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Below are links to recent publications of active ABE members.ABE members are encouraged to email the ABE Manager with your citations and links for posting here. Submissions must be in proper citation format and include URL link to online publication.


Getting to clerkship and beyond: Adaptable biochemistry learning objectives integrating basic and clinical science concepts for any curriculum.  Emine Abali, Jim Baleja, Judith Binstock, Martha Faner, Sheri Fong, Zeynep Gromley, Mariluz Henshaw, Vivek Joshi, Aditi Kesari, Renee LeClair, Sireesha Mamillapalli, Pasquale Manzerra, Lawrence Myers, Raquel Ritchie, Dan Rogstad, Jaya Yodh, Bei Zhang, Doug Spicer


Arbor, S., Binstock, J., Panini, S. et al. Development and Validation of a Shared Secure Biochemistry Test Bank for Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy Schools. Med.Sci.Educ. 30, 403–415 (2020).

Spicer DB, Thompson KH, Kilgallen S. Making the connection: Using concept mapping to bring the basic sciences to the diagnosis. JAOA. 2020;120(8): 524-528.

Coiado, O.C. Yodh, J., Galvez, R., Ahmad, K. “How COVID-19 Transformed Problem-Based Learning at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.” Med Science Educator. 2020;30(4): 1353-1354.  doi: 10.1007/s40670-020-01063-3


Spicer DB, Thompson, KH, Tong, MS, Cowan, TM, Fulton, TB, and Lindsley, JE. Medical Biochemistry without Rote Memorization: Multi-Institutional Implementation and Student Perceptions of a Nationally Standardized Metabolic Map for Learning and Assessment. Med Sci Educ. 2019 29: 87

Cline, SD, Simmons, JM, Niederhoffer, EC, Cruthirds, DL, Arbor, SC, Franklin, DS, Abali, EE, Bateman Jr, RC, Fontes, JD, Lindsley, JE, Rubenstein, PA, Symes, K, and Viselli, SM, (2019) Teaching Biochemistry to Students of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy: 7th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) Tucson, AZ, USA, May 5–9, 2019. Med. Sci. Educ. Nov. 2019; pp1-5. Epub


Dalhman KB, Weinger, MB, Lomis, KD, Nanney L, Osheroff N, Moore D E, Estrada L, Cutrer WB. Integrating Foundational Sciences in a Clinical Context in the Post-clerkship Curriculum. Med Sci Educ.  2018; Epub Jan 2, 2018

Brooks, S, Biala, N, and Arbor, S. (2018). A searchable database of medical education objectives - creating a comparable gold standard. BMC Med Educ 2018; 18: 31.

Nahar VK, Wilkerson AH, Ghafari G, Martin, B, Black WH, Boyas JF, Savoy, M, Bawa, G, Stafford FC Jr, Scott M, Grigsby TB, Gromley Z, Grant-Kels JM, and Brodell RT. Skin cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and prevention practices among medical students: A systematic search and literature review. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2018;4(3):139-149. Published 2018 Mar 14. doi:10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.10.002.

Monlezun DJ, Dart L, Vanbeber A, Smith-Barbaro P, Costilla V, Samuel C, Terregino CA, Abali EE, Dollinger B, Baumgartner N, Kramer N, Seelochan A, Taher S, Deutchman M, Evans M, Ellis RB, Oyola S, Maker-Clark G, Dreibelbis T, Budnick I, Tran D, DeValle N, Shepard R, Chow E, Petrin C, Razavi A, McGowan C, Grant A, Bird M, Carry C, McGowan G, McCullough C, Berman CM, Dotson K, Niu T, Sarris L, Harlan TS, Co-Investigators OBOTC.  Machine Learning-Augmented Propensity Score-Adjusted Multilevel Mixed Effects Panel Analysis of Hands-On Cooking and Nutrition Education versus Traditional Curriculum for Medical Students as Preventive Cardiology: Multisite Cohort Study of 3,248 Trainees over 5 Years. Biomed Res Int.  2018; 5051289. doi: 10.1155/2018/5051289. eCollection 2018.

Park HY, Berkowitz O, Symes K, Dasgupta S. The art and science of selecting graduate students in the biomedical sciences: Performance in doctoral study of the foundational sciences. PLoS One. 2018;13(4):e0193901. Published 2018 Apr 3. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0193901.

Manzerra P, Nettleman MD.  Why Wait at All? Reconsidering a Proposal to Delay Step 1.  Acad Med.  2018;93(8):1101. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002279.

Puglisi M, Johnson C, Vellurattil R, Wilcox M, Slonek J, Mukherjee K., Gentry E.  Mentor perceptions of the value of a fourth year research project for Doctor of Pharmacy students. Pharmacy Education.  2018;18(1):217-223.

