Zane D. Wagner

Session: HIPAA Compliance and the Use of PHI in Anatomical Donation, Education and Research 

Zane Wagner is an attorney and a compliance officer at the University of Minnesota, where he works on privacy regulations and health law. Zane promotes HIPAA compliance by helping researchers, educators, and administrations understand the need for privacy and security efforts at every level of the organization. Drawing on his background in law and technology, he connects the dots between privacy policies and the day-to-day collection, use, and disclosure of health information.

Zane is a graduate of Washington State University and the University of Minnesota Law School. He holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credentials from the IAPP. In his spare time, he enjoys programming and brewing beer.

Thomas H. Champney 

Session Name: HIPAA Compliance and the Use of PHI in Anatomical Donation, Education and Research 

Dr. Thomas H. Champney earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1984. His research investigated the role of the pineal gland and its hormone melatonin on integrative physiology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware investigating reproductive physiology and then accepted a faculty position at Texas A&M University's College of Medicine. He spent 18 years at Texas A&M University teaching anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy to medical students while publishing over 50 research manuscripts on melatonin's role in endocrinology, epilepsy and immune regulation. He also provided lectures on scientific ethics to graduate students and served on the Texas A&M University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

In 2003, Dr. Champney moved to St. George's University in Grenada where he taught first year medical students histology and created a scientific ethics course that was required for all biomedical graduate students. In addition, he reviewed grants for the Office of Research Integrity that funded projects in research ethics and collaborated with investigators on objectives for research ethics courses. In 2008, he spent one year in Zurich, Switzerland, and attended seminars at the Biomedical Ethics program at the University of Zurich.

Dr. Champney accepted a faculty position at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine in 2009 to teach first year medical students gross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy. In 2010, he took over the coordination of the South Florida Willed Body Program for the State Anatomical Board. In addition, he joined the University's Ethics Program (now the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy). He helps teach the Responsible Conduct of Research course as well as teaching in a graduate level Research Ethics course. He has also written a module for the online ethics education program (CITI) on conflicts of commitment and conscience. He publishes commentaries on the ethical use of human tissues, notably the use of willed bodies, and is a member of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) Medical Humanities and Ethics group.

Lynn Copes 

Session: InterProfessional Education in Anatomy

Lynn Copes received a PhD in paleoanthropology from Arizona State University in 2012. In 2013, she was hired as one of the Founding Faculty members of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University where she has been active in the development of the gross anatomy curriculum. She is currently a Faculty Fellow at Quinnipiac's Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education and is passionate about finding ways for students in all health care professions to learn clinically relevant anatomy while gaining respect for the expertise of other professions.

Bruce Wainman 

Session: InterProfessional Education in Anatomy

Bruce Wainman, PhD, is the Director of the Education Program in Anatomy and the Surgical Skills Laboratory at McMaster University, a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, an Associate Member of the Department of Ob/Gyn and the Coordinator of Biological Sciences for the Ontario Midwifery Consortium.

Bruce's research is on various aspects of anatomy education including IPE and the efficacy of x-reality tools. Recent eBooks produced by Dr Wainman include “Pharmacology Revealed" and “Physical Assessment of the Well Woman and Newborn."

Dr Wainman lectures at McMaster mainly on anatomy, pharmacology and reproductive physiology to the MD, undergraduate Health Sciences and Midwifery programs. For his teaching activities he has received the McMaster Student Union numerous times, the President's Award for Educational, the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award for 2015, Osler Lecture Award and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

R. Lisa Popp 

Session: InterProfessional Education in Anatomy

I received three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin: a B.A. in Biology in 1976, an M.A. in Exercise Physiology in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1995. Upon completion of my Ph.D., I conducted post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. David Lovinger, one the leading experts on alcohol modulation of ligand-gated ion channels at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine I am currently an Associate Professor with tenure, in the Department of Medical Education (DOME) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine (SOM). Before joining the DOME in 2015, I was in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience (2003-2015), during which time I was an NIH funded scientist studying the molecular mechanisms of alcohol addiction. I have been teaching medical students since 2004 in the fields of Pharmacology, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology and Neuropathology as well as addiction. My introduction to Interprofessional Education began in 2013 as a SOM champion for the TTUHSC Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) to promote Interprofessional teamwork. As a QEP champion, I served on many committees. Some of which included: the committee that prepared the QEP report for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); organizational committees for the our annual institutional IPE Fall Symposium; faculty committee that prepared and accompanied TTUHSC student teams participating in National CLARION competitions. 

In 2014, in preparation for the SOM LCME site visit, I began integrating IPE learning activities into the SOM curriculum and have personally been responsible for conducting approximately 10 Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Learning Activities (IPECPLA) throughout the first two years of our medical curriculum. I have presented data from these activities at both international and national meetings in both podium and poster format, some of which include: Collaborations Across Borders (CABS) V in 2015; Keck's School of Medicine, Innovations in Medical Education in 2017; IAMSE International Conference in 2017 and The American Hearing and Speech Association National meeting in 2017. I am the SOM representative for the TTUHSC IPE Steering Committee and I have won two presidential awards in the area of IPE. 

Eduardo Rodriguez 

Session: Presidential Speaker

Dr. Rodriguez was born and raised in Miami, FL, the son of Cuban immigrants. He earned his B.S. in Neurobiology from the University of Florida in 1988, followed by a DDS degree from New York University in 1992. He completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1997. He then went on to earn his MD from the Medical College of Virginia in 1999, then completed general surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001 and then a combined plastic surgery program at Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland Medical Center in 2003. He also completed an International Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan in 2004. He is dually boarded by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

An internationally recognized leader in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Rodriguez joined the NYU Langone faculty in November 2013 as the Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and chair of the HansjÓ§rg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rodriguez joined NYU Langone from the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland School of Medicine/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he was Chief of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Craniofacial Surgery and Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez also leads NYU Langone's vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) program, which encompasses face and limb transplantation. He and his team performed NYU Langone's first face transplant in August 2015 on Patrick Hardison, a firefighter from Senatobia, MS, who was severely burned in September 2001 in the line of duty. This case is widely recognized as the most extensive procedure of its kind to date – and the first performed in New York State.