Alan Detton Receives Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher’s Award

Alan Detton - Pathology and Cell Biolody

Every year, second-year medical students at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons attend a ceremony to mark the transition from classroom-based instruction to patient-centered training. During the ceremony each year, awards are given by the class making the transition and by the class that just finished its Major Clinical Year. At this year’s ceremony, which took place on April 4, the Class of 2024 honored its teachers by giving Alan Detton, PhD, assistant professor of pathology & cell biology at CUMC, the Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher Award, which recognizes classroom teaching.

Dr. Detton joined the department in 2018. He 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 are the development of dissection-based video content as well as novel 3D interactive anatomy education resources, 3D printing, Augmented (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and surgical simulation and their evaluation through video analytic usability principles of human computer interaction.

The Department congratulates Dr. Detton for achieving this remarkable honor.

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