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Faculty Ombuds


Faculty Ombuds Jim Augustine, a School of Medicine professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience and former chair of the Faculty Senate (2003-2005), was appointed in 2006.

International Ombuds Association Training and Leadership

Successfully completed basic, intermediate and advanced training in the theory and practice of the ombuds profession sponsored by the International Ombuds Association; member of the Nominations and Elections Committee of the International Ombuds Association 


Millikin University (B.A.), Saint Louis University (M.S.), University of Alabama at Birmingham (Ph.D.); postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan in the Neurosurgical Research Laboratory and at the Université de Montréal, Centre de Recherché en Sciences Neurologique

Contributions to Professional Journals and Textbooks

  • The Anatomical Record, Brain Research, Brain Research Reviews and Neuroscience
  • Lucite plate model of baboon oculomotor nucleus on exhibit in Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, England.
  • Single author of Human Neuroanatomy, 1st Edition published in November, 2008 by Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier.
  • Single author of Human Neuroanatomy, 2nd Edition, published in February, 2017 by Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-96161-2.

Honors and Awards

  • Six-time USC School of Medicine Pearls of Wisdom Lecturer 
  • Seven-time USC School of Medicine MI Teacher of the Year
  • Mascoutah Schools Achievement Award, 2005
  • Millikin University Alumni Merit Award, 2006
  • USC Educational Foundation Outstanding Service Award, 2009
  • Elizabeth Crosby Visiting Professor (Department of Neurosurgery) University of Michigan, March 2012
  • USC School of Medicine Alumni Association Award Recipient, 2014
  • USC School of Medicine  Dean's Distinguished Service Award Recipient — Career Achievement Award, 2016


  • American Association of Anatomists
  • Cajal Club
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • International Ombuds Association
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • "Ask an Expert" editor for the American Association of Anatomists

Recent Publications


Additional Resources

Carolina Spotlight: Jim Augustine [pdf]
Anatomy of a Scholar: Jim Augustine [pdf]
Career Achievement Award [pdf]

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