Robin Michaels
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Credentials
PhD

Associate Dean of Student Life and Academic Affairs
Biography

Bio

Dr. Michaels is working with colleagues in the US and Canada to examine how medical schools assess humanistic traits in their applicants. She also has an interest in promoting wellbeing in medical students and developing resources for mental health services and addressing food insecurities.

 

Teaching Summary

Lecturer in the Neurological Medicine Course; Lab instructor for Human Anatomy sessions.
Mentoring/Advising: All medical students on campus; several undergraduates preparing for professional school and early career faculty at our school. 

Education

PhD, University of Minnesota
Major: Anatomy & Neurobiology
BA, University of Colorado
Major: EPO Biology
A.S., Mesa College
Major: Biology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Visiting Professor, Visiting Professorship
University of Zimbabwe
American Heart Association Individual Fellowship, Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Appointment, Fellowship
Washington University
Josiah Macy Foundation Fellowship, Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine
Individual Postdoctoral Research Service Award (NIGMS), Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine
Posdoctoral Appointment, Fellowship
Washington University
Bush Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Training, Fellowship
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Honors and Recognition

Honorary Spartan Award, 3rd US Army Medical Recruitment Battalion
2016
Honorable mention, Basic Science Teacher of the Year, UM Duluth Medical School Class of 2020
2016
Second Place, University of Minnesota Global Health Case Competition
2016
Keynote Graduation Speaker, CU School of Medicine Class of 2015
2015
Graduation Marshall, CU School of Medicine, Class of 2012
2012
President’s Teaching Award, CU School of Medicine Class of 2012
2012
University of Colorado School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award (Most Supportive) , School of Medicine Class of 2013
2011
Graduation Marshall, CU School of Medicine Class of 2011
2011
AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Workshop
2011
Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine 5th Annual Faculty Professionalism Award
2011
Membership: Academy of Medical Educators
2010
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Excellence in Teaching Award (Most Inspiring Professor), School of Medicine Class of 2012
2009
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Excellence in Teaching Award (Most Caring & Committed Teacher), School of Medicine Class of 2011
2009
Graduation Marshall, School of Medicine Class of 2009
2009
Graduation Marshall, School of Medicine Class of 2008
2008
Campus Director, Carnegie President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative
2008
Selected: University of Colorado School of Medicine Teaching Scholar’s Program
2007
University of Colorado Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Medicine Class of 2009
2006
Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award, School of Medicine
2006
University of Colorado School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Medicine Class of 2007
2004
University of Colorado School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Medicine Class of 2008
2004
University of Colorado School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Medicine Class of 2006
2003
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH) Reentry Award, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Department of Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1996
Bacaner Research Award in Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Minnesota Medical Foundation
1984

Media Appearances

Mini Med School to Real Medical School, National Public Radio/Voice of America
2011

Professional Memberships

Planning Committee for AAMC CGSA-OSR 2019 Regional Meeting, Member
2018-2019
American Society for the Advancement of Science
National Board of Medical Examiners, USMLE Gross Anatomy & Embryology Test Material Development Committee
National Board of Medical Examiners, USMLE Gross Anatomy & Embryology Test Material Development Committee, Chair
Contact

Contact

Address

177 SMed
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Administrative Contact