Claudia Krebs named as Fellow for the American Association for Anatomy

Dr. Claudia Krebs has been elected to fellowship in the AAA, which recognizes distinguished members who demonstrate excellence in science and make extraordinary contributions to the anatomical sciences.

A pioneer in medical education, Dr. Claudia Krebs, Professor of Teaching in the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, is redefining neuroscience education – while combatting ‘neurophobia’ – by using emerging technologies like virtual reality and videography to enhance student learning.

In 2018, Dr. Krebs founded the HIVE (Hackspace for Innovation and Visualization in Education), to create digital media to advance medical education. Since it’s inception, the HIVE lab has partnered with a number of university and industry partners such as UBC’s Emerging Media Lab and Microsoft in developing innovative initiatives such as the HoloBrain, the Virtual Reality Anatomy and Pathology project (VanVR App) and an augmented reality critical care simulation. To date, the HIVE has developed 18 educational projects, many of which are used by health students around the world.

Dr. Krebs is also the first author of Lippincott’s Illustrated Review of Neuroscience, was recently elected to the AAA Board and has been a member with the organization since 2006.

“It’s such an honour to have been nominated by my peers and to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Krebs.