Wang XR, Cruthirds DL, Kendrach MG. Effect of an Individualized Post-Examination Instructor Remediation on Pharmacy Student Performance in a Biochemistry Course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018;82(6):6297.

Iwamoto S, Saxon D, Tsai A, Leister E, Speer R, Heyn H, Kealey E, Juarez-Colunga E, Gudzune K, Bleich S, Clark J, Bessesen D Effects of Education and Experience on Primary Care Providers' Perspectives of Obesity Treatments during a Pragmatic Trial.  Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018; 26(10):1532-1538. doi: 10.1002/oby.22223. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

McClain EK, Johnson-Moton Y, Larsen B, Bartlett Ellis RJ, Niederhoffer E.  Making medicines: A case study in innovative academia–industry educational partnerships. Industry and Higher Education. 2018;32(5), 302–311.

Lazerson J, Rosenthal J, Glaubensklee C, Hunt T, Morgenstern B, Pamidimukkala J, Penn DM, Rosenthal K, Sarsekeyeva M, abd Wragg SAdaptation of the Roseman 6-Point Mastery Learning Model to the College of Medicine Program. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2018;5:2382120518803111. Published 2018 Oct 4. doi:10.1177/2382120518803111.


Niederhoffer EC, Cline SD, Osheroff N, Simmons JM, Diekman AB, Franklin DS, Abali EE, Bateman RC Jr, Fontes JD, Lindsley JE, Pearson D, Rubenstein PA, Slaughter CA, Bernstein JA, Hyland KM, Park VM, Sobering AK, Weiler TA, Dasgupta S.  Teaching Biochemistry and Genetics to students of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy 6th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, May 7-11, 2017.  Med Sci Educ.  2017;27(4):855-859.

Arbor, S. Personalized medicinal complexity beyond single clinical trials: Gene therapy, pharmaceuticals combinations and modular biological nanomachine frameworks.  J. Biochem. Chem Sci.  2017; 24-27.

Bateman RC JrChastain P, Stephens M.  First year medical student authorship of clinical cases.  FASEB J.  2017;31(1_supplement):750.6.

Nolette S, Nguyen A, Kogan D, Oswald C, Whittaker A, Chakraborty A.  Efficacy of formative evaluation using a focus group for a large classroom setting in an accelerated pharmacy program.  Curr Pharm Tech Learn.  2017;9(4):633-638.

Pace AC, Greene J, Deweese JE, Brown, DA, Cameron G, Nesbit JM, Wensel T.  Measuring pharmacy student attitudes toward prayer: The student prayer attitude scale (SPAS).  Christian Higher Edu.  2017;16(4):200-210.

Fuesting MA, Diekman AB.  Not by success alone: Role models provide pathways to communal opportunities in STEM.  Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2017;43(2):163-176.

Fuesting MA, Diekman AB, Hudiburg L.  From classroom to career: The unique role of communal processes in predicting interest in STEM careers.  Soc Psychol Edu.  2017;20(4):875-896. 

Belanger AL, Diekman AB, Steinberg M.  Leveraging communal experiences in the curriculum: Increasing interest in pursuing engineering by changing stereotypic expectations.  J Appl Soc Psychol.  2017;47(6):305–319.

Walling A, Istas K, Bonaminio GA, Paolo AM, Fontes JD, Davis N, Berardo BA.  Medical student perspectives of active learning: A focus group study. Teach Learn Med.  2017;29(2):173-180.

Han Z, Elliott MS.  Neglected issues concerning teaching human adrenal steroidogenesis in popular biochemistry textbooks.  Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2017;45(6):469-474.

Hyland K, Dasqupta S.  Medical genetics and genomics education and its impact on genomic literacy of the clinical workforce.  Genet Med.  2017;14.

Bird EC, Osheroff N, Pettepher CC, Cutrer WB, Carnahan RH.  Using small case-based learning groups as a setting for teaching medical students how to provide and receive peer feedback.  Med Sci Educ.  2017;27(4):759-765.

Ronner P. 2017. Netter’s essential biochemistry. New York, NY: Elsevier; 2017.

Lindsley, JE, Abali, E, Bikman, BT, Cline, SD, Fulton, T, Lopez, B, Rosenthal, OD, Uhley, VE, Weintraut, RJ, Williams, PD, Wisco, JJ, and Thompson, K.  What nutrition-related knowledge, skills and attitudes should medical students develop?  Med Sci Educ. 2017; 27:579-583


Clemons TA.  Engaging medical students in amino acid metabolism using a flipped classroom approach.  FASEB J.  2016;30(1_supplement):881.1.

Clark EK, Fuesting MA, Diekman AB.  Enhancing interest in science: Exemplars as cues to communal affordances of science.  J Appl Soc Psychol. 2016;46(11):641–654. 

