Tom Nosek


Thomas M. Nosek, Ph.D. is Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University, heading a research team that is investigating the cellular basis of muscle fatigue. He was the Associate Dean for Biomedical Information Technologies for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Nosek was the founder and coordinator of the Computer Aided Instruction Research and Development Group in the Department of Physiology and Endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia. This group of researchers and medical educators created a computerized learning resource containing heavily illustrated text, adaptive testing questions, sound files, animations, and video clips to help students learn the basic principles of medical physiology taught to first and second year medical students, the Essentials of Human Physiology: A Multimedia Resource. This learning resource is commercially available through the DxR Group ( Dr. Nosek is the executive editor and a section author of this computer-based application. Dr. Nosek led investigations into the effects of this extensive, self paced resource on faculty teaching and student learning. Dr. Nosek organized the creation of the comprehensive Electronic Curriculum for the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve. This resource includes material for all 4 years of the curriculum, including a completely online Health Promotion and Disease Prevention course that is very popular elective for 4th year students. Dr. Nosek is currently involved in CDC- and NIH-funded projects to create online learning resources to help women with disabilities improve their health. A 1969 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana with a B.S. in Physics, Dr. Nosek did his graduate work at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, receiving his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1973. After leaving Columbus, he spent 3 years in the NIH-sponsored Cardiovascular Training Program in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Nosek was a professor in the Department of Physiology and Endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia from 1976 until 1997 when he came to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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