Holly Bender

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The purpose of two related studies was to explore the relationships between course characteristics (teaching approach, content type, and level of curricular coordination), lecture-capture implementation, and learning in a veterinary medical education environment. Two hundred and twenty two students and 35 faculty members participated in the first study,(More)
Abnormal desmosomes were found in the endometrial epithelial cells of rats treated orally with gossypol acetic acid at a dose of 60 mg/kg/day for 30 days. Desmosomes in the endometrium of rats treated at 40 mg/kg/day were similar to those of controls. Abnormalities included an increase in desmosome number with prominent filamentous interconnections,(More)
This study examined the effects of gossypol acetic acid on the antioxidant defense system of the rat testis. In gossypol-treated animals testis catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities were decreased. Catalase and glutathione peroxidase are the two enzymes that protect against oxidative damage by hydrogen peroxide. Other antioxidants that were reduced(More)
BACKGROUND Computer-aided instruction (CAI) was developed to teach veterinary students how to make blood smears. This instruction was intended to replace the traditional instructional method in order to promote efficient use of faculty resources while maintaining learning outcomes and student satisfaction. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to(More)
Phagocytes undergo a sharp burst of oxygen consumption when engulfing bacteria. This oxygen is enzymatically reduced to toxic metabolites which are essential to the bactericidal action of the cell. Oxygen metabolites formed in this burst as well as other intermediates formed in biological reduction reactions do not selectively reserve their toxicity for(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the tissues of female rats treated with gossypol acetic acid for morphologic evidence of an underlying mechanism of infertility. The number of estrous cycles, and body and adrenal weights were also compared. The number of estrous cycles decreased in rats treated with 60 mg/kg gossypol acetic acid for 30 days. Body(More)
Instructors of the senior necropsy rotation at Iowa State University experienced difficulty ensuring similarity of case exposure and workload during the year. This was problematic during times of low caseload, as, without necropsy cases, there was no uniform method for training or assessing students. A new assignment, the Case Correlation Assignment (CCA),(More)
Teaching introductory clinical pathology to veterinary students is a challenging endeavor that requires a shift in learning strategies from rote memorization to diagnostic reasoning. Educational research has identified discrete cognitive stages required to achieve the automated, unconscious thinking process used by experts. Building on this knowledge, we(More)
The Diagnostic Pathfinder was designed to help students learn diagnostic problem solving by supporting them in explaining relationships among history and physical examination findings, data abnormalities, and the underlying mechanisms of disease. The Pathfinder has been used to teach diagnostic problem solving to veterinary students since 2001 and is(More)