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Renee R Prater, DVM, PhD

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Renee Prater, DVM, PhD
Associate Dean for Curriculum, Assessment and Medical Education
Department/Discipline: Medical Education
Campus: Virginia
Office: 117
Preferred First Name: Renee
Fax: 540-231-5252
Email: Contact

Research Interests

My research interests include 1) medical education research, 2) developmental biology, particularly maternal nutritional and environmental aspects of fetal development and 3) human pathogen interactions and the role of the immune system in health and disease.


Year Faculty Citation PMID
2019 Cameron Sumpter, Harold "Skip" Garner, Frederic Rawlins, II, Mary Prater

Stanco KM, Prater MR, Wubah A, Sumpter C, Rawlins F, Garner HR. Improving Medical Education by Coupling Basic Science Lectures and Clinical Rotations via ICD Codes. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019 Apr 1;119(4):251-256. PMID: 30907964.

2015 Teresa Johnson, Alexis Stoner, Matthew Cannon, Mary Prater

Prater R, Johnson TR, Stoner AM, Cannon MD, Sriranganathan N. Animals, Humans and the Environment in the Epidemiology of Chikungunya Virus [case study]. AAVMC/APTR. 2015:

2015 Mary Prater

Brenseke B, Bahamonde J, Talanian M, Kornfeind E, Daly J, Cobb G, Zhang J, Prater MR, Davis GC, Good DJ. Mitigating or exacerbating effects of maternal-fetal programming of female mice through the food choice environment. Endocrinology. 2015 Jan; 156(1):182-92.

2014 Mary Prater, Per Brolinson

Champion A, Goodwin T, Brolinson PG, Werre S, Prater M, Inzana T. Prevalence and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from healthy university student athlete. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 2014 Aug 2; 13(1):33.

2013 Mary Prater

Brenseke B, Prater MR, Bahamonde J, Gutierrez JC. Current thoughts on maternal nutrition and fetal programming of the metabolic syndrome. J Pregnancy. 2013; 2013:368461.

2012 Mary Prater, Theresa Hrubec

Hrubec TC, Prater MR, Mallela MK, Gogal RM Jr, Guo TL, Holladay SD. Diverse ability of maternal immune stimulation to reduce birth defects in mice exposed to teratogens: a review. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2012 May; 3(3):132-9.

2011 Mary Prater

Liang C, DeCourcy K, Prater MR. High-saturated-fat diet induces gestational diabetes and placental vasculopathy in C57BL/6 mice. Metabolism. 2011 Jul; 59(7):943-50. PMID: 20022072.

2010 Mary Prater

Gutierrez JC, Bahamonde J, Prater MR, Yefi CP, Holladay SD. Production of a type 2 maternal diabetes rodent model using the combination of high fat diet and moderate dose of streptozocin. Endocrine Research. 2010 May; 35(2):59-70.