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BIRTHPLACE: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
BIRTH DATE: April 26, 1943
CITIZENSHIP STATUS: USA
MARITAL STATUS: Married
SPOUSE: Jane W. Aker
SPOUSE'S OCCUPATION: Office Manager, Psychological Practice
EDUCATION AND TRAINING DATES DEGREE/YR/SUBJECT
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 1961-1965 B.A. 1965, Biology
GRADUATE SCHOOL Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19140 1965-1970 Ph.D. 1971, Anatomy
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS Beta Beta Beta Biology Honorary Society Gettysburg College Gettysburg College 1964
Dental School Student Council Basic Science Teaching Award Temple University 1992
Dental School Student Council Basic Science Teaching Award Temple University 1993
Faculty of the Year Award-Basic Sciences (School of Dentistry) Temple University 1995
Faculty of the Year Award-Basic Sciences (School of Dentistry) Temple University 1997
The Christian and Mary Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching Temple University
Temple University 2001
APPOINTMENTS ACADEMIC 1966-1970 Teaching assistant in the Department of Anatomy, Temple University School of Medicine
1970-1981 Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomic Sciences, Temple University School of Dentistry
1981-1986 Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomic Sciences, Temple University School of Dentistry
1986- 2001 Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Temple University School of Medicine
2001 - pres. Emeritus Associate Professor of Anatomy, Temple University School of Medicine
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES EDUCATIONAL Temple University School of Medicine (required as part of Ph.D. program)
1966-1967: Lecture and laboratory instruction to medical students in Human Neuroanatomy, Histology and Embryology
1967-1968: Lecture and laboratory instruction to medical students in Human Gross Anatomy
1969-1970: Lecture and laboratory instruction to medical students in all phases of Anatomy taught under an interdisciplinary and core curriculum system
Temple University School of Dentistry (School of Medicine since July 1,1986) (hours represent contact and preparation time)
1970-pres. Dental Gross Anatomy course - 496 hrs/2nd sem (co-director 1976-1977)
1972-2003 Director of Neuroanatomy course for dental students, 360 hrs/ 2nd sem
1980-2000 Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck for dental residents and graduate students, 133 hrs/1st sem
1984-2000 Gross Anatomical and Neuroanatomical review for part one of the Dental National Board Examination, 28 hrs (a dental selective course as of 1997)
1994-2000 Selective course for senior dental students - Head and Neck Anatomy Revisited, 38 hrs/1st sem
1996-2000 Medical Gross Anatomy course - 278 hrs/1st sem
1998-2000 Medical Neuroanatomy - 150 hrs/1st sem
1999-2000 Oral histology lecture, 16 hrs/1st sem
2000-2001 Neuroscience, School of Podiatric Medicine, 30 hrs/2nd sem
1970-1977: General Histology laboratory instruction for dental students, 360 hrs/1st sem
1971-1978: Oral Histology laboratory instruction for dental students, 360 hrs/2nd sem
1971-1979: Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck for graduate students, 60 hrs/1st semester
1972-1980: Lecturer in the Oral Biology section of the Division of Advanced Education, 14 hrs/yr
1973: Two-day continuing education course on Craniofacial Anatomy for dental assistants
1973-1985 Lecturer in the Experimental Technic course for endodontic students, 14 hrs/yr
1975 : Two-day continuing education course on Functional Anatomy of the Head and Neck for members of the dental profession
1978-1987: Co-director of the Anatomic Sciences course for dental hygienists, 84 hrs/sem
1980: One-day continuing education course on Head and Neck Anatomy for hygienists
1986 Continuing education course: The Anatomic Basis of the Sectional Imaging Modalities: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Ultrasound (for faculty, clinicians and technicians of the health professions)
1986-1988 Anatomy for Lawyers, 8 hrs
1988 SERA course
1988 Continuing education course conducted by the Department of Oral Surgery: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Review.
