Douglas Spicer

Education

Ph.D., Biochemistry

Boston University School of Medicine

1992

M.MEdL

University of New England

2017

Post-Doctoral Training

Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Harvard Medical School

Expertise

Active learning pedagogies in medical education; innovations in medical education; online education for health sciences

Research

Research Interests

  • Active learning pedagogies in medical education
  • Innovations in medical education
  • Online education for health sciences

Selected Publications

2017

Spicer DB, Rowe R, Kilgallen S, Thompson KH. Concept mapping as a tool to promote cognitive integration. IAMSE Annual Meeting, Burlington, VT, June 2017

Thompson KH, Spicer DB, Kilgallen S, Rowe R, Winterson BH. Student perceptions of integrated vs basic science and clinical resources. Association of Biochemistry Educators Biannual Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL, May 2017

2016

Guzzo RM, Alaee F, Paglia D, Gibson JD, Spicer DB, and Drissi H. Aberrant expression of Twist1 in diseased articular cartilage and a potential role in the modulation of osteoarthritis severity.  Genes & Diseases. 2016; 3(1);88-99.

Rowe RJ, Thompson KH, Spicer DB. Identification of “at risk” students in Osteopathic Medical Knowledge I. IAMSE Annual Meeting, Leiden, Netherlands, June 2016

Jacqueroud L, Bouard C, Richard G, Devouassoux-Shisheboran M, Terreux R, Pierrot A, Spicer DB, Caramel J, Payen L, Puisieux, Tissier A, Ansieau S. The heterodimeric TWIST1/E12 complex drives the oncogenic potential of TWIST1 in human mammary epithelial cells. Neoplasia. 2016 May;18(5):317-27.

2015

Spicer DB, Van Deusen J, Thompson KH. Small group facilitation effects on student learning. IAMSE Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 2015

2014

Spicer DB, Van Deusen J, Thompson KH. Identification of facilitation skills that promote student learning. University of New England Board of Trustees Meeting, November 2014

Spicer DB, Thompson KH, Winterson BJ. Development of a flexible learning space for use in an integrative team-based curriculum. IAMSE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 2014

Spicer DB, Thompson KH, Winterson BJ. Development of a flexible learning space for use in an integrative team-based curriculum. AACOM Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 2014

2013

Vincentz JW, Firulli BA, Lin A, Spicer DB, Howard MJ, Firulli AB. Twist1 controls a cell-specification switch governing cell fate decisions within the cardiac neural crest. PLoS Genet. 2013;9(3):e1003405

Spicer DB, Kilgallen S, Binks A, LeClair R, Winterson BJ, Thompson KH. Concept Map Assessment as a Tool for 2nd Year Medical Student Review and Feedback for 1st Year Students. IAMSE Annual Meeting, St Andrews, Scotland. June 2013

Thompson KH, Binks A, Cao L, Dane P, Kilgallen S, LeClair R, Spicer DB, Van Deusen J, Winterson BJ. Concept Maps Support Integration of Content across Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Case Scenarios. IAMSE Annual Meeting, St Andrews, Scotland. June 2013

2012

Morel AP, Hinkal GW, Thomas C, Fauvet F, Courtois-Cox S, Wierinckx A, Devouassoux-Shisheboran M, Treilleux I, Tissier A, Gras B, Pourchet J, Puisieux I, Browne GJ, Spicer DB, Lachuer J, Ansieau S, Puisieux A. EMT inducers catalyze malignant transformation of mammary epithelial cells and drive tumorigenesis towards claudin-low tumors in transgenic mice. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(5):e1002723.

2011

Connerney J, Spicer DB. Signal transduction pathways and their impairment in syndromic craniosynostosis, in Monographs in Human Genetics. Craniosynostoses: Molecular Genetics, Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment, M. Muenke, H. Collmann, W. Kress, and B.D. Solomon, Editors, Karger. 2011; 28-44.

Guzzo R, Andreeva V, Spicer DB*, and Drissi H*. Persistent expression of Twist1 in chondrocytes causes growth plate abnormalities and dwarfism in mice. J Int Dev Biol. 2011; 55:641-7. *equal contribution.

2010

Chakraborty S, Wirrig EE, Hinton RB, Merrill WH, Spicer DB, Yutzey KE. Twist1 promotes heart valve cell proliferation and extracellular matrix gene expression during development in vivo and is expressed in human diseased aortic valves. Dev Biol. 2010; 34(1)7:167-79.

2009

Spicer, D. FGF9 on the move. Nat. Genet. 2009; 41:272-273.

2008

Connerney, J., V. Andreeva, Y. Leshem, M.A. Mercado, K. Dowell, X. Yang, V. Lindner, R.E. Friesel, and D.B. Spicer. Twist1 homodimers enhance FGF responsiveness of the cranial sutures and promote suture closure. Dev. Biol. 2008; 318; 323-334.

2006

Connerney, J., Y. Leshem, V. Andreeva, C. Muentener, M. Mercado, and D.B. Spicer. Twist dimer selection regulates cranial suture patterning and fusion. Dev. Dyn. 2006; 235: 1345-1357.

Douglas Spicer

,

Ph.D., M.MEdL

Associate Professor

Biddeford Campus

Stella Maris
319

dspicer@une.edu

(207) 602-2186

On Campus
Teaching Online