In his new position, Payne will be responsible for teaching physiology, histology and gross anatomy at Connecticut’s newest medical school, which will 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.
“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.
The medical school has named St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Bridgeport as its primary clinical partner. It also has affiliations with MidState Medical Center in Meriden and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.