Deanna L. Denault, PhD

Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Studies

PhD, Physiology, Dartmouth College
MA, Physiology, Boston University
MEd, Rehabilitation, Springfield College
BS, Exercise Physiology, University of Massachusetts

Courses Taught
Clinical Application of Basic Sciences
Evidence- Based Medicine

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Medical Education

Honors & Awards
2010  Phi Theta Kappa Teacher of the Year Nomination, RVCC                           
2008  Chancellor’s Excellence In Teaching Award, RVCC                               
2007  President’s Good Steward Award, RVCC                               
2007  Phi Theta Kappa International Convention Advisor’s Award, RVCC                       
2006  Phi Theta Kappa Teacher of the Year Nomination, RVCC                           
1997  John W. Strohbehn Excellence In Biomedical Research Nomination, Dartmouth Medical School           
1996  Hoechst Marion Roussel- Excellence in Renal Research Award, American Physiological Society           
1996  American Association of Anatomists Travel Award                           
1995  Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellowship, Dartmouth College                           
1992  Academic Scholarship Award, Boston University School of Medicine    

Publications and Presentations

  • Baptiste-Szymanski, Y., Denault, D., Johnson, M., Saul, L., Venglarik, J., Zanetti, N.  2007 Practice Anatomy and Companion Website to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual 8th ed. (www.MyAand P.com) Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.
  • Dunlap, J. C., J. J. Loros, D. Denault, K. Lee, A. Froehlich, H. Colot, M. Shi, and A. Pregueiro. 2004. Genetics and molecular biology of circadian rhythms. In: Biochemistry and molecular biology. 2nd ed, vol. 3. Brambl, R., and G. A. Marzluf (eds.). The Mycota: a comprehensive treatise on fungi as experimental systems for basic and applied research. Springer. p. 209-232.
  • Froehlich AC, Pregueiro A, Lee K, Denault D, Colot H, Nowrousian M, Loros JJ, Dunlap JC. The molecular workings of the Neurospora biological clock   Novartis Found Symp. 2003;253:184-98; discussion 102-9, 198-202, 281-4.
  • Denault, D.L., Loros, J. J., Dunlap, J. C.  Positive and negative clock components interacting in the autoregulatory negative feedback loop of Neurospora.   EMBO 20(1&2): 109-117,2001.
  • Denault, D.L., Fejes-Tóth, G., Náray-Fejes-Tóth, A. Aldosterone regulation of sodium channel g-subunit in cortical collecting duct cells.  American Journal of Physiology  271:C423-C428, 1996.
  • Náray-Fejes-Tóth, A., Rusvai, E., Denault, D., St. Germain, D. L., Fejes-Tóth, G.  Expression and characterization of a new species of 11-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in Xenopus oocytes.  American Journal of Physiology  265:F896-F900, 1993.
  • Lehman, W., Denault, D., Marston, S. The caldesmon content of vertebrate smooth muscle.  Biochemica et Biophysica Acta  1203:53-59, 1993.

Professional Memberships
Physician Assistant Education Association

Conferences Attended:

  • TUFTS HEALTH CARE INSTITUTE/TUFTS MEDICAL SCHOOL
    INFORMATION MASTERY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO EVIDENCE-BASED CARe
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MICROBIOLOGY
    CONFERENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATORS- Endicott College, Beverly, MA
  • PROBLEM-BASED SERVICE LEARNING WORKSHOP
    Vermont Campus Compact, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SUMMER WORKSHOP DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
    New approaches and techniques for teaching science:
    Addressing Environmental Problems to Stimulate Undergraduate Learning

Service:
2007-present    Head Coach, Upper Valley Lightning Soccer Coach                   
2010-present    Board Member and Placement Coordinator, Hanover Youth Hockey Association       
2007-2010    Committee Member, Lake Sunapee Scientific Advisory Board               
2004-2008    President, Board of Directors Child Care Center in Norwich               
2000-2008    Chair Development Committee, Child Care Center in Norwich               
2004-2006    Soccer Coach, Norwich Recreation Department