Mark Kaminski, MS

Adjunct Faculty


Kaminski teaches the following:
CLS621    Medical Genetics
BAS414    Medical Histology

Getting to know Professor Kaminski

Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska… but grew up in Bellevue, Washington
High School: Bellevue   
Activities: travel
Favorite Quote: “Many with forked tongue should never kiss balloon.”
Music: mostly classical and jazz interests
Movies: Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension
Favorite Vacation Spot: almost anywhere in England and Europe
Favorite Restaurant: Portland’s “Genoa”

Curriculum Vitae

Updated December 5, 2008

1979 M.S., Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1976 B.A., English (with honors), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1975 B.S., Zoology (cum laude), Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1980-08   Professor of Basic Sciences, WSCC, Portland, OR
1987-08   Adjunct Faculty, Histology and Genetics, NCNM
2001-02 Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy and Physiology, MHCC, Portland, OR
1988-96   Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy & Physiology, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR
1987-88   Instructor, Biology, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
1999 Presentation of a paper on a Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program at Congress of Chiropractic Educators, Orlando, FL
1984-97  Consultant to National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Chair of Physiology Test-Writing Team, Greeley, CO
  Prior president of the Western States Chiropractic College faculty association.
1980-2002 National Association of Biology Teachers
1981-2008 Oregon Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers
1989 Oregon Department of Education Vocational School Teacher's Registration Certificate (Physiology, Microanatomy, Genetics)
1989 Registered by OEPP to teach Histology at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR
1979 California Community College teaching credential (Biology and Language Arts)
1984-1999 Standards of Chiropractic Practice and Health Care, Muscle Soreness, Chiropractic Education
1999 Boal, Kaminski, Harris and Sellner, "An Active Sabbatical Leave Program: Critical Changes Make All The Difference"   Journal of Chiropractic Education, October 1999
1992 Boal, Kaminski, Peterson and Gillette, "An Algorithm for the Analysis of Chiropractic Methods" in Chiropractic Standards of Practice and Quality of Care pp. 145-161, ed. Vear
1992 Kaminski and Boal, "An Effect of Ascorbic Acid on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness"   Pain, 50:317-321
1990 Kaminski, "Evaluations of Chiropractic Methods"   Journal of Chiropractic Technique, 2(3):107-113
1987 Kaminski, Boal, Gillette, Peterson and Villnave, "A Model For The Evaluation of Chiropractic Methods"   Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 10(2):61-64
2008 Evidence-Based Medicine workshop at WSCC (January through August) – 15 hours
  Moodle training workshop at WSCC (summer 2008) – about 5 hours
2007 Association of Chiropractic Colleges and Research (“ACCRAC”) annual meeting – Phoenix, Az
2006 FASEB Meeting, “Experimental Biology ‘06” in San Francisco, CA – mostly American Physiological Society meeting activities, 5 days
2006 Team-based Learning Collaboration Conference – 5th annual workshop at Texas Tech. University, 2.5 days 
2005 Slice Of Life 2005 (with AAMC) conference – lectures, break-out sessions, demonstrations, posters and classes, classes taken were: “Creating Learning Interactions with Dreamweaver and CourseBuilder,” 4 hours; “New Media Primer,” 4 hours at OHSU, everything else at local hotel (June 2005)
2005 Symposium for Oregon’s Public Health Students, Faculty and Professionals, “Emerging Public Health Issues for the 21st Century: Promoting the Importance of Genomics in Public Health Practice (OPHA and OMPH),” 8 hours, PSU (May 2005); Marquam Hill Healthy Talks Lecture Series, “DNA, Destiny and the Brain,” 3 hours, OHSU (March 2005) – Penelope Hogarth & Karen Kovak
2004 T. Lichau (Concordia U.), WSCC ed. psychology seminar, “Reach, Teach and Transform – An Instructional Strategies Workshop” – 8 hours
2002 Participant in in-house clinical seminar series at WSCC – “Genetics of Diabetes”
2002 POWERPOINT + PAINTSHOP PRO + SOUND Technology in the Classroom, WSCC – I organized and put on several presentations POWERPOINT + PAINTSHOP PRO + ANIMATION SHOP + WEB-BASED INSTRUCTION Training (20 hours), WSCC – provided by Concordia University but I organized these offerings
2001 Computer Training on MS PowerPoint and Outlook, MHCC and WSCC
1999 Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Orlando, FL
1997 Congress of Chiropractic Educators, San Diego, CA
  Faculty Development Workshop, “Facilitator Training for Problem-Based Learning”, WSCC
1996 Federation Association of Scientists and Experimental Biologists (FASEB) annual meeting, Washington, DC
1995 Faculty Development Workshop:  “Beyond the Blackboard:  the use of new media in the classroom”, WSCC, Portland, OR 
1994 Congress of Chiropractic Educators, Las Vegas, NV
1992 Faculty Development Workshop:  "Using Computer-Based Instruction in Basic and Clinical Sciences, and Evaluating Student Achievement in Basic and Clinical Sciences", sponsored by Congress of Chiropractic Educators (16 hours)
1990 Consensus Conference on Validation of Chiropractic Methods, Seattle, WA
1990 Congress of Chiropractic Educators, Sunnyvale, CA
1989 Evaluating Clinical Competency Workshop, WSCC, Portland, OR
1989 Congress of Chiropractic Educators, Davenport, IA
1988 Anatomy & Physiology workshop, River Grove, IL
I have fairly regularly attended appropriate seminars and conferences as my institutions could afford (e.g., anatomy meetings, anatomy and physiology workshops, etc.).
2005 Twenty-five Years of Service Award, WSCC
2002 Outstanding Faculty Award, WSCC, Homecoming Events
1988 Outstanding New Faculty Member Award, NCNM
1)  No conferences this year due to scheduling limitations
2)  Regular reading of numerous journals:  Science, Nature, American Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Hospital Practice, Pain, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Physiology Education, Journal of Chiropractic Educators, Annual Review of Cell Biology, Annual Review of Physiology, Annual Review of Genetics, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Skeptical Inquirer, News in Physological Science, Physiological Reviews, Academic Medicine.
3)  Local presentations at OHSU (Marquam Hill Lecture series) - usually attend 2
4)  In-service faculty workshops at WSCC and NCNM