Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-297-4828

DEBORAH W. LOUDA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science 


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CONTACT
dlouda@health.fau.edu
Tel. (561) 297-3622

 
 

 

Dr. Deborah W. Louda is an Associate Professor and Director of the M1M2 Basic Science Curriculum at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. She is Co-Director of the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science course and teaches biochemistry. Her research interests are in the areas of medical education and chemical education, including the development of innovative curricular materials and teaching methods.

 


  • 1973: B.S., Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1978: Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1978-1980: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Miami, Miami, FL

  • 2014-Present: Director of M1M2 Basic Science Curriculum, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine  Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2010-Present: Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1988-2009: Associate Professor Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1982-1988: Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1981-1982: Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1980-1981: Research Associate  Department of Biochemistry, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1978-1980: Post-Doctoral Fellow  Department of Biochemistry, University of Miami, Miami, FL                             

 Past Research Support

  • “Analysis of mRNA in Normal and Transformed Cells,” Funded by the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society for $12,000, 1984-1985, principal investigator.
  • “Platinum Polymers as Potential Anti-Tumor Agents,” Funded by the Elsa U. Pardee  Foundation for $24,863, 1988-1990, principal investigator.
  • “Incorporation of HPLC into a Comparative Methods Approach for Undergraduate  Biochemical Laboratory Education” Funded by The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation  for $13,276, February 1998- January 1999, principal investigator with Drs. Jerome Haky and Frank Mari as co-principal investigators. 
  • “Project ChemBOND: Building Opportunities for Meaningful Learning” Funded by NSF for $98,819, January, 2001-December, 2002, co-principal investigator with Drs. J. E. Haky, D. Baird, N. Romance and R. Bleicher. “Project ChemBOND: Framework for Improving Student Understanding, Performance, and  Retention in General Chemistry.” Funded by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for  $34,900, January 2001- December 2001, co-principal investigator with  Drs. J. Haky,  N. Romance, and C. Carraher.
  •  “Training Peer Leaders to Improve Science College Teaching,” FAU Presidential Award for         $25,000, 2001-2002, co-principal investigator with Drs. R. Bleicher, J.E. Haky, R. Brooks,  D. Lowell, and N. Romance.
  • “Project ChemBOND: Integrated Laboratory Exercises for General Chemistry” Funded by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for $15,000, January 2002- December 2002, principal investigator with Drs. J.E. Haky, N. Romance, C. Carraher, R. Bleicher, D. Huchital, and B. Aukszi as co-principal investigators.
  • “Success by Design: Building Faculty Capacity to Improve Curriculum and Instruction,”  Funded by NSF for $74,999, 2002-2004, senior personnel with Drs. R. Bleicher, J.E.  Haky, R. Brooks, N. Romance. B. Aukszi, C. Carraher, R. Jordan, D. Lowell, G. Mayer, and M. Vitali as co-principal investigators.
  • “Project ChemBOND; The Next Generation” Funded by NSF for $2,558,523, March 2007- August, 2015, co-principal investigator with Drs. D. Chamely-Wiik, J.E. Haky, and N. Romance.

Editorial Board Positions

  •  Reviewer for MedEdPortal

Memberships

  •  Association of Biochemistry Course Directors

Honors and Awards

  • 1978-1980              NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1986-1988              McKnight Foundation Junior Faculty Development Award
  • 1988, 1990, 1998   Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • 1993, 2000             Teacher Incentive Program Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2007                       College of Medicine Dwight D. Warren Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2008                       College of Science Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2012                       University Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2012                       Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Dwight D. Warren Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2013                       Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Dwight D. Warren Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2015                       Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Outstanding Lecturer Award, Florida Atlantic University


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