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Thomas (Jackie) Collins, PhD (2007)
Professof (School of Medicine)
Neuroscience and Cell Biology

Dr. Collins received a B.S. degree at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches Texas in 1972 and a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas in 1981. That year he joined the teaching staff in the Anatomy Department at UTMB as an Instructor in gross anatomy. For the next 15 years Dr. Collins taught gross anatomy to the SOM first year students and researched the aging process of the female reproductive system. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1985 and Associate Professor with tenure in 1991. In 1996 Dr. Collins redirected his efforts almost exclusively to educational activities. That year he became the Director of the Human Developmental and Gross Anatomy course in the “traditional” SOM curriculum. In 1998 this course was restructured into the Gross Anatomy & Radiology (GAR) course of the IMC for which he has served as co-director to the present. Since 2000 Dr. Collins directed the Human Anatomy courses to students in the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Since 2001 he has directed the GAR Course in the Prematriculation Reinforcement & Enhancement Program. Currently Dr. Collins’ scholarly activities are focused on the development of computer-based activities for the gross anatomy courses. Dr. Collins received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Achievement in 1999. He has been the director of anatomy courses that frequently wins the “Best Course Award”. Frequently, he is selected by SOM graduating classes as a faculty Hooder at their Commencement Ceremony.

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