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Robert J Milner PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentNeurology
AddressKeck School of Medicine at USC
1975 Zonal Ave
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone508-856-1301
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurology


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    University of Oxford, Oxford, , United KingdomBABiochemistry
    The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, United StatesPHDPhilosophy

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    Robert J. Milner, Ph.D., is Associate Vice Provost for Professional Development and Professor of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). He has a long-standing interest in the professional development and education of individuals at all stages of academic careers. His background as a basic science researcher in neuroscience and as a former department chair provides a wealth of experience and knowledge about the challenges of advancing an academic career. At UMMS, Dr. Milner is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating professional development programs for faculty, including the Junior Faculty Development Program, and programs on mentoring, promotion and tenure, teaching and learning, and leadership.Dr. Milner received his doctoral degree from The Rockefeller University, completed postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute, and held faculty positions at Salk, the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, and Penn State College of Medicine before moving to UMMS in July 2010. At Penn State College of Medicine, he directed the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, co-directed the Junior Faculty Development Program, co-directed the Intercollege Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and taught courses in neuroscience, professional development, and ethics. Dr. Milner received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Penn State College of Medicine in 2007. He is also the 2009 recipient of both the Graduate Program Leadership Award from Penn State’s Graduate School and the Faculty Mentorship Award from the Penn State Hershey Postdoctoral Society. His current scholarship focuses on faculty development and mentoring.

