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Joel W Atance, PhD

Joel Atance
Joel Atance, PhD
Discipline Chair for Anatomy/Associate Professor for Anatomical Sciences and Physiology
Department/Discipline: Anatomical Sciences
Campus: Carolinas
Office: 139
Fax: 864-804-6986
Email: Contact

Research Interests

Dr. Atance’s research interests center on assessing the effectiveness of educational interventions in medically-underserved communities. An example of such an intervention is VCOM—CC’s Summer Enrichment Experience. This week-long summer program was designed to foster an interest in science and medicine in local high school students. Preliminary assessment of the program, in a paper published in the JAOA, demonstrated that the SEE program was successful in increasing participant interest in science and medicine. The next step, a longer-term goal, is to assess whether SEE is successful in directing participants toward the study of science and medicine in college and beyond.

Selected Publications

Year Faculty Citation PMID
2018 Joel Atance

Atance J, Kincade B, Mickalis M.  Educational Intervention in a Medically Underserved Area.  J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018 Apr 1;118(4):219-224. PMID: 29582056.

2017 Joel Atance

White C, Atance J. Parsonage Turner Syndrome. Osteopathic Family Physician. 2017;9(5):26-30.