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Marnie FitzMaurice, VMD, PhD

Marnie FitzMaurice

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Lecturer
Director of Veterinary Curriculum


Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

Office: 607-253-3472
Email: mcf32@cornell.edu

Research Interest

Veterinary Education

Education

  • VMD, University of Pennsylvania, Combined Degree Program, 1996
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Neuroscience, 2002
  • BA, Yale University, Biology, 1992

Biography/Professional Experience

Dr. FitzMaurice is the Veterinary Curriculum Director for the College of Veterinary Medicine and a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.  As Veterinary Curriculum Director, she works with faculty, staff and students to coordinate and improve the veterinary curriculum.  Her teaching interests include active learning, assessment of learning, and educational technology. 

Dr. FitzMaurice is involved in several DVM courses including:

  • VTMED 5220, Neuroanatomy: Dr. FitzMaurice is the course leader of this first year veterinary foundation course. She utilizes an active and interactive lecture format to present content in an applied clinical context. 
  • Foundation Courses I, The Animal Body, is a multidisciplinary course covering anatomy, histology, embryology and radiology. Dr. FitzMaurice lectures, facilitates small group, problem-based learning sessions, provides instruction in gross anatomy and histology laboratories, writes examinations, and serves on the course design group that manages the course.
  • Foundation Course III, Function and Dysfunction, is a multidisciplinary course covering physiology, pharmacology and pathology. Dr. FitzMaurice has served as a facilitator for small group sessions and serves on the course design group that manages the course.
  • Special Project Courses on topics including Reflective Journaling and Animal Health Innovation

Prior Teaching and Clinical Experience

  • Consultant, Cornell Feline Health Center, 2008-2012
  • Consultant, Clinical Practice Service, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2006-2008
  • Medical Director, V.C.A Cat Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2005
  • Associate Veterinarian, V.C.A Cat Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-2001

Publications

  • Ariana Boltax, Erin Eldermire, Marnie FitzMaurice and Emma Davies, Journaling as a Learning Tool: Evaluation by First Year Veterinary Students and Faculty, Abstract and Poster, AAVMC Veterinary Educators Collaborative Symposium, June 2016
  • FitzMaurice, M. C., Ciaramitaro, V. M., Palmer, L. A. and Rosenquist, A. C. (2003). Visual detection deficits following inactivation of the superior colliculus in the cat. Visual Neuroscience 20, 687-701.

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Awards and Honors

  • SCAVMA Teaching Excellence in Basic Science Award, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, 2015
  • Inducted into Phi Zeta Society, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1995
  • 1930 Class Prize in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1996
  • Anatomy Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1996

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • Collaborator on SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant Project, 2016-2017
  • Consortium of Northeast Veterinary Colleges, faculty representative, 2016-present
  • Trustee, John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation, 2009-present
  • American Association of Veterinary Anatomists
  • New York State Veterinary Medical Society

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