Dr. Elizabeth O. Johnson is Professor of Anatomy and Dean at European University Cyprus, School of Medicine. In addition, she was Professor of Anatomy at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was previously Associate Professor of Anatomy-Histology-Embryology at Ioannina University and research associate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Johnson received her primary training at the NIH, with a joint position at the National Institute of Child Health/ Human Development and National Institute of Mental Health. Johnson studied Functional Neuroanatomy at Cornell and University of Maryland, and had post-doctoral training in Molecular Neuroendocrinology/Chemical Neuroanatomy at the NIH. All levels of her training were accomplished with competitive training grants, including an Individual National Research Service Award, and Intramural Research Training Award.
Johnson has focused her research in the field of neurosciences, particularly in areas related to the functional neuroanatomy of stress and stress-related disorders. She is on the Editorial Board of core anatomical textbooks and atlases, and has written her own textbook on Neuroanatomy. Johnson has served on various administrative posts, such as the-0 Scientific Board of Directors, Ioannina Biomedical Research Institute, (merged Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas)
Johnson is known for her rigorous Anatomy teaching program for over 30 years. She spearheaded the curricular reform of anatomy programs, to include multi-model active teaching methods, and devised the new basic science, competency-based spiral curriculum at EUC. Her efforts were recognized on the cover of “Anatomical Sciences Education”, of the American Association of Anatomists. Currently she serves on the Federative International Programme for Anatomical Education (FIPAE) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA)
In addition to working on 9 separate Master of Science Programs, where she co-coordinates 2 programs, she organizes in-depth neuroanatomy hands-on courses for neuroscientists. Of the 31 Seminars and Meetings she has served as Chair and/or on the Organizing/Scientific Committee, 23 have been hands-on workshops for young doctors. She has trained close to 30 graduate and post-graduate students.
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