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Nena Lundgreen Mason, PhD joins the Department of Medical Education as a Primary Appointment

Dr. Mason earned her Ph.D. in Physiology and Developmental Biology from Brigham Young University and is an experienced clinical anatomist and ultrasound educator. Dr. Mason spent 8 years teaching medical physiology and developing and directing clinical gross anatomy and ultrasound education programs at California Northstate University College of Medicine and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Southern Utah. A celebrated educator, Dr. Mason has been honored with the “Faculty Member of the Year” award for excellence in teaching several times along with other teaching-related accolades throughout her career. She directs an innovative research program in medical education centered around the development of pedagogy for teaching clinical ultrasound skills to medical students using human cadaveric materials. Some of her recent work, which involved training medical students to perform knee arthrocentesis and central venous access using ultrasound-guidance and formalin-embalmed cadavers was published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Critical Care Medicine (in press). Dr. Mason is also actively engaged in national service and currently sits on several committees with the American Association of Clinical Anatomists and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy.