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 Claire Kirchhoff
Claire Kirchhoff    PhD
Assistant Professor - Center for Anatomical Sciences
 
Contact address      
Department  Center for Anatomical Sciences
Email  Claire.Kirchhoff@unthsc.edu  
   
 
Professional Preparation
Doctor of Philosophy,  Biological Anthropology,  University Of Minnesota,  MN
Master of Arts,  Biological Anthropology,  University Of Minnesota,  MN
Bachelor of Arts,  Anthropology,  University Of Minnesota,  MN
 
Appointments   More...    Close... 
2015 - Current    Member    TCOM Student Performance Committee
2013 - Current    Chair since 2014    GSBS Structural Anatomy and Rehabilitation Sciences- Graduate Education Committee
2013 - Current    Member    GSBS Student Performance Committee
2011 - Current    Member    GSBS - Specialized MS Admissions Committee: Clinical Research Manangment, Biotech, and Medical Science
2010 - Current    Member    GSBS Integrative Physiology and Anatomy - Anatomy Education Committee
2015 - 2016    Chair    Anatomy Faculty Hiring Committee
2013 - 2014    Member    Interprofessional Education Committee
2011 - 2011    Member    GSBS Yorio Scholarship for 1st Year Students Selections Committee
2011 - 2011    Member    Anatomy Faculty Hiring Committee
 
Teaching   More...    Close... 
IPAN 5334  Human Digestive System  Fall 2014 - Fall 2015
BMSC 5697  Internship Practicum  Fall 2012 - Spring 2016
IPAN 6150  Anatomy Journal Club  Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
IPAN 5330  Human Genitourinary System  Spring 2015 - Spring 2016
BMSC 6998  Individual Research  Summer 2014 - Fall 2015
BMSC 5390  Special Problems  Fall 2014 - Spring 2016
IPAN 5630  Structural Neuroscience  Fall 2015
IPAN 5401  Gross Anatomy  Spring 2015 - Spring 2016
BMSC 5395  Thesis  Fall 2015
IPAN 6100  Lab Teaching Practicum  Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
MEDE 7611  Gastrointestinal/Renal Sys 1  Fall 2014 Medical Term
BMSC 6391  Special Problems 2  Spring 2015
IPAN 6340  Musculoskeletal/Skin System  Fall 2014
MEDE 7615  Cardiopulmonary System 1  Fall 2010 Medical Term - Fall 2014 Medical Term
BMSC 5998  Ind Research for MS Students  Summer 2014 - Summer 2015
MEDE 7715  Endocrine/Reproductive Sys 1  Spring 2015 Medical Term
MEDE 7812  Nervous System 1  Fall 2010 Medical Term - Fall 2014 Medical Term
BMSC 5391  Special Problems 2  Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
MEDE 7811  Musculoskeletal/Skin System 1  Fall 2010 Medical Term - Fall 2014 Medical Term
IPAN 6000  Teaching Practicum  Spring 2015
MPAS 5208  Clinical Anatomy 2  Fall 2012 - Fall 2014
MEDE 7511  Gastrointestinal System 1  Spring 2011 Medical Term - Spring 2014 Medical Term
MPAS 5401  Clinical Anatomy 1  Fall 2011 - Fall 2013
CBAN 5330  Human Genitourinary System  Spring 2014
CBAN 6390  Spec Prob in Cell Bio & Anat  Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
CBAN 5334  Human Digestive System  Spring 2014
BMSC 5150  Laboratory Rotations  Fall 2011 - Fall 2013
CBAN 5401  Structural Anatomy: Gross Anat  Spring 2011 - Spring 2014
MEDE 7210  Renal System 1  Spring 2011 Medical Term - Spring 2014 Medical Term
MEDE 7310  Reproductive System 1  Spring 2011 Medical Term - Spring 2014 Medical Term
CBAN 5400  Structural Anatomy 1  Fall 2010 - Fall 2011
MPAS 5610  Human Anatomy with Lab  Fall 2010
CBAN 5391  Special Problems 2  Summer 2011
 
Awards / Honors
2015  Golden Apple Award      UNTHSC - GSBS
2013  Basic Science Faculty Award      UNT HSC - TCOM
2011  President's Award for Educational Excellence      UNT HSC
 
Student Advising   More...    Close... 
Chase,Jeffrey  -  2015-11-18
Advisor, GSBS Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Chase,Jeffrey  -  2015-11-18
Major Professor, GSBS Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Purcell,Maureen  -  2015-11-16
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Nelson,Elizabeth Angel  -  2015-09-01
Major Professor, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Nelson,Elizabeth Angel  -  2015-09-01
Advisor, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Murphy,Katharine  -  2015-08-21
University Member, GSBS Forensic Genetics, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Shalwani,Anil  -  2015-08-21
Thesis Committee, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Mertesdorf,Lauren M  -  2015-07-22
Major Professor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Mertesdorf,Lauren M  -  2015-07-22
Major Professor, GSBS Premedical Science, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Mertesdorf,Lauren M  -  2015-07-22
Advisor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Mertesdorf,Lauren M  -  2015-07-22
Advisor, GSBS Premedical Science, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Nelson,Elizabeth Angel  -  2015-07-01
Major Professor, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Nelson,Elizabeth Angel  -  2015-07-01
Advisor, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Nguyen,Vuvi Hoang  -  2015-01-12
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Phillips,Sabrina Danielle  -  2014-11-04
Advisor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Phillips,Sabrina Danielle  -  2014-11-04
Major Professor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Nelson,Elizabeth Angel  -  2014-10-21
Co-Major Professor, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Fisher,Cara Lynn  -  2014-09-22
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Fisher,Cara Lynn  -  2014-09-22
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Cell Biology, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Nelson,Elizabeth Angel  -  2014-09-05
Co-Major Professor, GSBS Structural Anatomy, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Nelson,Elizabeth Angel  -  2014-09-05
Advisor, GSBS Structural Anatomy, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Patel,Sunny B  -  2014-08-27
Thesis Committee, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Lerma,Tanya  -  2014-08-06
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anat & Rehab Srvs, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Nguyen,Vuvi Hoang  -  2014-04-18
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anatomy, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Lerma,Tanya  -  2014-01-15
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anatomy, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Taylor II,Victor Wayne  -  2013-10-01
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anatomy, Doctor of Philosophy    UNT Health Science Center
Taylor II,Victor Wayne  -  2013-10-01
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Structural Anatomy, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Browder,Bridget Christen  -  2013-07-15
Advisor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Browder,Bridget Christen  -  2013-07-15
Major Professor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Moty,Bridget Christen  -  2013-07-15
Advisor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Moty,Bridget Christen  -  2013-07-15
Major Professor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Lee,Michelle Renee  -  2012-11-28
Thesis Committee, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Rutter,Taylor M  -  2012-11-21
Advisor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Rutter,Taylor M  -  2012-11-21
Major Professor, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Cromeens,Barrett P  -  2012-05-21
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Cell Biology, Doctor of Philosophy    UNT Health Science Center
Cromeens,Barrett P  -  2012-05-21
Dissertation Committee, GSBS Cell Biology, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Snell,Heather Danielle  -  2012-01-09
University Member, GSBS Pharmacology & Neuroscience, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Archana,Archana  -  2012-01-09
University Member, GSBS Biochem & Molecular Biology, PhD in Biomedical Sciences    UNT Health Science Center
Archana,Archana  -  2012-01-09
University Member, GSBS Biochem & Molecular Biology, Doctor of Philosophy    UNT Health Science Center
Snell,Heather Danielle  -  2012-01-09
University Member, GSBS Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Doctor of Philosophy    UNT Health Science Center
Student Name Withheld  -  2011-11-23
Thesis Committee, GSBS Clinical Research Management, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Student Name Withheld  -  2011-05-25
Thesis Committee, GSBS Cell Biology & Genetics, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Student Name Withheld  -  2011-05-25
Thesis Committee, GSBS Cell Biology & Genetics, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Student Name Withheld  -  2011-05-25
Thesis Committee, GSBS Cell Biology, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
Student Name Withheld  -  2011-05-25
Thesis Committee, GSBS Cell Biology, Master of Science    UNT Health Science Center
John ServelloCommittee Member
University of North Texas, Biology Department - Current
Kristen CulbertsonB.A. (co-advised with Martha Tappen, Ph.D.)
University of Minnesota, Department of Anthropology - Current
 
Research and Expertise
 Research Interests 
 Biological anthropology brings a valuable perspective to teaching human anatomy, including a sense of human variation across both geographic and temporal distance, and not just how structures are shaped and related to one another, but also why they may have evolved that way. This is the scientific lens through which I view human anatomy. I am primarily interested in the relationships between behavior and the skeleton, as well as the interactions between hard and soft tissues. I am particularly focused on primate skeletal analysis, trauma and pathology, and other sources of stress reflected by the skeleton. Current projects include: (1) skeletal trauma and pathology in the Gombe chimpanzees, (2) skeletal damage to chimpanzee infanticide victims, (3) antemortem tooth loss as a marker of overall health, and (4) testing the sexual selection hypothesis by examining patterns of skeletal trauma across primate species. Three-dimensional analytical techniques and the scholarship of teaching and learning are further academic pursuits. 
 
