Title/Position: Associate Professor, Cell Biology and AnatomyProfile:
Dr. Champney earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1984. His research investigated the role of the pineal gland and its hormone melatonin on integrative physiology. He completed a one year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware investigating Reproductive Physiology and then accepted a faculty position at Texas A&M University’s College of Medicine. He spent 18 years at Texas A&M University teaching anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy to medical students while performing and publishing research on melatonin’s role in neuroendocrinology, epilepsy and immune regulation. He also provided lectures on scientific ethics to graduate students and served on the Texas A&M University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
In 2003, Dr. Champney moved to St. George’s University in Grenada where he taught first year medical students histology and created a scientific ethics course that was required for all graduate students at the university. In addition, he reviewed grants for the Office of Research Integrity that funded projects in research ethics and collaborated with investigators on objectives for research ethics courses. In 2008, he spent one year in Zurich, Switzerland, and was an active member of the Biomedical Ethics program at the University of Zurich. In 2009, Dr. Champney accepted a faculty position at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine to teach first year medical students histology and neuroanatomy. He also joined the University’s Ethics Program and has helped teach the Responsible Conduct of Research course in addition to publishing commentaries on the ethical use of human tissues.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
P.O. Box 016960 (R-124), RMSB 4144
Miami, FL 33136