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Members of BIRG

Holly Bender

Clinical Pathology
D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVP
Holly is a board certified veterinary clinical pathologist and associate professor with 24 years of experience teaching veterinary students. In 1998, she formed the Biomedical Informatics Research Group to develop the Diagnostic Pathfinder and other instructional software. She is also the project director on a $1.24 million Department of Education Learning Anytime, Anywhere Partnership grant. This partnership has implemented the Pathfinder successfully in 5 colleges of veterinary medicine.

Jared Danielson

Instructional Design and Evaluation
Ph.D.
Jared has over 10 years of experience in teaching, research, software development and the administration of instructional technology and assessment. He has worked on the Diagnostic Pathfinder six years, and in addition to producing its initial formalized design, is also responsible for its ongoing assessment.

Pam Vermeer

Computer Science
Ph.D.
Pam is a computer scientist and Java programmer. She has written all of the code for the Diagnostic Pathfinder and will implement all prototypes and final changes to the Diagnostic Pathfinder