Dr. Elaine L. Bearer

Elaine L. Bearer, MD, PhD, FAAAS, FCAP is an experienced Professor with 25+years of sustained NIH funding for biomedical research, over 100 original research publications as well as chapters and two books, and with significant experience as an innovator in medical school education, leadership and mentoring. Training includes Fellowships in Pathology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry and Biophysics from University of California, San Francisco, CMU in Geneva Switzerland. Bearer also composes serious music and has held dual professorship appointments in Music and Medicine throughout her career. Studies in composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and at The Manhattan School and NYU. Some recordings are available through Amazon and on SoundCloud, YouTunes and her UNM faculty website. Her lecture series on Music and Mind is posted on YouTube. In 2019 American Society for Investigative Pathology elected her Chair-elect of the Education Committee. She is a fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science, and of the College of American Pathologists. Manhattan School of Music has honored her with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. She led the 3rd annual Child Well Being Symposium at University of New Mexico on March 30, 2019, which is raising the consciousness and increasing state funding for interventions of childhood adversity, a major health hazard in New Mexico. She just received an Alumni Award from University of California San Francisco (June, 2020). Her research on PTSD is in press with NeuroImage (May 28, 2020). She combines molecular pathology with brain function imaged by MRI and cellular structure by ultra-microscopy.

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