Grand Rounds : Archive, 2013-2014

Dr. Katherine Hyland

Katherine M. Hyland, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and a member of the Institute for Human Genetics at UCSF School of Medicine. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Molecular Cytogenetics from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics from the Johns Hopkins University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia in 1998-99, and a postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1999-2002. In 2002, she joined the faculty at UCSF. Her primary roles at UCSF are in health professions education and faculty development. She is Course Director of the Mechanisms, Methods and Malignancies Block, an interdisciplinary second year medical school course that focuses on the basic and clinical science of cancer, directs the Medical Genetics component of the integrated medical school curriculum, and co-Directs of the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program. Dr. Hyland is an active member in the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, and served as co-Chair of the Faculty Development Working Group. She has participated in numerous educational workshops, and has completed the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program and the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions. She routinely leads faculty development workshops at UCSF as well as at national and international meetings and other medical schools, including the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, and St. George’s University, Grenada. She has developed a blended peer-mentor training program for educators, currently available on the iCollaborative, and is involved in several innovative educational projects. She is Chair of the Genetics Course Directors group in the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG), and is also an active a member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), the Association of Biochemistry Course Directors (ABCD) and the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA).