University of Mississippi School of Medicine professor emeritus of anatomy Dr. Duane E. Haines has been selected by the Association of American Medical Colleges to receive the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, a national recognition for outstanding contribution to academic medicine and the global community. The award was presented Nov. 6 at the group’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.
Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Haines received a Ph.D. in anatomy in 1969 from Michigan State University. He was professor and associate chair of the Department of Anatomy at West Virginia University before joining the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1985 as professor and chair of the School of Medicine Department of Anatomy.
The author of three neuroanatomy textbooks and dozens of journal articles. In his role as professor, he has taught neuroanatomy to thousands of students in UMMC’s schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, graduate studies and health related professions.
He maintains a membership in the American Association of Anatomists, where he has served in leadership positions, and is a past president of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences.
He is recognized worldwide for his atlas of the human brain, “Neuroanatomy, An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems.” First published in 1983 and now in its eighth edition, the textbook has been translated into eight languages. Haines also served as editor and co-author of “Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications.” Now in its third edition, the textbook is used by medical schools across the country.
Although Haines retired in 2010, he continues teaching courses at UMMC. He is among 10 individuals and two medical schools who will receive awards at the AAMC’s annual meeting.