About Laurel Panser

One hundred percent of students in Laurel Panser’s Ethics and Its Application in Healthcare class at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota, stated in an anonymous survey that they would take another class from her, a tribute to the educator’s teaching skills. In 1995, Laurel Panser started sharing her gift with students at a number of community and technical colleges, universities, and even at the Mayo Clinic and at Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

A part-time Adjunct Instructor at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota, since 2007, Laurel Panser teaches courses at that institution in health, general and developmental psychology, and ethics. At other colleges, her courses examined such subjects as reading, writing, epidemiology, philosophy, and study and life skills. Laurel Panser received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a Master of Arts in epidemiology from the University of Washington. She holds credentials to teach in the fields of health, psychology, and geography as well as certification to teach online.

For several years, Laurel Panser worked as a self-employed consulting epidemiologist and ethics coach, with hospitals, corporations, and law firms as clients. She also served as an Epidemiologist and Clinical Epidemiologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and the Department of Health Sciences Research of the Mayo Clinic and at Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. In the Communicable Disease Section of Public Health – Seattle & King County in Washington, Laurel Panser worked pro bono as an epidemiologist in the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Surveillance Project.

Laurel Panser has also contributed to several articles and abstracts in professional journals and received significant research grants and several honors. These include listings in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. In 2008, she received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for a Seminars Abroad program in Morocco. Utilizing the insight gained through this experience, Laurel Panser offers programs at colleges and universities on the economics, art, architecture, historic sites, and geography of Morocco. To read the group journal from the Moroccan seminar, visit macece.org./fhsprojects/GroupJournal.pdf. For information on the entire experience and links to related research, go to http://www.macece.org/grants/americans/fhs2008.htm.

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