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Katherine Hyland, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-502-8142
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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
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Katherine M. Hyland is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and 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 a BS in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech, an MS in Molecular Cytogenetics from Rutgers University, and a PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics from Johns Hopkins University. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of British Columbia, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, and the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. In her current position, she teaches genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry, emphasizing clinical applications of foundational sciences using innovative educational modalities. She directs the medical genetics and genomics curriculum in the School of Medicine, and Chairs the Medical Genetics Curriculum Committee and the Institute for Human Genetics Education Committee. She has been actively involved in designing and implementing the UCSF Bridges medical curriculum. Dr. Hyland is active member in the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators and leads Faculty Development workshops locally, nationally and internationally. She served as the inaugural Chair of the Medical Genetics Course Directors group in the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG), led an effort to develop national competencies in medical genetics, and currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer in the APHMG Leadership Council. She is also an active member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE), the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA), and the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC). Her current educational interests include encouraging students to engage in curiosity and the process of discovery, applying the concept of cognitive integration, and incorporating an integrated approach to genomic medicine in the training of future and current physicians.

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    1. Brondfield S, Seol A, Hyland K, Teherani A, Hsu G. Integrating Concept Maps into a Medical Student Oncology Curriculum. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Aug 14. PMID: 31414369.
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    2. Hyland K, Dasgupta S. Medical genetics and genomics education and its impact on genomic literacy of the clinical workforce. Genet Med. 2019 May; 21(5):1259-1260. PMID: 31048815.
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    3. 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. 2019 Apr; 94(4):586-594. PMID: 30431452.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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.
    10. Hyland KM, Land, K, VanSchaik S. .The UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Teaching Observation Program (TOP) Mentor Training Module. 2013.
    11. 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.
    12. Adler S, Coulter Y, Polich G, Hyland K, Chan J.Responding to Patients' Questions about Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine. 2012.
    13. 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.
    14. 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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    15. 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.
    16. Bassett DE, Basrai MA, Connelly C, Hyland KM, Kitagawa K, Mayer ML, Morrow DM, Page AM, Resto VA, Skibbens RV, Hieter P. Exploiting the complete yeast genome sequence. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1996 Dec; 6(6):763-6. PMID: 8994849.
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    17. Kroll ES, Hyland KM, Hieter P, Li JJ. Establishing genetic interactions by a synthetic dosage lethality phenotype. Genetics. 1996 May; 143(1):95-102. PMID: 8722765.
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