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Douglas F. Paulsen

Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionMorehouse School of Medicine
DepartmentPathology & Anatomy
Address720 Westview Drive, SW
Hugh Gloster Building
Atlanta GA 30310
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    2010Fellow, American Association of Anatomists
    2012Editorial Board; Anatomy and Pathology , Experimental Biology and Medicine

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    Dr. Paulsen was born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in the Northeast, completing high school in Westwood, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Anatomy from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC in 1979. After an NIH-sponsored individual NRSA postdoctoral fellowship in cancer cell adhesion at California State University, Northridge, Dr. Paulsen joined the faculty of the new “School of Medicine at Morehouse College” as an Assistant Professor. He has been on the faculty of what is now the Morehouse School of Medicine since 1980. In the 1980’s and 1990’s he conducted and published research mainly sponsored by NIH on cell differentiation and skeletal pattern formation during limb development and later studied the effects of microgravity on the musculoskeletal system with support from NASA. During his active research years, Dr. Paulsen served on many peer-review panels reviewing research grants for federal agencies including NIH, NASA, NSF, and the US Departments of Education and Agriculture, as well as the March of Dimes. Since he joined the MSM faculty, Dr. Paulsen has been actively involved in the development of the preclinical educational program for the MD degree and a devoted teacher. He has taught extensively in the Medical and Graduate Education programs especially in Cell Biology and Histology, but also in Anatomy and Embryology. He has also been engaged from the start in the development of the PhD in Biomedical Sciences program and other Masters programs. He currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professor of Pathology and Anatomy. He has received many teaching awards from his students and MSM. His efforts currently focus on teaching and educational program administration.

