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Overview

  • The two focuses of my research are the use of evidence-based pedagogy to enhance learning and learning and K-12 outreach. I am an award winning innovative instructor that uses hybrid, accelerated, flipped, team-based and online teaching methods. My students sing physiology songs and perform dramatizations to learn difficult content. Via zoom, students complete team building activities to increase their engagement. perform debates and I use alternative assessments to replace standard exams. I have performed science outreach in public and private schools in rural NH, Australia and with ELL students at UNH Manchester in the EXCELL in STEM program. Through these activities, I get young people excited about science while facilitating their experiments in collecting their own data. My research students design and facilitate K-12 outreach activities for nonprofits in the Manchester area and assess the efficacy of these activities. They have presented their work at International meetings. My collaborators in scholarship are throughout the United States, Brazil, Pakistan, Cuba, New Zealand and Australia. I have presented my research at national and international meetings. I am the Chair of the Teaching Section of the American Physiological Society.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Teaching Membrane Transport Concepts Using Flipped Teaching & DramatizationsAmerican Biology Teacher.  83:337-340. 2021
    2021 Using dramatizations to teach cell signaling enhances learning and improves students' confidence in the concept.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  45:89-94. 2021
    2021 Students from a large Australian university use Twitter to identify difficult course concepts to review during face-to-face lectorial sessions.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  45:10-17. 2021
    2021 Tunes in the Zoom Room: Remote Learning via Videoconference Discussions of Physiology Songs.Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.  22. 2021
    2020 Designing a New Course with a Spring Break Study Abroad Research Experience Benefits STEM Commuter StudentsBioscene.  42:8-15. 2020
    2020 Undergraduate biological sciences and biotechnology students' reflective essays focus on descriptive details of experiential learning experiences.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  44:99-103. 2020
    2019 2nd Pan American Congress of Physiological Sciences, Havana, Cuba, May 27-31, 2019.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  43:441-442. 2019
    2019 Second graders and their teacher have PhUn learning about thermoregulation.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  43:159-163. 2019
    2019 The use of Twitter and Zoom videoconferencing in healthcare professions seminar course benefits students at a commuter college.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  43:246-249. 2019
    2018 Symposium report on "Examining the Changing Landscape of Course Delivery and Student Learning": Experimental Biology 2017.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  42:610-614. 2018
    2018 SYMPOSIUM REPORT ON “Examining the Changing Landscape of Course Delivery and Student Learning;"American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  42:610-614. 2018
    2018 Cardiac rhythm dance protocol: a smartphone-assisted, hands-on activity to introduce concepts of cardiovascular physiology and scientific methodology.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  42:516-520. 2018
    2018 Assessment of a 4th Grade PhUn Week Experiment on the Cardiovascular System.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  42:329-333. 2018
    2018 Workshop report: "Using Social Media and Smartphone Applications in Practical Lessons to Enhance Student Learning" in Búzios, Brazil (August 6-8, 2017).American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  42:340-342. 2018
    2018 Tailoring Library Instruction for Non-Science Majors Taking Hybrid and Online Science Classes: Student Perceptions of Information Literacy in the Virtual EnvironmentPublic Services Quarterly Public and Access Services Quarterly.  14:99-118. 2018
    2018 Benefits and logistics of nonpresenting undergraduate students attending a professional scientific meeting.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  42:68-74. 2018
    2017 Developing a nationwide K-12 outreach model: Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week 10 years later.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  41:357-362. 2017
    2017 The Fictional Animal Project: a Tool for Helping Students Integrate Body Systems.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  41:239-243. 2017
    2017 Performing international outreach: PhUn Week in an Australian primary school.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  41:25-28. 2017
    2016 Research and Teaching: Using Twitter in a Nonscience Major Science Class Increases Journal of College Science TeachingJournal of College Science Teaching.  045:71-77. 2016
    2015 The art and practice of gratitude: practicing an overlooked skill to help undergraduate biology students become successful professionals.American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education.  39:125-127. 2015
    2001 Differential effects of mitomycin C and doxorubicin on P-glycoprotein expression.Biochemical Journal.  355:617-624. 2001
    1998 Membrane trafficking of the cystic fibrosis gene product, cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, tagged with green fluorescent protein in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. (vol 273, pg 21759, 1998)Journal of Biological Chemistry.  273:26256-26256. 1998
    1998 Membrane trafficking of the cystic fibrosis gene product, cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, tagged with green fluorescent protein in madin-darby canine kidney cells.Journal of Biological Chemistry.  273:21759-21768. 1998
    1996 Renal organic anion secretion: evidence for dopaminergic and adrenergic regulation.American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  271:R1372-R1379. 1996
    1987 Commercial hickory-smoke flavouring is a human lymphoblast mutagen but does not induce lung adenomas in newborn mice.Food and Chemical Toxicology.  25:331-335. 1987
    1986 Polyploidization of aortic smooth muscle cells from hypertensive and genetically related normotensive rats.Journal of Hypertension.  4:S109-S111. 1986
    1986 Strain and site dependence of polyploidization of cultured rat smooth muscle.Journal of Cellular Physiology.  128:337-344. 1986
    1986 Survival and repair of potentially lethal radiation damage in confluent vascular smooth muscle cell cultures.Radiotherapy and Oncology.  5:159-163. 1986
    1985 Growth kinetics as a function of ploidy in diploid, tetraploid, and octaploid smooth muscle cells derived from the normal rat aorta.Journal of Cellular Physiology.  125:512-520. 1985
    The combination of flipped teaching with dramatizations enhances student understanding of membrane transport concepts,American Biology Teacher
    Tunes in the Zoom Room: Remote Learning via Videoconference Discussions of Physiology SongsJournal of Microbiology & Biology Education.  22.

