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Dr. Amber J. Heck is a biomedical science educator with expertise in curriculum design and development for health professions education. She focuses her efforts on developing engaging and effective learning experiences, supported by neuroscience, cognitive theories, and evidence-based teaching practices. Over her career, Dr. Heck served as founding faculty within medical education programs at multiple intuitions, where she collaborated with interprofessional teams to develop innovative, flipped classroom, active learning curricula. She is skilled in a broad array of instructional methods, including team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning. In 2020, Dr. Heck was awarded the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and Innovation. She is active within the health professions education community and contributes to scholarship, faculty development, and peer mentorship, internationally. In her current role, Dr. Heck is involved in curriculum design and development for online, asynchronous biomedical science courses within the Bachelors of Science (BS) in Biomedical Sciences degree program at UNTHSC.

Education/Academic qualification

BS Biology, Midwestern State University

PhD Biomedical Science, University of North Texas Health Science Center


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