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    1. McGee RE, Blumberg HM, Ziegler TR, Ofotokun I, Bhatti PT, Paulsen DF, Quarshie A, Somanath PR, Comeau DL. Mentor training for junior faculty: a brief evaluation report from the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance. J Investig Med. 2023 Aug; 71(6):577-585. PMID: 37085987.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Hall M, Engler J, Hemming J, Alema-Mensah E, Baez A, Lawson K, Quarshie A, Stiles J, Pemu P, Thompson W, Paulsen D, Smith A, Ofili E. Using a Virtual Community (the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory) to Support Early-Stage Investigators Pursuing Grant Funding. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 10 30; 15(11). PMID: 30380777.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Comeau DL, Alvarez JA, Bhatti P, Paulsen DF, Quarshie A, Escoffery C, Ofotokun I, Eisen H, Ziegler TR, Blumberg HM. Building Diverse Careers in Clinical and Translational Research: Evaluation of a Certificate Program in Translational Research. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018 02; 2(1):38-47. PMID: 30881696.
    4. Sorkness CA, Pfund C, Ofili EO, Okuyemi KS, Vishwanatha JK, Zavala ME, Pesavento T, Fernandez M, Tissera A, Deveci A, Javier D, Short A, Cooper P, Jones H, Manson S, Buchwald D, Eide K, Gouldy A, Kelly E, Langford N, McGee R, Steer C, Unold T, Weber-Main AM, B?ez A, Stiles J, Pemu P, Thompson W, Gwathmey J, Lawson K, Johnson J, Hall M, Paulsen D, Fouad M, Smith A, Luna R, Wilson D, Adelsberger G, Simenson D, Cook A, Feliu-Mojer M, Harwood E, Jones A, Branchaw J, Thomas S, Butz A, Byars-Winston A, House S, McDaniels M, Quinn S, Rogers J, Spencer K, Utzerath E, Womack V. A new approach to mentoring for research careers: the National Research Mentoring Network. BMC Proc. 2017; 11(Suppl 12):22. PMID: 29375663.
    5. Klement BJ, Paulsen DF, Wineski LE. Implementation and modification of an anatomy-based integrated curriculum. Anat Sci Educ. 2017 Jun; 10(3):262-275. PMID: 28009487.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Klement BJ, Paulsen DF, Wineski LE. Clinical Correlations as a Tool in Basic Science Medical Education. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3. PMID: 29349328.
    7. Klement BJ, Paulsen DF, Wineski LE. Anatomy as the backbone of an integrated first year medical curriculum: design and implementation. Anat Sci Educ. 2011 May-Jun; 4(3):157-69. PMID: 21538939.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Douglas F. Paulsen, PhD. Histology and Cell Biology: Examination and Board Review. 2010; 416. View Publication.
    9. von Deutsch DA, Abukhalaf IK, Wineski LE, Roper RR, Aboul-Enein HY, Paulsen DF, Potter DE. Distribution and muscle-sparing effects of clenbuterol in hindlimb-suspended rats. Pharmacology. 2002 May; 65(1):38-48. PMID: 11901300.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Wineski LE, von Deutsch DA, Abukhalaf IK, Pitts SA, Potter DE, Paulsen DF. Muscle-specific effects of hindlimb suspension and clenbuterol in mature male rats. Cells Tissues Organs. 2002; 171(2-3):188-98. PMID: 12097841.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    11. von Deutsch DA, Abukhalaf IK, Wineski LE, Aboul-Enein HY, Pitts SA, Parks BA, Oster RA, Paulsen DF, Potter DE. Beta-agonist-induced alterations in organ weights and protein content: comparison of racemic clenbuterol and its enantiomers. Chirality. 2000 Aug; 12(8):637-48. PMID: 10897101.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    12. Lo WK, Shaw AP, Paulsen DF, Mills A. Spatiotemporal distribution of zonulae adherens and associated actin bundles in both epithelium and fiber cells during chicken lens development. Exp Eye Res. 2000 Jul; 71(1):45-55. PMID: 10880275.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Mann DR, Howie S, Paulsen DF, Akinbami MA, Lunn SF, Fraser HM. Changes in lymphoid tissue after treatment with a gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist in the neonatal marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Am J Reprod Immunol. 1998 Apr; 39(4):256-65. PMID: 9553650.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    14. Paulsen DF, Chen WD, Scineaux T, Adams D. Rapid, fluorometric DNA determination for chick limb-bud mesenchymal-cell microcultures. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 1998 Feb; 34(2):158-62. PMID: 9542654.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Paulsen DF, Chen WD, Okello D, Johnson B. Stage- and region-dependent responses of chick wing-bud mesenchymal cells to retinoic acid in serum-free microcultures. Dev Dyn. 1994 Dec; 201(4):310-23. PMID: 7894070.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    16. Paulsen DF. Retinoic acid in limb-bud outgrowth: review and hypothesis. Anat Embryol (Berl). 1994 Nov; 190(5):399-415. PMID: 7887491.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    17. Paulsen DF, Chen WD, Pang L, Johnson B, Okello D. Stage- and region-dependent chondrogenesis and growth of chick wing-bud mesenchyme in serum-containing and defined tissue culture media. Dev Dyn. 1994 May; 200(1):39-52. PMID: 8081013.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    18. Paulsen DF, Solursh M, Langille RM, Pang L, Chen WD. Stable, position-related responses to retinoic acid by chick limb-bud mesenchymal cells in serum-free cultures. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 1994 Mar; 30A(3):181-6. PMID: 25939166.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    19. Paulsen DF, Pang L, Chen WD, Solursh M, Langille R. Proximodistal differences in retinoic acid effects on chick wing-bud mesenchyme in serum-free culture. Prog Clin Biol Res. 1993; 383B:793-802. PMID: 8115394.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    20. Frenz DA, Akiyama SK, Paulsen DF, Newman SA. Latex beads as probes of cell surface-extracellular matrix interactions during chondrogenesis: evidence for a role for amino-terminal heparin-binding domain of fibronectin. Dev Biol. 1989 Nov; 136(1):87-96. PMID: 2509263.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Langille RM, Paulsen DF, Solursh M. Differential effects of physiological concentrations of retinoic acid in vitro on chondrogenesis and myogenesis in chick craniofacial mesenchyme. Differentiation. 1989 May; 40(2):84-92. PMID: 2668089.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    22. Paulsen DF, Langille RM, Dress V, Solursh M. Selective stimulation of in vitro limb-bud chondrogenesis by retinoic acid. Differentiation. 1988 Dec; 39(2):123-30. PMID: 3243383.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    23. Paulsen DF, Solursh M. Microtiter micromass cultures of limb-bud mesenchymal cells. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol. 1988 Feb; 24(2):138-47. PMID: 3343192.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    24. Paulsen DF, Miller JW, Bentley PA, Donald MR. Residual morphogenetic competence in the proximal core region of stage 25 chick limbs: Zwilling's hypothesis revisited. Dev Biol. 1986 Jun; 115(2):503-6. PMID: 3709972.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    25. Newman SA, Frenz DA, Tomasek JJ, Paulsen DF. Matrix-driven translocation: possible role in precartilage mesenchymal condensation. Prog Clin Biol Res. 1986; 217B:199-202. PMID: 2428060.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Parker CL, Paulsen DF, Rosebrock JA, Hooper WC. Inhibition of chondrogenesis by normal mouse serum in cultured chick limb cells. Exp Cell Res. 1980 Nov; 130(1):21-30. PMID: 7449844.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. Paulsen DF, Parker CL, Finch RA. Region-dependent capacity for limb chondrogensis: patterns of chondrogenesis in cultures from different regions of the developing chick wing. Differentiation. 1979; 14(3):159-65. PMID: 499691.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Paulsen DF, Finch RA. Age- and region-dependent concanavalin A reactivity of chick wing-bud mesoderm cells. Nature. 1977 Aug 18; 268(5621):639-41. PMID: 895860.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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