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    1. Pellegrini VD, Simpson D, Milner R, Spector ND. Mid to Senior Clinician Educator Career Transitions and Vitality. J Grad Med Educ. 2023 08; 15(4):505-506. PMID: 37637349.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Milner RJ, Flotte TR, Thorndyke LE. Defining Scholarship for Today and Tomorrow. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2023 04 01; 43(2):133-138. PMID: 36728995.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Thorndyke LE, Milner RJ, Jaffe LA. Endowed Chairs and Professorships: A New Frontier in Gender Equity. Acad Med. 2022 11 01; 97(11):1643-1649. PMID: 35703186.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Moore Simas TA, Cain JM, Milner RJ, Meacham ME, Bannon AL, Levin LL, Amir N, Leung K, Ockene JK, Thorndyke LE. A Systematic Review of Development Programs Designed to Address Leadership in Academic Health Center Faculty. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2019; 39(1):42-48. PMID: 30531408.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Cain JM, Felice ME, Ockene JK, Milner RJ, Congdon JL, Tosi S, Thorndyke LE. Meeting the Late-Career Needs of Faculty Transitioning Through Retirement: One Institution's Approach. Acad Med. 2018 03; 93(3):435-439. PMID: 28953562.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Power CM, Thorndyke LE, Milner RJ, Lowney K, Irvin CG, Fonseca-Kelly Z, Benjamin EJ, Bhasin RM, Connelly MT. Advancing Professional Development Through a Community of Practice: the New England Network for Faculty Affairs. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018; 38(1):73-78. PMID: 29369267.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Wiseman JT, Alavi K, Milner RJ. Grant writing 101. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013 Dec; 26(4):228-31. PMID: 24436682.
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    8. Milner RJ, Gusic ME, Thorndyke LE. Perspective: Toward a competency framework for faculty. Acad Med. 2011 Oct; 86(10):1204-10. PMID: 21869668.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Gusic ME, Milner RJ, Tisdell EJ, Taylor EW, Quillen DA, Thorndyke LE. The essential value of projects in faculty development. Acad Med. 2010 Sep; 85(9):1484-91. PMID: 20671538.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Thorndyke LE, Gusic ME, Milner RJ. Functional mentoring: a practical approach with multilevel outcomes. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2008; 28(3):157-64. PMID: 18712800.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Thorndyke LE, Gusic ME, George JH, Quillen DA, Milner RJ. Empowering junior faculty: Penn State's faculty development and mentoring program. Acad Med. 2006 Jul; 81(7):668-73. PMID: 16799296.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Price M, Lang MG, Frank AT, Goetting-Minesky MP, Patel SP, Silviera ML, Krady JK, Milner RJ, Ewing AG, Day JR. Seven cDNAs enriched following hippocampal lesion: possible roles in neuronal responses to injury. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2003 Sep 10; 117(1):58-67. PMID: 14499481.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Krady JK, Basu A, Levison SW, Milner RJ. Differential expression of protein tyrosine kinase genes during microglial activation. Glia. 2002 Oct; 40(1):11-24. PMID: 12237840.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Catsicas S, Catsicas M, Keyser KT, Karten HJ, Wilson MC, Milner RJ. Differential expression of the presynaptic protein SNAP-25 in mammalian retina. J Neurosci Res. 1992 Sep; 33(1):1-9. PMID: 1453474.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Feinstein DL, Weinmaster GA, Milner RJ. Isolation of cDNA clones encoding rat glial fibrillary acidic protein: expression in astrocytes and in Schwann cells. J Neurosci Res. 1992 May; 32(1):1-14. PMID: 1629938.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Catsicas S, Larhammar D, Blomqvist A, Sanna PP, Milner RJ, Wilson MC. Expression of a conserved cell-type-specific protein in nerve terminals coincides with synaptogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Feb 01; 88(3):785-9. PMID: 1992470.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Milner RJ. Differential cloning approaches to the nervous system. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1990; 579:273-80. PMID: 2186686.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    18. Miller FD, Tetzlaff W, Bisby MA, Fawcett JW, Milner RJ. Rapid induction of the major embryonic alpha-tubulin mRNA, T alpha 1, during nerve regeneration in adult rats. J Neurosci. 1989 Apr; 9(4):1452-63. PMID: 2703888.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    19. Noronha AB, Hammer JA, Lai C, Kiel M, Milner RJ, Sutcliffe JG, Quarles RH. Myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) and rat brain-specific 1B236 protein: mapping of epitopes and demonstration of immunological identity. J Mol Neurosci. 1989; 1(3):159-70. PMID: 2484442.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    20. Danielson PE, Forss-Petter S, Brow MA, Calavetta L, Douglass J, Milner RJ, Sutcliffe JG. p1B15: a cDNA clone of the rat mRNA encoding cyclophilin. DNA. 1988 May; 7(4):261-7. PMID: 3293952.
      Citations: 197     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Nave KA, Bloom FE, Milner RJ. A single nucleotide difference in the gene for myelin proteolipid protein defines the jimpy mutation in mouse. J Neurochem. 1987 Dec; 49(6):1873-7. PMID: 2445921.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    22. Miller FD, Naus CC, Durand M, Bloom FE, Milner RJ. Isotypes of alpha-tubulin are differentially regulated during neuronal maturation. J Cell Biol. 1987 Dec; 105(6 Pt 2):3065-73. PMID: 3693406.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    23. Lai C, Watson JB, Bloom FE, Sutcliffe JG, Milner RJ. Neural protein 1B236/myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) defines a subgroup of the immunoglobulin superfamily. Immunol Rev. 1987 Dec; 100:129-51. PMID: 2450062.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    24. Nave KA, Lai C, Bloom FE, Milner RJ. Splice site selection in the proteolipid protein (PLP) gene transcript and primary structure of the DM-20 protein of central nervous system myelin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1987 Aug; 84(16):5665-9. PMID: 2441390.
      Citations: 87     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    25. Miller FD, Naus CC, Higgins GA, Bloom FE, Milner RJ. Developmentally regulated rat brain mRNAs: molecular and anatomical characterization. J Neurosci. 1987 Aug; 7(8):2433-44. PMID: 2441010.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Lai C, Brow MA, Nave KA, Noronha AB, Quarles RH, Bloom FE, Milner RJ, Sutcliffe JG. Two forms of 1B236/myelin-associated glycoprotein, a cell adhesion molecule for postnatal neural development, are produced by alternative splicing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1987 Jun; 84(12):4337-41. PMID: 2438699.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. Nave KA, Lai C, Bloom FE, Milner RJ. Jimpy mutant mouse: a 74-base deletion in the mRNA for myelin proteolipid protein and evidence for a primary defect in RNA splicing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1986 Dec; 83(23):9264-8. PMID: 3466187.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Milner RJ, Lai C, Nave KA, Lenoir D, Ogata J, Sutcliffe JG. Nucleotide sequences of two mRNAs for rat brain myelin proteolipid protein. Cell. 1985 Oct; 42(3):931-9. PMID: 2414013.
      Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    29. Bloom FE, Battenberg EL, Milner RJ, Sutcliffe JG. Immunocytochemical mapping of 1B236, a brain-specific neuronal polypeptide deduced from the sequence of a cloned mRNA. J Neurosci. 1985 Jul; 5(7):1781-802. PMID: 4020419.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. Bloch B, Milner RJ, Baird A, Gubler U, Reymond C, Bohlen P, le Guellec D, Bloom FE. Detection of the messenger RNA coding for preproenkephalin A in bovine adrenal by in situ hybridization. Regul Pept. 1984 Jul; 8(4):345-54. PMID: 6548571.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    31. Sutcliffe JG, Milner RJ, Gottesfeld JM, Lerner RA. Identifier sequences are transcribed specifically in brain. Nature. 1984 Mar 15-21; 308(5956):237-41. PMID: 6199680.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    32. Milner RJ, Bloom FE, Lai C, Lerner RA, Sutcliffe JG. Brain-specific genes have identifier sequences in their introns. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1984 Feb; 81(3):713-7. PMID: 6583673.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    33. Milner RJ, Sutcliffe JG. Gene expression in rat brain. Nucleic Acids Res. 1983 Aug 25; 11(16):5497-520. PMID: 6193485.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    34. Sutcliffe JG, Milner RJ, Shinnick TM, Bloom FE. Identifying the protein products of brain-specific genes with antibodies to chemically synthesized peptides. Cell. 1983 Jul; 33(3):671-82. PMID: 6347394.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    35. Gilman SC, Schwartz JM, Milner RJ, Bloom FE, Feldman JD. beta-Endorphin enhances lymphocyte proliferative responses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1982 Jul; 79(13):4226-30. PMID: 6287475.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    36. Milner RJ, Henning R, Edelman GM. Identification of murine leukemia viral antigens detected on mouse cells by H-2 alloantisera. Eur J Immunol. 1976 Sep; 6(9):603-7. PMID: 187431.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    37. Henning R, Milner RJ, Reske K, Cunningham BA, Edelman GM. Subunit structure, cell surface orientation, and partial amino-acid sequences of murine histocompatibility antigens. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1976 Jan; 73(1):118-22. PMID: 54917.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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