Positions

Overview

  • Will Brooks, PhD joined the UAB faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. He received a PhD in Cell Biology from UAB in 2007 where he studied the role of novel ubiquitination enzymes in cell cycle regulation. Brooks has over 10 years of experience teaching anatomy and related topics to a wide range of learners ranging from undergraduates to medical students and residents. He conducts research in the area of medical education and is an active member of the American Association of Anatomists, currently serving on the Professional Development Committee.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The Role of Basic Science in 21st Century Medical EducationMedical Science Educator.  29:881-883. 2019
    2019 What Does a Modern Anatomist Look like? Current Trends in the Training of Anatomy EducatorsJournal of Engineering Science and Technology.  12:225-235. 2019
    2019 Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education: Technology in the Twenty-First Century, an IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series, Fall 2018Medical Science Educator.  29:333-337. 2019
    2019 A Look at the Anatomy Educator Job Market: Anatomists Remain in Short SupplyJournal of Engineering Science and Technology2019
    2019 The surgical anatomy of the dorsal scapular nerve: a triple-tendon transfer perspectiveJournal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  28:137-142. 2019
    2018 Is the supply of continuing education in the anatomical sciences keeping up with the demand? Results of a national surveyJournal of Engineering Science and Technology.  11:225-235. 2018
    2018 A Case of Pancreatic Cancer: Abdominal Anatomy Team-Based Learning Module for Medical StudentsMedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources.  14:10700. 2018
    2017 Is lecture dead? A preliminary study of medical students' evaluation of teaching methods in the preclinical curriculumInternational Journal of Medical Education.  8:326-333. 2017
    2017 Using generalizability analysis to estimate parameters for anatomy assessments: A multi-institutional studyJournal of Engineering Science and Technology.  10:109-119. 2017
    2016 The impact of team-based learning (TBL) on physician assistant students’ academic performance in gross anatomyJournal of Physician Assistant Education.  27:126-130. 2016
    2016 Gross Anatomy for Teacher Education (GATE): Educating the Anatomy EducatorHAPS Educator.  20:46-50. 2016
    2016 Gross Anatomy for Teacher Education (GATE): Educating the Anatomy EducatorHAPS Educator.  20:36-40. 2016
    2015 Integration of gross anatomy in an organ system-based medical curriculum: Strategies and challengesJournal of Engineering Science and Technology.  8:266-274. 2015
    2015 Team-Based Learning Module for Anatomy of the Posterior Upper LimbMedEdPORTAL Publications2015
    2015 Team-Based Learning Module for the Posterior Abdominal Wall and DiaphragmMedEdPORTAL Publications2015
    2015 Team-based learning in the gross anatomy laboratory improves academic performance and students' attitudes toward teamworkJournal of Engineering Science and Technology.  8:95-103. 2015
    2014 RNF138/NARF is a Cell Cycle Regulated E3 Ligase that Poly-ubiquitinates G2E3JSM Cell.  2:1005-1005. 2014
    2014 Team-based Learning (TBL) Module for Vertebral Column AnatomyMedEdPORTAL Publications2014
    2013 Overexpression of the kinetochore-associated proteins SKAP and astrin in human breast cancerJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume.  84:136-141. 2013
    2013 Team-based Learning Module for Shoulder and Scapular AnatomyMedEdPORTAL Publications2013
    2010 The E3 Ubiquitin ligase NARF promotes colony formation in vitro and exhibits enhanced expression levels in glioblastoma multiforme in vivoThe Journal of community and supportive oncology.  9:23-30. 2010
    2008 G2E3 is a dual function ubiquitin ligase required for early embryonic developmentJournal of Biological Chemistry.  283:22304-22315. 2008
    2007 Inactivation of the ubiquitin conjugating enzyme UBE2Q2 causes a prophase arrest and enhanced apoptosis in response to microtubule inhibiting agentsOncogene.  26:6509-6517. 2007
    2007 G2E3 is a nucleo-cytoplasmic shuttling protein with DNA damage responsive localizationExperimental Cell Research.  313:665-676. 2007

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Preparing the Next Generation of Anatomists through Training Programs and Professional Development 2019

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Endocrine System 2016
    2016 Integumertary System 2016
    2016 Muscular System 2016
    2016 Reproductive System 2016
    2016 Respiratory System 2016
    2016 Skeletal System 2016
    2016 Urinary System 2016

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Brooks' research is in the area of medical and health professions education. He is interested in the evaluation of educational pedagogy, specifically team-based learning (TBL). He is also interested in continuing education in the anatomical sciences.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Brooks teaches gross anatomy and neuroanatomy to students of various graduate health professions programs. He is the content leader for medical gross anatomy and course director of the Musculoskeletal and Skin course in the School of Medicine. He is also the course director for Gross Anatomy in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Additionally, he teaches anatomy and neuroanatomy to dental, optometry, nursing, and graduate students.
  • Teaching Activities

  • 11-203 - ANATOMY LAB TEACHING ASSOCIATE (Fall Term 2019) 2019 - 2020
  • PT701 - Human Gross Anatomy II (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • 11-203 - ANATOMY LAB TEACHING ASSOCIATE (Fall Term 2018) 2018 - 2019
  • MSTP796 - Anatomy Lab TA Opportunity (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PT700 - Human Gross Anatomy (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 80-435 - MULTIDISCIPLINARY OTOLARYNGOLOGY ELECTIVE: ENT, RADIOLOGY AND ANATOMY (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • STP299DV - TEACHING EXPERIENCE: HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 11-203 - ANATOMY LAB TEACHING ASSOCIATE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • STP2144 - GROSS ANATOMY REVIEW (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CB700 - Gross Anatomy (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PT701 - Human Gross Anatomy II (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PT700 - Human Gross Anatomy (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-435 - MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENT ELECTIVE: ENT, RADIOLOGY AND ANATOMY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 80-435 - MULTIDISCIPLINARY OTOLARYNGOLOGY ELECTIVE: ENT, RADIOLOGY AND ANATOMY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 11-203 - ANATOMY LAB TEACHING ASSOCIATE (Fall Term 2017) 2017 - 2018
  • 11-203 - ANATOMY LAB TEACHING ASSOCIATE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • STP2144 - GROSS ANATOMY REVIEW (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CB724 - Special Topics in Cell Biology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CB700 - Gross Anatomy (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PT701 - Human Gross Anatomy II (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • BHS698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PT700 - Human Gross Anatomy (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • STP2144 - GROSS ANATOMY REVIEW (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CB724 - Special Topics in Cell Biology (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CB700 - Gross Anatomy (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • BHS698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CB724 - Special Topics in Cell Biology (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PT700 - Human Gross Anatomy (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • BHS550 - Integrated Systs I:Neuroendoc (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • BHS555 - Integrated Systs II: Cardiopul (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • BHS560 - Integ Systs III: Genitourinary (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • BHS601 - Seminar II (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • OT620 - Found of Occupation: A&P (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PA601 - Human Gross Anatomy (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • STP2144 - GROSS ANATOMY REVIEW (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • BHS501 - Seminar I (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • BHS502 - Molecules and Cells (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • BHS503 - Microbiology and Immunology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CB724 - Special Topics in Cell Biology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CB700 - Gross Anatomy (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PA601 - Human Gross Anatomy (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CB724 - Special Topics in Cell Biology (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CB700 - Gross Anatomy (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • OBHS122 - Systems 2 Gross Anatomy (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • Full Name

  • William Brooks