Thomas S King, Ph.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology Research
I have been involved in NIH-funded studies on the effects of therapeutic and illicit drugs on hypothalamic GnRH neurons in vivo and in vitro and on drug distribution across the human placental barrier. Over the same time and especially in the past decade, I have been a very active participant in medical education. I serve as a module co-director and instructor in most of the teaching modules of the preclinical curriculum. I am also the co-director for the histopathology teaching labs.
Sub-Field of Study: Drug abuse and addiction
Diseases Associated: Drug abuse and addiction; reproductive dysfunction in the female.
Techniques Used: HPLC-UV; HPLC-ECD; cell culture. Medical curriculum development.
- 1982 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Reproductive Endocrinology - UTHSCSA
- 1980 - PhD - Anatomy; Pathology - Medical University of South Carolina
- 1975 - BS - Biology - Davidson College
- 9/2019 - Professor (Cross-Appointment) - UTHSCSA, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio
- 8/2019 - Professor - UTHSCSA, Cellular & Structural Biology, San Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 8/2014 - 08/2018, CSBL 5032 Dental Histology
- 1/2014 - Present, CIRC 6013 Musculoskeletal and Dermatology
- 10/2013 - Present, CIRC 6011 Digestive Health and Nutrition
- 9/2013 - Present, CIRC 6009 Endocrine and Female Reproductive
- 4/2013 - Present, CIRC 5015 Renal and Male Reproductive
- 3/2013 - Present, CIRC 5013 Respiratory
- 1/2013 - Present, CIRC 5011 Cardiovascular and Hematology
- 10/2012 - Present, CIRC 5009 Attack and Defense
- 8/2012 - Present, Medicine Clerkship (gen), The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 8/2012 - Present, CIRC 5007 Fundamentals: Molecules to Medicine
- 6/2011 - Present, Medical Prematriculation Students, UTHSCSA
- 08/2012 - prsent, MSI and MSII Histopathology Teaching Labs (co-director and instructor), UTHSCSA
Research & Grants
Funding Agency Shine UT Academy of Health Science Education Title Connecting the dots: morphing-based animation of cervical pathology for medical students Status Complete Period 1/2016 - 12/2017 Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Development of animated drawings + micrographs + colposcopic images in video-format of formation of cervical transformation zone with metaplasia - dysplasia - neoplasia.
Various departmental committees and task forces
LCME Task Force
Medical Admissions Committee (Selection Group)
Medical Curriculum Committee (Chair)
Medical Preclinical Promotions Committee
Hanson, ER, Sharma, R, Jackson, J and King TS. Bringing lab up to speed:A redesign of histopathology teaching laboratories using a modified team-based learning (TBL) format Jackson, MS: AAMC; 2018 Apr. (Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Regional Meeting). King TS, Nelson, EL and Sharma, R. Connecting the dots: morphing-based animation of cervical pathology for medical students: The Shine Academy of Health Science Education (UT System); 2018 Jan. (Interprofessional Health Science Education Conference).
King TS, Sharma R, Jackson J, and Fiebelkorn, K. Clinical Case-based image portfolios in medical histopathology. Anatomical Sciences Education 12: 200-209 (2019).