John R. Cotter PhD

John Cotter

John R. Cotter
PhD

Contact Information
955 Main Street, Room 3114
Jacobs School
Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Buffalo, New York 14203-1121
Phone: (716) 829-3685
Fax: 716-829-2911
jrcotter@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

I am interested in bringing people together who have an interest in anatomy but are trained as educators, artists, computer scientists programmers or graphical designers.
Projects have involved designing a computer-based tutorial on the anatomy of the renal corpuscle; and the development of a computer-guided tutorial for the histology laboratory (see http://www.buffalo.edu/news/3016), a highly interactive computer-based examination that has a broad range of applicability, and a computer-based video examination.
I have introduced virtual microscopy to multiple courses in histology. And we are using different forms of instruction including the flipped classroom model and remote learning. I am also interested in the evaluation of computer assisted instruction and the way CAI contributes to learning.

Education and Training:

  • BA, Science, Villanova University
  • MS, Anatomy, Hahnemann Medical College
  • PhD, Anatomy, The University of Michigan

Employment:

  • Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1981-present)
  • Research Associate, Anatomy, The University of Kansas (1984–1985)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1974–1981)

Awards and Honors:

  • Lois A. and Ruth Siegal Award - Honorable Mention (2017)
  • Teaching Innovation Award (2003)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (1999)
  • Lois A. and Ruth Siegal Award - Honorable Mention (1997)
  • Spring Clinical Day Exhibition - First Place (1994)

Research Expertise:

  • Computer-Based Instruction

Journal Articles:

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Abstracts:

  • Colin W. Moore and John R. Cotter. (2021) Integrating Basic Tissue Histology into a Medical Gross Anatomy Course using a Flipped Classroom Team-Based Design in a Remote Learning Environment. Experimental Biology 2021. (Apr)Poster
  • Cotter, J.R. J. Aldinger*, J. Braverman*, P. Fields*, A. Loftus*, J. Welch*, R. Wilson*, and A. Ziaggi*. (2018) Peers as Laboratory Teaching Assistants in Medical Histology. Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE).. Las Vagus, Nevada (Jan), (103)Poster
  • Cotter, J.R. (2015) Annotated Virtual Slides Revisited. 19th International Association of Medical Science Educators Meeting, San Diego, CA. San Diego, California (Jun)Poster
  • Cotter, J.R. (2014) Annotations enrich the virtual microscope slide experience. Experimental Biology, 2014.. (Apr), (725.16)Poster
  • Cotter, J.R. (2008) A History of Class Performance with Computer-Based Testing in Histology. International Association Medical science Educators. Salt Lake City, Utah (Jul) A6Poster
  • Cotter, J.R., Bleiler, T. L., Schroeder, M., Schneggenburger, M., Emmer, D. W., and J. S. Crosby. (2007) The Application of Computer Technology to a Course of study in Histology. Symposium: Use of New Technology to Enhance Learning of the Foundational Sciences in Medical Education. Association for Medical Education in Europe. Trondheim, (Aug) 127Oral
  • Scott*, J.M., Cotter, J.R., Cohan, C.S. and J.A. Nyquist. (2007) 3d morphology of the renal corpuscle – an interactive computer tutorial using Flash. Federation of American Associations for Experimental Biology. (Apr) 213Poster
  • McWhorter, D.L., Bertholon, J-F., Bolender, D. L., Brueckner, J., Cotter, J. R., Feldstein, C. A., Finnerty, E. P., and D.J. Gould. (2004) Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to the Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators. International Association of Medical Science Educators. (Jul)Oral
  • Cotter, J.R. (1996) Histotut: Histology by computer. Experimental Biology. (Apr) A261Oral
  • Hurley*, M.I. and J.R. Cotter. (1995) Decline in cytochrome oxidase activity of inner nuclear cells in dystrophic rat retina,. Experimental Biology. (Apr)Poster
  • Ragi, J.M., H.L. Karamamoukian, J. Cotter, D.S. Borowitz, M.E. Ryan and P.L. Glick. (1994) New strategies for the non-operative treatment of meconium ileus using surface tension reducing and liquifying agent. 14th Annual Student Research Forum, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (Apr)
  • Endl*, M., R. Stockton and J. Cotter. (1993) Animal models of retinopathy of prematurity. 13th Annual Student Research Forum, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 1993. (Apr)
  • Dusse*, J.L., R.A. Stockton, J.R. Cotter, Y.M. Jockin*, and J.D. Reynolds. (1992) Cytochrome oxidase activity in the developing sheep retina. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. (May) 1062
  • Cotter, J.R. and Laemle, L.K. (1991) Neuropeptide Y (NPY)-like immunoreactivity in the brain of the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus). American Association of Anatomists. (Apr) 18A
  • Cotter, J.R. and Tian-Long Du. (1990) Does retinal dystrophy alter the cytochrome oxidase histochemistry of the brain?. American Association of Anatomists. (Apr) 22A
  • Jockin*, Y.M., J.R. Cotter, R.A. Stockton, J.D. Reynolds. (1990) Cytochrome oxidase activity distribution in the developing sheep retina. 10th Annual Student Research Forum, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (Apr)
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Presentations:

  • "Peers as Laboratory Teaching Assistants in Medical Histology" Annual GRIPE winter Meeting; Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) (2018)

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Contact Information

955 Main Street, Room 3114
Jacobs School
Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Buffalo, New York 14203-1121
Phone: (716) 829-3685
Fax: 716-829-2911
jrcotter@buffalo.edu