Professor UT School of Dentistry
Areas of Interests
- Research Interest
- Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest
Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest
My past research has focused on resuscitation from cardiac arrest. We have explored the effects of prolonged cardiac arrest, defibrillation thresholds, and the effects of various drugs in an effort to gain a better understanding of the factors affecting survival in cardiac arrest victims. Although I am still interested in that area, my efforts are now focused on teaching and service. My teaching primarily falls into four areas: Physiology, Medical Emergency Procedures, Cased Based Integration of Basic Science Material and Ethics; taught to dental students, medical students, graduate students and residents. I coordinate the BLS/ACLS Training Center for the Dental Branch under the auspices of the American Heart Association, providing BLS and ACLS training to students, faculty, residents and staff. In addition to traditional lectures, I conduct problem-based learning sessions and also utilize team-based learning. Furthermore, I help facilitate an online Community of Interests website on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for the American Dental Education Association. I have been and continue to be involved in faculty governance at the school level, the HSC level and at the UT System level.
- Gautam M, Shaw D, Pate T, Lambert HW. (2012). Pharmacology Education In North American Dental Schools: The Basic Science Survey Series. J Dental Edu, (in press).
- O’Neill, P.N., Schnapp, W., Brannon, L., et. al., “Report and Recommendations from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Task Force on Identifying, Evaluating and Rewarding Teaching Excellence.” Presented to The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center Executive Council. Houston, Texas. January, 2001; Presented to The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center Interfaculty Council. Houston, Texas. February, 2001
- O’Neill, PN, Schnapp, W. et al, “Report and Recommendations from the Interfaculty Council Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate the Support, Recognition and Reward of Teaching on The University of Texas Houston-Health Science Center Campus.” (1999) The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. Houston, Texas. (Presented to The IFC and to the UTH-HSC Executive Council. See Monday Morning September 21, 1998, November 2, 1998, January 24, 2000)
- Beemsterboer, P.L., Odom, J.G., Pate, T.D. and Haden, N.K.: Issues of Academic Integrity in U.S. Dental Schools. J. Dent. Ed. 64(12)833-838. 2000.
- Odom, J.G., Beemsterboer, P.L., Pate, T.D. and Haden, N.K.: Revisiting the Status of Dental Ethics Instruction (A Brief Communication). J. Dent. Ed. 64(11)772-774. 2000.
- Pate, T.D.: Academic integrity: Challenges for the future. Introduction to the symposium. J. Dent. Ed. 61(8):680. 1997.
- Izzat, N.N., Hawkins, E.P., Rosborough, J.P., and Pate, T.D.: Renal function following cardiac arrest and resuscitation in the canine. Resuscitation, The Official Journal of the European Resuscitation Council. Corresponding author. 32:251-261. 1996.