The School of Medicine has appointed Theodore M. Cole III, Ph.D., associate professor of Basic Medical Science, vice chair-basic scientist for the Council on Curriculum. In this role, Cole will serve as chair of the course directors’ subcommittee, be a voting member of the Council on Curriculum, and serve on the Curriculum Steering Committee.
Cole joined the School of Medicine and has taught gross anatomy since 1998. He has served the School of Medicine as a member of the Council on Evaluation, the Faculty Senate, the Academic Policy Development Task Force, and on the SBS-SOM Partnership Steering Committee.
Cole received his Ph.D. in Anthropological Sciences at Stony Brook University in New York. Prior to coming to UMKC, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
His research interests include primate and human evolution, craniofacial biology (both evolutionary and clinical), biostatistics, and scientific computing. He is a member of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and Sigma Xi.