Sakai D, Kasuya R, Fong S, Asano I.  Medical School Hotline: Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation, Part VIII: Faculty Development. Hawaii J Med Public Health.  2016;75(9):278-280. 

Smerz RW, Fong SFT, Sakai DH.  Medical School Hotline: Liaison Committee for Medical Education Accreditation, Part VI: Academic, Career, Personal Counseling/Student Health and Well-being.  Hawaii J Med Public Health.  2016;75(5):140-143. 

Fong SFT, Sakai DH, Kasuya RT, Kramer K, Wong VS, Haning W, Asano I, Uyehara-Lock JH, Thompson K, Omori JSM, Hirose-Wong SM, Horio DT. Medical School Hotline: Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation, Part IV: Pre-clerkship Education.  Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016;75(2):48-51. 

Istas K, Paolo AM, Berardo BA, Bonaminio G, Fontes JD, Walling A, Davis N, Cianciolo AT, Englander R, Koehler JL, Lomis KD.  On the origins of perceptions: Student perceptions of active learning and their implications for educational reform.  Teach Learn Med.  2016;28(4):362-366.

Englander R, Flynn T, Call S, Carraccio C, Cleary L, Fulton TB, Garrity MJ, Lieberman SA, Lindeman B,  Lypson ML, Minter RM, Rosenfield, J, Thomas J, Wilson MC, Aschenbrener CA.Toward defining the foundation of the MD Degree: Core entrustable professional activities for entering residency.  Acad Med.  2016;91(10):1352-1358.  

Griffin DP, Matte MC, Clements JM, Palmer EA, Bahlke LA, Rose JJG, Salvati LA.  From introduction to integration: Providing community-engaged structure for interprofessional education.  J Med Educ Curric Dev.  2016;3.  pii: JMECD.S30368.  

Jabaut JM, Dudum R, Margulies SL, Mehta A, Han Z. Teaching and learning of medical biochemistry according to clinical realities: A case study. Biochem Mol Biol Educ.  2016;44(1):95-98.

Brehm BJ, Summer SS, Khoury JC, Filak AT, Lieberman MA, Heubi JE.  Health status and lifestyle habits of US medical students: A longitudinal study. Ann Med Health Sci Res.  2016;6(6):341-347.

Lindsley, JE, Morton DA, Pippitt K, Lamb S, Colbert-Getz, JM.  The two-stage examination: A method to assess individual competence and collaborative problem solving in medical students.  Acad Med.  2016;91(10):1384-1387. 

Colbert-Getz JM, Baumann S, Shaffer K, Lamb S, Lindsley JE, Rainey R, Randall K, Roussel D, Stevenson A, Cianciolo AT, Maines T, O'Brien B, Westerman M.  What's in a transition? An integrative perspective on transitions in medical education.  Teach Learn Med.  2016;28(4):347-352. 

Gallan AJ, Offner GD, Symes K.  Vertical integration of biochemistry and clinical medicine using a near-peer learning model.  Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2016;44(6):507-516.

Pettepher CC, Lomis KD, Osheroff N.  From theory to practice: Utilizing competency-based milestones to assess professional growth and development in the foundational science blocks of a pre-clerkship medical school curriculum.  Med Sci Educ.  2016;26(3):491-497.

Tejada FR, Fasanella DR, Elfadaly M.  Students’ opinions on summative team assessments in a three-year concentrated pharmacy curriculum.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2016;80(6):103. 

Tejada FR, Parmar JR., Purnell M, Lang LA.  Admissions criteria as predictors of academic performance in a three-year pharmacy program at a historically black institution.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2016;80(1):6. 

Tejada FR, Fasanella DR, Gong T, Elfadaly M.  The effect of non-randomized and randomized teams on students’ opinions of team assessment. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.  2016;8(6):889-895. 

Nausheen F, Weiler T, Graham D, Lorke DE. Innovative online formative histology assessment. MedEdPORTAL. 2016;12:10337.


Rodenbaugh D, Jung D, Augustyniak R, Sabina R. Carbon monoxide poisoning team-based learning. MedEdPORTAL. 2015;11:10110.

Sadik A, Kalekas P, Fulop C, Bondarenko V.  Mrs. Zarktourni’s numb and tingly feet: A metabolic syndrome workshop.  MedEdPORTAL. 2015;11:10306.

Osheroff N, Niederhoffer EC, Sabina RL, Cline SD, Wimmer MJ, Franklin DS, Diekman AB, Hogg T, Kearney KR, King SC, Pearson D, Slaughter CA, Thompson K.  Teaching Biochemistry to Students of Medicine, Pharmacy & Dentistry 5th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Course Directors (ABCD) Santa Fe, NM, May 3-7, 2015.  Med Sci Educ. 2015;25(4):473-477.

