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Alexandra Elisabeth Wink PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DivisionTranslational Anatomy

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    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United StatesMSForensic Anthropology
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United StatesPHDAnatomy and Neurobiology
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    2021Educational Star Award, UMass Chan Medical School

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    Alexandra Wink, PhD (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Anatomy in the Department of Radiology. She is a core Anatomy teaching faculty member and the Education Pathway Leader in the Vista PIC Program.
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    Alexandra Wink, PhD (she/her) joined the UMass Chan Faculty in 2018 after completing her PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University. She was previously employed as a Forensic Anthropology Fellow at the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii.

    Dr. Wink is a member of the core Anatomy teaching faculty at the T. H. Chan School of Medicine, where she lectures in anatomy and instructs in the dissection laboratory. As of 2022, she is the director of the Summer Prosection Program in Anatomy for rising second-year students. In the Vista Curriculum, Dr. Wink leads the Education Pathway Leader in the Pathways, Inquiry, and Concentrations (PIC) Program. 

    Outside of her educational roles, Dr. Wink is a member of the UMass Chan Women's Faculty Committee and has served as the basic science co-chair of the committee since 2022. She is also a member of the Disabilities Special Interest Group of the Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity and serves on a Disability Curriculum Workgroup for the School of Medicine.

    Dr. Wink is involved in several professional organizations such as the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) where she currently serves as a member of the Committee for Early Career Anatomists, and the American Association for Clinical Anatomists (AACA) where she is a member of the Clinical Anatomical Terminology Committee.

    Dr. Wink's research interest is in medical education, currently how learners use online study resources in anatomy and what factors learners value when choosing an anatomical reference image.

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    1. Wink AE, Telfer AN, Pascoe MA. Google Images Search Results as a Resource in the Anatomy Laboratory: Rating of Educational Value. JMIR Med Educ. 2022 Oct 21; 8(4):e37730. PMID: 36269663.
    2. Carter Y, Bennett DJ, Molla V, Wink AE, Collins AJ, Giannaris EL. A case of distal limb arterial tortuosity and dilation: observations and potential clinical significance. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2022; 81(3):791-797. PMID: 34060644.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Salimy MS, Luiselli GA, Yuen M, Healy RC, Shah SG, Giannaris EL, Das M, Wink AE. A case of solitary kidney with duplex collecting systems and renal vascular variants in an adult male cadaver. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2021; 80(3):722-725. PMID: 32748948.
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    4. Wink AE, Gross KD, Brown CA, Lewis CE, Torner J, Nevitt MC, Tolstykh I, Sharma L, Felson DT. Association of Varus Knee Thrust During Walking With Worsening Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index Knee Pain: A Prospective Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 10; 71(10):1353-1359. PMID: 30242985.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Wink AE, Gross KD, Brown CA, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Niu J, Torner J, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Tolstykh I, Sharma L, Felson DT. Varus thrust during walking and the risk of incident and worsening medial tibiofemoral MRI lesions: the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 06; 25(6):839-845. PMID: 28104540.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Wink AE. Pubic symphyseal age estimation from three-dimensional reconstructions of pelvic CT scans of live individuals. J Forensic Sci. 2014 May; 59(3):696-702. PMID: 24502392.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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