William Pearson

Associate Professor

William Pearson

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Otolaryngology

  • (706) 721-3811
  • CB 1811

Education

  • Ph.D., Neurobiology and Anatomy Boston University, 2012

  • BS, Microbiology, General University of Georgia, 1986

Awards & Honors

  • Sushruta-Guha Award in Clinical Anatomy American Association of Clinical Anatomists, 2014

  • Third Place in Scientific Abstract: Oral Presentation Dysphagia Research Society, 2013

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship (NIDCD), 2012

  • Finalist for Langman Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award American Association of Anatomists, 2010

  • Third Place in Scientific Abstract: Oral Presentation Dysphagia Research Society, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 7010

    Human Gross Anat for Med Ill I
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program
  • MEDI 5155

    Mod 2: Tissue and Musculoskele
  • MEDI 5158

    Mod 3: Cardiopulmonary
  • MEDI 5236

    Mod 3: Central Nervous System
  • ANAT 5002

    RSCH Elective in Anatomy
  • CAHS 9210

    Investigation of a Problem
  • ANAT 5005

    Clinical Anat & Teach Skills
  • ANAT 7040

    Graduate Neuroanatomy
  • ANAT 7011

    Human Gross Anat Med Ill II
  • MEDI 5163

    Mod 4 Gastrointest & Nutrition
  • MEDI 5159

    Mod 5: Genitourinary
  • MEDI 5169

    Mod 6: Head & Neck Special Sen
  • MEDI 5174

    Mod 7: Med Neuro/Behav Health

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Pharyngeal Swallowing Mechanics Secondary to Hemispheric Stroke., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Computational analysis of swallowing mechanics underlying impaired epiglottic inversion., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Impaired swallowing mechanics of post radiation therapy head and neck cancer patients: A retrospective videofluoroscopic study., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Evaluating muscles underlying tongue base retraction in deglutition using muscular functional magnetic resonance imaging (mfMRI)., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Novel Imaging Analysis Method for Capturing Pharyngeal Constriction During Swallowing., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional Service

  • 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists 2011 - 2014

    Role: Member
  • Dysphagia Research Society 2010 - 2014

    Role: Member
  • American Association of Anatomists 2009 - 2014

    Role: Member