1988-1990 Medical Gross Anatomy Course, 300 hrs/1st sem
1993 Medical gross anatomy, 48 hrs
1993 Medical neuroanatomy, 20 hrs
1994-1995 Medical neuroanatomy, 8 hrs
1995 Medical gross anatomy, 48 hrs
1976: Co-authored Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual for Dental Students used in the freshman Gross Anatomy course (1976-1979 and 1981-1994)
1988: Authored Dental Neuroanatomy Text and Lab Manual (in house use). revised 1995
1991-1998 Career in Dentistry Opportunity Program (CDOP), 114 hrs
1993-1998 General and oral histology lecture and laboratory instruction for dental students, 90 hrs/1st sem
1998 Fundamental of Clinical Care 2 - 40 hrs/1st sem
RESEARCH_AND/OR_THESIS_COMMITTEE_FOR_POSTDOCTORAL_STUDENTS'>ADVISOR, MEMBER OF RESEARCH AND/OR THESIS COMMITTEE FOR POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS 1975: Defense of thesis committee for M.S. candidate in physiology , Ivan Lang
1978-1979: Thesis advisory and defense of thesis committee for M.S. candidate in endodontics, Greg Bauer, DDS
1978-1979: Research advisor to an orthodontic student, Janet Golaszewski, DDS, on the growth inhibiting effect of papain on young rats
1980-1981: Advisor and defense committee for M.S. candidate in orthodontics, Nahid Sina, DDS
1984-1987: Research advisor for M.S. candidate in orthodontics, Kenneth Diminick, DMD. Total innervation of the rat mandibular incisor by retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase
1991-1992 Research advisor for M.S. candidate in orthodontics, Leo Chin, DMD. Thesis topic: Biomechanical and geometrical characteristics of the temporomandibular joint disc and retrodiscal tissues.
RESEARCH ACTIVITY 1967-1970: Hematic barriers in the peripheral nervous system (Ph.D. thesis)
1978-1981: Cell body localization of neurons innervation the rat dental pulp (Dr. Edward J. Reith, co-investigator)
1981-1989: Innervation of the tooth
1988 Research consultant - LM and EM studies on the effect of an experimental electrode (used to control epileptic seizures) on the morphology of the vagus nerve. (preclinical trials).
1989-1996. Collaborative studies with Drs. Marvin Sodicoff and Albert Lamperti regarding studies on the ability of WR-2721 and WR-1065 to protect rat brain tissue following exposure to therapeutic levels of radiation.
1998 Collaborative studies with J. Piermatti, J. Yang and G. Conover on the clinical anatomy of the mandibular canal and inferior alveolar nerve in edentulous mandibles and their relevance to dental implants.
GRANT SUPPORT Previous support 1978: Biomedical Research Support Grant, Division of Research Resources, NIH, for Cell Body Localization of Neurons Innervating the Dental Pulp (Dr. Edward J. Reith, co-investigator), $1,080
1983-1987: Innervation of the Tooth, NIH, Institute of Dental Research, $107,500. P.I.- F.D.Aker
1984: Biomedical Research Support Grant, Division of Research Resources, NIH. Innervation of a Rat Incisor Tooth, $3,000. P.I. F.D. Aker
1990 Research Incentive Fund Grant for project titled Improvement of Brain Tumor Radio Therapy; $2773. P.I. - Dr. Marvin Sodicoff.
1993 Research Incentive Fund Grant for project titled Improvement of Brain Tumor Radio Therapy; $3773. P.I. - Dr. Marvin Sodicoff. (5/93-5/94)
1995-1997 Research Incentive Fund Grant for project titled Improvement of Brain Tumor Radio Therapy; $3000, P.I. - Dr. Marvin Sodicoff. (6/95-6/97)
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS 1993-2003 Clinical Anatomy, reviewer
1995-2003 Clinical Anatomy, Associate Editor
SERVICE 1973-2000: Temple University representative on the Humanity Gifts Registry of Pennsylvania
1978-1984: Treasurer of Humanity Gifts Registry of Pennsylvania
1984-1992: Executive Secretary of the Humanity Gifts Registry of Pennsylvania
1972-1983: Member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (perform charity shows for churches, retirement groups and nursing facilities)
1979-1981: Vice-President of Titus Elementary School's Parent-School Association (Bucks County)
1985: Guest speaker in one day symposium, The Brain and Beyond, sponsored by the Central Bucks School District for junior high students in the enrichment program (Delaware Valley College)
1986 Participant on "The Bernie Herman Show", WWDB-FM. Topic: Donating one's body, organs, or eyes for medical education and research.
