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Lauren A. Fowler, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-455-9849
Office: 701 Grove Road
Greenville SC 29605


Teaching Interest(s): I teach Neuroscience and Biostatistics. I am currently teaching in the Neuroscience (M1) and Mind, Brain & Behavior (M2) Modules, as well as teaching Biostatistics throughout the M1 and M2 years at USCSOMG. I have taught the following classes at the undergraduate level Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, BioPsychology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Introduction to Neuroscience, Sensation/Perception, Health Psychology, Biological Rhythms, Clinical Neuroscience, Careers in Psychology, Honors Issues in Mental Health, Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience Laboratory and Biological Basis of Psychological Disorders.
Research Interest(s): My research has two main areas of focus. My primary area of research deals with circadian desynchronization and fatigue due to shift work and how this affects our health, performance, alertness, cognition and burnout. I am interested in evaluating biomarkers that help predict fatigue, and I also seek to find effective fatigue countermeasures for individuals who work shift work. I also conduct research on empathy in health care and pre-health care professionals. My research encompasses differences in physiological and perceived empathy, as well as assessing how to teach empathy in a way that is healthy for all involved.
Honors & Awards: Harvard Macy Fellowship for Health Educators
Outstanding Service Award
UofSC Pipeline for Academy Leaders Fellow
Golden Peach Award
WildCatt Disability Collaboration Award
Crystal Crest Master Teacher Award
Outstanding Mentor Award
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Endowed Professor
Woman of Wisdom Award
Council for Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Outstanding Collaboration Award: NCUR
Outstanding Collaboration Award: Neuroscience Program
Distinguished Professor Award
Civically Engaged Scholar
Crystal Crest Master Teacher Award
Gwen Williams Award of Excellence
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Dana Scholarship Award
Centennial Scholarship Award
Professional Affiliations: World Sleep Congress
Other - Delegate
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Psi Chi Psychology National Honor Society
Council on Undergraduate Research
National Conference for Undergraduate Research Board of Governors
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Invited Grant Review Panel
American Association for the Advancement of Science Advisory Board Member for NIH Grant, How Drugs Affect the Brain
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant Review Panel

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