As an associate professor of medical sciences, Yeckel will coordinate the neuroscience curriculum and teach first and second-year students about the brain. He also will serve as co-coordinator for the basic, translational and clinical research capstone concentration. He also will chair the medical school's admissions committee.
Before coming to Quinnipiac, Yeckel was an associate professor of neurobiology and a member of The Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine. During his 11 years at Yale, he taught graduate and medical school students the principles of neuroscience and human neuroanatomy.
Yeckel earned his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and his bachelor's degree in biochemistry and cellular biology from the University of California, San Diego.
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, founded to address the nation's pressing need for primary care physicians, is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education recently granted the school preliminary accreditation and the Connecticut State Board of Education approved the school's medical degree program.
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