Grants and Contracts
2014 Project RI6117: Reducing the Risk of Violence: The Role of Female Relatives in Primate Sociality (UNTHSC Seed Grant)
PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMYIntramural Research(UNTHSC)
2014 Project RP0176: Are Skeletal Trauma Patterns Affected by Sociality? An Interspecific Study ()
PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMYAm Assn of Physical Anthropologists
2014 Project RI6104: Creating the Flipped Classroom for Human Gross Anatomy (Yorio-Tech Seed Grnt)
PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMYIntramural Research(UNTHSC)
2013 Project RP0126: Bitten in the Face: Does the Sexual Selection Hypothesis Explain Cranial Trauma Patterns? ()
CELL BIOLOGY & ANATOMYThe Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation
TCOM Summer Research Fellow
 
Journals
B. P. Cromeens, C.A. Kirchhoff, R.M. Patterson, T. Motley D. Stewart, C. Fisher, R.E. Reeves. The medial collateral and spring ligament complexes: An attachment based description. Foot and Ankle International. 2015; 1071100715572221  Accepted/In-press
V. Holmes, H. Liu, A. Rosales, C. Kirchhoff. A variant of extensor medii proprius: a case report. International Journal of Anatomical Variations. 2014  Accepted/In-press
C.A. Kirchhoff, E.A. Nelson. The Human Skull. MedEd Portal. 2014: www.mededportal.org/publication/9696  Published
K.A. Terio, M.J. Kinsel, J. Raphael, T. Mlengeya, I. Lipende, C.A. Kirchhoff, B. Gilagiza, M. L. Wilson, S. Kamenya, J.D. Estes, B.F. Keele, R.S. Rudicell, W. Liu, S. Patton, A. Collins, B.H. Hahn, D.A. Travis, E.V. Lonsdorf. Pathologic lesions in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) from Gombe National Park, Tanzania, 2004-2010. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2011; 42. (4): 597-607  Published
 
Books
C.A. Kirchhoff, M.L. Wilson, D.C. Mjungu, J. Raphael, S. Kamenya, D.A. Collins. Infanticide in Chimpanzees: Taphonomic Case Studies from Gombe. K. MacKinnon, C.A. Schmitt, and M. Bezanson, eds. New Perspectives on Juvenile Primates (forthcoming book). 2015  Submitted
 
Abstracts and Others   More...    Close... 
C.A. Kirchhoff. Dental trauma and primate sociality. American Journal of Physical Anthorpology. 2015; 156. (S60): 188  Published
C.A. Kirchhoff and C.E. Terhune. Temporomandibular disease in primates. Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists - Huntsville, TX.. 2014  Approved
C.A. Kirchhoff. Facial trauma and female philopatry: Contrasting baboons and chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2014; 153. (S58): 157  Published
P. Chaudhary, C.A. Kirchhoff. Does sample size affect anatomical variation reports? Case study: Accessory Renal Arteries. Poster presentation: Research Appreciation Day (UNTHSC).. 2014  Approved
K.R. Miller, C.A. Kirchhoff. Anatomical variation of the lateral thoracic artery: What the textbooks aren’t telling you.. Poster presentation: Research Appreciation Day (UNTHSC).. 2014  Approved
S. Wehring, C.A. Kirchhoff. A cadaveric study of neurovascular anatomical variations. Poster presentation: Research Appreciation Day (UNTHSC).. 2014  Approved
T. Tran, C.A. Kirchhoff.. Internal Iliac Artery Branching Pattern Variation. American Association of Anatomists Regional Meeting - Dallas, TX. 2013  Approved
C.A. Kirchhoff and G.D. Guttmann.. Success of laboratory assessment in medical gross anatomy.. American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Denver CO. 2013  Published
C.A. Kirchhoff. Lateral thoracic artery branching pattern variation. American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Denver CO. 2013  Published
C.A. Kirchhoff, M.L. Wilson, D.C. Mjungu, D.A. Collins, S.M. Kamenya. Age-related trauma incidence in the Gombe chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2013; 150. (S56): 167  Published
S.S. Legge and C.A. Kirchhoff. Is this yaws? Possible treponemal induced cranial vault lesions in a young chimpanzee. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2013; 150. (S56): 179  Published
G.N. Liras, C.A. Kirchhoff, K. Duong, M. McMullen, C. Stone, R. Wier, H. Liu. Anatomical variation of the latissimus dorsi – Axillary arch. Poster presentation: Research Appreciation Day (UNTHSC).. 2013  Approved
C.A. Kirchhoff, M.L. Wilson, D.C. MJUNGU, D.A, COLLINS, S.M. KAMENYA.. Correlating skeletal and behavioral data: The sexual selection hypothesis and skeletal trauma in the Gombe chimpanzees. Texas Assocaition of Biological Anthropologists, Dallas TX. 2012 November  Published
C.A. Kirchhoff. Antemortem tooth loss, tooth wear, and dental trauma: Learning more from the Gombe chimpanzees.. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2012; 147. (S54): 181  Published
B. Sherwood, A. Pusey, K. McNulty, S. Weisberg. C.A. Kirchhoff. Growth models for chimpanzess of Gombe National Park. Joint Statistical Meetings. 2011 August  Approved
C. A. Kirchhoff, A. Collins, S. M. Kamenya, M.L. Wilson, D.C.J. Mjungu, J. Raphael. A taphonomic study of two chimpanzee infanticide victims from Gombe National Park,Tanzania. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2011; 144. (S52): 186  Published
Claire A. Kirchhoff. Book Review: How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation, by Marc Bousquet. Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors. 2009; 94. (5): 61-63  Published
Claire A. Kirchhoff. Trauma and Pathology in the Gombe Chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2009; 138. (S48): 165  Published
Claire A. Kirchhoff. Skeletal Evidence for Trauma in Infant Chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2007; 132. (S44): 143  Published
 