Cretton-Scott E, Cruthirds D, Coward L.  Incorporation of hands-on sterile technique instruction in an introductory pharmacy practice experience.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2015;79(2):28.

Brown ER, Thoman DB, Smith JL, Diekman AB.  Closing the communal gap: The importance of communal affordances in science career motivation.  J Appl Soc Psychol.  2015;45(12):662-673.

Diekman AB, Weisgram E, Belanger AL.  New routes to recruiting and retaining women in STEM: Policy implications of a communal goal congruity perspective.  Social Issues and Policy Review.  2015;9(1):52–88.

Fong SFT, Omori JSM, Sakai DH, Nishimura S, Ching N, Kramer K, Kasuya RT.  Medical School Hotline: Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation, Part III: Education Program Content, Curriculum Management, and Student Assessment.  Hawaii J Med Public Health.  2015;74(12):412-414.  

Fong SFT, Kramer K, Sakai DH, Kasuya RT, Ching N, Nishimura S, Smerz R, Omori JSM.  Medical School Hotline: Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation: Part II: The Graduation Objectives.  Hawaii J Med Public Health.  2015;74(11):378-381. 

Sakai DH, Kasuya RT, Fong SFT, Kaneshiro RA, Kramer K, Omori J, Takanishi D, Wong C, Hedges J.  Medical School Hotline: Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation: Part I: The Accreditation Process.  Hawaii J Med Public Health.  2015;74(9):311-314.

Hauer KE, Boscardin C, Fulton TB, Lucey C, Oza S, Teherani A.  Using a curricular vision to define entrustable professional activities for medical student assessment.  J Gen Intern Med.  2015;30(9):1344-1348.

Gromley Z, Gromley A.  Hemolytic anemias vs. anemias due to nutritional deficiencies: a TBL module. MedEdPORTAL. 2015;11:10304.

Plunkett-Rondeau J, Hyland K, Dasgupta S.  Training future physicians in the era of genomic medicine: Trends in undergraduate medical genetics education.  Genet Med.  2015;17(11):927-934.

Darwiche H, Bokor J, Koroly M.  UF Center for precollegiate education and training: University partnerships for teacher professional development. FASEB J.  2015;29(1_supplement).

Rodkin C, Darwiche H, Koroly M.  UF Center for precollegiate education and training: University partnerships for K-12 research and education.  FASEB J.  2015;29(1_supplement).

Drowos J, Lizotte-Waniewski M, Louda D.  Pandemic influenza: What if?. MedEdPORTAL. 2015;11:10162.

Holloran D, Schroeder KT.   Engaging High School Students with Problem Based Learning. FAST J. 2015 Winter Ed:19-23.

Parmar JR, Tejada FR, Lang LA, Purnell M, Acedera L, Ngonga F.  Assessment of communications-related admissions criteria in a three-year pharmacy program.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2015;79(6):86. 


Abali EE, Osheroff N, Buxbaum E, Niederhoffer EC, Symes K, Sanders M.  Evolving role of the Basic Science Course Director in an integrated curriculum.  Med Sci Educ.  2014;24(3):349-351.

Abali EE, Phadtare S, Galt J, Brodsky B.  An online guided e-journal exercise in pre-clerkship years: Oxidative phosphorylation in brown adipose tissue. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2014;42(3):259-269.

Binstock J, Junsanto-Bahri T.  Student-and faculty-reported importance of science prerequisites for osteopathic medical school: A survey-based study.  J Am Osteopath Assoc.  2014;114(4):242-251.

Clark BC, Blazyk J.  Research in the osteopathic medical profession: Roadmap to recovery.  J Am Osteopath Assoc.  2014;114(8):608-614.

Afshar M, Han Z.  Teaching and learning medical biochemistry: Perspectives from a student and an educator.  Med Sci Educ.  2014;24(3):339-341.

Bloodworth LS, Haines SL, Kearney KR, Lipowski EE, Sorensen TD, Thompson DF, Lau Y-S(V).  Considerations for embracing and expanding community engaged scholarship in academic pharmacy: Report of the 2013-2014 research and graduate affairs committee.  Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78(8):S8.

Sabina R, Uhley V, Main B, Lucia V, Lindsley J, Pippitt K, Morton D, Twining S, Havas N.  Blood glucose laboratory: Collective experiences at three US medical schools.  MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9978.

Chamely-Wiik DM, Haky JE, Louda DW, Romance N.  SQER(3): An instructional framework for using scientific inquiry to design classroom demonstrations.  J Chem Educ.  2014;91(3):329-335.

Medlock A, Crites G, Stowe J.  Managing micronutrient nutrition: The vitamin B12 exemplar. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9771.

Niederhoffer E. An animation-enhanced presentation for illustrating hormonal and metabolite regulation of metabolic pathways in the context of diabetes.MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9661. 

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