Keely Cassidy

ASSISTANT PROFESSORKeely Cassidy
Director, P A/PT Gross Anatomy Course

Phone: 402-559-8288
Fax: 402-559-3400
Email

Education: Indiana University School of Medicine (PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology)

Teaching: 

Dr. Cassidy’s primary focus in the department is teaching. She is the Assistant Course Director of the Structure and Development of the Human Body course for Physician Assistants and Physical Therapy students; participates in the Medical Structure and Development core for Medical Students; and is the Course Director for the graduate Cross-Sectional Anatomy course.

Research:

Dr. Cassidy’s research focus is in the scholarship of teaching and learning in medical education. Her current projects involve faculty and student experiences and perceptions of embryology content in the basic science curriculum; analyses of formative assessment and collaboration in pre-comprehensive exam review sessions; and the use of metaphor and analogy in anatomical education. She serves as an embryology textbook reviewer and is an active participant in several international anatomical organizations.   

 Recent Publications:

Cassidy, K., Clapper, L., & Lederer, A. Professional and personal learning communities:  The lasting impact of an interdisciplinary network of graduate students. In Voices from the Classroom:  Graduate Students’ Reflections of Evidence-based Teaching. J. Meta Robinson, V. O’Loughlin, K. Kearns, and L. Plummer (Eds.). (in press)

 Cassidy, K. 2015. Synapse HAPS: A rapid, new form of knowledge transmission. HAPS-EDucator, 19(3):  13-14.

 Johnson, C.C., Middendorf, J., Rehrey, G., Dalkilic, M.M., Zhu, C., & Cassidy, K. (2014). Geological time, biological events and the learning transfer problem. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 14(4):  115-129. doi: 10.14434/josotl.v14i4.4667.

 Foo, J., Martinez-Escobar, M., Juhnke, B., Cassidy, K., Hisley, K., Lobe, T., & Winer, E. (2013). Evaluating mental workload of two-dimensional and three-dimensional visualization for anatomical structure localization. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 23(1): 65-70. doi:10.1089/lap.2012.0150.

 Recent Presentations:

  1. Cassidy, K. (2016). ”Death, Donation, and Dissection”:  The development of an undergraduate course about human body donors in education. HAPS-Educator 20(3). Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Atlanta, Georgia, 2016.
  2. Cassidy, K. (2016). The embryology educator experience:  A comprehensive survey of faculty and the generation of a phenomenology of embryology education. FASEB J 30. Oral presentation in the Anatomy Education Platform 2:  Evidence-Based Approaches to Anatomy Education at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. San Diego, California, 2016.
  3. Cassidy, K. & Klein, B. (2016) Evaluation of an interactive histology review session for medical student statewide exam preparation. Poster presentation at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Edward C. Moore Excellence in Teaching Symposium. Indianapolis, Indiana, 2016.
  4. Cassidy, K. (2016). Active learning in A&P:  Play to your students’ strengths. Invited oral presentation at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Physiological Society. Greencastle, Indiana, 2016.
  5. Cassidy, K. (2015). Tubes and twists:  A hands-on activity to teach development of the digestive system. HAPS-EDucator 19(3):  106. Workshop presentation at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. San Antonio, Texas, 2015.
  6. Cassidy, K. (2015). Embryology in the medical curriculum:  The perceptions and opinions of current anatomy faculty. FASEB J 29:  695.1. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. Boston, Massachusetts, 2015. Finalist for the American Association of Anatomists/Anatomical Sciences Education Student/ Postdoctoral Education Research Poster Award.
  7. Cassidy, K. (2015). Development of a pre-medical embryology course using backward course design and student career goals. Oral presentation at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Edward C. Moore Excellence in Teaching Symposium. Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015.
  8. Cassidy, K. (2014). Let their goals be your guide:  How to develop a writing exercise using student career plans in healthcare. HAPS-EDucator 18(3):  49. Workshop presentation at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Jacksonville, Florida, 2014.
  9. Cassidy, K. (2014). Development of a pre-medical embryology course using backward course design. FASEB J 28:  534.1. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. San Diego, California, 2014.
  10. Cassidy, K. (2013). Embryology in the medical curriculum:  student study approaches, attitudes, and beliefs. HAPS-EDucator, 17(3):  56. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013.
  11. Cassidy, K. (2013). The pyramidal lobe:  Connecting a case study with lymphatic system topics in gross anatomical education. FASEB J 27:  958.3. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. Boston, Massachusetts, 2013.
  12. Carpenter, L., Cassidy, K., Lederer, A., Sturts, J., Kearns, K., & O’Loughlin, V. (2013). Learning communities for graduate students: Supporting scholarly teaching. Oral presentation at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Edward C. Moore Excellence in Teaching Symposium. Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013.
  13. Canby, C.A. & Cassidy, K. (2012). The unhappy triad:  Quest for a conclusive definition. FASEB J 26:  lb24. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. San Diego, California, 2012.
  14. Cassidy, K. & Khan, M.A. (2011). Anatomic variations of the dorsalis pedis artery:  A cadaveric study. FASEB J 25:  lb2. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists. Washington DC, 2011.