Translational Anatomy Faculty

Eustathia Lela Giannaris, PhD - Division of Translational Anatomy - Radiology University of Massachuetts Medical SchoolEustathia Lela Giannaris, PhD

Assistant Professor in Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Co-Director DSF Course (Development Structure & Function)
Director, Summer Anatomy Enrichment Program
Co-Leader, Capstone Discovery and Scholarship Course (CSD)
Contact: EustathiaLela.Giannaris@umassmed.edu
Faculty Profile

Lela Giannaris, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Anatomy in the Department of Radiology. She earned a PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University School of Medicine and joined the UMMS faculty in 2010. Dr. Giannaris serves as a core anatomy faculty member in the Development, Structure and Function (DSF) and Brain: Clinical Neuroanatomy courses for first and second year medical students, respectively. Dr. Giannaris also directs the Summer Anatomy Enrichment Program for first-year medical students who are interested in receiving further training in anatomy and developing educational materials to enhance the anatomy curriculum. In addition, Dr. Giannaris is a Co-Course Leader of the Capstone Scholarship and Discovery course (CSD), a longitudinal course that engages students in a scholarly project during all four years of medical school. Dr. Giannaris has conducted neuroscience research on various topics such as gene therapy for neurodegenerative diseases and quantitative neuroanatomy in aging, and is now expanding into medical education research. She is interested in curriculum development, particularly as it relates to the use of 3D visualization methods and self-directed learning resources to enhance the gross anatomy and neuroanatomy curricula.

Yasmin Carter, PhDYasmin Carter, PhD

Assistant Professor in Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director, Innovations Lab (iLab) in iCELS
Contact: Yasmin.Carter@umassmed.edu
Faculty Profile

Yasmin Carter Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Translational Anatomy at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and Founding Director of the Innovations Lab in the interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS). Dr. Carter completed her Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, her Master's at the University of Manitoba, Canada and her undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol England.

Her interests focus on using anatomy as a keystone for teaching transgender healthcare content and best practices to medical students and professionals. More specifically, her work is largely focused on reducing prejudice and increasing access to healthcare for transgender people/patients. She also runs the 3D printing cluster in the Innovations Lab at UMASS Medical School, a ‘maker-space’ dedicated to creative and out-of-the-box thinking in medical pedagogy. Additionally, Dr. Carter conducts research in the fields of bone biology and human osteology, and personally, she believes they are the coolest part of anatomy.

Dr. Carter currently serves on the Committee for Early Career Anatomists (CECA) of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and the Career Development Committee (CDC) of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA). Dr. Carter serves as a core anatomy faculty member in both the lab and lecture hall in the Development, Structure, and Function (DSF) course for first-year medical students. She also lectures in Anatomy for Forensic Anthropologists, at Boston University School of Medicine.

She lives with her giant Alaskan Malamute, in the Victorian home she is currently renovating - one YouTube video at a time. You can find her on twitter at @akhenisis.

Manas Das, MD, MS, Associate Professor Radiology, UMass Medical SchoolManas Das, MD, MS

Associate Professor in Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director, Clinical Anatomy
Contact: Manas.Das@umassmed.edu
Faculty Profile

 


Dr. Manas Das is Director of Clinical Anatomy, Director of Embryology and Director of Histology. Dr. Das first earned his MD and later an MS [Anatomy] from the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, India. His post-graduate training specialized in Clinical Anatomy and Neurology. After completing his medical training he initially practiced medicine full time, mostly ICU/Cardiology, then practiced and taught and eventually became a full time educator in 2005. Dr. Das finds working with students the most inspiring.

Dr. Das for previously was Associate Professor and Director of Anatomical Sciences Education and Director of Medical Foundations at Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota.

Manas Das - Histology and Embryology - Thieme Test PrepDas’ first book, Medical Histology and Embryology Q&A, was published in November of 2017 by Thieme Publishers, Inc., NY, USA. 

He is a founding member of a community within the American Association of Anatomists titled ‘Task Force in Anatomical Sciences’. Dr. Das led a national group of educators from within the community to develop standards for competencies in Medical Histology and Human Embryology. Their paper A Guide to Competencies, Educational Goals, and Learning Objectives for Teaching Human Embryology in an Undergraduate Medical Education Setting was published in the Medical Science Educator in March 2018.

Anne Gilroy, Translational Anatomy - Radiology UMass Medical School

Anne Gilroy

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Anatomy, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Contact: Anne.Gilroy@umassmed.edu
Faculty Profile

Anne Gilroy, Retired Professor of Clinical Anatomy, over her 25 years as a UMass employee, she created and directed a variety of 4th year electives and residency anatomy programs, and was co-director of the Development, Structure and Function course for 1st year medical students. In 2008 Anne co-authored the Thieme’s Atlas of Anatomy (now in its 2nd edition) and in 2012 authored Thieme’s Anatomy-An Essential Textbook, both of which were designed for use in medical gross anatomy programs. Her interests focus on curriculum development, especially as it pertains to the integration of clinical medicine with basic anatomy. As the Director of Anatomy and Imaging Resources for iCels, Anne was responsible for creating innovative teaching strategies through the use of simulation technology. Since 2012 Anne has been part of the collaborative revitalization of the anatomy program at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine of the University of Liberia, West Africa.