1988 Speaker for Warrington Lions Club program - "Willing One's Organs or Body for Medical Education and Research".
1989-1995 Doylestown Presbyterian Church Choir
1997-2000 President - Humanity Gifts Registry of Pennsylvania
2001-pres. Henry Schmeider Arboratum, Delaware Valley College
2002-pres. James Michener Museum, Doylestown, Pa.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 1970-1998 American Association of Anatomists
1993-pres. Dental School Freshman Promotions Committee
1996-1997 Curriculum Committee - School of Dentistry
1996-1997 Accreditation Self Study Committee on Basic Sciences - School of Dentistry
1996-2000 Medical School faculty advisor
DEPARTMENTAL 1993-2001 Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Teaching Committee
PUBLICATIONS PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
1972 Aker, F. David: A study of the hematic barriers in peripheral nerves, Anatomical Record 174:21-37, 1972.
1981 Aker, F. D., and E. J. Reith: Innervation of rat molar teeth. I. Distribution of neuronal cell bodies in the trigeminal ganglion from a mandibular molar tooth, Anatomical Record 201:23-29, 1981
1987 Aker, F. David: Innervation of rat molar teeth: II. A quantitative analysis of primary sensory neurons innervating a mandibular molar tooth. Anatomical Record, 219:186-192
1996 L. P. Y. Chin, F. D. Aker, E. H. Hamilton and K. Zarrinnia, The viscoelastic properties of the human temporomandibular joint disc. J. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 54: 315-318.
2000 Aker, F. D., Blocking the buccal nerve using two methods of inferior alveolar block injection. Clinical Anatomy, 14:2, 11-119.
BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS, CHAPTERS 1988 The Humanity Gifts Registry of Pennsylvania, a section in a Chapter titled Anatomical Gifts in a treatise on estate planning by West Publishing Company
1988 Authored document, "Extramural Use of Human Body or Body Part(s)", to standardize the procedures for granting extramural use of cadavers for medically related sciences courses at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.
1997 Aker, F. D., Fascial Spaces of the Head and Neck: An Anatomical and Clinical Perspective. (a computer learning aid program)
1998 Aker, F.D., Neuroanatomy Learning Aids for the Dental Student. (a computer learning aid program in development).
2001 Aker, F.D., Neuroanatomy Shows - presentations to compliment the teaching and learning of neuroanatomy. (Currently used in the Dental Neuroanatomy Course at Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Neuroanatomy Course)
ABSTRACTS 1980: Aker, F. D., and E. J. Reith: Localization and quantitation of neuron cell bodies innervating a rat mandibular molar tooth, Anatomical Record 196:6A, 1980, platform.
1985: Aker, F. David: A quantitative analysis of primary sensory neurons innervating a mandibular molar tooth, Anatomical Record 211:6A-7A, 1985, platform
1994 Radioprotection of the CNS by internal carotid artery injection of WR-2721. Poster presented at the Radiation Research Society meeting, Nashville, TN
1997 Aker, F. David: The fascial spaces of the head and neck - a computer aided tutorial, Clinical Anatomy 10:131:1997. Poster presented at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists meeting, June 12-14, 1996, Omaha, NE.
1999 Aker, F. D., Blocking the buccal nerve using two methods of inferior alveolar block injection, Clinical Anatomy 12:433:1999. Poster presented at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists meeting, June 9-11, 1999, Iowa City, Iowa.
2000 Aker, F. D., Computer slide shows in the teaching and learning of neuroanatomy. Poster presentation at the joint meeting of the American and British Associations of the Clinical Anatomy, Cambridge, England, July 20-21, 2000.