• Diane Karius, PhD, NAOME

    Director, Human Patient Simulation Program, Associate Professor
    • Department: Center for Clinical Competence, Physiology, Basic Sciences
    Member of faculty since: 1994
    Curriculum Vitae


    • Fellowship in Postdoctoral training: Respiratory Neurophysiology, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1994
    • Ph.D. in Physiology, The Ohio State University, 1989
    • B.S. in Biology, Loyola University (Chicago), 1981

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Neurophysiology
    • High Fidelity Patient Simulation
    • Pulmonary
    • Renal
    • Gastrointestinal

    Research Interests

    • Medical Education: Simulation – Causes of and interventions to reduce delays in initiating treatment by medical students
    • Medical Education: Simulation - Increasing the ability of students to apply learned information in the simulation setting
    • Medical Education: Simulation – How preclinical medical students function as a health care team
    • Medical Education (with NAOME): Impact of technology and educational reforms on future medical students


    • Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Roger B. Wilson (Governor of Missouri), 12/2000

    Professional Affiliations

    • Member - Steering Committee, 03/2012 - Present, Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (AACOM)

      Elected Secretary, April, 2014. With other members of the steering committee, establish agenda for SOME's annual meetings and projects it chooses to undertake.
    • Fellow, 04/2010 - Present, National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators

      The National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators is a community of outstanding educators who have met rigorous standards of academic excellence. Fellows are asked to mentor academic excellence and scholarship in osteopathic medical education.
    • Member, 01/2007 - Present, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

      Serve on committee establishing policies and procedures for certification as a simulation educator (2010 - present). Serve on subcommittee developing the certification examination (2011- present). In 2013, assumed role as chair of Exam sub-committee

    Community Service

    • President-elect 2013-2014, 09/01/2011 - Present, Liberty Symphony Orchestra

      With other members of the board and the staff of the LSO, oversee to the operations of the orchestra and aid in fund-raising opportunities and promotions that benefit the orchestra and the Liberty community.

    Outside Interests

    • Martial Arts
    • Swimming/Bike Riding
    • Amateur Musician (Clarinet, Saxophone)

    Last updated on: 6/11/2014 6:56:00 PM