Pinder

Karen Pinder, Associate Professor of Teaching

MEDD 411 (Foundations of Medical Practice I) Director and
Director of Histology, Medical Undergraduate Education

B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences (Honours), University of Guelph
Ph.D. (Anatomy & Cell Biology), University of Cape Town
Post-Doctoral Fellow (Viral Oncology), Johns Hopkins University

Office:  604-822-1797
E-mail: karen.pinder@ubc.ca

T e a c h i n g
Dr. Pinder is dedicated to excellence in education in the UBC M.D. undergraduate program. She is the Director of MEDD 411 (Foundations of Medical Practice I), the first (17 week) course of the year 1 UBC medical curriculum and is also the Director of Histology for the M.D. curriculum.
P u b l i c a t i o n s
  1. K.E. Pinder, J.C. Ford and W.K. Ovalle. A New Paradigm for Teaching Histology Laboratories in Canada’s First Distributed Medical School. 2008. Anat. Sci. Ed. May 1 (3): 95-101.
  2. J.C. Ford, K.E. Pinder, W.K. Ovalle and C.H. Li. Pathology Education in a Multi-Site Urban/Rural Distributed Curriculum. 2008. Human Pathology. June 39 (6): 811-816.
  3. Karen E. Pinder and Michael Nimmo. Integrated Histology and Pathology Education In the Renewed UBC M.D. Undergraduate Program. Invited contribution to the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Newsletter, Summer/Fall Edition 2016. August 2016.
  4. Karen E. Pinder & Jennifer A. Shabbits (2018) Educational leadership during a decade of medical curricular innovation and renewal. Medical Teacher, 40:6, 578-581, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1440079

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C o n f e r e n c e   P r e s e n t a t i o n s

Local

Lin, O. Korzh, K. Pinder, W. Ovalle, H. Yule, R. Walters. Upgrading Virtual Histology Tools for Medical/Dental Students at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Poster Presentation. CPS Research Retreat. Vancouver, B.C. 16 January 2009.

 Korj, C. Lin, K. Pinder, W. Ovalle, R. Walters, H. Yule. Creating online Histology study tools for Medical/Dental students at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Poster Presentation. CPS Research Retreat. Vancouver, B.C. 16 January 2009.

Karen Pinder, Michael Nimmo, Dawn Cooper, Michael Allard, Heather Yule and Sean Maurice. Integrated Histology and Pathology Education in the Renewed UBC M.D. Undergraduate Program. Poster Presentation. Centre for Health Education and Scholarship Celebration of Scholarship. The University of British Columbia. October 2016.

Karen Pinder and Jason Ford. Creating Milestones and Exit Competencies for Medical School Education in Histology. Poster presentation. Centre for Health Education and Scholarship Celebration of Scholarship. The University of British Columbia. October 2017.

Jeremy Dick and Karen Pinder. Creation and Use of Medical Histology-Pathology Electronic Flashcards. Poster presentation. Centre for Health Education and Scholarship Celebration of Scholarship. The University of British Columbia. October 2019.

National

Ford, J.C., Pinder, K.E., Ovalle, W.K. and Li, C.H. Pathology Education in a Multi-Site Urban/Rural Distributed Curriculum.  Poster presentation. Canadian Laboratory Medicine Congress. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 9-13 June 2007.

Lin, O. Korj, K. Pinder, W. Ovalle, H. Yule, R. Walters. Upgrading Virtual Histology Tools for Medical/Dental Students at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Poster Presentation. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Edmonton, Alberta. 2-6 May 2009.

Jeremy Dick and Karen Pinder. Development of spaced repetition materials for undergraduate medical histopathology education. Poster presentation. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Niagara Falls, Ontario. 13-16 April 2019.

Karen Pinder and Jason Ford. Histology Milestones and Exit Competencies for Canadian Undergraduate Medical Education. Peer reviewed abstract. Poster presentation. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Vancouver, B.C. April 2020. Can Med Educ J. April 2020 11(2): DP 29-2. (Conference cancelled due to Covid-19.)

International

 Pinder, K.E., Ford, J.C. and Ovalle, W.K.  A New Paradigm for Teaching Histology in Canada’s First Distributed Medical School. Oral presentation. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting. San Diego, California, U.S.A. 5-9 April 2008.

 Korj C. Lin, K. Pinder, W. Ovalle, R. Walters, H. Yule. Creating online Histology study tools for Medical/Dental students at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Poster Presentation. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting. New Orleans, U.S.A. 18-22 April 2009.

Karen Pinder, Stan Bardal, Pawel Kindler. Tips and Experiences from Five Years of Videoconferenced Medical Anatomical Sciences Education. Poster Presentation. International Congress of the Federation of Association of Anatomists. Cape Town, South Africa. 16-19 August 2009.

M.V. Butler, K.E. Pinder, H.N. Yule. Online Histology modules for first-year medical students: a student to student approach. Poster Presentation. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting. Boston, U.S.A. 20-24 April 2013.

Karen Pinder and Jason Ford. Creating Milestones and Exit Competencies for Medical School Education in Histology. Abstract accepted for poster presentation. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A. 22-26 April 2017.

Karen Pinder, Michael Nimmo, Dawn Cooper, Michael Allard, Heather Yule and Sean Maurice. Integrated Histology and Pathology Education in the Renewed UBC M.D. Undergraduate Program. Abstract accepted for poster presentation. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A. 22-26 April 2017.

Karen Pinder and Jennifer Eastwood. A Tale of Two Approaches: Results from Integrating Medical Histology and Pathology. Symposium Organizers, Co-Chairs and Presenters. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting. San Diego, California, U.S.A. 21-25 April 2018.

Jeremy Dick and Karen Pinder. Creation and Use of Medical Histology-Pathology Electronic Flashcards. Poster presentation. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. 6-10 April 2019.

Karen E. Pinder.  Integrated Competency-Based Histology-Pathology Education: What Is It Good For? Invited speaker. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting. San Diego, California, U.S.A. 4-8 April 2020. FASEB. April 2020. 34: S1 (Conference cancelled due to Covid-19.)

Karen E. Pinder.  Integrated Competency-Based Histology-Pathology Education: What Is It Good For? Invited speaker. Experimental Biology (American Association of Anatomists) Annual Meeting. Virtual Conference.  27-30 April 2021. (Re-invited speaker in 2021 due to Covid-19 conference cancellation in 2020.)