Chico, Diane individual record
Instructional Professor
overview

My primary interests are in medical education.I serve as teaching faculty in gross anatomy, histology, and neuroscience in the first year curriculum of the College of Medicine. My current scholarly pursuits explore the design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional models that emphasize knowledge application/synthesis and self-directed student learning. My research focuses on measuring whether student learning and knowledge retention of basic sciences improve with the use of these instructional modalities. My past research included structure-function studies of peptide-delivery vehicles and the mechanisms of posttranslational modifications on protein function.

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Academic Articles9
  • Brakora, K., Day, L., & Chico, D. (2021). Succeeding in a pandemic: Online lectures and inperson laboratory teaching maintained exam scores in the anatomical sciences. The FASEB Journal. 35(S1), 10.1096/fasebj.2021.35.s1.05461.
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  • Brakora, K. A., Chico, D. E., Allen, G. C., Hubbard, J. K., & Chen, W (2019). The Long and Short of It: Unopposed Basic Science Instruction over Fewer Weeks Improves Student Written Exam Performance in Medical Gross Anatomy. The FASEB Journal. 33(S1), 607.14-607.14.
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  • Chico, D. E., LunaArvizu, L. P., Allen, G. C., Brakora, K., Hubbard, J. K., Carpenter, R. O., & Chen, W. (2018). Combining Active Learning and Immediate Quiz Feedback: Engaging Students in Anatomy! Medical Jeopardy. The FASEB Journal. 32(S1), 507.9-507.9.
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  • Vafa, S., & Chico, D. E (2013). A needs assessment for mobile technology use in medical education. International Journal of Medical Education. 4, 230-235.
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  • Lanlua, P., Sricharoenvej, S., Niyomchan, A., & Chico, D. E (2007). Unique cellular structures in the parotid gland of an Old world fruit bat, Pteropus lylei (Lyle's flying fox).. Ital J Anat Embryol. 112(3), 179-190.
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Conference Papers4
  • Chico, D. E., Smith, S., Chen, W., Peterson, T. V., & Hairrell, A. (2016). Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Matriculation Instruction on Academic Performance in the Anatomical and Physiological Sciences. FASEB JOURNAL. 30,
  • Chico, D. E., Smith, S., Chen, W., Peterson, T. V., & Hairrell, A. (2016). Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Matriculation Instruction on Academic Performance in the Anatomical and Physiological Sciences. FASEB JOURNAL. 30,
  • Chico, D. E., Smith, S., Chen, W., Peterson, T. V., & Hairrell, A. (2016). Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Matriculation Instruction on Academic Performance in the Anatomical and Physiological Sciences. FASEB JOURNAL. 30,
Email
chico@tamu.edu
First Name
Diane
Last Name
Chico
mailing address
Texas A&M Health Science Center; Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics; 1359 TAMUS
Bryan, TX 77807
USA