Faculty Development / Professional Meetings
August 1 2014Anatomage Workshop
  Role: Attendee Scope: National 
November 8 2013Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists
  Role: Attendee Scope: State/Regional 
October 12 2013American Associaiton of Anatomists Regional Meeting
  Role: Attendee Scope: State/Regional 
 
Administration
Co-Director, Medical Sciences Master's Degree Program (UNT HSC)
Collaboration Group Faculty Advisor
Medical Sciences advising group.
 
Community Engagement
Institutional Service   More...    Close... 
2015 - CurrentPre-Dental Society
LocalUNTHSC Sponsored ActivitiesAdvisor
2015 - CurrentFaculty Coaching Champion
LocalSchool/Insitutional CommitteesTrainer
2014 - CurrentGLBT and Allies Assocaition (UNTHSC)
LocalUNTHSC Sponsored ActivitiesVolunteer
2014 - CurrentHuman Anatomy Society
StateUNTHSC Sponsored ActivitiesAdvisor
2013 - CurrentStudent Veteran Association
LocalUNTHSC Sponsored ActivitiesVolunteer
2013 - 2013Student Doctor of the Year Selection Committee
LocalSchool/Insitutional CommitteesMember
2005 - 2007Department of Anthropology University of Minnesota Undegraduate Committee - Grad advisor to Undergraduate Club
LocalBoard Memberships/Elected PositionsCommittee Member
Professional Service   More...    Close... 
2015 - CurrentMedical Science Education (Journal of International Association of Medical Science Educators)
InternationalJournal/Grant ReviewerReviewer
2013 - CurrentAmerican Association of Clinical Anatomists
NationalOther Volunteer ActivitiesMember
2013 - CurrentAAPA - Childcare Committee
NationalOther Volunteer ActivitiesCommittee Member
2011 - CurrentTexas Association of Biological Anthropologists
NationalOther Volunteer ActivitiesMember
2011 - CurrentCenter for Human Identification
NationalUNTHSC Sponsored ActivitiesConsultant
2005 - CurrentAmerican Association of University Professors
NationalOther Volunteer ActivitiesMember
2004 - CurrentAmerican Association of Physical Anthropologists
NationalOther Volunteer ActivitiesMember
2013 - 2013AACA - Judge for Student Prizes
NationalOther Volunteer ActivitiesReviewer
2012 - 2012Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists
StateBoard Memberships/Elected PositionsTreasurer
2007 - 2009American Association of University Professors - Graduate Committee
NationalBoard Memberships/Elected PositionsCommittee Member
2005 - 2009American Association of University Professors - Minnesota Conference
StateBoard Memberships/Elected PositionsCommittee Member
Community Service
2014 - CurrentSt. Matthew's Lutheran Church
LocalOther Volunteer ActivitiesPresident
2012 - CurrentAlzheimer's Association Walk - Fundraising
NationalOther Volunteer ActivitiesVolunteer
2014 - 2014St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hiring Committee DYFM
LocalOther Volunteer ActivitiesCo-Chair
2012 - 2013Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas
LocalOther Volunteer ActivitiesVolunteer
2008 - 2008Cretin-Derham Hall Archaeology Club (St. Paul, MN): outside advisor and coordinator
LocalOther Volunteer ActivitiesAdvisor
 
Last Updated: April 29th 2016