University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

Bio for Sarah J Greene
Sarah J Greene

Sarah J Greene

Director, Anatomical Gift Program
Assistant Professor, Education Scholar Pathway
Department of Neurological Sciences


Contact Information
E-mail: sarah.greene@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Neurological Sciences, Given E404B, Burlington, VT

Education

PhD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2010

Academic Interests

I am a full-time educator providing lectures and laboratory instruction in the VIC Human Structure and Function and Neural Science courses.  I also participate in the DPT Human Gross Anatomy (ANNB 201) and undergraduate Human Neuroanatomy (NSCI 225), and am the lab director for the Human Neuroscience course (NSCI 302).  I also direct the Clinical Anatomy course, which is an advanced elective for 4th year medical students.

Research Interests

I have educational research activities that involve developing, implementing, and evaluating educational techniques for helping students learn three-dimensional anatomy and neuroanatomy.  I also have studies involving tracking student responses to working with anatomical donors throughout the first year of the curriculum.

My previous dissertation research activities involved utilizing imaging techniques to analyze alterations in the structure and function of subregions of the brain, specifically in aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Administrative Interests

I am the Director of the Anatomical Gift Program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  This whole-body donation program allows for the education of current and future medical professionals, educational outreach, and the advancement of research and science.

I also oversee the College of Medicine’s annual Convocation of Thanks, which is an annual memorial ceremony to honor and thank our anatomical donors and their families.

Academic Appointments

College of Medicine Faculty Appointment: July 1, 2010

Publications

Greene SJ, Killiany RJ.  Hippocampal subregions are differentially affected in the progression to AD.  Anatomical Record. 2012: 295(1):132-140.
Greene SJ, Killiany RJ. Subregions of the inferior parietal lobule are affected in the progression to AD.  Neurobiology of Aging. 2010: 31(8): 1304-1311.

Professional Activities

Howe A., Greene SJ.  2014.  Teaching three-dimensional neuroanatomy using a 3D computer model.  American Association of Clinical Anatomists annual meeting.  Orlando, FL.  Accepted.

Greene SJ, Howe AK, Rosen L.  2013. Tracking medical student emotionality in relation to whole body dissection and donation.  American Association of Clinical Anatomists annual meeting.  Denver, CO.

Greene, SJ. 2012.  Implementing a Convocation of Thanks to honor donors and increase awareness of the UVM Anatomical Gift Program.  American Association of Clinical Anatomists annual meeting.  St. George’s University, Grenada.

Greene SJ, Killiany RJ.  2011. Hippocampal subregions are differentially affected in the progression to AD.  American Association of Anatomists annual meeting.  Washington, DC.   Young Faculty Travel Award Winner.