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Anthony M. Payne named to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony M. Payne has been appointed to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University is a private four-year university in Hamden, Connecticut, located on about 500 acres (2 km²), just north of New Haven. The campus is situated at the foot of Sleeping Giant State Park.  .

In his new position, Payne will be responsible for teaching physiology, histology and gross anatomy gross anatomy
The study of the structures of the body that can be seen with the naked eye. Also called macroscopic anatomy.

gross anatomy 
 at Connecticut's newest medical school, which is expected to open on Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus. Before coming to Quinnipiac, Payne was a lecturer in the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department at the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. .

"This is a tremendous opportunity," Payne said. "It's rare to have one's educational pursuits be valued so highly."

Payne earned a doctorate in physiology from Wake Forest University. He also holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Winthrop University. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and the American Association of Anatomists.

"I am delighted that Anthony has joined the School of Medicine," said Dr. Bruce Koeppen , founding dean of the school. "He brings the school expertise in physiology, anatomy and histology, all of which are core disciplines in our curriculum."

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013, pending preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education .

The medical school, which will train primary care physicians, is aiming to become a national model of interprofessional health professions education and improve the way health care is delivered. Medical students at Quinnipiac will be part of a learning environment where they will interact with students from Quinnipiac's School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing to learn to become effective membersof a primary health care team.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational co·ed·u·ca·tion  
The system of education in which both men and women attend the same institution or classes.

, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
 and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering , School of Communications , School of Education , School of Health Sciences , School of Law , Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine , School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences .

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