    Article

    Year Title
    2021 From Plate to Waste: A Hands‐On Activity to Dramatize the Function of the Digestive System to First Graders via ZoomFASEB Journal.  35. 2021
    2021 Learning About the Respiratory System is Fun for 1 st Graders Using a Gas Exchange Relay Activity via ZoomFASEB Journal.  35. 2021
    2021 Successfully Redesigning a Pathophysiology Course Using the Lt‐Understanding Your Physiology PlatformFASEB Journal.  35. 2021
    2021 Using Zoom to Effectively Manage Class Debates in an Ethical Issues in Biology CourseFASEB Journal.  35. 2021
    Using the Teaching Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society to Train Faculty to Successfully Implement Flipped Teaching in Their Classroom

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2021 STEM Outreach via Zoom: Effectively Teaching a Cardiovascular Lesson to First Graders Using a Hands‐On Heart Model ActivityFASEB Journal. 2021
    2021 The STEM Teaching Fellows Program Effectively Teaches First Grade Students About the Brain via ZoomFASEB Journal. 2021
    2018 2 nd Grade Students Have PhUn Learning About ThermoregulationFASEB Journal. 2018
    2018 Embedding Three Styles of Interviews into a Senior Seminar Course Provides Students with Practice, Assessment of Skills and Improves ConfidenceFASEB Journal. 2018
    2017 A Model for Enhancing Student Gains During Experiential Learning OpportunitiesFASEB Journal. 2017
    2017 A Summer PhUn Week for English Language LearnersFASEB Journal. 2017
    2016 A PhUn week Incursion in Australia Teaches 3-4 and 5-6 Graders Exercise PhysiologyFASEB Journal. 2016
    2016 An Interdisciplinary Approach Combines Physiology, Engineering, and Computer Science to Increase Awareness of STEM Professions among Middle School StudentsFASEB Journal. 2016
    2010 Playing a Jeopardy-like quiz game to integrate new material in A & PFASEB Journal. 2010
    1996 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) secretion is stimulated by oxymetazoline and an enhanced plasma membrane Na+ gradientFASEB Journal. 733-733. 1996
    1995 SECRETION OF 2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID (2,4-D) BY RENAL PROXIMAL TUBULE PRIMARY CULTURES (PTCS) IS INHIBITED BY DOPAMINEFASEB Journal. A565-A565. 1995
    1994 SECRETION OF 2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID (2,4-D) BY RENAL PROXIMAL TUBULE PRIMARY CULTURES IS INHIBITED BY PHORBOL ESTERFASEB Journal. A792-A792. 1994
    Engaging a Large Nursing Class in Small Group Twitter Discussions to Identify Difficult Course Concepts in Australia
    PhUn in the Snow: 3rd Graders Learn About Exercise Physiologyhttps://www.fasebj.org/doi/10.1096/fasebj.2018.32.1_supplement.629.4.

    Teaching Activities

  • Endocrinology Taught course 2021
  • Internship Taught course 2021
  • The Secret Lives of Whales Taught course 2021
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2021
  • Clinical Pathophysiology Taught course 2020
  • Internship Taught course 2020
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2020
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2020
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2019
  • Endocrinology Taught course 2019
  • Biotechnology and Society Taught course 2019
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2019
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2019
  • Diseases of the 21st Century Taught course 2019
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2019
  • Animal Physiology Laboratory Taught course 2019
  • Global Science Exploration Taught course 2019
  • Healthcare Professions Seminar Taught course 2019
  • Internship Taught course 2019
  • Internship Taught course 2019
  • Principles Animal Physiology Taught course 2019
  • Cell Biology Taught course 2018
  • Diseases of the 21st Century Taught course 2018
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2018
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2018
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2018
  • Healthcare Professions Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Principles of Biology II Taught course 2018
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2018
  • Global Science Exploration Taught course 2017
  • Internship Taught course 2017
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2017
  • Cell Biology Taught course 2016
  • Internship Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Biology I Taught course 2016
  • Senior Seminar I Taught course 2016
  • Diseases of the 21st Century Taught course 2016
  • Internship Taught course 2016
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2016
  • Ethical Issues in Biology Taught course 2016
  • Exploring Biology Teaching Taught course 2016
  • Internship Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Biology II Taught course 2016
  • Biotechnology and Society Taught course 2016
  • Endocrinology Taught course 2015
  • Internship Taught course 2015
  • Principles of Biology I Taught course 2015
  • Senior Seminar I Taught course 2015
  • Diseases of the 21st Century Taught course 2015
  • Diseases of the 21st Century Taught course 2015
  • Internship Taught course 2015
  • Princ Animal Physiology Lab Taught course 2015
  • Principles Animal Physiology Taught course 2015
  • Principles of Biology II Taught course 2015
  • Biotechnology and Society Taught course 2015
  • Cell Biology Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Principles of Biology I Taught course 2014
  • Diseases of the 21st Century Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Princ Animal Physiology Lab Taught course 2014
  • Principles Animal Physiology Taught course 2014
  • Principles of Biology II Taught course 2014
  • Diseases of the 21st Century Taught course 2014
  • Full Name

  • Patricia Halpin