Alan Detton Awarded the 2022-23 Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants

Alan Detton - Pathology and Cell Biolody

On August 11, the Columbia University Office of the Provost announced the awardees of the 2022-23 Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants. Dr. Alan J. Detton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC, won the grant in the category of Innovative Course Design for his “Proposal for a Novel Elective Bridging 3D Printing and Medical Educator Skill Development”.

Dr. Detton teaches Gross Anatomy at the VP&S medical school. He is the author of the highly regarded Grant's Dissector, Sixteenth Edition, which is the go-to guide for dissection in the anatomy lab. His research interests include the development of dissection-based video content as well as novel 3D interactive anatomy education resources, 3D printing, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), surgical simulation, and their evaluation through video analytic usability principles of human computer interaction. On April 4, 2022, the VP&S Class of 2024 honored its teachers by giving Alan Detton the Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher Award, which recognizes classroom teaching.

The Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants support faculty in developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogies and learning strategies for Columbia courses and beyond. The grants will help assess the effectiveness of new educational methods and tools, and illuminate strategies to improve learning outcomes for Columbia students across disciplines.

For more details, see the provost’s announcement at:

Congratulations to Dr. Detton!