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Bruce M. Koeppen
Dean of the School of Medicine
Vice President of Health Affairs
BS, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; MD, The University of Chicago
School of Medicine
I have the honor of serving as the founding dean of the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine, and have served in this role since joining Quinnipiac University in November of 2010. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, was was at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine for more than 28 years. While at the University of Connecticut I was a professor of medicine and cell biology, and served in the dean's office as dean for academic affairs. In that administrative role I oversaw all the educational programs of the school of medicine, and also its institutional centralized research resources. Prior to engaging full-time in administrative work, I ran a research laboratory that studied the mechanisms and regulation of urine acidification by the distal nephron of the kidney. I am privileged to have been given the chance to create a new medical school for Quinnipiac University.
Biographical Sketch Bruce M. Koeppen, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Koeppen received his M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1977 and his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Illinois in 1980. After completing a research fellowship at Yale University in 1982, he joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he served as a Professor in the departments of Medicine and Cell Biology. While at the University of Connecticut he held the administrative position of Dean for Academic Affairs. In that position, he oversaw all educational and research programs in the School of Medicine. On November 1, 1010, he joined Quinnipiac University as the founding dean of its new School of Medicine, the Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine. Dr. Koeppen has served on a number of state and national education-related committees and organizations, including the United States Medical Licensing Examination Composite Committee, the Executive Board of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and the State of Connecticut Advisory Council on Graduate Medical Education. Most recently he was as a member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and served as the chair of its accreditation standards committee. Dr. Koeppen is a recognized educator. In addition to co-authoring Renal Physiology he is a contributing author and editor of Berne and Levy’s Physiology. His other books include, Netter’s Atlas of Physiology, and Berne and Levy’s Essentials of Physiology. He has received numerous teaching awards from students at the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. At the national level, he was the 1995 recipient of the Arthur C. Guyton Teaching Award from the American Society of Physiology, and the 1998 recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Alpha Omega Alpha - Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award. In 1999 the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut recognized him for “outstanding achievement” as a result of his efforts in leading the faculty of the School of Medicine through a comprehensive revision of its curriculum. In 2002 he received the “Distinguished Service” award from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and that same year he was named as the 2002 co-recipient of the Frances M. Maitland-PACME award from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education. In 2009 he was named an inaugural member of the University of Connecticut’s Academy of Distinguished Educators.
Lecturer on renal physiology and renal histology to Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant students and Pathology Assistant students. Lecturer on renal function and renal disease to undergraduate non-science majors at Quinnipiac University. Lecturer on renal pathophysiology undergraduate biomedical science majors at Quinnipiac University. Lecturer on renal physiology and pathophysiology; laboratory facilitator for histology; small group facilitator for research ethics and compliance; facilitator for problem-based learning.
1973: B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 1977: M.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1978: M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 1980: Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL Major: Physiology
Koeppen, B.M. 2009. The Kidney and Acid-Base Regulation. Advances in Physiology Education. 33: 275-281. Koeppen, B.M. 2012. Flexner Revisited. Connecticut Medicine. 76: 379-380, 2012. Koeppen, B.M. (2013). Perspective: Update on the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine. Connecticut Medicine. 77: 243-244. Koeppen, B.M. (2014). Perspective: The Teaching Pledge. Connecticut Medicine 78: 551-552. Hansen, J.T, B.M. Koeppen. 2002. Netter’s Atlas of Human Physiology. Icon Learning Systems. Hansen, J.T, B.M. Koeppen. 2002. Netter’s Atlas of Human Physiology. Icon Learning Systems.
Honors & Awards
1977: Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society). 1979: Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society). 1985, 86, 87, 89: Charles N. Loeser Award (Basic Science Teaching Award), University of Connecticut. 1986-1991: Established Investigator, American Heart Association. 1995: Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year, American Physiological Society. 1998: Robert Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha and Association of American Medical Colleges. 1999: University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Special Commendation in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement 2002: Co-recipient Frances M. Maitland-PACME Award, Alliance for CME. 2002: Distinguished Service Award, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2007: Edithe Levit Distinguished Service Award, National Board of Medical Examiners 2009: Robert U. Massey, M.D., Distinguished Service Award, Capital Area Health Consortium 2009: Inaugural inductee into the Academy Of Distinguished Educators, University of Connecticut 2012: Health Care Hero Educator of the Year, Business New Haven - New Haven Magazine
1988-1994: Editorial Board, American Journal of Physiology, Renal, Fluid and Electrolyte Section. 1992-1993: Pathophysiology Question-Writing Task Force, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), National Board of Medical Examiners. 1993-1999 Physiology Test Development Committee, USMLE, National Board of Medical Examiners (Chair: 1996-1999). 1996-2002: USMLE Step-1 Committee, National Board of Medical Examiners (Chair: 2000-2002). 2002-2003: Member of the USMLE Composite Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards. 2002-2011: Member of Interdisciplinary Review Committee for USMLE Step-1, National Board of Medical Examiners. 2003-2007: Member of the Executive Board of the National Board of Medical Examiners. 1999-2005: Member of Graduate Medical Education Advisory Council, Office of Health Care Access, State of Connecticut. 2000-2003: AAMC representative on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). 2006-2012: Member of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (appointed by AAMC) Member of the Standards Subcommittee (Chair: 2008-2012). 2011-13: Member, Board of Directors, American Heart Association of North Central Connecticut.