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Yasmin Carter PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S7-119
Worcester MA 01655
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    University of Bristol, Bristol, , United KingdomBAArchaeology
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, CanadaMAAnthropology
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CanadaPHDAnatomy & Cell Biology

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    Yasmin Carter Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Translational Anatomy at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is the Founding Director of the Innovations Lab at UMASS Medical School, a ‘maker-space’ dedicated to creative and out-of-the-box thinking in medical pedagogy. You can find her on twitter at @akhenisis. Dr. Carter completed her Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, her Master's at the University of Manitoba, Canada and her undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol England. Her postdoc at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon in Bone Imaging utilized the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron - a type of particle accelerator.
    Human Gross Anatomy, Anatomical Dissection, Bone Biology, Computated Anatomy. Her interests focus improving the educational experience for undergraduate and graduate medical students and hence their patients. This includes work on using anatomy as a keystone for teaching transgender healthcare content and best practices to medical students and professionals. More specifically, her work is largely focused on reducing prejudice and increasing access to healthcare for gender non-conforming people. Her current areas of research interest are: bone biology and human osteology; successful incorporation of technology into education; anatomy of gender.
    Dr. Carter currently serves on the Committee for Early Career Anatomists (CECA) of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and the Career Development Committee (CDC) of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA). Dr. Carter serves as a core anatomy faculty member in both the lab and lecture hall in the Development, Structure, and Function (DSF) course for first-year medical students; she is the Faculty Director of the LGBT Optional Enrichment Elective, and Faculty in the Population Health Clerkship. She also lectures in Anatomy for Forensic Anthropologists, at Boston University School of Medicine and is a Course Author for the “Complete Anatomy” app by 3D4medical.
    She lives with her giant Alaskan Malamute, in the Victorian home she is currently renovating. 

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    Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014–2015 Department of Medical Imaging, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Focal Project: “Incorporating Clinical Imaging into the Undergraduate Curriculum”

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    1. Carter Y. The role of civility in trying times. Anatomy Now. 2017.
    2. Maggiano IS, Maggiano CM, Clement JG, Thomas CD, Carter Y, Cooper DM. Three-dimensional reconstruction of Haversian systems in human cortical bone using synchrotron radiation-based micro-CT: morphology and quantification of branching and transverse connections across age. J Anat. 2016 May; 228(5):719-32. PMID: 26749084.
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    3. Carter Y, McKenzie A, Costa J, Burbridge B. . Adaptation of an internet-based DICOM viewer for use with the Medical Imaging Resource Center–Teaching File System (MIRC-TFS). The FASEB Journal. 2015; 1_Suppleme(29):692-7.
    4. Carter Y, Suchorab JL, Thomas CD, Clement JG, Cooper DM. Normal variation in cortical osteocyte lacunar parameters in healthy young males. J Anat. 2014 Sep; 225(3):328-36. PMID: 25040136; PMCID: PMC4166973.
    5. Carter Y, Thomas CDL, Clement JG, Cooper DML. Femoral osteocyte lacunar density, volume and morphology in women across the lifespan. J Struct Biol. 2013 Sep; 183(3):519-526. PMID: 23872433.
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    6. Zhu Z, Wahid K, Babyn P, Cooper D, Pratt I, Carter Y. Improved compressed sensing-based algorithm for sparse-view CT image reconstruction. Comput Math Methods Med. 2013; 2013:185750. PMID: 23606898; PMCID: PMC3626221.
    7. Swanston T, Carter Y, Hopkins C, Walker EG, Cooper DM. . Developmental Fusion of the Malleus and Incus in a Late 19th-Century Case of Aural Atresia. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2013; 5(23):612-7.
    8. Carter Y, Thomas CD, Clement JG, Peele AG, Hannah K, Cooper DM. Variation in osteocyte lacunar morphology and density in the human femur--a synchrotron radiation micro-CT study. Bone. 2013 Jan; 52(1):126-32. PMID: 22995461.
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    9. Cooper DM, Chapman LD, Carter Y, Wu Y, Panahifar A, Britz HM, Bewer B, Zhouping W, Duke MJ, Doschak M. Three dimensional mapping of strontium in bone by dual energy K-edge subtraction imaging. Phys Med Biol. 2012 Sep 21; 57(18):5777-86. PMID: 22948244.
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    10. Britz HM, Carter Y, Jokihaara J, Leppänen OV, Järvinen TL, Belev G, Cooper DM. Prolonged unloading in growing rats reduces cortical osteocyte lacunar density and volume in the distal tibia. Bone. 2012 Nov; 51(5):913-9. PMID: 23046687.
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    11. Carter Y. Through a Glass, Darkly: Clouded Perceptions of Feminist and Gender Archaeology. Journal of the University of Manitoba Anthropology Students' Association. 2010; 28(10).
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