- Simpson, D., Fincher, R-M.E., Hafler, J.P., Irby, D.M., Richards, B.F., Rosenfeld, G.C., and Viggiano, T.R.: Advancing educators and education by defining the components and evidence associated with educational scholarship. Medical Education, 2007 (In Press).
- Rosenfeld, G.C. and Loose, D.S.: Pharmacology (Board Review Series (BRS), 4th edition), Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore 2007.
- Edwards, M.S., and Rosenfeld, G.C.: A problem-based learning approach to incorporating nutrition into the medical curriculum. Med. Educ. Online 11:1-6, 2006 (http://www.med-ed-online.org).
- Weaver, B., Rosenfeld, G., Krane, K., Menna, J., Walsh, J., and Jackson, J.: Low attendance by basic science educators at medical education meetings. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 16:306-311, 2004.
- Fincher, R-M,E., Simpson, D.E., Mennin, S.P., Rosenfeld, G.C., Rothman, A., McGrew, M.C., Hansen, P.A., Mazmanian, P.E. and Turnbull, J.: Scholarship in teaching: An imperative for the new millennium. Academic Medicine, 75:887-894, 2000.
Gary C. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
UTHSC-Medical School, (713) 500 - 7435
Pharmacology & Medical Education
In my role as professor of pharmacology, and for the past 15 years as assistant dean for educational programs, my efforts have been focused on issues related to the medical school curriculum, medical student teaching and learning, and faculty educator development. As chairman of the medical school’s “Texas Plan” committee, I initiated the introduction of an “Alternate Pathway Program” to assist medical students from disadvantaged backgrounds during their pre clinical years. In 1994, I was chairman of the committee that recommended and championed the introduction into the curriculum of the then relatively novel educational strategy of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) that resulted in a fundamental change in the way medical students, and subsequently nursing and dental students, are educated at UT Houston. In addition to my work as assistant dean, and continuing involvement with PBL, I am Principle Investigator for the NIDDK short-term research training grant that supports the medical student Summer Research Program that I direct. I am also chairman of the medical school’s “Vision Committee” that is currently developing and promoting several new educational initiatives, including a competency-based curriculum, an “Academy of Educators”, and a “Center for Educational Research”. Nationally, I served as the first chairman of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), Division for Pharmacology Education, and as a charter member of the board of directors of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), for which I still serve as chairman of the Public Affairs Committee. Since 1999, I have served on the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs “Scholarship Project” Committee. I have several peer-reviewed educational publications, am co-author of two pharmacology review books, “BRS Pharmacology (4th edition)” and "Case Files in Pharmacology” and am co-editor of the Web-based "Knowledge Objectives in Pharmacology". I also serve as the chairman of the department medical and dental education committee and as director of the department’s pharmacology course for medical students.