Katherine Hyland, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBS1986Biochemistry
    Rutgers UniversityMS1992Cell Biology/Molecular Cytogenetics
    Johns Hopkins UniversityPhD1996Molecular and Human Genetics
    University of British ColumbiaPostdoctoral Fellow1999Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellow2002Comprehensive Cancer Center

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    Dr. Katherine M. Hyland is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and a member of the Institute for Human Genetics at the UCSF School of Medicine. Her primary roles are in health professions education and faculty development.

    Dr. Hyland received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1986. After working as a Cytogenetic Technologist for Roche Biomedical Laboratories and a Cytogenetic Research Technician at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she received an M.S. in Cell Biology and Molecular Cytogenetics with Dr. Leonard Sciorra at Rutgers University in 1992. Dr. Hyland continued her graduate studies in the Human and Molecular Genetics Program at Johns Hopkins University, where she completed her thesis (“Identification and characterization of Ctf19p: A molecular link between kinetochores and spindle pole body in S. cerevisiae.”) under Dr. Phil Hieter and was award a PhD in 1998. After spending a year as a post doctoral scholar in Dr. Hieter’s lab at the University of British Columbia, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, she pursued postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Gerard Evan at the Universtiy of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she analyzed cMyc induced carcinogenesis in a transgenic mouse model. In 2002, Dr. Hyland was appointed as Assisstant Professor in the UCSF Department of BIochemisty and Biophysics, and began her career in medical education.

    At UCSF, Dr. Hyland directs a multidisciplinary medical school course focusing on the molecular basis, epidemiology and clinical management of cancer, and directs the longitudinal medical genetics theme in the school of medicine. She teaches topics in biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, where she emphasizes clinical applications of foundational sciences and innovative educational modalities. In 2006, Dr. Hyland completed the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in the Healthcare Professions. She has been an active member in the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators since 2008, and served as chair of Faculty Development from 2010-2013, during which time she produced an online blended training module for the Teaching Observation Program (TOP). Dr. Hyland leads Faculty Development workshops on small group facilitation and peer observation and feedback both at UCSF and as well as nationally and internationally. From 2013-2015 she served as Chair of the Essential Core Course Committee, which oversees the pre-clerkship medical curriculum. She is actively involved in designing components of the new UCSF Bridges medical curriculum (to launch in fall 2016), and currently serves as Associate Director of the Core Inquiry Curriculum.

    At the national level, Dr. Hyland served as the inaugural Chair of the Genetics Course Directors group in the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG) and led an effort to develop national competencies in medical genetics. She is also an active a member of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE), the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), and the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA). Her current educational interests include encouraging students to engage in curiosity and the process of discovery, and incorporating an integrated approach to genomic medicine in the training of future physicians.

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    1. Hyland K, Garber K, Dasgupta S. From helices to health: undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics. Per Med. 2018 Nov 29. PMID: 30489214.
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    2. Brondfield S, Boscardin C, Strewler G, Hyland K, Oakes SA, Nishimura H, Crawford J, Hauer KE. A Medical Student Inquiry Behavior Assessment Tool: Development and Validity Evidence. Acad Med. 2018 Nov 13. PMID: 30431452.
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    3. Niederhoffer EC, Cline SD, Osheroff N, Simmons JM, Diekman AB, Franklin DS, Abali EE, Bateman RC, Fontes JD, Lindsley JE, Pearson D, Rubenstein PA, Slaughter CA, Bernstein JA, Hyland KM, Park VM, Sobering AK, Weiler TA, Dasgupta S. Teaching Biochemistry and Genetics to Students of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy 6th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, May 7-11, 2017. Med Sci Educ. 2017 Dec; 27(4):855-859. PMID: 29291139.
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    4. Hyland K, Dasgupta S. Medical genetics and genomics education and its impact on genomic literacy of the clinical workforce. Genet Med. 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28914266.
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    5. Garber KB, Hyland KM, Dasgupta S. Participatory Genomic Testing as an Educational Experience. Trends Genet. 2016 06; 32(6):317-320. PMID: 27117243.
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    6. Plunkett-Rondeau J, Hyland K, Dasgupta S. Training future physicians in the era of genomic medicine: trends in undergraduate medical genetics education. Genet Med. 2015 Nov; 17(11):927-34. PMID: 25674779.
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    7. Hyland KM, Dasgupta S, Garber K, Gold J-A, Toriello H, Weissbecker K, and Waggoner D.Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics: Medical School Core Curriculum in Genetics 2013. 2013.
    8. Hyland KM, Land, K, VanSchaik S. .The UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Teaching Observation Program (TOP) Mentor Training Module. 2013.
    9. Ho B, Ishizaki A, Ko A, Homan A, Hyland K, Muller J, Chan J, Azzam A.Kim Lee Problem Based Learning (PBL) Case for Delivering Uncertain News. 2013.
    10. Adler S, Coulter Y, Polich G, Hyland K, Chan J.Responding to Patients' Questions about Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine. 2012.
    11. Fulton T., Burke C, Hyland K, Kruidering-Hall M, Masters S.Workshop in a box: Visual Demonstration of Small Group Facilitation Techniques for Faculty Development. 2010.
    12. Measday V, Hailey DW, Pot I, Givan SA, Hyland KM, Cagney G, Fields S, Davis TN, Hieter P. Ctf3p, the Mis6 budding yeast homolog, interacts with Mcm22p and Mcm16p at the yeast outer kinetochore. Genes Dev. 2002 Jan 01; 16(1):101-13. PMID: 11782448.
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    13. Hyland KM, Kingsbury J, Koshland D, Hieter P. Ctf19p: A novel kinetochore protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and a potential link between the kinetochore and mitotic spindle. J Cell Biol. 1999 Apr 05; 145(1):15-28. PMID: 10189365; PMCID: PMC2148226.