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North Haven Man Appointed to New Quinnipiac Medical School Faculty

Richard A. Gonzalez will teach human gross anatomy, anthropology and coordinate the school's medical humanities concentration.

Richard A. Gonzalez of North Haven was recently appointed to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter, MD, School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, according to a news release from the university.

Gonzalez will teach human gross anatomy and courses on medical anthropology-related topics, plus coordinate the school's medical humanities concentration.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be a founding faculty member of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine,” Gonzalez said in the release. “It is an exciting time and I look forward to making a personal and intellectual contribution to the school of medicine, Quinnipiac University and the community at large.”

Gonzalez got his doctorate in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds a master of science degree in social science interdisciplinary studies from SUNY-Buffalo and a master of arts in anthropology from Wichita State University (where he also holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology). His research interests include skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, anatomy and human evolution, the release said.

Gonzalez is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Association of Physical Anthropologists and American Association of Anatomists.

“Richard is a wonderful addition to the faculty of the School of Medicine,” said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, dean of the School of Medicine. “He has had experience educating physical therapy and physician assistant students, and will bring this experience to teaching human anatomy and physiology to our students.”

Pending a preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the new medical school, which will train primary care physicians, is slated to open in the fall of 2013.

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