Skildum A, Oliveira P. Stimulating Basal Mitochondrial Respiration Decreases Doxorubicin Apoptotic Signaling in H9c2 Cardiomyoblasts. 2015. Toxicology, 334: 1 – 11.
  • Nordgren KK, Skildum AJ. The Deep End of the Metabolite Pool: Influences on Epigenetic Regulatory Mechanisms in Cancer. 2015. European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 45 (S1): 9 – 15.
  • Nordgren KK, Wallace KB. Keap1 Redox-Dependent Regulation of Doxorubicin-Induced Oxidative Stress Response in Cardiomyocytes. 2014. Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology, 274 (1): 107 – 16.
  • Nordgren KK*, Ji Y*, Chai Y, Hebbring S, Jenkins G, Abo R, Peng Y, Pelleymounter L, Moon I, Eckloff B, Chai X, Zhang J, Fridley B, Yee V, Wieben E, Weinshilboum RM. Human Liver Methionine Cycle: MAT1A and GNMT Gene Resequencing, Functional Genomics and Hepatic Genotype-Phenotype Correlation. 2012. Drug Metabolism & Disposition, 40 (10): 1984-1992. *Authors contributed equally to the manuscript.
  • Nordgren KK, Peng Y, Pelleymounter LL, Moon I, Abo R, Feng Q, Eckloff B, Yee V, Wieben E, Weinshilboum RM. Methionine Adenosyltransferase 2A/2B and Methylation: Gene Sequence Variation and Functional Genomics. 2011. Drug Metabolism & Disposition, 39(11): 2135 – 2147.
  • Moyer A, Fridley B, Jenkins G, Batzler A, Pelleymounter LL, Kalari K, Nordgren KK, Weinshilboum RM. Acetaminophen-NAPQI Hepatotoxicity: a Cell-Line Model System Genome-Wide Association Study. 2011. Toxicological Sciences, 120(1): 33 – 41. 

II. Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Scudder KK, Deshler J, Miller EK. Estrogen Induced Sexual Abnormalities: A Genetic Model for Assessing Estrogenic Pollutants in the Environment. 2006. Annual Proceedings of The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
  • Scudder KK, Miller EK. A Multi-Generation Sublethal Assay of Estrogenics Using the him-5 Strain of Caenorhabditis elegans. 2005. Annual Proceedings of The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

III. Electronic Publications

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Physiology and pharmacology content expert for 1st and 2nd year medical students, with a focus on cardiovascular medicine.

Teaching Areas

Course Director:

  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal, and Acid-Base Systems I
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal, and Acid-Base Systems II

Physiology Teaching:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal, and Acid-Base Systems I
  • Hormonal & Reproductive Medicine

Pharmacology Teaching:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science
  • Foundations of Medicine
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal, and Acid-Base Systems I
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal, and Acid-Base Systems II
  • Hormonal & Reproductive Medicine

Facilitation of Case-Based Learning

  • Skin/Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Neurological Medicine
  • Immunology, Hematology, Oncology Medicine