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Catrin Pittack, PhD
Dr. Pittack is a faculty member in Department of Basic Sciences teaching anatomy and embryology.
BS in biochemistry from University of Massachusetts in 1987: PhD in developmental neurobiology from the University of Washington in 1995: LMP from Cortiva Massage Therapy School in Seattle (formerly Brian Utting School of Massage) in 1997.
Dr. Pittack's teaching career began with teaching massage theory and practice at Brian Utting School of Massage for two years and then transitioned to the University of Washington School of Medicine teaching anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, histology and living anatomy to undergraduates, bachelor of nursing students and first year medical and dental students.
Anatomy and Embryology
Dr. Pittack enjoysh sharing her excitement for anatomy and embryology with students so they can understand how the human body developed and how it functions. Personal interests include running, swimming, biking, hiking and spending time with my family and two dogs.
Anatomy is not an overwhelming subject where students should spend hours tediously memorizing body parts, but rather it is a science of how our amazing bodies are put together and work, hour after hour, day after day, year after year! I believe that if students understand the basics of our body plan, they don’t have to memorize all the details but can instead apply their basic knowledge to extrapolate the details. I also believe that having a basic understanding of how the human body develops is essential to learning anatomy and pathology.