Robert B. Trelease, Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Trelease teaches anatomy, embryology, and neurosciences in the School of Medicine, and he conducts research in artificial intelligence, systems modeling, and computer visualization. He has also worked for the Dean's Office since 1995 on implementation of computer based instruction for the entire medical curriculum using the World Wide Web and, most recently, smartphones and other mobile devices. He is also the Associate Director of the Instructional Design and Technology Unit, Dean's Office, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Work Titles
UCLA Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Member, Brain Research Institute
Ph.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1977 - 1982

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A selected list of publications:

Trelease Robert B   Diffusion of innovations: smartphones and wireless anatomy learning resources Anatomical sciences education, 2008; 1(6): 233-9.
Trelease Robert B, Rosset Antoine   Transforming clinical imaging data for virtual reality learning objects Anatomical sciences education, 2008; 1(2): 50-5.
Trelease Robert B   Anatomy meets architecture: designing new laboratories for new anatomists Anatomical record. Part B, New anatomist, 2006; 289(6): 241-51.
Trelease Robert B   Diffusion of innovations: anatomical informatics and iPods Anatomical record. Part B, New anatomist, 2006; 289(5): 160-8.
Trelease Robert B   Anatomical reasoning in the informatics age: Principles, ontologies, and agendas Anatomical record. Part B, New anatomist, 2006; 289(2): 72-84.
Guttmann Geoffrey D, Drake Richard L, Trelease Robert B   To what extent is cadaver dissection necessary to learn medical gross anatomy? A debate forum Anatomical record. Part B, New anatomist, 2004; 281(1): 2-3.
Trelease Robert B   Anatomical informatics: Millennial perspectives on a newer frontier The Anatomical record, 2002; 269(5): 224-35.

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